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Tapping Into People Power

Tapping Into People Power

by Rivera Sun, Editor of Nonviolence News In times like this, many of us feel powerless to do anything about the political, social, and environmental injustices we face. But, power is everywhere. Like sunlight and solar panels, it’s a question of tapping into it. Accustomed to the top-down power of presidents and CEOs, most of […]

Turning the Titanic: Belfast Shipyard...

Turning the Titanic: Belfast Shipyard Workers Want to Build Windmills

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: Each week, I read hundreds of articles and survey close to a thousand headlines in search of the stories I feature in Nonviolence News. Finding these reports bolsters my heart.  In New Zealand, 10,000 weapons have been turned in through a buy-back program after the Christchurch massacre.  In Brazil, Indigenous women […]

Against All Odds, We Rise & Resi...

Against All Odds, We Rise & Resist

From Qatar to Honduras, People Take Action.Nonviolence News: Aug 10th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In Nonviolence News this week, you’ll find some powerful stories.  Thirteen victories, large and small, show how change is being made step-by-step. Georgians, Russians, Hondurans, migrant workers in Qatar, and Irish and British airport workers are all striving for […]

From Single Protesters to Global Soli...

From Single Protesters to Global Solidarity

How the power of one multiplies into people power.Nonviolence News: Aug 3rd, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In this week’s Nonviolence News, you’ll find stories of people taking action at every scope and size. When the courage of one becomes the actions of hundreds, thousands, and millions of us, our efforts add up into significant change. Only one […]

Nonviolence News: Puerto Rico Ousts G...

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: Highlights of Nonviolence News this week: Puerto Rico successfully forced their governor to resign. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, USA, migrant justice activists scored a major victory: stopping Fort Sill from serving as a child detention center.  Icelandic scientists issued an eulogy for a melted glacier destroyed by climate change. Australian artists have sent 1,400 […]

Nonviolence News: From Algeria to Ecu...

Nonviolence News: From Algeria to Ecuador, Sudan to Pakistan

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In this week’s Nonviolence News, you’ll find stories from around the world. People on every continent are rising up for human rights, political freedoms, and environmental protection. Many of them are using nonviolent action in the global quest for rights and justice. Here are some of there recent stories: Indigenous Hawai’ians blockade the construction […]

Nonviolence News: #CloseTheCamps R...

July 13th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In this week’s Nonviolence News, you’ll find stories about how nonviolent action kept libraries from closing in the UK, saved Madrid’s low emission zone law, launched a #metoo movement in Armenia, planted 66 million trees in half a day in India, and turned a night highway road construction […]

Nonviolence News: Inspiring Action

July 6th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In this week’s Nonviolence News, you’ll find ten heartening victories! The migrant rescue ship captain in Italy was released this week when a judge ruled that she was not breaking the law. On the heels of that announcement, a second migrant rescue ship challenged the Italian right-wing interior minister by […]

Nonviolence News: For the Love of the...

June 29th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In this week’s Nonviolence News, Europeans are rising up for climate justice. Pashtuns are protesting Pakistan’s war crimes. Czechs are demonstrating against their prime minister. In the United States, reports on the horrific conditions in migrant detention centers – particularly for children – have millions in an uproar. New York City […]

Nonviolence News: Knowledge is Power

How much can you learn from this week’s news?Nonviolence News: June 23th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: This week’s Nonviolence News includes a robust “Knowledge and Reflection” section. These stories reflect the booming field of study around nonviolence.  Scholars, activists, journalists, researchers, and movement trainers have been churning out articles that help us understand how […]

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