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

10.05.2015

Echoes of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation at home and abroad

Echoes of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation at home and abroad

By Frida Berrigan, May 8, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence “From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says ‘Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.’” Julia Ward Howe wrote… »

07.05.2015

British protests demand solution to migrant crisis

Ashoka Jegroo April 27, 2015, Waging Nonviolence Activists in England staged multiple demonstrations over the last week protesting the recent death of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the response by European governments to the growing migrant crisis. The protests come… »

04.05.2015

Real nonviolence is a weapon Baltimore police wouldn’t want to face

By Kate Aronoff for Waging Nonviolence. On Saturday night, Barack and Michelle Obama gathered with some of the country’s most well-respected journalists, comedians and celebrities in Washington, D.C., for the White House Press Correspondents Dinner, an annual event notorious for poking good-humored fun at the current administration. Praising the… »

31.03.2015

Spaniards refuse to be silenced despite new anti-protest law

Spaniards refuse to be silenced despite new anti-protest law

by Ashoka Jegroo for Waging Nonviolence Students and free speech defenders hit the streets of Madrid last week to protest two controversial new laws — one targeting students and the other dissent. Spain’s “3+2” law, which shortens undergraduate degrees from four to three… »

23.03.2015

Teachers and parents sustain the struggle for Mexico’s missing Ayotzinapa students

Teachers and parents sustain the struggle for Mexico’s missing Ayotzinapa students

By Paul Bockingm March 16, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence FIve months ago, Mexico was shaken by one of its worst acts of political violence in decades: the disappearance on September 26 of 43 student teachers and killing of several others from the Ayotzinapa teachers’… »

07.02.2015

Chile’s LGBT movement wins historic victory with approval of civil unions

Chile’s LGBT movement wins historic victory with approval of civil unions

By Monserrat Sepulveda Rarely, do we activists get the opportunity to take out our rainbow flags and banners, not to stage a demonstration, but to celebrate. On January 28, Chilean activists had that rare opportunity: after four years of intense work by LGBT organizations, a civil union… »

05.11.2014

In Guatemala, indigenous communities prevail against Monsanto

In Guatemala, indigenous communities prevail against Monsanto

By Jeff Abbott for Waging Nonviolence Late in the afternoon of September 4, after nearly 10 days of protests by a coalition of labor, indigenous rights groups and farmers, the indigenous peoples and campesinos of Guatemala won are rare victory. Under the pressure… »

20.10.2014

Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Linda Sartor is not afraid to die. Dedicated to nonviolence, she spent 10 years after September 11, 2001 traveling to conflict zones throughout the world as an unarmed peacekeeper, with roles ranging from protective accompaniment to… »

16.10.2014

The greatest coping strategy is helping others — a conversation with Liberian activist B. Abel Learwellie

The greatest coping strategy is helping others — a conversation with Liberian activist B. Abel Learwellie

By Bryan Farrell for Waging Nonviolence Liberian human rights activist B. Abel Learwellie has seen more death and destruction than any person should have to endure. He’s lived through two civil wars, during which he lost family members, witnessed brutal killings, and was… »

12.10.2014

Addressing domestic violence — together

Victoria Law Given that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’ve been thinking about ways in which friends, loved ones and other community members have helped support survivors in their circles. If 75 women are abused every hour, readers most likely know at… »

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