Rebelling From A Nonviolent Heart

By Skeena Rathor, Resurgence & Ecologist magazine   -

As a movement Extinction Rebellion has consciously used the power of nonviolent civil disobedience as an embodied practice of love asking for the needs of the Earth and all its living splendor to [...]

The Force Of Peace In Algeria’s Protests

By the Christian Science Monitor. -

An iconic image of the 1960s shows a young American placing flowers in the barrels of soldiers’ rifles during protests against the Vietnam War. Such symbols of peace (“flower power”) helped turn [...]

Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace In Afghanistan And The World

By Dr. Hakim, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and [...]

A Nonviolent Strategy To Defeat The US Coup Attempt In Venezuela

By Robert J. Burrowes, Popular Resistance -

To the People of Venezuela: Given your existing and ongoing resistance to the coup in defense of your elected government, I would like to offer another avenue of support for you to consider. My [...]

The Tools Of Nonviolent Struggle Should Never Lose Their Edge

By Rivera Sun, Dandelionsalad.wordpress.com -

The tools of nonviolent action and the skills of struggle are as vital to these times as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Training to use them is as essential as learning how to use a computer. [...]

Lessons On Building Democracy After Nonviolent Revolutions

By Jonathan Pinckney, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In 2011, Egypt began a political transition following a nonviolent revolution. There was tremendous optimism both from within the country and abroad that the transition was likely to lead to a [...]

More Than 2,500 Actions Call To End War, Poverty, Racism & Environmental Destruction

By The Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence Team, Popular Resistance -

Thousands of people organized and participated in the 2668 Nonviolence Actions throughout the U.S. and 24 countries this past week as part of Campaign Nonviolence events. The nonviolence campaign [...]

Where Power Holders Get Power And How Movements Take It Away

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

This week, we present the second class in the Popular Resistance School course, "How Social Transformation Occurs." The second class takes a more in-depth look at the power holders - what they [...]

New Data Offers Insights Into The Dynamics Of Nonviolent Resistance

By Jonathan Pinckney and Erica Chenoweth, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In a recent article for The Guardian, L.A. Kaufman argues that we are living in a “golden age” of protest. But, she cautions, protests are often not enough for movements to realize their desired [...]

Can Antifa Build an Effective Broad-Based Anti-Fascist Movement?

By Sue Curry Jansen and Brian Martin, Waging Nonviolence -

The book is an informed and revealing, yet one-sided, account of efforts against fascism. What it omits is a sustained discussion of strategy to counter fascism by any means except using force to [...]

Shifting Systems With Nonviolent Strategy

By Rivera Sun, Transcend.org -

The secret to successful nonviolent struggle lies in understanding strategy and systems. All systems require participation and resources to survive. Deny those things, and the system will wither [...]

Why Training Women In Nonviolent Resistance Is Critical To Movement Success

By Marie Berry and Erica Chenoweth, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In the year since Trump’s inauguration, we have seen an outpouring of popular mobilization in resistance to his administration’s policies. Crowd estimates suggest that 5.2-9 million people took [...]

Gene Sharp, Godfather Of Nonviolent Revolution Dies At 90 Years Old

By Ruaridh Arrow, Howtostartarevolution.org   -

The Albert Einstein Institution has announced that Dr Gene Sharp passed away peacefully on the 28th January at his home in East Boston. He had recently celebrated his 90th Birthday. For almost [...]

Movement Strategy For Our Times

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, ClearingTheFOGRadio.org -

In 2017, more people became activated for social justice. At the same time, white supremacist groups became more visible, marching with torches and chanting words of hatred. There were conflicts [...]

Net Neutrality: Gandhi’s Salt For US

By Rivera Sun, www.popularresistance.org -

Net Neutrality is the keystone issue in the movement of movements. It is poised to become as pivotal to our interconnected struggles as the Salt March was for Gandhi and the Indian Self-Rule [...]