Nonviolent resistance is being used effectively in Algeria.

Mainstream media do a bad job of covering international news.  Hardly anybody in the U.S. knows that a campaign of nonviolent resistance has toppled a long-standing autocrat in Algeria.
The article at the link below affirms the effective use of principled nonviolence in bringing down an oppressor.
The Algerian people are using proven strategies and methods of nonviolent action.

See many positive examples in this article!