When The State Cannot Protect, Civilians Have The Responsibility To Intervene

By Mel Duncan, Waging Nonviolence. -

A few years ago, I was walking in Minneapolis, just a few miles from where George Floyd was murdered, when a panicked, young Native American man ran by me and into the street. Immediately [...]

13 Percent of Environmental Activists Are Killed Worldwide

By Telesur English. -

The Autonomous University of Barcelona's Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) published a study that shows that 13 percent of environmental activists are killed and [...]

White Women Line Up To Form Human Shield To Protect Black Protesters

By Nicole Duncan, The Grio. -

Injustice and discrimination tend to be described in binary terms: good vs. evil, female vs. male, Black vs. White. However, at one of the at least twenty anti-police violence demonstrations [...]

Beating Swords Into Plowshares

By Kathy Kelly, Voices For Creative Nonviolence. -

Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: “They will beat their swords into plowshares     and their spears into pruning [...]

First US Citizen Convicted For Protests At Nuclear Weapons Base In Germany

By John LaForge, Counterpunch. -

A US Air Force veteran of the US war in Vietnam and two other nuclear weapons protesters were found guilty of trespassing and damage to property in Cochem District Court May 11, 2020, as a result [...]

Disobedient Peace As A Form Of Non-Cooperation With Inhumanity

By Peace Science Digest. -

Peace is often viewed as the absence of violence, individuals and groups getting along, and, simply, an orderly life within and between societies. In this view, peace is often thought to be [...]

The Violence Of Non-Violence: Canadian Sanctions Policy In Times Of COVID-19

By Claudia Chaufan and Maria Victor Paez, Orinoco Tribune. -

While there is no shortage of evidence for the economic, social, and health effects of sanctions, both state and nonstate actors – among the latter, many ostensibly averse to the use of military [...]

Here’s Why We Must Decarcerate Now

By Henry Cervantes, Waging Nonviolence. -

My neighborhood in Chicago, “Little Village,” is the single largest jail site in the United States. The Cook County Jail is usually known as a place where violence occurs, like attacks on inmates [...]

COVID-19: Harnessing The Obstructive Power Of Constructive Program

By Phil Wilmot, Nonviolent Conflict. -

Crises bring out the worst and best in people, and they do so on a mass scale. Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have seen plenty of toilet paper hoarding and other selfish [...]

The Choice For Global Nonviolence Is Sharper Than Ever

By Ken Butigan, Pace e Bene. -

Violence—which individuals and whole societies chronically reach for in the hopes of defending themselves, solving their problems or resolving their conflicts—makes no sense in coping with this [...]

Iraq Protesters Form ‘Mini-State’ In Tahrir Square

By Qantara.de. -

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, Wagingnonviolence.org -

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

By Kingsbay Plowshares 7. -

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 [...]