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Nonviolence News: A Record-Breaking Y...

May 11-18, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: By the numbers, Nonviolence News covers stories that involve millions of people. Civil disobedience arrests are happening by the dozens. Demonstrations involve thousands. Strikes include hundreds of thousands. This week alone, Nonviolence News is covering stories about 100-200,000 French protesters, 300,000 teachers on strike in Poland, thousands […]

Nonviolence News: Celebrities, Art, a...

From Resistance Lit to the Attenborough EffectNonviolence News: May 11th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun:In this week’s Nonviolence News, star power is having an impact. Hollywood organized a boycott of Brunei hotels in protest of their death penalty for gay sex laws – which were backed away from this week. Meanwhile, three film and television […]

Nonviolence News: Paddle-Outs & ...

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun:This week’s Nonviolence News illuminates how nonviolence unleashes both our power and our immense creativity in making change. In Australia, surfers are holding “paddle-outs” to protect a beach from oil drilling. In Zimbabwe, people are planting tall grass in potholes to call for political accountability. You’ll find an article in the Nonviolent […]

Nonviolence News: 31,000 Stop & ...

What can nonviolence do for you? Nonviolence News: April 21-27, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun:This week’s Nonviolence News contains some stunning victories. Nurses strikes are on the rise globally, representing important international effort for both access to affordable healthcare and fair working conditions for nurses. Stop & Shop workers won a tentative deal and went back […]

Nonviolence News

March 17-23 Each week, Nonviolence News collects dozens of stories of “nonviolence in action” and re-circulates them to illuminate the scale and scope of how nonviolence is actively shaping our world.These stories reflect nonviolent action and nonviolent practices, including constructive programs, alternative institutions, and policies rooted in structural/systemic nonviolence as opposed to violence.  Editor’s Note […]

Nonviolence News: March 9-16

Every week, I collect true stories of nonviolence in action. Once again, this week’s round-up is full of inspiration. Once again, I’ve collected 50+ stories. My highlights include the student climate strikes (look at the photos – wow) and the creative action section. Inequality.org reports that Marie Antoinette has apparently resurrected and is moving to […]

Going Horizontal: Written for Workpla...

Going Horizontal: Written for Workplaces, Perfect for Activists

A Review by Rivera Sun The Occupy Movement ignited popular awareness of “horizontal” concepts, yet many years have passed and few movements – and even fewer organizations – have really figured out how to embody those ideas. Samantha Slade’s new book, Going Horizontal, offers practical tools and tangible practices for all of us seeking to […]

The End of the NRA: Biz Mags Tell Act...

The End of the NRA: Biz Mags Tell Activists “The Strategy Is Working”

Good news for humanity: the NRA is weakening. The gun-lobbying group is in “deep financial trouble,” Fortune Magazine reported, and warns that the NRA may not be able to keep going. “The group says it is under such financial distress because New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has convinced a number of financial service providers, banks, […]

8 Awesome Lessons from the Entreprene...

I recently left the country (for a weekend) and joined an international group of feminists of all genders at the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum (EFF) in Toronto. I had been invited to offer a workshop on the tools and strategies activists use to make change. When I first heard about this group (not knowing anything about […]

Rivera Sun’s Murmuration Exerci...

Rivera Sun’s Murmuration Exercise for Leaderful Organizing

Murmuration Exercise Adapted for movements and organizations by Rivera Sun Please use and share, but please let participants know where it comes from so a sense of lineage and longevity is built through our movements. Thank you. History: I first learned this exercise as a group improvisational dance structure at Bennington College with Dance Professor […]

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