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

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… »

24.12.2017

Youth mobilization challenges election fraud in Honduras

Youth mobilization challenges election fraud in Honduras

By Jeff Abbott December 22, 2017 The anger and frustration in the streets of Honduras following the controversial November 26 presidential election is palpable. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the electoral process, which was marked by accusations of fraud carried out by the incumbent president of Juan Orlando Hernández… »

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… »

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