Been watching the events in the Arab Spring with admiration and trepidation. The people there are massively brave for standing up and being counted. So horrible that they might well be killed just for asking for self determination.
Saw an article about this book being used as a blueprint for these peaceful revolutions : Download from Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp
Thoughts and prayers are with them.
"In recent years various dictatorships — of both internal and external
origin — have collapsed or stumbled when confronted by defiant,
mobilized people. Often seen as firmly entrenched and impregnable,
some of these dictatorships proved unable to withstand the concerted
political, economic, and social defiance of the people."