Created on Saturday, 07 June 2014 09:17
For every documentary that I post I have screened quite a few and this film is another one of those that make my heart sing.
Few people outside the world of academia have ever heard Gene Sharp's name but his writings on nonviolent revolution (most notably ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy’), have inspired a new generation of protesters living under authoritarian regimes who yearn for democratic freedom. Mr. Sharp's ideas have taken root in places as far apart as Burma, Thailand, Bosnia, Estonia, Iran, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Syria, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, as old orders crumble amidst the protests of their disgruntled citizens.
You can read Gene Sharp's 'From Dictatorship to Democracy' here.
John Lennon – Power To The People
The 99% will make it happen