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Lakey, George

Why protests are usually a waste of time

Activists need to go on the offensive argues veteran campaigner George Lakey

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Obituary: Gene Sharp: 21 January 1928 – 28 January 2018

The lonely scholar who became a nonviolent warrior

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Distressed Americans find hope

A long-time US peace activist tours the US with his ground-breaking book

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Circles of light

The vigil at Philadelphia City Hall in solidarity with Orlando


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Vikings draw deep

How the Scandinavians got it right – and how we can, too

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Obituary: Narayan Desai

24 December 1924 – 15 March 2015

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Stopping funding for mountaintop-removal

How Earth Quaker Action Team managed to win a climate victory

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Squaring up

Re-writing an attacker’s script — George Lakey suggests ways of getting in practice to defuse violent situations

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Defying without defiance

Morning-after reflections on a Quaker action against mountaintop removal

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Diversity of tactics and the 1%

The practical advantages of nonviolent strategies in mobilising for revolution. 

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