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

15.10.2017

Lessons from the front lines of anti-colonial pipeline resistance

Lessons from the front lines of anti-colonial pipeline resistance

By James Rowe and Mike Simpson The Standing Rock standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline was a reminder that colonization, and resistance to it, both exist in the present tense. Fossil fuel pipelines that despoil indigenous lands and waters have become… »

18.09.2017

Broad coalition escalates campaign against London arms fair

Broad coalition escalates campaign against London arms fair

By ANDREW METHEVEN In London, thousands of protesters have been taking direct action to shut down one of the world’s biggest arms fairs. The Defence and Security Equipment International, or DSEI, opened on Sept. 12, but the exhibition center where it is held was repeatedly blockaded during the week before it… »

10.09.2017

Mass mobilization stopped nuclear war before and it can again

Mass mobilization stopped nuclear war before and it can again

By Duncan Meisel, September 5, 2017. for Waging Nonviolence The Trump administration is reviving the threat of nuclear war in a way that no other U.S. presidency has done since the Cold War. Bertran Russel leading an antinuclear protest in 1961 While the… »

29.08.2017

Why Nazis are so afraid of these clowns

Why Nazis are so afraid of these clowns

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert August 25, 2017 Trolls chanted in the streets the day of a planned neo-Nazi rally in the small ski town of Whitefish, Montana earlier this year. But they were not the trolls that residents had been expecting — namely, white supremacists… »

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… »

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