Category nonviolent action

As Trial Begins, Trump Protest Attendees Face 60 Years in Prison by Chris Steele

Guilty by Association in the Age of Trump. Comparing Charlottesville to J20: A Case Study in Hypocrisy.
Repression, Harsh Sentencing and Sexual Assault.

#WorldWithoutWalls: A Global Demand From Palestine to Mexico and Beyond

A coalition of Palestinian and Mexican advocacy groups launched the #WorldWithoutWalls Global Day of Action on Thursday, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Chris Hedges | The Cost of Resistance

Resistance is not, fundamentally, political. It is cultural. It is about finding meaning and expression in the transcendent and the incongruities of life.

Chris Hedges | Only Nonviolent Resistance Will Destroy Corporate State

“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”

Chris Hedges | Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too […]

Michael Moore | My Proposal to Repeal and Replace the 2nd Amendment

We can start with the upcoming midterm election. Let every candidate know: If you take NRA money, we will remove you from office.

Perspectives on the Burns/Novick Vietnam series by a member of the MN 8 draft resisters

If we’re going to prevent future wars, it cannot be about us the victims; it has to be about us and our government as perpetrators.

Learning to Live in the Dark: Reading Arendt in the Time of Climate Change

Totalitarianism is. . . a system in which human beings, both as individuals and distinct groups, become surplus, unnecessary, and unwanted, cease to have any intrinsic value as human beings — are dehumanized.

War and the Environment | Divestment from fossil fuels and weapons with Jonathan King, Susi Snyder, Terry Crawford-Browne, Tony Jenkins (Video)

Divestment from fossil fuels and weapons with Jonathan King, Susi Snyder, Terry Crawford-Browne. Moderator: Tony Jenkins

Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’

International Day of Non-Violence 2 October 

“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” —Gandhi The “Non-Violence” (or “Knotted Gun”) sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on display at the UN Visitors’ Plaza. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on […]

Inside Camp Ripley

During the vigil on September 17, 2017 at the Open House at Camp Ripley, two members went inside and took some photos. Clearly it was family day. Here is a slideshow with just a hint of what went on during the Open House. The vigil was sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and […]

Kayaktivist Action at Pentagon (Video)

A flotilla of Kayaktivists launch a banner protest at the Pentagon. They are drawing attention to the worlds largest institutional consumer of petroleum, the worlds largest institutional polluter, and the U.S. largest consumer of money and natural resources. They advocate for the reallocation of budget for peaceful renewable investment. Part of the WorldBeyondWar.org conference on […]

No, Antifa, This is Not the 1930s and We Don’t Need to Punch a Nazi

Divided, we cannot effectively confront the ruling classes, and they know it.

The Anti-Capitalist Politics Of Antifa

Destroying structures for collective organization is the first step on the road towards fascism.

George Lakey | A Manual for a New Era of Direct Action

Contains valuable information and links to information about organizing in these Trumpian times.

Chris Hedges Responds to Criticism of ‘Antifa’ Column

…when they [antifa] carry out these tactics, they actually squander their moral authority

Aviva Chomsky | How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence

Rather than organizing for change, individuals seek to enact a statement about their own righteousness.

Chomsky: Antifa, Bringing Violence and Playing into the Alt-Right’s Hands

Certain Antifa members have been caught on video harassing minorities, whom they have labeled “fascists” just for disagreeing with them.

Don’t feed the trolls — how to combat the alt-right

In a battle for morals, imagery and messaging is everything. If we lose the PR battle, even if we are ultimately on the right side of justice, we may give the alt-right ammunition they desperately need.