George Lakey
WHAT SHALL WE DO NOW TO WAGE A POLITICAL REVOLUTION?
Article published on 29 October 2016
last modification on 30 October 2016
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Ideas on how to unify a majority of Americans through a broad strategy that makes the country ungovernable by the 1 percent and provides a credible, practical alternative to its rule. We can build on strengths we already have, opportunities that are already available, and skills that are learnable. This is the time to be bold because we can learn from history and also to go beyond it. This is a moment calling each of us to an adventure of empowerment.

George Lakey talk at UMass Amherst 9/21/16 for Resistance Studies Initiative,
UMass Amherst, USA 1:10:12

https://youtu.be/kGo3aauGvNs

Ideas on how to unify a majority of Americans through a broad strategy that makes the country ungovernable by the 1 percent and provides a credible, practical alternative to its rule. We can build on strengths we already have, opportunities that are already available, and skills that are learnable. This is the time to be bold because we can learn from history and also to go beyond it. This is a moment calling each of us to an adventure of empowerment.


George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change and managed the Global Nonviolent Action Database research project (nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu). His first arrest was for a civil rights sit-in, he has served as an unarmed bodyguard for human rights defenders in Sri Lanka, and recently walked 200 miles to protest mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. He has founded a number of social change organizations including Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT.org).
​Lakey also held teaching posts at Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania. He has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents, and along the way founded and for fifteen years directed Training for Change.
His ninth book, released in July, is “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too.” He has received the Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Award, the Paul Robeson Social Justice Award, the Ashley Montague Conflict Resolution Award, and the Giraffe Award for “Sticking his Neck out for the Common Good.”

Resistance Studies Initiative, UMass Amherst, USA

The Resistance Studies Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst strives to understand the dynamic relations among forms of resistance and power and how they relate to social change. It particularly considers the possibilities and problems, causes and impacts, and lived experiences of unarmed resisters, including those who live in dictatorships or nations under occupation as well as those who suffer discrimination and repression within liberal democracies.
We will post videos of events that we have presented as well as talks by Resistance Studies Initiative Director and Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, Stellan Vinthagen
For more information: www.umass.edu/resistancestudies

read also:
http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/election-campaigns-one-off-protests/




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