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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Bring On Solutionary Rail!

It’s not every day that you run across an idea so elegant, so eminently practical that your jaw literally drops as you stagger beneath the shock of your huge “aha” moment. Solutionary Rail did that for me. Rail experts and long-time activists from Backbone Campaign have struck gold with their well-researched proposal to electrify America’s […]

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