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Non-Violence

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Matthew Sweet and his guests consider the power of non-violence. Recently the world has seen two killings that have apparently been motivated by political ends - that of Lebanese leader Pierre Gemayel in Beirut, and that of Putin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London. But in recent weeks we've also seen non-violent resistance - 'human shields' - used effectively in Gaza to prevent the Israeli army demolishing Palestinian houses. Night Waves looks both at the history and the contemporary reality of non-violent political resistance, and asks whether non-violent tactics can ever be an effective challenge to the ruthless prosecution of power?





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