Turning the dissent of a few into the resistance of many
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Turning the dissent of a few into the resistance of many

In my interactions with people from around the world, I’ve been asked a recurring question: how do we build mass mobilization in a society that is demobilized? In other words, how do we transform the dissent of a few into the resistance of many? The question is often born out of activists' frustration with a perceived public apathy, feelings of resignation and fear among key members of civil society, and a general withdrawal of citizens from public life. It’s important to understand how movements and campaigns emerge in circumstances where few expect they would


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