nonviolent resistance

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Noun1.nonviolent resistance - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperatenonviolent resistance - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
hunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
Satyagraha - the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms
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Sharp founded the Albert Einstein Institution to advance the study and use of strategic nonviolent action as an alternative to violent conflict.
Abdullah continued to advocate for nonviolent action and Human rights from prison.
Real change can only come about through nonviolent action and anything else runs counter to our most deeply held American values.
TAP) -- Lawyers without borders, the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights and the International Institute for Nonviolent Action (NOVACT) announced on Wednesday the launch of a campaign to raise awareness of the fight against human trafficking in Tunisia, which targets the general public.
ae1/4oeThe prisoners who are on a hunger strike are engaged in a legitimate, nonviolent action to demand their basic rights, including an end to torture and ill-treatment, the use of administrative detention, unfair trials, the detention of children, demeaning detention conditions including sleep and food deprivation, insufficient medical care, solitary confinement and the denial of the right to education,ae1/4Ci added the organization.
Despite the obstacles, he stood his ground and continued his work and advocacy through nonviolent action.
Synopsis: From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and the Black Lives Matter movement, a new generation of protestors are unleashing strategic nonviolent action and social media to shape public debate and force political change.
This nonviolent action is the only way to expose the aggression of the Israeli army on the ground, Zogby said at a panel discussion during the 24th Annual US-Arab Policymakers Conference being hosted by the National Council on US-Arab Relations.
One aspect of this is the use of nonviolent action to achieve one's legitimate goals.
Nonviolent Action: What Christian Ethics Demands But Most Christians Have Never Really Tried considers how the basic tenants of nonviolent actions have applied to Christian behaviors and belief systems, and blends scholarly insights with social inspection of how Christians think about poverty and action.
And: "Raising awareness about injustice is important, but so is actively opposing the injustice through various methods of nonviolent action that can shift the power from one group to another" (p.
himself seems to acknowledge (xv), one can readily imagine a fuller, broader anthology that will one day draw upon Wink's other books, both popular and practical, as well as articles, interviews, accounts of nonviolent action, and prayers.