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

How South Africa forced Gandhi to reckon with racism and imperialism

Born 150 years ago, Gandhi’s perceptions about human sensibilities, social power and political truths began their transformation not in India, but South Africa. Mary Elizabeth King October 1, 2019 Born 150 years ago this week, Mohandas K. Gandhi was a…

While Britain’s Parliament is suspended, its arms fair is open for business

In any other week, the world’s largest arms fair would be big news in the United Kingdom, but that hasn’t stopped protesters from disrupting its arrival. Tim Gee September 9, 2019 In any other week, the arrival of the world’s largest…

Women lead struggle to preserve Indian democracy in face of rising Hindu nationalism

With fascism on the rise, Indian women are organizing trainings and campaigns to foster communal harmony and safeguard constitutional rights. Yamuna Matheswaran August 14, 2019 After the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, people across…

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See

This story was first published by Tom Dispatch. By Allegra Harpootlian When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, Americans took to the streets all across the country to protest their instantly endangered rights. Conspicuously absent from the newfound civic…

How to Avert the Impending War on Iran

The military is currently putting the breaks on the drive to war in Iran, says a former colonel and diplomat, but concerned citizens need to step up. By Eric StonerJune 18, 2019 Since coming to power, the Trump administration has…

Vision is finally on the rise in U.S. politics

From grassroots movements to presidential hopefuls, the importance of creating visionary plans for change is no longer being ignored. By George Lakey May 21, 2019 Our country’s political discourse is becoming more interesting. On May 16, Washington governor and presidential candidate…

Anti-occupation coalition grows stronger in the face of Israeli military violence

When diaspora Jews and those living in Israel join with Palestinians, they forge a more powerful and just movement to end the occupation. ~By Rafi Ellenson May 24, 2019 I watched the Israeli Defense Forces throw several stun grenades — one…

One of Europe’s last migrant rescue ships defies political pressure to save lives

By Susan H. Smith At the height of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015, there were 14 migrant rescue ships operated by international humanitarian organizations in the Central Mediterranean Sea. Today, following the ascendance of right-wing governments and draconian measures…

Otpor! leader’s new campaign manual shows strategy is for everyone

Ivan Marovic’s new book on how to plan campaigns is an excellent resource for improving the strategic wisdom of our movements. By Rivera Sun Today in the United States, activists and community members are facing scores of pressing social justice…

What happens when US teens link gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad?

  Students taking part in a March for Our Lives action in Boston, Massachusetts last year. (Flickr/AnubisAbyss) This article was first published by TomDispatch. In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,…

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