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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It helped me to understand why so many people have such difficulty with the nonviolent resistance theology.
If Stalin were alive, and nonviolent resistance to him did not seem practical, would we then be required to support an invasion?
Having rejected the Communists, Rustin began his professional career with the field staff of the Christian pacifist Fellowship of Reconciliation, where he studied Gandhi, and provided aid to the fledgling civil rights movement, emphasizing nonviolent resistance to segregation.
steadfast in their commitment to nonviolent resistance.
That initial step in nonviolent resistance impacted him deeply, and he began to advocate for a cessation of armed struggle.
The underground church; nonviolent resistance to the Vatican empire.
What I'm talking about are the mature choices that you and I enact every day in our homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods: listening to others, speaking out, creating and supporting structures of justice, uniting with others to challenge unjust powers, and engaging in nonviolent resistance.
In this issue, they make the case that civilian-based, nonviolent resistance by the Iraqi people is a viable, practical way to remove Saddam Hussein from power.
James Lawson, who taught King the principles of nonviolent resistance and at whose behest King was in Memphis when he was killed.
coordinator said, during the 7th festival of Nonviolent Resistance, 'in
Across a tiny space between two yards, settler families from America look out over Palestinian advocates of nonviolent resistance, whose names and personalities they know, but who, in other situation, they treat with condescension, stone-throwing, verbal abuse, and vandalism.
Civilian jihad," a term borrowed by Stephan (Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, US Department of State), from Iraqi author Khalid Kishtainy, refers to strategies of nonviolent resistance by ordinary civilians against tyranny and oppression in the Middle East.