[Marxism] How successful was Gandhian civil disobedience

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 12:57:20 MST 2019


"Last week, we looked at key myths around ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi (see here
<https://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/creepy-old-gandhi-demystifying-the-mahatma/>).
The article recorded how Indian independence was the result of the
combination of mass waves of militant struggles by the Indian working class
and peasantry on the one hand and the munted state of Britain at the end of
WW2 on the other, not of Gandhi and his peaceful civil disobedience. Today,
let’s look closer at the claims that are often made for Gandhian-style
civil disobedience, including in relation to Martin Luther King and the
civil rights movement in the United States in the late 1950s and early
1960s and the civil rights movement in the north of Ireland in the late
1960s and early 1970s. . ." (The article is actually from 2012, so not from
'last week' now.)

full at:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/how-successful-wasis-gandhian-peaceful-disobedience/



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