Tagged: protests

Method #131: Refusal to Accept Appointed Officials

When Tunisian President Ben Ali resigned in 2011, due to massive protests, several members of his political party nevertheless remained in prominent positions. Their continuing in power was the impetus for protestors to refuse...

Method #115: Selective Strike

In 1971, the region of East Pakistan, now known as Bangladesh, seceded from Pakistan to form its own country. Pakistan declared war, with open support from the US, which began to ship them weapons....

Method #121: Refusal of Public Support

In 2011, in the midst of popular protests, Syria’s government called on their Palestinian ally, Hamas, to express their support. Hamas, however, citing the government’s brutal treatment of protesters, refused to give Asad their...

Method #138: Sitdown

In Nashville in 1960, students trained in nonviolent action by Rev. James Lawson carried out daily sit-ins at lunch counters, generating so much publicity and support for their cause that, after a widespread boycott...

Method #113: Strike by Resignation

In 2011, Yemen’s President Saleh faced a series of protests by demonstrators, which he aggressively and violently repressed. In response, seven MPs resigned from his majority party, announcing their support for the right of...

Method #98: Quickie Walkout (Lightning Strike)

In the fall of 2011, at the start of the Occupy movement, students from SUNY campuses across the state of New York staged walkouts of classes, both in sympathy for Occupy and because of...

Method #85: Merchants’ “General Strike”

In 1977, when Iranians began an uprising that would later depose the oppressive Shah, protestors utilized many different nonviolent methods. One in particular was a complete shut-down of all bazaars in the city of...