In this short video put together by students and professors at the 2011 Narco News School of Authentic Journalism, Ivan Marovic, who was one of the leaders of Otpor, the nonviolent student-led movement that helped topple Slobodan Milosevic in 2000, explains what a “dilemma action” is and how they used this tactic to great effect in their struggle.
To learn more about not only the creativity and humor that went into the young Serbs’ nonviolent actions, but the brilliant strategic planning that led to the movement’s eventual success, I’d recommend checking out Tina Rosenberg’s new book Join the Club.
Humor in Native culture has never been simply about entertainment. Comedy is also used to fight cultural invisibility and structural oppression.
Waging Nonviolence is hiring a writer to interview leading movement figures and analysts and produce one Q&A-style article per week. The writer will work with our small editorial team to identify the interview subject each week. For the most part, we’ll be looking to hear from activists, organizers and scholars who can shed light on… More
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Thank you for your cleverly courageous actions/work(s) which are satirically comedic and thus extremely effective at rendering and/or decimating moral authority.