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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: Superglue & Sa...

Nonviolence Toward the Earth Takes Many FormsNonviolence News: April 14-20, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun:This week’s Nonviolence News reminds me that nonviolence comes in a thousand shapes and sizes. As Extinction Rebellion swept the globe this week, so did stories of creative nonviolent action in protection of Mother Earth. An attorney in London superglued herself […]

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 […]

Nonviolence News

March 17-23 Each week, Nonviolence News collects dozens of stories of “nonviolence in action” and re-circulates them to illuminate 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 as opposed to violence.  Editor’s Note […]

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 […]

People Power Revolution in the Philip...

February 25th commemorates the victory of the People-Power Revolution in the Philippines, in which nonviolent civil resistance (people power) overthrew President Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos had been elected in 1965, and again in 1969. When barred from a third term campaign for re-election, he declared martial law, arrested his opposition leaders, and dissolved congress. His primary […]

Not One Penny More to the Rich –...

  When times are bleak and darkness deepens, ancient yearnings of humanity stir in our hearts. We long for the simple things that our ancestors always sought: safety for our families, roofs over our heads, food in our bellies, rest for our weary bodies. In other words, we yearn for the basic human rights have […]

Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolut...

Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution in 1989 —  Campaigners sought to end the Soviet occupation of the country, as well as shifting from communist rule. They wanted to remove the laws of state-mandated censorship and demanded free elections. Just eighteen months before the November nonviolent revolution, Czechoslovakians organized their first public mass demonstration since 1969. Roman Catholic […]

Know Your Nonviolent History: Fannie ...

Know Your Nonviolent History: Fannie Lou Hamer

[ Photo Credit: By Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report Magazine; Restored by Adam Cuerden – Public Domain[/caption] Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer was born on October 6th, 1917, in Mississippi, and lived under the harsh reality of the Jim Crow South. Through years of courage and challenge, she became a legendary […]

Thrown Under the Automated Bus

Thrown Under the Automated Bus

Automation isn’t coming. It’s here. At the airport, the public library, the grocery store, and dozens of other places, touch screens are rapidly replacing human bodies, especially in basic service industry positions. In a time when service industry jobs represent 80 percent of all employment in the United States, and when a presidential report on […]

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