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 resistance action takes time and patience, both of which our government seems to have run out of.
Gene Sharp, who has written a study of nonviolent resistance, describes the scene on that day: "When those in front fell down wounded by the shots, those behind came forward with their breasts bared and exposed themselves to the fire, so much so that some people got as many as twenty-one bullet wounds in their bodies, and all the people stood their ground without getting into a panic.
Martin Luther King toward a politics of nonviolent resistance as an alternative to both resigned acquiescence and revolutionary terror.
s doctrine of nonviolent resistance as a result of the successful boycott of segregated buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955-1956, and the rise of the black student protest movement, starting with the "sit-ins" of early 1960, intensified Marshall's unhappiness all the more.
She called for "immediate and serious international intervention to end the occupation," and stressed the importance of all forms of nonviolent resistance of the occupation.
Sociologists, political scientists, and historians link the study of social movements with the study of nonviolent civil resistance, and push theoretical and empirical boundaries of nonviolent resistance research by extending, refining, and challenging existing models.
For King nonviolent resistance emerged as the technique of the movement, while love stood as the regulating ideal.
And then, Lord, let the light from that fire make every thought, word, and deed a reflection of living, nonviolent resistance to every wretched form of violence, so that we may be made worthy of the long-promised blessings reserved lot the peacemakers and those who show mercy.
THE THOUGHTFUL AND tough-minded article on nonviolent resistance by Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall was excellent.
Even so, by establishing illegal, nonviolent resistance to the state as a de rigueur test of one's commitment to peace, the Berrigans made their singular contribution to the nonviolence movement.