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Nonviolence News: Inspiring Action

July 6th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In this week’s Nonviolence News, you’ll find ten heartening victories! The migrant rescue ship captain in Italy was released this week when a judge ruled that she was not breaking the law. On the heels of that announcement, a second migrant rescue ship challenged the Italian right-wing interior minister by […]

Nonviolence News: Superglue & Salamander

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 […]

Sanctuary For Refugees: André Trocmé and

Sanctuary For Refugees: André Trocmé and Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

(This essay was originally part of a longer essay addressing five stories of nonviolent resistance to the Nazis and the parallels that can be applied to current events in the United States.)  Recent comments by US politicians have left many troubled, worried about a replay of Nazi-era Germany here in the United States. The specter […]

Cacerolazo: Pots and Pans Protest

Know Your Nonviolent History (You’re Gonna Need It) According to Wikipedia: “A cacerolazo, cacerolada, or casserole is a form of popular protest practiced in certain Spanish-speaking countries – in particular Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Cuba, Spain – and more recently English and French-speaking countries, most notably Québec, as well as in Turkey during the […]

Growing A Culture of Nonviolence!

Recent Talks & Travels Along the West Coast Last week, I traveled the West Coast, speaking at several events and offering a few workshops on nonviolent change. With former-CIA intelligence analyst (turned anti-nuke activist) Elizabeth Murray and anti-drone, peace activist Sr. Megan Rice, I spoke about US imperialism and militarism, and the need for pro-democracy […]

Revolution’s Matchstick Catches Fire . .

Dear Friends, As you know, I am the author of a delightful little piece of fiction, The Dandelion Insurrection, which is winning friends across the nation. It is an eerily prophetic story, one which posited a mass surveillance system in a United States “just around the corner of today” months before our friend Snowden told […]