Nonviolent Action Method #7: Slogans, Caricatures, and Symbols

“We are the 99%” was the rallying cry of the Occupy Wall Street movement—referring to the vast majority of Americans who are struggling to pay their mortgages, facing debilitating student loan debt, and living without health insurance…while the 1% grows ever wealthier.

(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 #13: Deputations

From Gene Sharp

After almost a decade of civil war, both Christian and Muslim women in Liberia, led by Leymah Gbowee, began to protest. When Liberian warlords met in the city of Accra, in Ghana, the women were optimistic for a solution.

Nonviolent Action Method #10: Newspapers and Journals

From Gene Sharp

Tygodnik Solidarność was a Polish weekly magazine. Started and published by the Solidarity movement on April 3, 1981, it was banned by the People’s Republic of Poland following the martial law declaration from December 13, 1981, and the thaw of 1989.