At a TEDx event in Kraków last month, our good friend Srdja Popovic, who was one of the leaders of Otpor—the student-led nonviolent movement that played a key role in the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic in 2000—and currently runs the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in Belgrade, delivered this great introductory talk on people power that is well worth watching.
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