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Nuru and the Little Park

This story by Rivera Sun is part of a 5-story series on climate solutions commissioned by Metta Center for Nonviolence. Find out more, watch an animated film, and find a lesson plan for students ages 11-18 here. A worthless patch of wasteland. That’s what the developers called it. They promised to transform the empty lot […]

Nonviolence News: Algerians Push Forward...

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: Being Water In A World...

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In a world on fire, we are the water putting out the flames of war, hatred, violence, racism, sexism, and other injustices. The fires in the Amazon – set off by clear cutting for cattle and palm oil plantations – have sparked a global outpouring of protest at Brazilian embassies […]

Turning the Titanic: Belfast Shipyard Wo...

Turning the Titanic: Belfast Shipyard Workers Want to Build Windmills

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: Each week, I read hundreds of articles and survey close to a thousand headlines in search of the stories I feature in Nonviolence News. Finding these reports bolsters my heart.  In New Zealand, 10,000 weapons have been turned in through a buy-back program after the Christchurch massacre.  In Brazil, Indigenous women […]

Against All Odds, We Rise & Resist

Against All Odds, We Rise & Resist

From Qatar to Honduras, People Take Action.Nonviolence News: Aug 10th, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In Nonviolence News this week, you’ll find some powerful stories.  Thirteen victories, large and small, show how change is being made step-by-step. Georgians, Russians, Hondurans, migrant workers in Qatar, and Irish and British airport workers are all striving for […]

From Single Protesters to Global Solidar...

From Single Protesters to Global Solidarity

How the power of one multiplies into people power.Nonviolence News: Aug 3rd, 2019 Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: In this week’s Nonviolence News, you’ll find stories of people taking action at every scope and size. When the courage of one becomes the actions of hundreds, thousands, and millions of us, our efforts add up into significant change. Only one […]

Nonviolence News: Puerto Rico Ousts Gove...

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun: Highlights of Nonviolence News this week: Puerto Rico successfully forced their governor to resign. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, USA, migrant justice activists scored a major victory: stopping Fort Sill from serving as a child detention center.  Icelandic scientists issued an eulogy for a melted glacier destroyed by climate change. Australian artists have sent 1,400 […]