nonviolent resistance

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nonviolent resistance:

see passive resistencepassive resistance
a method of nonviolent protest against laws or policies in order to force a change or secure concessions; it is also known as nonviolent resistance and is the main tactic of civil disobedience.
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Gandhi favored nonviolent action on both moral and strategic grounds, but the popular movements that have followed the Indian independence struggle have not necessarily adopted the moral tenants of satyagraha.
The first was the work of Gene Sharp on civilian resistance and nonviolent action.
By using nonviolent action such as a hunger strike, Egyptians are able to bring liberals and conservatives together around one cause -- freeing prisoners -- even though these groups might disagree on other political issues.
This is the theme he develops in the bulk of The Politics of Nonviolent Action.
s formation, Hershberger had professed deep skepticism about the claims of religious pacifists that God commanded nonviolent action as a means to social change.
Regarding the threat of interception by the Israeli navy, Kuper said 'This is a nonviolent action.
The April 14 Strengthening Nonviolence In Palestine conference in Ramallah and April 15 Constructive Nonviolent Action conference in Tel Aviv, respectively, are the leading edge of King's vision to host similar conferences in key regions of conflict around the world, culminating with an International Conference on Nonviolence in January.
Peace activists from all over the world who are doing nonviolent action
Cultural and situational environments are too different," said Popovic, who now runs the Belgrade-based Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).
This can be conveniently discussed using the three categories of nonviolent action proposed by Sharp.
Gene Sharp is perhaps the most influential proponent of nonviolent action alive.
Words indicating violent actions such as "hit" or "harm" were interspersed with nonviolent action words such as "run" or "walk.