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

01.08.2018

Anti-fascists won’t let Germany return to normal after weak verdict in neo-Nazi trial

Anti-fascists won’t let Germany return to normal after weak verdict in neo-Nazi trial

By Hilary Moore and Laura Frey July 13, 2018 Thousands of people took to the streets in Munich and many other cities across Germany on Wednesday to protest the long-awaited verdict in a neo-Nazi terror case. Although the five defendants — affiliated… »

08.07.2018

Why unarmed civilian protection is the best path to sustainable peace

Why unarmed civilian protection is the best path to sustainable peace

By Annie Hewitt July 6, 2018 The first image that often comes to mind when one thinks of peacekeeping, especially within the frame of the United Nations, is that of the blue helmets: armed soldiers gathered from member states who are then strategically deployed in… »

28.06.2018

Calls to abolish ICE grow as encampments multiply across the country

Calls to abolish ICE grow as encampments multiply across the country

By Shane Burley June 27, 2018 It was about 3:30 a.m. on the morning of Monday, June 25 when armed Federal Protective Service officers returned to the Portland, Oregon office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE personnel had not been back since June 19, when protesters… »

11.06.2018

When you have an AR-15 but want a garden hoe

When you have an AR-15 but want a garden hoe

By Julia Travers June 6, 2018 for Yes! Magazine, vía Waging Nonviolence Blacksmiths in Colorado use their anvils to turn guns into gardening tools, reshaping America’s gun culture one strike of the hammer at a time. This is the work of the “Swords to Plows”… »

07.03.2018

Refusing to freeze, NYC public housing residents demand bold action from mayor

Refusing to freeze, NYC public housing residents demand bold action from mayor

By Skanda Kadirgamar Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2018 State of the City address, held on Feb. 13 at Brooklyn’s renowned King’s Theater, was premised on a particularly bold claim. The words “Mayor Bill de Blasio Making New York America’s Fairest Big City” were emblazoned on the marquee so that attendees,… »

24.02.2018

Anti-Fascist Organizing Explodes on US College Campuses

Anti-Fascist Organizing Explodes on US College Campuses

By Shane Burley, On December 13, six members of the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents shared a statement titled “United Against Hate,” showing their opposition to the current negotiations happening between the university and white nationalist Richard Spencer. After a disastrous appearance at the University of Florida at Gainesville,… »

08.02.2018

Remembering Gene Sharp, a Pioneer of People Power

Remembering Gene Sharp, a Pioneer of People Power

Gene Sharp, who passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, was not only a key figure in the development of a whole new field of study devoted to helping people realize their own power, he was a key figure in the lives of so many who found inspiration… »

05.02.2018

Gene Sharp — the lonely scholar who became a nonviolent warrior

Gene Sharp — the lonely scholar who became a nonviolent warrior

By George Lakey February 1, 2018 Once again I rang the bell at the brick row house in East Boston where Gene Sharp lived. When he opened the door I said proudly, “Today I drove here instead of taking the T.” “You drove?” he said in mock horror. “Man, are… »

28.01.2018

Worker cooperatives offer real alternatives to Trump’s retrograde economic vision

Worker cooperatives offer real alternatives to Trump’s retrograde economic vision

By Sarah Aziza January 23, 2018 for Waging Nonviolence Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he’d become “the greatest job president God ever created.” His plan to accomplish this rested on a retrograde economic vision that would “make America great again,” by restoring waning coal… »

23.01.2018

Worker Cooperatives Offer Real Alternatives to Trump’s Retrograde Economic Vision

Worker Cooperatives Offer Real Alternatives to Trump’s Retrograde Economic Vision

By Sarah Aziza Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he’d become “the greatest job president God ever created.” His plan to accomplish this rested on a retrograde economic vision that would “make America great again,” by restoring waning coal and manufacturing jobs, as well as… »

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