Why Activists Need Art To Create Social Change

By James L. Vanhise, Waging Nonviolence. -

“The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible” by Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert compiles knowledge the authors have gleaned from training hundreds of [...]

Resisting The Propaganda Of Status Quo Defenders

First came the new names—Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and others—all added one by one to the long list of tragic, unjustifiable police killings of Black Americans. Then came the [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Interview With Robert ‘Bob’ Scheer Part II

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress On A Hill. -

Okay, let me answer a question that was raised before we got into this and some of the thoughts that Danny, connected with me, how do you get social change? And what is the role of electoral [...]

Meet The Group Making DC Streets Safer Through Do-It-Yourself Urbanism

By Natasha Riddle, Ggwash.org -

The DC Department of Transformation—not to be confused with the District Department of Transportation—is helping cyclists and pedestrians one plunger, or traffic cone, or ad hoc handstand, at a [...]

Will The Real Gene Sharp Please Step Forward?

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In a recent interview with Jacobin, lawyer and political activist Marcie Smith expands on an essay she wrote earlier this year calling Gene Sharp — the late founder of nonviolent theory — “one of [...]

We Must Be Strategic To Win Social Change

By Rivera Sun, Popular Resistance -

We have more power than we think. But we’ve got to go beyond the “protest-petition-call officials-vote” routine. Think outside that box, and you’ll find a world of creative solutions and [...]

When Times Get Dark, We Must Shine Brighter

By David Suzuki, www.davidsuzuki.org -

By David Suzuki for David Suzuki Foundation - Are we entering a new Dark Age? Lately it seems so. News reports are enough to make anyone want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers. But it's [...]

Rise Up: The Game Of People & Power

By Staff, www.store.toolboxfored.org -

By Staff of TESA Collective - Lead a march of thousands of people. Write a protest song that goes viral. Fight for what you believe in. Rise Up is a cooperative board game about building people [...]

Why Social Change Needs To Be A Laughing Matter

By Molly Wallace, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Molly Wallace for Waging Nonviolence - Struggles against human rights abuses or militarism are rarely linked — in thought or discussion — to humor. As serious matters, they deserve serious, [...]

Power, Politics, & Social Change

By G. William Domhoff, www2.ucsc.edu -

By G. William Domhoff for UCSC - Welcome to WhoRulesAmerica.net, a site about how power is distributed and wielded in the United States. It both builds upon and greatly supplements the book Who [...]

10 New Ways Other Countries Are Actually Solving Problems

By Larry Schwartz, www.alternet.org -

By Larry Schwartz for AlterNet - The Presidential candidates have been sounding off for almost two years now, pointing out (or in many cases manufacturing) all of America’s problems, and offering [...]

What Role Were You Born To Play In Social Change?

By George Lakey, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence - Bill Moyer was a street-wise, working class white boy from rowhouse Philadelphia, who — in the turbulence of the 1960s — went to Chicago to work for an [...]

The Rumble From The People Can Work

By Staff, www.blog.nader.org -

By Staff of The Nader Page - If only the people who engage in “road rage” would engage in “corporate rage” when they are harmed by cover-ups or hazardous products and gouging services, aloof [...]

6 Powerful Music Videos That Tackled Pressing Social Issues In 2015

By Samantha Cowan, www.takepart.com -

By Samantha Cowan for Take Part - From Bob Dylan’s “Blowin in the Wind” to Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” musicians have a long history of incorporating protest and social issues into their [...]

11 Ways The World Got Better In 2015

By Angus Hervey, www.independent.co.uk -

By Angus Hervey for The Independent - As 2015 draws to a close, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’d claim that it’s been a good year for the human race. The bad news has been relentless: [...]