2014 Oslo Freedom Forum
October 22, 2014
American activist Jamila Raqib describes her work with the Albert Einstein Institute and its founder, Gene Sharp, one of the world’s foremost experts on non-violent struggle and resistance. The non-violent resistance demonstrated by Norwegian teachers during Nazi occupation led Sharp to start cataloguing various non-violent methods for use by future movements. Since then, activists around the world have employed these methods in their own struggles. Raqib reminds us that while non-violent methods are not easy, they are powerful and effective, and continue to improve everyday.