Waging Nonviolence

Waging Nonviolence

WagingNonviolence.org is a blog site which focuses on the use of nonviolent methods—from strikes and mass protests to art and reflection—by people around the world every day in their struggles for justice, often under the most difficult of circumstances. Waging Nonviolence is a source for news, analysis, and original reporting about the practice of nonviolence, as well as for discussion of the theory behind it. wagingnonviolence.org

02.08.2017

Coalition paves way for Palestinian homecoming after 20-year displacement

Coalition paves way for Palestinian homecoming after 20-year displacement

By Jim Haber A new project in the rural hills of the West Bank, called Sumud: Freedom Camp, is the latest sign of a resurgence of strategic, nonviolent organizing in Palestine that is creating strong bonds between Palestinians and Jewish activists from Israel and… »

11.06.2017

Nationwide protests oppose ‘anti-conspiracy’ bill, as Japan moves to remilitarize

Nationwide protests oppose ‘anti-conspiracy’ bill, as Japan moves to remilitarize

By Lisa Torio June 8, 2017 for Waging Nonviolence Since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “anti-conspiracy” bill entered the upper house of parliament in early April, thousands of people across the country have taken to the streets in protest. Demonstrations against the… »

03.06.2017

What will it take to ban the bomb?

What will it take to ban the bomb?

By Frida Berrigan When I was a young teenager, I would venture down to the basement where my father had his desk. He’d be plugging away at letter writing, or working on a talk or article. I’d wait quietly by his side for a few minutes before interrupting him to… »

23.05.2017

Martin Luther King’s lessons on negotiation from the successful Birmingham campaign

Martin Luther King’s lessons on negotiation from the successful Birmingham campaign

By Brandon Jacobsen May 8, 2017 The anti-Trump resistance movement has been effective in its nascent stage, utilizing public protests to signal opposition to the president’s plans. In taking to the streets, airports and congressional town hall meetings, the resistance has had a decisive… »

15.03.2017

Japan detains movement leader to silence struggle against U.S. military bases

Japan detains movement leader to silence struggle against U.S. military bases

By Michael Caster On October 17, Hiroji Yamashiro was arrested for cutting a wire fence at a protest against a U.S. military base in Okinawa. He has been held in detention ever since. Yamashiro, the chairman of the Okinawa Peace Movement Center, has been a fixture of the nonviolent opposition… »

16.11.2016

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Nestled amid the Andean mountains, Cuenca — Ecuador’s third largest city — has long been known for its bounteous sources of fresh water. This is thanks to its privileged location within the Maziso del Cajas, a newly declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, over the last decade, its underlying gold… »

28.10.2016

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence About 100 Danes, young and old, stood outside Copenhagen City Court in the chilly seaside winds last Tuesday to show their solidarity with four activists alleged to have illegally assisted refugees in their trek across the waters… »

10.09.2016

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert Students in central Bosnia and Herzegovina return to school this week, but not with the usual nerves that accompany back-to-school season. This year, high school students in the small, medieval city of Jajce are returning with a newfound sense of purpose… »

27.08.2016

French court deals blow to ‘burkini ban’ following widespread protest

By Sarah Aziza France’s “burkini ban” was dealt a blow today as the French high court overturned the controversial rule in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet. The decision came after a groundswell of protest in response to images of French police patrolling beaches… »

08.08.2016

Wave of occupations marks step forward for Black Lives Matter

Wave of occupations marks step forward for Black Lives Matter

By Ashoka Jegroo August 8, 2016 Activists in New York City seeking to defund the police have successfully occupied City Hall Park for a week and seen one of their demands met with the resignation of Commissioner Bill Bratton. While blocking roads and highways… »

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