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Does Nonviolence really work? Do we have to be saints to use it? Do we have to hope that our opponent has a conscience? Doesn’t Nonviolence go against human nature? Well… Yes, No, No and No.

Gene Sharp, author and co-founder of The Albert Einstein Institution, explains how Nonviolence does work by ordinary people against unethical oppressive regimes by calling on an extraordinarily simple human trait — the ability to be stubborn.

Power is derived from the obedience and cooperation of people, and no oppressor can effectively rule citizens who refuse to support the system.

Listen to a lecture on Nonviolence by Dr. Sharp here.