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Nonviolence News

Each week, Nonviolence News brings 30-50 stories of “nonviolence in action” to readers, illuminating 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. Nonviolence News is a sister project to Nonviolence Now.

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Nonviolence News: May 12-18th By the numbers, Nonviolence News covers stories that involve millions of people. This week alone, Nonviolence News contains stories about 100-200,000 French protesters, 300,000 teachers on strike in Poland, thousands of Uber drivers striking while hundreds shut-down the street in front of company headquarters. We also have articles sharing hard-won lessons from three recent revolutions: Algeria, Sudan, and Catalonia’s (still underway) independence movement.  Read more >>

Nonviolence News: May 5-11th 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 production companies pulled out of Georgia (which  makes billions from the industry) in protest of their anti-abortion laws. Queen’s guitarist has issued a call for a new “Live-Aid Concert” to fight climate change. And, a new environmental “effect” has been identified called the “Attenborough Effect”. Read more >>

Nonviolence News: April 28-May 4th 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. Read more >>

Nonviolence News: April 22-27 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 to work with better wages and benefits. The Sudan Uprising continues its effort to ensure a democratic transition instead of military control. They are holding mass singing demonstrations with the slogan, “instead of a rifle, bring a violin”. Read more >>

Nonviolence News: April 14-21 This week in Nonviolence News, Extinction Rebellion shines center stage … along with salamander crossings shutting down major roads and an activist superglueing herself to Shell HQ in London. Read more >>

Nonviolence News: April 7-13 This week’s Nonviolence News is celebrating how Algeria and Sudan toppled their dictators amidst massive protests. You’ll also find stories of victories and on-going actions for an amazing broad range of issues. Tech workers are organizing to halt AI ethics violations and rein in the surveillance state. Mongolian herders stopped a corporate behemoth from stealing their land. Gamers are upending industry conferences as they organize for a union. Stop & Shop grocery workers are on strike in the northeast United States. Read more >>

Nonviolence News: March 31- April 6 This week’s Nonviolence News is bursting at the seams with new campaigns and bold actions. What’s my favorite bit of news this week? A new report shows that in 2018 labor struggles, there were 21 major work stoppages involving 485,000 workers, compared with 25,000 in 2017. Nonviolent action is on the rise … and that’s a good thing.  Read more >>

Nonviolence News: March 24-30
This week’s Nonviolence News contains a stunning 63 stories from 54 different news sources. Fourteen victories swept the movement of movements, including some unexpected successes. And that’s just for starters. Enjoy this week’s Nonviolence News … and share it with a friend.

Nonviolence News: March 17-23
Yet another 50+ story week! That makes close to 200 different uses of nonviolence in the past month. I’ve always had a sense that people are using nonviolent action far more frequently than even nonviolence advocates like us suspect. Keeping track of the stories through Nonviolence News each week proves it. If we can make visible to more people how staggeringly robust the uses of nonviolence are in our world, it would go a long way to building the credible track record of nonviolence in the eyes of the general public. Read more.

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 Capitol Hill (of course). As always, even this round-up is not an exhaustive list. “The world is made of stories,” said Muriel Ruskeyer. And our world is full of nonviolence in action. Read more.

Nonviolence News: March 3-8
This weekly round-up illuminates how often nonviolence is used in large and small ways by ordinary, extraordinary people all around the world . . . and in our own communities. It can be reposted with a link back to the original posting. This week’s round-up includes Women’s Day highlights, gun control victories, eight stories of global campaigns, and more! Read more.

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