Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with Non-Violence: How to deal with a bully without becoming a thug.
– Why so many dictatorships have collapsed over the past 30 years.
-The inspiration: Gene Sharp’s ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy’ – 81 Methods for non-violent resistance. Translated into 26 languages.
-Up until the past century, it has been top down power. Governments telling people what to do. This century, there is a shift. Now it is bottom up- grass roots power. Local groups that know what is best to do.