The purple shall govern: a South African A to Z of nonviolent action

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Oxford University Press, Centre for Intergroup Studies, 1991 - Political Science - 165 pages
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Early in September 1989, peaceful protest marchers bearing placards proclaiming 'the people shall govern' were sprayed with purple dye. A spirited activist seized the initiative and the nozzle from the police and painted Cape Town purple, while an inspired graffitist put the writing on thewall: The purple shall govern! Both handbook and history, this A-Z chronicles the most effective methods of nonviolent action used by South Africans in one of the largest grassroots eruptions of diverse nonviolent strategies employed in a single struggle in human history.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Activism
13
Anniversaries
21
Bridge building
30
Clothes
38
Courting arrest
44
Deviating
51
Funerals
57
Picketing
100
Questionnaire
106
Recording
112
Sacrifice
118
Sitin
124
Symbolic action
130
Tea parties
138
Unmasking
144

Haunting
63
Jogging and piling
70
Kneeling
77
Motorcade
88
Occupation
94
Withholding
152
Yellow
158
Abbreviations
165
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