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Description: During the summer and fall of 1971, the U.S. government supported the Pakistani military dictatorship while it massacred the people of East Bengal. But a group of Americans challenged this policy, tied up East Coast ports to Pakistani shipping, and had a major influence on changing U.S. policy. Blockade is the story of the ""non-violent fleet"" of canoes and kayaks that attempted to turn around the U.S. govenment. Endorsements: ""Blockade is an inspiring account of what happens when Spirit-sensitive people are more attuned to obedience than to success. The protest against America's provision of arms to the Pakistani government's war against Bangladesh is a model of nonviolent action against injustice. This book at once shames and encourages, convicts and educates. It proves again that responsible action, no matter how seemingly insignificant, does have a ripple effect with individuals, organizations, and nations. It encouraged my faith that sacrificial leadership will inspire others to overcome oppression. Blockade calls us to base our foreign and domestic affairs upon a foundation of moral and spiritual principle, rather than upon political and financial expediency. Richard Taylor's account of the blockade and manual for compassionate action is a significant contribution."" Mark O. Hatfield, U.S. Senator, Oregon ""Blockade illustrates Gandhi's teaching that 'in a gentle way you can shake the world.' By depicting the courage and resolve of a small group of Bengalis and Americans struggling to change U.S. foreign policy, Taylor demonstrates the awesome strength and vitality of nonviolence in action."" Cesar E. Chavez, President, United Farm Workers
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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781625640260
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • ISBN 13: 9781625640260
    • Publication Date: 04/05/2013
    • Format: Paperback
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.06 pounds

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