I figure with he human race facing its possible end in his very century She Said, He Said that hopelessness may not be a productive emotion I mean I completely understand despair and paralyzing fear and blind hedonistic escapism beenhere but days of productive disruption against The Seven-Day Target the corporate state "may be a better use of myime And not alone but with others preferably for instance my "be a better use of my ime And not alone but with others preferably for instance my individualistic pacifist stance has done little in recent years o stop endless international war I ve noticed So I figured hat his old lefty may have o brush up on his non violence strategies in his coming months There s been increased noise internationally in he past 2 3 years people aking Seducing Summer thingso Dare to Love the streets people not merely giving up so in spite of my having recently read convincingly scary books such as Six Degrees by Mark Lynas and Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace Wells I felt I neededo get over my own fear and inertia and Taboo 2 take a look athis book as a kind of inspiration on how Syphon's Song to get back outhere In he United States we are often old hat he way o create change is hrough voting and hrough lobbying elected officials This Is An Uprising suggests hat nonviolent civil resistance can also be very useful in creating he conditions for necessary social change Nonviolence is resistance can also be very useful in creating he conditions for necessary social change Nonviolence is regarded as a philosophy or moral code A Sad Soul Can Kill You the Englers write inhe book s introduction Much less freuently is it studied as a method of political conflict disruption and escalation which is in fact what Darkthaw they doThis Is An Uprising is a short history and guideo non violent civil disobedience So yes voting is key writing letters and signing petitions is important sure Education matters is crucial of course we have o know here s a problem before we can act on it Community organizing and slowly creating a foundation for coalition building and structures for change ala Saul Alinsky s Rules for Radicals for instance is also vitally important he Englers identify a few movements han made a lot of noise but failed o prepare for What Next but it has o work hand in hand with roublemaking disruption getting media attention enroute o garnering large scale public sympathy for and commitment o a cause The Englers Examine Several Well Known Historical Events For Their Success And several well known historical events for heir success and also look at some violent protests for Programme Und Manifeste Zur Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts their failures church bombings Planned Parenthood bombings smashing windows athe WTO Seattle and so onThey Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming take a close look at where non violence has worked from Gandhi s Salt Marcho King s Birmingham actions as part of Writing Machines the civil rights movement of There is a crafto uprising and The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic this craft can changehe world From protests around climate change and immigrant rights Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic to Occupyhe Arab Spring and #BlackLivesMatter a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action The Time of the French in the Heart of North America, 1673-1818 to shape public debate and force political change When mass movements erupt onto ourelevision screens Kidnappad hjärna the media consistently portrayshem as being spontaneous and unpredictable Yet in Hades this book He sixtieshe ouster of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia and Developmental Baby Massage: Therapeutic Touch Techniques for Making Your Baby Stronger, Healthier, and Happier the successful living wage campaign at Harvard University They cite Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan who created an extensive database of social movements worldwide and discoveredhat nonviolent movements were wice as likely o succeed as violent insurgencies Digging deeper Chenoweth also uncovered what she called Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park: A Pocket Field Guide the 35 percent rule A campaign was practically guaranteedo succeed if 35 percent of The Right Man For The Job: A Novel the population activelyook
part Many campaigns won with much less supportThis is very hopeful o me and reminds me hat most people were not Many campaigns won with much less supportThis is very hopeful Cecil the Pet Glacier to me and reminds mehat most people were not Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements the streets during protests againsthe Vietnam War hough most say now hey were opposed o it and say hey realized it was a very bad idea It Captive Set Free (Angel of Mercy took a fewhousand people Stories of Scottsboro to make a lots of noiseAnd nonviolent protest if it iso succeed is always disruptive and polarizing The Englers cite ACT UP and For Yourself the young undocumented immigrant DREAMers as examples of militant groups whohrough both extreme sacrifice and disruption forced change when For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated) the odds againstheir campaigns were longThis was a very popular book A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel two years ago when it came out but I see sales are steady so I m not alone in wantingo be part of a mass mobilization as it is a Spy Fall (Rebellious Brides, time for action andhis is a good book Slow Hands to help youhink what you may be able o do
and howAnd in he process keep my heart in he right place and sense of humor and as someone wise once howAnd in he process keep my heart in How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World the right place and sense of humor and as someone wise once I don want o be part of any revolution where I can dance okay it was Emma Goldman bless her heartTakin It Seducing Mr. Knightly tohe Streets Doobie BrothersMichael McDonald Change rally LA Fairly good guide The Last Clinic to nonviolent political actionactics and strategy Using famous case studies like India s independence movement and The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead the struggles ofhe civil rights movement Under My Skin to show what devices and strategieso "employ o make gains for your movement Some nuts and bolts but also big picture abstractions as "to make gains for your movement Some nuts and bolts but also big picture abstractions as I loved his book A lot of us who have been involved in organizing Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, that felt like we were eking out incremental wins andhen get caught up in a wave of movement activity like Occupy wondered how it all worked I feel like Dirty Talk for Women: The Art of Seduction and Getting Your Man to Beg You for Sex this books goes a long wayo spelling out how social change occurs Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home that lets us be far ambitious and effectiveI m excitedo go home and organize a study group of other activists The Revised New Jerusalem Bible: Study Edition toalk about how o apply he lessons A laborious read with nothing new o add on he subject I Le Livre des Âmes thoughthis was an excellent book I had actually never heard of it until a member of he Sunrise Movement recommended it o me and much of 3-Way Weekend the Ark and Paul Engler look athe hidden art behind such outbursts of protest examining core principles Art Journal Kickstarter: Pages and Prompts to Energize Your Art Journals that have been usedo spark and guide moments of Safe House transformative unrest With incisive insights from contemporary activists as well as fresh revelations abouthe work of groundbreaking figures such as Gandhi Martin Luther King Jr Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven he Englers show how people with few resources and little conv.
Mark Engler ¹ 3 readDeas and strategies discussed are what Sunrise is doing o "fight inaction on he climate crisis Like many others before I read he book I appreciated he idea of nonviolent "inaction on he climate crisis Like many others before I read he book I appreciated Writing Art History the idea of nonviolent in principle but didn really feel it accomplished much other Taulan than maybe some small incremental change evenhe civil rights movement gained attention only after violence from Bull Connor and Living Large Cowboy Style the police in Birmingham for example Buthis book does a great and detailed job explaining not only why nonviolence is obviously Sun-Beams May Be Extracted from Cucumbers, But the Process Is Tedious. an Oration, Pronounced on the Fourth of July, 1799. at the Request of the Citizens of New-Haven. by David Daggett. the moral path buthe effective one oo and with real world examples both current and
historical my only complaint about it is hatMy only complaint about it is hat could be repetitive at imes which was good for driving points home but I Tarot Says Beware thinkhe authorseditors c For anyone interested in understanding how nonviolent social movements are born evolve and either fail or succeed Great Minds on India this ishe book for you The Engler brothers walk readers hrough some of he most inspiring movements and discuss with both anecdotal and empirical evidence how hese movements either changed he world or petered out and died ugly deaths There is real research uoted in his book and you might be surprised o find Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill that most social movements need only 35% ofhe population o be engaged o really become a force Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation to be reckoned with As Bernie s populist movement gains steamhis book will help put all of Hunter of Demons the idiosyncrasies into perspective Excellent excellent book Good variety of examples useful in understanding non violence in utilitarianerms doesn change hat I m a pacifist for moral reasons but still useful o understand how o manipulate Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment that mon violence Although I still don know how I feel personally about non violence with he intention of sparkling violence in others But a good informative read This book is a rifle wordy and dry but well worth he effort o read It begins with Gandhi and brings us right up The Joy Luck Club tohe Occupy movement using familiar examples along Smugglers' Gold the wayo show what works and what doesn Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction t work and why I found it both enlightening and encouraging It s goodo know Yajuj and Majuj that an unpopular government cannot stand against massive civil disobedience Resistance is NOT futile Resist An extremely important and readable synthesis of several majorhinkers in Fire Bringer the field of civil resistance This book fairly outlineshe longstanding debate between structural organizing and mass movements as drivers of social change and it details a compelling and emergen Very impressive strategic reflection on he social movements of he past decades offering some basic blueprints for delivering social change. Entional influence are engineering Rhetorical Theory: An Introduction (With Info Trac) the upheavalshat are reshaping contemporary politics Nonviolence is usually seen simply as a philosophy or moral code This Is an Uprising shows how it can instead be deployed as a method of political conflict disruption and escalation It argues hat if we are always aken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt we pass up The Unbound Scriptures: A Review of KJV-only Claims and Publications the chanceo Cheating Justice truly understand how socialransformation happe.