Jens Oliver Meiert

198 Methods of Nonviolent Protest and Action

Post from April 6, 2016 (↻ March 5, 2021), filed under .

We, as humankind, face a good number of challenges—consider my own humble article on Medium on the relevance of The Other Manifesto, or my overview on population control—but the outlook is surely not hopeless. Why is that so? Most notably because there are a great number of great people that work hard on effecting constructive change. And because, if nothing else, there are a good number of forms of peaceful actions we can take to effect change (cf. tongue-in-cheek sabotage).

An exhaustive list of such forms of protest comes from Gene Sharp, in his 1993 book, From Dictatorship to Democracy. I’ve contacted Mr. Sharp and his team of the Albert Einstein Institution and am happy to reprint a list of his 198 methods of nonviolent action, for general information, without further comment.

A description of each of the methods, with historical examples, can be found in The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action.

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I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m an engineering manager and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to the W3C and the WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. Other than that, I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

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