AN ELOQUENT AND FORCEFUL article calling for a fundamental change in the Kurdish movement’s struggle in Turkey, Iran, and Syria by Delovan Barwari on Rudaw (“The Happening”). In ‘Civil Disobedience: The Right Approach for the Kurdish Struggle’, Barwari takes inspiration from the non-violent (not to mention, successful) resistance methods of Martin Luther King and Gandhi, as well as from the Arab Spring and the still unfolding waves of peaceful protest across the Middle East.
Moreover, the Kurdish leadership must understand the power of Dr. Martin Luther King’s non-violent direct action. He eloquently expressed the logic in his letter from a Birmingham jail, “…Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a community that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.”
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