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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Nonviolent action has at times proved to be more powerful and more effective than violence.
Despite the current direct from the reactionaries who want to roll back the clock of progress, we must stand firm in our commitment to nonviolent action, including protest demonstrations, economic withdrawal campaigns, voter registration and education drives and get-out-the-vote campaigns, to protect and expand affirmative action and other hard-won reforms for justice and equality.
Drawing from the terminology and parlance of the field of nonviolent action and nonviolent civilian resistance, such structures of civil society are basically synonymous to "centers of gravity" located in each of the resistance (in this case, Palestinians) and the opponent (that is, Israel).(7) For the Palestinians, these centers of gravity denote the very foundations of their unity and resistance to occupation.
Accad's refusal to operate within such a system conveys a rejection and anger that she modifies only in the interest of the call for nonviolent action that informs the book.
He also defended what organizers said would be a peaceful demonstration, saying: "History has proven many times that nonviolent action and peaceful protest have the power to create change.
"Real change can only come through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values," Sanders continued in his statement.
A Teduray woman was recently named the lone Filipino winner of this year's N-Peace Awards for her passionate work as an advocate of peace and nonviolent action.
Anne Hall with Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will speak about mounting dangers and costs of U.S.
Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq in Iraq, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Ahrar Shammar Battalion in Syria, Hezbollah Battalions (Iraq), the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in Belgrade, Sariyat Al-Jabal Battalion in Syria, Abu Al-Fadl Al-Abbas Brigade in Syria, the Muslim American Society, Al-Shuhabaa Batallion in Syria, the Promised Day Brigade (Iraq), the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Qaqaa Battalion in Syria and Ammar Ibn Yasser Brigade in Syria.
It would be interesting to know if students engaged in any acts of civil disobedience (i.e., nonviolent action that openly violated a legal rule or policy) where they risked fines, expulsion, violent opposition, or even time in jail, as did Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, one of the men with whom they spoke.
Al-Mahdi, called during the past months for a nonviolent action to bring political change in Sudan.
They are arranged in sections on peace studies, peace education, peace researcher, and peace; peace theories and peace movements; the meanings and nature of conflict; conflict analysis, transformation, and prevention; nonviolent action and political change; and building institutions and cultures of peace.