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Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a nation that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.
While the principles behind the nonviolent direct action campaign are well worth emulating, we can't simply mimic tactics of the black civil rights movement and expect the same dramatic results.
Active during the 1960s and 1970s, the group used militant, nonviolent direct action to fight for more and better black employment at the city's major firms.
A celebration in Tofino last August continued that tradition by incorporating workshops on nonviolent direct action.
Nonviolent direct action is a legitimate and creative form of political campaigning and we recognise our responsibility to build a green movement which is broadbased, inclusive, nonviolent and democratic, and which demonstrates the grassroots participatory democracy we advocate for the whole of society .
Corps members, trained in peacemaking skills and nonviolent direct action, enter emergency situations of conflict and areas of militarization at the invitation of local peacemakers.
There would be no shortage of work in this endeavor: joining boycotts, building communities to support and sustain the boycotters, and involving people in nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience.
By the 1940s, they were using nonviolent direct action to protest racial discrimination and segregation, violations of civil liberties, and the nuclear arms race.
Her life changed while an undergraduate at Florida A&M University in the summer of 1959, when she and her sister Priscilla attended a meeting about nonviolent direct action conducted by CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, one of the leading civil rights groups of the time.
Louis participated in nonviolent direct action at the St.
Radical COs in World War II advocated and practiced tactics of Gandhian nonviolent direct action, tactics that in the postwar decades would earn a hallowed place in the nation's political history.