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Dance the Body Possible

Every fifteen minutes, I leave my work behind and dance. For five minutes, I move, stretch, spiral, spin. I shake my body free of the tensions of typing and the linear quality of online work. I release the news, the calls-to-actions, the cries of human suffering. I leave it all behind and dance. Like a snake shedding skin, the world falls aw [...]

Rivera Sun Videos on Nonviolent Actio...

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Rivera Sun shares these short ‘n sweet video clips, each presenting a single thought on strategy for nonviolent movements. Enjoy, and find all of Rivera Sun’s videos on Youtube.     Above: Rivera Sun, author of The Dandelion Insurrection, discusses one of the concepts from strategic nonviolent struggle that helped her c [...]

New Release! Skylandia: Farm Poetry f...

Dear Friends, Life is full of surprises . . . including this unexpected, delightful new volume of poetry: Skylandia!  As we eagerly approached the much-anticipated release of Billionaire Buddha, we had an opportunity to feature an afterword from a much-respected researcher and policy advocate in the field of wealth and income inequality. In [...]

Revolution’s Matchstick Catches...

Dear Friends, As you know, I am the author of a delightful little piece of fiction, The Dandelion Insurrection, which is winning friends across the nation. It is an eerily prophetic story, one which posited a mass surveillance system in a United States “just around the corner of today” months before our friend Snowden told us the [...]

Alligators & Nonviolent Action &...

Rivera Sun greets the Gulf in St. Petersburg, FL
Rivera Sun spots her first-ever alligator! Gainesville, FL Author/activist Rivera Sun kicked-off her 40 city speaking tour by traveling through Florida for ten days, teaching nonviolence workshops, speaking about Campaign Nonviolence and building a culture of active nonviolence, connecting with local organizers, and reading from her novel, Th [...]

Author Rivera Sun Spreads the Seeds o...

Rivera Sun, author of The Dandelion Insurrection
Rivera Sun at a workshop and reading on the Dandelion Insurrection and nonviolent action. Author/Activist Rivera Sun visits Gainesville, Florida on Feb 3rd, 2015, speaking about “Love In Action For the Times We’re In” at the Civic Media Center at 7pm. Suggested donation $3-5. Cosponsored by the River Phoenix Center for Peace [...]

Rivera Sun – New Year’s R...

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The Earthship on the Taos Mesa in the Snow This year, I’m making resolutions. I rarely do, but 2015 seems to be throwing the mantle down at my feet. It’s time to organize, mobilize, and strengthen ourselves and our communities for a time of immense change. 2014 showed us what flexing our people-power might look like. Imagine if 11 [...]

“I’ve got sweaters … what...

Rivera Sun harvesting potatoes in New Mexico. One year, my relatives gave me a cow for Christmas … not a real cow – a Project Heifer Cow. As a kid, I’ll admit to scratching my head over that one, but, now that I’m an adult who has outgrown pink foot pajamas, dolls, and toys, gifts for social change make me really excited! I [...]

Cuts To The Heart: Schenwar’s B...

Locked Down, Locked Out is a must-read!
Locked Down, Locked Out is a must-read! Locked Down, Locked Out, Truthout Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar’s nonfiction book on mass incarceration arrived in the mail last week. I opened the first page and did not stop reading until the very last word. From the moment my eyes made contact with Schenwar’s gripping confession of her co [...]

Upcoming Adventures in the Works R...

Luigi studies The Dandelion Insurrection. Thanks to Carol Ranellone of Taos, NM.
Luigi studies The Dandelion Insurrection. Thanks to Carol Ranellone of Taos, NM. Workshops, speaking tours, and The Dandelion Insurrection Study Guide . . . it is an exciting time as several long-anticipated projects begin to emerge into the world. Rivera Sun is scheduling a West Coast, East Coast, and Rocky Mountain Tour for Spring 2015. Whi [...]