Category nonviolent action

5 Ways New Movement Leaders Are Effecting Change, by Michael Silberman

The Parkland students and others are reinventing models for people-powered activism that adapts to today’s rapid pace of change.

Stop Endless Wars!

No New Wars and Interventions

Stop Killing and Dying in Afghanistan: Now More Than Ever, by David Swanson

“There are still about 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.” That says it all, in shorthand.

The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

Confronting head-on America’s war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision …

How to Organize a Ban Nuclear Weapons Campaign, State by State, by Marie Braun

The next step toward attaining a world free of nuclear weapons must involve the nuclear armed states.  Disarming nuclear weapons should not be a difficult process since we have the technical expertise and verification procedures in place.

A Foreign Policy That Can Change Everything for Everyone

War is the weaponization of discrimination, classism and misogyny. So why are so few women talking about it?

Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate

These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.

You are invited to Join Veterans for Peace for their Annual Conference and Free Public Events in St. Paul

Workshops, panels, plenaries, an art exhibit, poetry, world peace, global issues, national speakers, end all wars, and more!

Popular Resistance: How Social Transformation Occurs

When activists understand that social movements are long-term efforts and that they go through particular stages, each with specific goals and tasks, they can be more effective. This knowledge is also helpful in avoiding burn out by expecting things to change before the necessary environment is in place.

Where Power Holders Get Power and How Movements Take It Away

The research of social movements over the past one hundred years shows that nonviolent movements are twice as likely to succeed as violent movements, and they result in changes that are more sustainable over time.  The research also shows that nonviolent movements succeed in spite of the violence, not because of it. And it shows that a […]

Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump

“We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”

NATO Needs to End, by Pat Elder

No NATO. No collaboration with crime.

15 Actions that can shut down Trump’s assault on immigrant families

Simply put, Trump’s plan is ethnic cleansing. His actions go far beyond snatching 2,342 children from parents fleeing violence-ravaged countries.

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST US/NATO MILITARY BASES

WE MUST UNITE FOR PEACE!

First Amendment Rights confirmed in verdict in trial for protesting the killing of Philando Castile

“We miss you Mr. Phil.”

Stop Line 3

This will be the 4th and final day of PUC meetings to make the final decision on Line 3 (June 18, 19, 26, and 27).  Please see the facebook event pages for details. ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊  ◊ Like many other independent news and media sites, Rise […]

Rosario: A St. Paul veteran’s arrest at airport protest ends in victory at trial

“You know, the way First Amendment rights have been eroding, this jury at least believes that the government has been too restrictive with speech.”

Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.

Al Nakba: Say Yes to Palestinians’ Right of Return

Colonial movements tend to exploit colonized people. Israel’s intention has always been dispersion and dispossession of the Palestinians.

David Swanson Discusses “Curing American Exceptionalism”

Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it?