The secret to effective nonviolent resistance

Our recoding:

The padlet (pictures!) and some vocabulary
https://padlet.com/LeeWright/TEDTalk

warfare = the art of fighting wars
defiance = firm or strong resistance;
stalemate = a situation where neither side can win
to put in place = to begin using; to implement
to take place = to happen or occur
to face (adversity) = to confront or oppose it
obsolete = no longer useful or needed; antiquated
to extract (oil) = to remove something desirable from a place where it is inaccessible or not useful
crate = wooden box for storing goods for shipping

The chat:

TED Talk: The secret to effective nonviolent resistance
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Gandhi
nonviolence
Marriage festival in progress, uses loud speakers in the streets
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Lee Wright 9:03 PM
Does nonviolent resistance work?
Poland resistance leader Lech Walesa, founded Solidarity?
Martin Luther King
Ghandhi
Nelson Mandela
Throwing eggs or tomatoes
Hunger strike
refusal to eat
famous person => martyr
Signs, strikes, slowdowns
blocking roads,
disrupting transportation
petitiions
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TV ads
Facebook
Donations to the cause
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Lee Wright 9:09 PM
Government has to respond to petitions > 10,000 signatures.
to get attention
to pressure for change

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me 9:11 PM
1. In your country, Do you have any non-violent activity examples that failed miserably?

Lee Wright 9:11 PM
representative (REP ruh ZENT uh tives)
not organized
=> failure
not sustained (too brief)

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Lee Wright 9:14 PM
Catalonia protests nonviolently every year. The numbers are growing slowly.

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sheeps

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force-feeding

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http://www.thebetterindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Sharmila1.jpg

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IRA

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I R A
Erdogan, Duterte, Syria – Venezuela – governments don’t care about criticism

me 9:18 PM
4. Which way is better to get a permanent solution? violent or non-violent?

Lee Wright 9:19 PM
Nonviolence requires persuading the masses.
Violent is quicker.

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Lee Wright 9:21 PM
Autocracy
The collapse of the USSR?
Some revolutions are violent and long-lasting – The American and French Revolutions

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Protests in China are generally
ineffective

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Tiananmen Rebellion in 1989
failed
Hong Kong protests
Fighting over the spoils and scraps
Collapsed from within.
If you want an omelette, you have to break some eggs.
Blocking public services really pisses me off, personally.

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2. What is the famous non-violent activity from your country’s history?
3. What are the tactics the government use to corner such activities?

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to counter activities
Propaganda

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Fake News
Burning and looting
You can frame others for a bad deed.
“behind the scenes”
Our protests usually turn violent.
provocateur, instigator
get out of control
keep under control

me 9:38 PM
7. On the other hand, what nonviolent means can the police or military use to quell a violent protest without killing protesters?

Lee Wright 9:39 PM
put down, squash, control., suppress, or stop.
Rubber bullets

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fire hoses
tear gas
police batons
police in riot gear with shields to hold back crowds
tasers
go after the leader
remove the instigators
nets

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Lee Wright 9:42 PM
arrest people
rabble (mob)
rabble rouser (instigator)

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Convince the people to resist the terrorists and turn them in.

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“win the hearts and minds of the people”

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Kashmir
They want independence in Kashmir.

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protests, demonstrations
civil disobedience

me 9:51 PM
2. What is the famous non-violent activity from your country’s history?

Lee Wright 9:52 PM
Poland – Lech Waleska
Mandela

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autobiography

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Lee Wright 9:57 PM
Not in the USA.

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Lee Wright 9:58 PM
Hunger strikes only work for famous people who might become a martyr if they should die.
Better to “disappear” someone in the middle of the night.
=> no martyr

me 9:59 PM
martyr

Gerard Arbat 10:00 PM
Che Guevara for instance

me 10:01 PM
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