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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: 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 […]

The Century of Nonviolence & Two...

Nonviolence News: April 7-13, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun:  This week’s Nonviolence News is celebrating how Algeria and Sudan toppled their dictators amidst massive protests. In Sudan, “The Woman in White” captured worldwide media attention . . . but their movement isn’t over yet. Pro-democracy organizers are pushing for an immediate democratic transition rather than the military […]

A Revolution of Democracy

A Revolution of Democracy

An Essay of the Man from the Northby Rivera Sun What do we do when we finally understand that the elections really are stolen? Or rigged? Or thrust out of our reach by the manipulations of rich and powerful people? Corrupted by corporations? How long does it take before we call the bluff? Another disappointing […]

The Time Is Up; The Time Is Now

The Time Is Up; The Time Is Now

An Essay of the Man From the Northby Rivera Sun The time is up. The time is now. Gather the people to do the work: the healing, transformative, deepening work of building community, solutions, understanding, skills, knowledge, and hope. You must be the one to make a change, to step out of the rutted tracks […]

Protect the Net!

Stop Crony Capitalism: Protect the Net! by Rivera Sun Pretty soon, we’ll all be paying a whole lot more money for Internet service. A few days ago the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality went into effect. If nothing is done, it easy to see the handwriting on the wall. After a waiting period of no […]

Button Pushing Moments

by Rivera Sun A few weeks ago, my mother and I sat down at a shared table in a popular and crowded restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our brunch partners were total strangers. As the husband and wife introduced themselves as US Air Force veterans, my mother shot me a look. The last time […]

This Machine Fights Climate Change

This is a photo of my electric hot plate stove. Years ago, when I moved to this house, my friends were working to stop fracking in the nearby county. In solidarity, I turned off our natural gas stove and bought a hot plate, paying a little extra each month for the wind power option available […]

You the Great!

You the Great!

“A voice of one is better than the voice of none.”  This sentence sums up much of my approach to speaking truth, demonstrating, and showing up. I’m not waiting for the crowd, for the great leader, or for the glorious revolution. I want to speak up, show up, stand up. I don’t care if I’m the […]

10 Things To Know About Nonviolent St...

10 Things To Know About Nonviolent Struggle

Nonviolent struggle is on the rise globally. Neither passive, nor inaction, this powerful way of working for change is proving Gandhi’s audacious claim that “nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind” to be correct. Here are ten things you should know about nonviolent struggle and how it works. 1. Nonviolent action is […]

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