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Non-violence versus US Imperialism

Challenges to US imperialism based on armed struggle have been largely unsuccessful. A much more promising strategy is non-violent popular action, which has only begun to be taken seriously for its potential long-term effectiveness. Six case studies - the Vietnam war, nuclear weapons, East Timor, Iraq, Puerto Rico and the so-called Arab Spring - illustrate the potential of popular unarmed resistance to facets of the US imperial system. This approach warrants further development.
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