Month: October 2016

POWER AND STRUGGLE

POWER AND STRUGGLE

  Written by Red Sea Post Staff This is a review of The Politics of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp. In part one, Power and Struggle, Sharp discusses the nature of political power, why people obey rulers, the limitations of using violence, and how change can be brought about through the use of strategic nonviolence. … Continue reading POWER AND STRUGGLE

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Eritrea: drought, hunger and malnutrition – the evidence

Eritrea: drought, hunger and malnutrition – the evidence

 By Martin Plaut    In February I published an article pointing out that Eritrea was not immune to the drought that had hit large parts of the Horn of Africa. This was based on a UN assessment, which I quoted. As I said then: “Despite official denials from President Isaias that there is any food crisis and a … Continue reading Eritrea: drought, hunger and malnutrition – the evidence

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Listed below are 198 of them, classified into three broad categories: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention. A description and historical examples of each can be found in volume two of The Politics of Nonviolent … Continue reading 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

Eritrean Opposition from Difference Management to Difference Resolution

Eritrean Opposition from Difference Management to Difference Resolution

Written by Mamino Eritrea, as a country, is facing problems of forced depopulation internally and forced disconnection externally.  Isaias’s policy of militarizing the country compelled the youth to live in ditches and their parents to carry guns and guard empty streets.  The policy rendered living a peaceful and dignified life impossible.  Externally, Eritreans are on forced … Continue reading Eritrean Opposition from Difference Management to Difference Resolution