Nonviolent Action Method #112: Reporting Sick ("Sick-In")

Reporting Sick (“Sick-In”)

Where strikes are forbidden by or are not feasible for other reasons, workers can achieve the same goals, ranging from a reduction in production to the equivalent of a real strike, by agreeing to call in sick.

In early 2001, Omanis staged a series of nonviolent actions, advocating for both a new, more democratic government and specific economic reforms. During one of these actions, workers  at Oman Air staged a strike in which they refused to work—either by coming to the office but not working, or by calling in sick.

(You can read more about the different methods of nonviolent protest in Gene Sharp’s book The Politics of Nonviolent Action. Access CSA’s catalogue of Sharp’s methods here, or download the full list of 198 methods here.)

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Nonviolent Action Method #130: Removal of Signs and Placemarks

From Gene Sharp

Removal of Signs and Placemarks
This technique involves removing, altering or replacing street signs, public transportation signs, and other placemarkers. Doing so can temporarily mislead, hinder or delay the movement of troops or foreign policemen, with both practical and psychological impacts.

Nonviolent Action Method Method #6: Group or Mass Petitions

From Gene Sharp

One example is the petition organized by United We Dream, urging people to protect immigrant youth by protecting the DREAM Act.

(You can read more about the different methods of nonviolent protest in Gene Sharp’s book The Politics of Nonviolent Action.