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

16.11.2016

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… »

28.10.2016

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence About 100 Danes, young and old, stood outside Copenhagen City Court in the chilly seaside winds last Tuesday to show their solidarity with four activists alleged to have illegally assisted refugees in their trek across the waters… »

10.09.2016

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert Students in central Bosnia and Herzegovina return to school this week, but not with the usual nerves that accompany back-to-school season. This year, high school students in the small, medieval city of Jajce are returning with a newfound sense of purpose… »

27.08.2016

French court deals blow to ‘burkini ban’ following widespread protest

By Sarah Aziza France’s “burkini ban” was dealt a blow today as the French high court overturned the controversial rule in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet. The decision came after a groundswell of protest in response to images of French police patrolling beaches… »

08.08.2016

Wave of occupations marks step forward for Black Lives Matter

Wave of occupations marks step forward for Black Lives Matter

By Ashoka Jegroo August 8, 2016 Activists in New York City seeking to defund the police have successfully occupied City Hall Park for a week and seen one of their demands met with the resignation of Commissioner Bill Bratton. While blocking roads and highways… »

27.07.2016

8 ways to defend against terror nonviolently

8 ways to defend against terror nonviolently

By George Lakey January 22, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence One of my most popular courses at Swarthmore College focused on the challenge of how to defend against terrorism, nonviolently. Events now unfolding in France make our course more relevant than ever. (The syllabus was… »

11.07.2016

Resisting the extremism of the Dhaka attack with radical love

By Tekendra Parmar for Waging Nonviolence. On Saturday, I learned what it means to truly grieve during a national tragedy. Terror was brought to my home in a way that didn’t happen with the attacks in Turkey and Orlando. No longer an abstraction of… »

11.07.2016

What will it take to stop extrajudicial killings in East Africa?

What will it take to stop extrajudicial killings in East Africa?

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence. Kenya is often praised as a beacon of democracy and stability in East Africa, but recent squelched demonstrations and recklessness by police have led Kenyans to question whether the benchmarks of their nation’s progress are being quickly… »

29.06.2016

As Britain exits, the need for a strong climate movement remains

As Britain exits, the need for a strong climate movement remains

By Kate Aronoff Britain’s vote last night to leave the European Union will be a disaster for the climate — both physical and political — on both sides of the Atlantic. Most obvious are all of the direct impacts Britain’s departure from the European… »

26.06.2016

Puerto Ricans mount historic decolonization effort amid calls to free Oscar Rivera Lopez

Puerto Ricans mount historic decolonization effort amid calls to free Oscar Rivera Lopez

By Matt Meyer for Waging Nonviolence The opening annual hearings of the U.N. Special Committee on Decolonization, or the Committee of 24, have long been a time of conflicting viewpoints regarding the archipelago island’s status. This year, however, the peoples of Puerto… »

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