Book about non-violence inspires strategy for Egyptian protests

A book that has shown many how to protest peacefully

Gene Sharp's book "From Dictatorship to Democracy" has inspired many non-violent protests, including the recent Egyptian protests. Photo courtesy of BBC News.

The blog curated an article about a book by Gene Sharp. He has been credited as the author of the non-violent revolution rulebook and the strategy behind toppling the Egyptian government.

His book is called “From Dictatorship to Democracy.” It has been passed around the protesters and kept from the police and military. It has also been used in several other protests. In the book, Sharp provides a list of 198 non-violent techniques, ranging from the use of colors and symbols to mock funerals and boycotts.

Sharp is an expert on non-violent revolution and practices non-violence himself.

See the original article on BBC News.


About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, Paper Darts, and Wordgathering. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, and WTOP.
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