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Although Norwegians may not tell you about this the first time you meet them, the fact remains that their society’s high level of freedom and broadly-shared prosperity began when workers and farmers, along with middle class allies, waged a nonviolent struggle that empowered the people to govern for the common good.

History demonstrates again and again the power of nonviolent action to bring about a more just world. Here you will read how Scandinavian workers during the first half of the last century, realizing that electoral “democracy” was stacked against them, exerted change through nonviolent direct action.