Roger Hallam, co-founder Extinction Rebellion references the work of Gene Sharp, and which was influential in the Arab Spring and protests in Iranian and Serbia – OTPOR

Episode 2 – A Nonviolent Rebellion

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We interviewed the following people to help explain what nonviolence means:

Roger Hallam – PhD researcher on effective radical campaign design at King’s College London, organic farmer and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion.


Roger starts off the episode by talking us through the political effectiveness of nonviolent direct action, its precedents and the scholarship around it.


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He references the work of Gene Sharp in particular (Gene Sharp: ‚From Dictatorship to Democracy‘, 1993) which was influential in the Arab Spring, Iranian protests and Serbia.


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