Iraq Protesters Form ‘Mini-State’ In Tahrir Square

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With border guards, clean-up crews and hospitals, Iraqi protesters have created a mini-state in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, offering the kinds of services they say their government has failed to [...]

What’s The Secret To Success For Nonviolent Movements? Try Solidarity.

By Rivera Sun, -

There’s a secret to success for nonviolent movements for change: solidarity. Instead of “going it alone,” movements can amplify their message, leverage collective power, and build strength by [...]

For Today’s Youth, The Ability To Make Change Is A Survival Skill

By Rivera Sun, Waging Nonviolence. -

It’s a thing. Parents are hosting protest parties instead of birthday parties. The kids design signs, hold a march with their friends, and do a demonstration for peace, love, kindness or [...]

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Found Guilty On All Counts

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Brunswick, GA – More than 18 months after they snuck onto the site of one of the largest known collections of nuclear weaponry in the world, a jury found the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 guilty of all [...]

Taking Next Steps For Nuclear Abolition

By Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

A recent op-ed in the New York Times suggests the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 message is entering public discourse. The defendants have clarified that the U.S. nuclear weapon arsenal robs resources [...]

Change Agent: Gene Sharp’s Neoliberal Nonviolence

By Marcie Smith, -

Gene Sharp, the “Machiavelli of nonviolence,” has been fairly described as “the most influential American political figure you’ve never heard of.”1 Sharp, who passed away in January 2018, was a [...]

Expanding The Concept And Practice Of Nonviolence

By Mike Yarrow, -

First, let me confess to an itch about the term “nonviolence” – because it connotes a passive absence of violence rather than an affirmative presence of an alternative force for change, which [...]

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

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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, -

“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, -

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, -

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 [...]