“Looking at hundreds of campaigns over the last century, Chenoweth found that nonviolent campaigns are twice as likely to achieve their goals as violent campaigns. And although the exact dynamics will depend on many factors, she has shown it takes around 3.5% of the population actively participating in the protests to ensure serious political change.”

+ Woman attempting suicide in Tokyo has life saved by 20 sumo wrestlers. (This gives me hope of still becoming a lifeguard…)