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Gene Sharp: Author of the nonviolent revolution rulebook
BBC News, 21.02.2011

Key Steps on the Path to Revolution

  • Develop a strategy for winning freedom and a vision of the society you want
  • Overcome fear by small acts of resistance
  • Use colours and symbols to demonstrate unity of resistance
  • Learn from historical examples of the successes of non-violent movements
  • Use non-violent “weapons”
  • Identify the dictatorship’s pillars of support and develop a strategy for undermining each
  • Use oppressive or brutal acts by the regime as a recruiting tool for your movement
  • Isolate or remove from the movement people who use or advocate violence

How Egypt happened: Gene Sharp and Optor! and years of organizing
Daily Kos, 17.02.2011
Mainstream media (even BBC) are treating the roiling protest in the middle East as if they, like Topsy jumped out of the head of Zeus.  As if the people just got to a boiling point.  As if there is a natural democrat in all of us that comes through at salient moments especially with the internet available to reflect that surging desire.

Shy U.S. Intellectual Created Playbook Used in a Revolution
The New York Times, 16.02.2011
Halfway around the world from Tahrir Square in Cairo, an aging American intellectual shuffles about his cluttered brick row house in a working-class neighborhood here. His name is Gene Sharp. Stoop-shouldered and white-haired at 83, he grows orchids, has yet to master the Internet and hardly seems like a dangerous man. But for the world’s despots, his ideas can be fatal.
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Egypt’s Protests and Gene Sharp
Wade Rathke, 15.02.2011
Newspapers, as the saying goes, write the rough drafts of history.  In Egypt is is fascinating to watch the 20-day process of rewriting, revising, and re-framing that is already taking place in papers like the New York Times.
Egyptians and Tunisians Collaborated to Shake Arab History
The New York Times, 13.02.2011
As protesters in Tahrir Square faced off against pro-government forces, they drew a lesson from their counterparts in Tunisia: “Advice to the youth of Egypt: Put vinegar or onion under your scarf for tear gas.”
Iran protesters: the Harvard professor behind their tactics
The Christian Science Monitor, 29.12.2009
Iran singled out Harvard professor Gene Sharp as a key inspiration for protesters’ ‘velvet coup.’ Sharp’s manual on nonviolent protest shaped opposition movements in Czechoslovakia and inspired activists in Burma.
Iran dissidents draw ideas from US visionaries
The Boston Globe, 20.12.2009
Under siege at home, Iran’s dissidents draw comfort and ideas from some visionary thinkers based here. To the residents of East Boston, the faded townhouse on a working class block is just a house. But to Iran’s ruling regime, it is the epicenter of a foreign plot to overthrow its Islamic government.

American Revolutionary: Quiet Boston Scholar Inspires Rebels Around the World
The Wall Street Journal, 13.09.2008
In February, the Iranian government showed a fictionalized video on the dangers of foreign plots against the state. One of its stars: a mysterious American named Gene Sharp.
In June 2007, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez publicly accused Mr. Sharp of stirring unrest in Venezuela.
Last year in Vietnam, authorities arrested several opposition activists who were distributing a book written by Mr. Sharp.
In 2005, fires destroyed two Moscow bookstores selling Russian translations of the same book.
The dictator slayer
The Boston Phoenix, 05.12.2007
East Boston’s Gene Sharp is soft-spoken, but he makes bad guys from Caracas to Beijing cringe.


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