Sunday, May 29, 2005

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 5.29.2005:

Gene Sharp learned how to turn nonviolence into a weapon - and helped quite literally change the world.

Laura Secor, The Boston Globe:
A CURIOUS THING started happening in the formerly Communist world in the year 2000. One after another, hated, repressive governments gave way to mass movements of nonviolent refusal. First there was Serbia, then Georgia, then Ukraine, and now Kyrgyzstan. It was as if a virus were spreading - one that led long abused populaces to wake up to their own power, which they could withhold from authorities to stunning effect.

But it wasn't a virus. Among other things, it was an 88-page booklet by a Boston scholar named Gene Sharp, which has circulated in local translation at the site of every one of these nonviolent democratic revolutions. READ MORE
Here is a portion of his book in Farsi.

Here are a few other news items you may have missed.