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Nonviolence News: Hong Kong’s S...

Plus: Plastic Bags & No Flying Movements Grow June 15th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: This week’s Nonviolence News features a new iconic image of nonviolence. The “Shield Girl” photo comes out of Hong Kong’s recent mass protests against the Extradition Law (to mainland China). A few weeks ago, we shared this story of 53 powerful […]

Nonviolence News: Courage in the Face...

June 8th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: This week’s Nonviolence News contains several heart-wrenching stories about the ways that those who oppose your movement’s goals can arrest, injure, and even kill your supporters. It’s a prevalent myth that  using nonviolence means your opponents will use it, too. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Research shows that every movement that […]

Creative + Strategic = Effective Move...

by Rivera Sun, Editor of Nonviolence News If you want to make change, think outside the protest box. It’s easy to get hung up on protests. We’ve heard about them, they’re highly visible, and they’re relatively easy to pull off. The problem with protests is that – all too often – they’re easily ignored. Creativity […]

Nonviolence News: The Student Climate...

Nonviolence News: June 1, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: Often times, we ask ourselves: are we really making a difference? Does nonviolence “work”? Did anything actually change? The short – and long – answer is YES! In this week’s Nonviolence News, several stories highlight both small and significant changes that have come about because […]

Nonviolence News: Underground Strikes...

May 25th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: This week’s Nonviolence News is a stunning reminder of the extraordinary diversity of what we call “nonviolence”. In Taiwan, a man nicknamed “Rainbow Grandpa” saved a village from being bulldozed for high rise development by painting every single building with murals. In Italy, dock workers refused to […]

The Bottom Line: Go For The Money

by Rivera Sun It’s rare to hear business magazines admit the power of nonviolent action. As the editor of Nonviolence News, a service that collects and shares 30-50+ stories of nonviolence in action each week, I often see business journals minimizing the effect of activism. Usually, industry tries to conceal the impact nonviolent action has on […]

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 […]

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