September 3, 2012

On a quiet street in an unfashionable East Boston neighborhood not far from Logan Airport lives an 84-year-old man whom dictators around the world fear and despise. On the morning I go to meet Gene Sharp, the taxi driver cannot even find his house, and there is no sign...

February 23, 2012

“Dictators are never as strong as they tell you they are. People are never as weak as they think they are.”

Those hopeful words, which introduce the documentary “How to Start a Revolution,” come from the writings of Gene Sharp, one of the world’s least recognized intell...

February 5, 2012

Gene Sharp’s most famous book From Dictatorship to Democracy contains 198 methods of non-violent resistance. He advocates people power and peaceful protests as alternatives to the “weapons of tyranny” used by dictators.

Tattered copies of his book have been found on the...

January 31, 2012

Gene Sharp is a political thinker whose influence is now spoken of in same breath as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. But he is no platform speaker or figurehead at a demonstration. Rather, a quietly spoken political philosopher who's been writing about non-viole...

January 30, 2012

Gene Sharp has spoken to a packed audience at the world famous 'Frontline Club' in London. Gene is on a European tour with the How to Start a Revolution film where he'll also be visiting Sweden and his former home city of Oslo.  Gene was in conversation with Ruaridh Ar...

December 19, 2011

The sweeping changes of the Arab Spring demonstrated to the world how “the people without the guns are winning.” So declares the new documentary, How to Start a Revolution, a film that profiles the ideas and impact of Gene Sharp, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated academic...

December 4, 2011

Road to Revolution is the crucial accompanying back-story to one of the most current and important films of our time. The film follows filmmaker Ruaridh Arrow on his dramatic journey, from funding difficulties to facing death threats in Tahrir Square to produce his doc...

October 21, 2011

The world-conquering British documentary 'How to Start a Revolution' is making a star of Gene Sharp, a shy Boston academic who writes how-to books for revolutionaries.

'How to Start a Revolution'

From his shabby town house in Boston, Massachusetts, an octagenarian Americ...

February 21, 2011

In an old townhouse in East Boston an elderly stooped man is tending rare orchids in his shabby office. His Labrador Sally lies on the floor between stacks of academic papers watching him as he shuffles past.This is Dr Gene Sharp the man now credited with the strategy...

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