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Nonviolence News: Algerians Push Forw...

Nonviolence News: Algerians Push Forward For Change

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun In this week’s Nonviolence News, we share an unexpected side effect of nonviolent revolution: Armenia is seeing its diaspora return following last year’s uprising. Meanwhile, the Algerians continue pushing forward in their 29th straight week of protests. After ousting their decades-long president and clearing out numerous offices, they now won’t let the […]

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: 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 […]

Nonviolence News: March 31- April 6

Solutionary Visions & Bold Actions Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: This week’s Nonviolence News is bursting at the seams with new campaigns and bold actions. It also has an exciting collection of reflective articles that offer insight into what “works”. See the Constructive Programs section for solutions; check out the Knowledge & Reflection section for 10 pieces with […]

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, […]

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 […]

Censorship: the Death Knell of Democr...

An essay of the Man From the Northby Rivera Sun Censorship is the foe of freedom. It comes in many forms. The choking grip of control silences dissent. The bullhorns of propaganda blare out lies and fictions of consent. The maddened clench of greed stifles outlets for a diversity of expression, creativity, opportunity, and invention. […]

Polite and Apolitical? Repression By ...

An Essay of the Man from the Northby Rivera Sun There are those who would have us fold up our banners and take down our protest signs. They urge us to be reasonable and polite. They expect us to cram our dissent into narrow boxes of occasional grumbling comments and take our frustration out at […]

Julia Butterfly Hill

On December 10th, 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill ascended into the upper branches of a 180-foot tall, 1000+ year old redwood tree in Humboldt County, California. She would not come down for 738 days. For over two years, despite dangerous conditions and much hardship, she maintained a tree-sit that ultimately resulted in saving the old growth […]

Night of Terror

November 14th, 1917, is known as the “Night of Terror”. During the women’s suffrage movement, thirty-three nonviolent demonstrators were sent back to prison for participating in the Silent Sentinel protests in front of the White House. They had all served time before, experiencing the horrible conditions of the workhouse. In his book, “Nonviolent Lives“, Ken […]

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