Something historic but still largely unnoticed has happened in the last few decades. Nonviolent action to overthrow dictators and promote peace and justice has again and again proved stunningly successful.
Earlier this year, Selma reminded us of the way Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent civil rights movement changed American history. In 1986, the nonviolent People Power movement in the Philippines overthrew the decades-long dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. In 2003, the women of Liberia led a daring nonviolent campaign that overthrew a vicious dictator and led to democracy. Read More