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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: 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: 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 […]

Strategy Is For Everyone – And ...

A Review by Rivera Sun “When everyone knows how to plan, you start to get strategic behavior.” These words from Ivan Marovic serve as my mantra as I facilitate trainings in strategy for nonviolent campaigns. When I met Marovic at the James Lawson Institute in 2014, he impressed upon me that everyone should understand strategy, […]

The Tools of Nonviolent Struggle Shou...

An Essay of the Man From the North by Rivera Sun The tools of nonviolent action and the skills of struggle are as vital to these times as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Training to use them is as essential as learning how to use a computer. The ability to boycott and strike is as important […]

The End of the NRA: Biz Mags Tell Act...

The End of the NRA: Biz Mags Tell Activists “The Strategy Is Working”

Good news for humanity: the NRA is weakening. The gun-lobbying group is in “deep financial trouble,” Fortune Magazine reported, and warns that the NRA may not be able to keep going. “The group says it is under such financial distress because New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has convinced a number of financial service providers, banks, […]

Overthrow the Corporate Overlords

Overthrow the Corporate Overlords

If you like being a peon, a serf, or a slave, by all means, continue on with business-as-usual. Your corporate overlords are delighted to exploit you. They’re thrilled at the prospect of profiting off your descendants for all eternity. But their hourglass is running out of sand. The planet’s ecosystems are collapsing. We will not […]

Think Outside the Protest Box

Protest. Petition. Call your senators. Nothing changes, right? No matter how large our demonstrations get, no matter how many millions of people write and petition politicians, no matter how many people get arrested in front of the White House or at our state capitols, it seems that our (supposedly) elected officials keep turning a blind […]

Shifting Systems with Nonviolent Stra...

The secret to successful nonviolent struggle lies in understanding strategy and systems. All systems require participation and resources to survive. Deny those things, and the system will wither away . . . or concede to meet your demands. Strategy can be that simple. Cut off the water and the plants will die. Block all other […]

Blockade the Gangplanks on the Titani...

An Essay of the Man From the Northby Rivera Sun Blockade the gangplanks of the Titanic! Shut down the boilers of the ship! Storm the stairs from steerage and seize the wheel! We have passed the point where token victories, small handouts, and crumbs from banquet tables will help us. We have struck too many […]

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