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

16.01.2019

How the yellow vests are reinventing French politics

How the yellow vests are reinventing French politics

Last weekend, 50,000 people flooded the streets of France for the first protest of 2019 organized by the yellow vests, or gilets jaunes. This protest is a continuation of a national movement for economic justice that has shaken the country since November. While mainstream French and international media have largely characterized… »

07.01.2019

Street vending is legal in Los Angeles after a decade of organizing

Street vending is legal in Los Angeles after a decade of organizing

By Adolf Alzuphar and Ivy Beach Street vending was legalized in Los Angeles on Jan. 1, marking an important victory for economic and immigrant justice in the city. This comes after statewide decriminalization through the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act, or SB946, signed into law in September 2018 by Gov. Jerry… »

15.12.2018

#MeToo movement honored at Disobedience Award celebrating the power of women

#MeToo movement honored at Disobedience Award celebrating the power of women

On Nov. 30, the MIT Media Lab hosted its second annual Disobedience Award presentation. It was a celebration of individuals who defied the law in conscientious efforts to promote justice in the areas of gender equity, immigration rights, economic fairness and environmental well-being. There were three winners, five finalists and… »

15.11.2018

Lessons on Building Democracy after Nonviolent Revolutions

Lessons on Building Democracy after Nonviolent Revolutions

By Jonathan Pinckney In 2011, Egypt began a political transition following a nonviolent revolution. There was tremendous optimism both from within the country and abroad that the transition was likely to lead to a democratic outcome. In 2014, Burkina Faso also began a political transition after a nonviolent revolution overthrew longtime… »

16.09.2018

How Afghanistan’s peace movement is winning hearts and minds

How Afghanistan’s peace movement is winning hearts and minds

By Roshni Kapur September 13, 2018 In May 2018, a group of seven Afghans in the mostly Taliban controlled province of Helmand set off on a more than 370-mile peace journey to the capital city, Kabul, sparking a nationwide movement. Residents of Helmand have been paying… »

11.09.2018

Undocumented immigrants plan statewide halt, escalating campaign for driver’s licenses in New Jersey

Undocumented immigrants plan statewide halt, escalating campaign for driver’s licenses in New Jersey

By Catalina Adorno After 15 years of calling and lobbying state legislators to no avail, undocumented immigrants in New Jersey are coming together to launch a new campaign for driver’s licenses — this time with a unique twist. On Sept. 17, hundreds will participate in an act they are calling… »

09.09.2018

Ugandan farmers emerge victorious after monthlong occupation of UN office

Ugandan farmers emerge victorious after monthlong occupation of UN office

By Phil Wilmot, August 28, 2018 After 37 days of occupying a United Nations office in Gulu, Uganda, 234 farmers, youth, mothers with young babies and elderly men packed their gear into trucks and returned to their homes in Apaa — an area of rich farmland… »

05.09.2018

David McReynolds modeled a life of building peace and living without apology

David McReynolds modeled a life of building peace and living without apology

By Frida Berrigan I met David McReynolds when I was still a searching young adult, unsure of how to square my radical upbringing and inherited principles with being a grown up who had bills to pay and stars to catch in New York City. I started coming to War Resisters… »

02.09.2018

#MeToo campaign for Sudanese teen highlights the need to end Western saviorism

#MeToo campaign for Sudanese teen highlights the need to end Western saviorism

By Erin Mazursky On June 27, Sudanese activists and the global human rights community declared victory when a 19-year old Sudanese woman, Noura Hussein, was spared the death penalty. She was instead sentenced to a five-year prison sentence for murdering her husband… »

11.08.2018

How international travel is changing the narrative on violence in Chicago

How international travel is changing the narrative on violence in Chicago

By Henry Cervantes August 10, 2018 When one sees Chicago in headlines, violent images — particularly those involving African American and Latino youth — often come to mind. The city’s segregated neighborhoods, like Austin, Englewood, North Lawndale, Garfield Park and Little Village, are predominantly black and… »

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