Friday, February 18, 2011

Gene Sharp

GENE SHARP: Theoretician of Nonviolence Extraordinaire

Below are two links to Sharp. The first link is a down loadable PDF free book. The next is his web site.

His writings have inspired countless numbers of people and are presently being used as a guide to the peoples’ revolts such as in Egypt.
If you want to know what the word “comprehensive” means, check out the 3 vols. of Sharp’s The Politics of Nonviolent Action.
It’s time we applied Sharp to our situation in America as well.

Scholarly articles for civilian based defense

… The potential of civilian-based deterrence and defense - Sharp - Cited by 32
Civilian-based defense in a new era - Holst - Cited by 7
… ) as a specific defense against biological weapons - Casadevall - Cited by 98

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1. 025 Civilian-Based Defense - The Albert Einstein Institution
Civilian-Based Defense: A Post-Military Weapons System by Gene Sharp ... For Further Reading on Civilian-Based Defense ... - Cached - Similar
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3. Nonviolence & Civilian-Based Defense
This article explores the potential of civilian-based defense—the technique of defending a nation's social institutions using strategic nonviolent action. ... - Cached - Similar
4. Gene Sharp Lecture MP3 Audio
Civilian-Based Defense, Sharp suggests, may provide an effective nonviolent ... - Cached - Similar
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5. Civilian-Based Defense: A Short History
The effect of King-Hall's proposal and the subsequent discussion represented a turning point in the development of the civilian-based defense concept; ... - Cached - Similar
6. The Memory Hole: Civilian-Based Defense
This association "is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1982 to promote widespread consideration of civilian-based defense (CBD) and to engage ... - Cached - Similar
7. Civilian-Based Defense: A Post-Military Weapons System ...
"Two things are certain about the future of politics and international relations," writes Gene Sharp. "Conflict is inevitable, and effective defense will be ... › ... › Law › Criminal Law › Law Enforcement - Cached
8. civilian-based defense « Will's Way
Aug 9, 2010 ... Sharp then introduces the concept of “civilian-based defense,” in contrast to “military-based defense.” He points out many surprising ... - Cached - Similar
9. The Metta Center – Civilian-Based Defense
Civilian-Based Defense. A nonviolent form of defense against invasion or internal overthrow of a regime. This technique was well documented and made ... - Cached
10. Feminists look at civilian-based defense, by Schweik Action Wollongong
Feminists look at civilian-based defense, an article by Schweik Action Wollongong, published in Civilian-Based Defense, Spring 2001, providing a survey of ... - Cached

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Civilian-Based Defense Association (CBD) "is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1982 to promote widespread consideration of civilian-based defense (CBD) and to engage in educational activities to bring CBD to public attention.
"CBD means protecting a nation against invasions or coups d'etat by preparing its citizens to resist aggression or usurpation by withholding cooperation and by active noncooperation rather than military force. Tactics include strikes, encouraging invading forces to desert, encouraging other countries to use sanctions against the invader, etc. Citizens would learn how to use CBD before aggression starts, which distinguishes it from spontaneous resistance. Prior preparation and publicity would enhance its effectiveness and also make it a deterrent to attack." [1]
• 1 Board of Directors [2]
• 2 Contact
• 3 Resources and articles
o 3.1 Related Sourcewatch
o 3.2 References

Board of Directors [2]
• David Gallahan
• Colleen Morken
• Philip Mouch
• Suzanne Pearce
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch
• Albert Einstein Institution
• Christopher Kruegler
• Brian Martin
1. ↑ Home Page, CBD, accessed July 13, 2007.
2. ↑ About, CBD, accessed July 13, 2007.

Albert Einstein Institution
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The Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) as described in its own website:
Founded in 1983 by Dr. Gene Sharp, The Albert Einstein Institution is dedicated to advancing the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world. It is committed to the defense of freedom, democracy, and the reduction of political violence through the use of nonviolent action.
To further its mission, the Institution has supported research projects (for examples, see our publications section), actively consulted with resistance and pro-democracy groups (including groups in Burma, Thailand, Tibet, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Serbia, and the Occupied Territories), and worked to publicize the power and potential of nonviolent struggle around the world through educational materials, analyses, translations, workshops, and media visibility.[1]
In 1989, "The Einstein Institution’s Board of Directors, meeting in September, approved a grant of $6,000 to the Civilian-Based Defense Association, a one hundred percent increase over last year’s funding level. The grant is specifically to provide general support for the production and distribution of the Association’s newsletter, Civilian-Based Defense: News and Opinion." [2]
In 1995, AEI noted that "The Program on Nonviolent Sanctions, which receives financial support from the Albert Einstein Institution, has now joined with the Cultural Survival Center, the research arm of Cultural Survival, a human rights organization, to run the Program on Nonviolent Sanctions and Cultural Survival (PNSCS) at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs." [3]
• 1 Funding
• 2 People
o 2.1 Principals
o 2.2 Board of Directors
o 2.3 Staff
o 2.4 Advisors (1993-1999)
• 3 Former Directors (1990)
• 4 Contact information
• 5 Articles and Resources
o 5.1 Related SourceWatch Articles
o 5.2 References
o 5.3 External Articles

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