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What Would Gandhi Do?36:17

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photoWhatever you do, don't call him a "peace-nik." Longtime non-violence activist Gene Sharp says that makes it sound like he's avoiding conflict.

Conflict is important, he says. Defining conflict, engaging, and, working through it. But it doesn't have to take guns and tanks to effect change, according to Sharp. In fact, he says, some of the most successful political upheavals - from India to Poland to Serbia - have come through non-violent citizen movements.

As the world's militaries rev up for war, what are the prospects for non-violence struggle, today?


Gene Sharp, president and founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a nonprofit organization that promotes non-violent struggle in the face of dictatorship, war, genocide and oppression

This program aired on November 26, 2002.

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