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 The American revolution wasn’t a Gandhian movement

February 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

We need non-violent movements, but we must also reinvent revolution: that is, the ‘system reset’ that recomputes state motion from a new starting point.

The United States has its own rich history – past and present – with effective uses of nonviolent resistance. The technique established alternative institutions like economic cooperatives, alternative courts and an underground constitutional convention in the American colonies resulting in the Declaration of Independence. In 20th century, strategic nonviolent resistance has won voting rights for women and for African Americans living in the Jim Crow South.

Source: How Civil Resistance Can Topple a Dictator | Portside

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