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Nonviolence News: People and Planet A...

Nonviolence News: People and Planet Are Worth More Than Gold

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun This week’s Nonviolence News is packed with stories about people redefining what’s important in our world. A fleet of cruise ships has been coming to the rescue in the Bahamas, eschewing luxury trips for helping people. The Seminole Tribe has been airlifting drinking water to Bahamas for nearly a week. It seems […]

Nonviolence News: Algerians Push Forw...

Nonviolence News: Algerians Push Forward For Change

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun In this week’s Nonviolence News, we share an unexpected side effect of nonviolent revolution: Armenia is seeing its diaspora return following last year’s uprising. Meanwhile, the Algerians continue pushing forward in their 29th straight week of protests. After ousting their decades-long president and clearing out numerous offices, they now won’t let the […]

Nonviolence News: Mexico’s Glit...

Nonviolence News: Mexico’s Glitter Revolution & Reading Beyond Headlines

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun When you’re scanning Nonviolence News, what should you look for?  With 30-50 stories each week, we can watch brewing trends, rising campaigns, and get a bird’s eye view of nonviolence in our world today. Nonviolence News’ weekly round-up offers us not just individual headlines, but a chance to see nonviolence […]

Sparking Change: How Movements Pass O...

Change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Resistance is a continuum. Nonviolent movements arise amidst the efforts of many other struggles. The knowledge of how to organize for change is a global legacy passed between movements and generations of activists through lineages of inspiration that stretch through hundreds of years. (The first recorded strike happened in […]

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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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