"From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation" by Gene Sharp.
Gene Sharp is the founder of the Albert Einstein Institution in Boston. He is a scholar on non-violent change and democratic process. His book was used as the blue print to oust Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia. Otpor, one Serbian opposition group to Milosevic, would spray paint "memes" or planned slogans to generate an atmosphere of collective resistance to the dictator. Otpor also used the tactic of organizing a youth movement via concerts and mass community projects. With lots of finacial help from Soros György (George Soros) and using Gene Sharp's manual opposition in Georgia (the former Soviet Republic) launch the Rose Revolution in November 2003 after election fraud on November 2, 2003. Gene Sharp's book was used again after the fraudulent election in November 2004 by Ukrainian opposition parties against a fraudulent election that supported a Russian backed leader. The Ukrainian revolution was called the Orange Revolution (named for the opposition party color). Using Otpor's techneques from Gene Sharp's book as well as employeeing graffiti artists from their Slavic brethren Ukrainian opposition was armed to combat non-violently the dictatorship. The youth movement, Pora ("its time"), made use of graffiti, polls, memes, stickers, concerts and even composed music. A polling company was used to plant the idea of organized disfavour the Russian backed candidate with carefully worded questions. The book again has been used as a model for democratic process for ousting a dictator in what is generally named the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan during March of 2005.
'The National Endowment for Democracy, which this fiscal year got $60 million from the U.S. Congress, says it has decided to stop funding a
Kyrgyz NGO called Civil Society Against Corruption because of its
pronounced opposition bent. The Civil Society, which in 2003 received a
$25,000 NED grant, is headed by Tolekan Ismailova, a veteran Kyrgyz
human-rights campaigner and opposition activist. Earlier this month, she
organized the local translation and distribution of a 1993 revolutionary
manual used in Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia. The manual, "From Dictatorship to Democracy," was written by Gene Sharp, a political scientist and senior scholar at the Albert Einstein Institution in Boston. It includes tips on nonviolent resistance -- such as "display of flags and symbolic colors" -- and civil disobedience.'
Ripple Effect: In Putin's Backyard, Democracy Stirs -- With U.S. Help ---
Before Kyrgyzstan Elections, Western-Backed Groups Offer Aid to Opposition
--- Mike Stone's Printing Press
By Philip Shishkin
25 February 2005
The Wall Street Journal
(Copyright (c) 2005, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.)
link to www.kelkel-kg.org
Recently "From Dictatorship to Democracy" has been translated for the second time in to Farsi (Persian the dominant language of Iran). This book holds valuable inside to the student of geopolitics. I strongly recommend reading it as we watch democratic change happen across Eurasia, Africa and other places in the world.
The book is free online and has been featured on PBS as well.
"From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation" by Gene Sharp
link to www.aeinstein.org
PBS HTML version of "From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual
Framework for Liberation" by Gene Sharp
Other related interesting links:
Rose Revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Revolution
Orange Revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Revolution
Cedar Revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Revolution
Tulip Revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_Revolution
Color revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colour_revolution
Non-violent revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-violent_revolution
Links related to manufactured paradigm shifts in relationship to Iraq:
Army report confirms Psy-ops staged Saddam statue toppling
by Jon Elmer http://newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=641
How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf
Hill & Knowlton http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/profiles/hk/hk4.htm
The photographs tell the story...
Is This Media manipulation on a grand scale?
The Toppling Of Saddam Statue: An Eyewitness Report
audio of Gene Sharp's 1983 lecture