Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Lech Wałęsa: All surmounted tyranny by leveraging nonviolent people power. The Arab Spring of 2011 testified to the potential of contemporary people power. At a time when global tensions are running high, former Serbian revolutionary Srđa Popović shares the best methods for overthrowing a dictator. Change, for good or for bad, is afoot. getAbstract recommends Popović’s rousing report to the virtually connected “Generation Epsilon” striving for freedom from repressive regimes.
In this summary, you will learn
- How people power works,
- What skills and strategies successful nonviolent revolution requires, and
- Why successful change rests in the hands of “Generation Epsilon.”
About the Speaker
Srđa Popović co-organized the nonviolent resistance movement that deposed Slabodan Milošević. Popović is a founder of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, a nonprofit educational institution.
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