Category nonviolent action

What Activists Today Can Learn From MLK’s Bold Anti-War Stance, by Naomi LaChance

“The speech he delivered in New York, on April 4, 1967, was a speech for all humanity—for the world community. “

Women’s March DC Videos: Nina Turner and the March in DC and Elsewhere

The consensus in the comments was Nina Turner for president, or at least a Bernie/Turner ticket. In the Real News video that follows commentator Taya Graham noted that the mainstream corporate media focused on dissent instead of the issues. A major theme of the march was Unity, as Nina Turner emphasizes.

Break the Silence on Palestine, by Michelle Alexander

I cannot say for certain that King would applaud Birmingham for its zealous defense of Angela Davis’s solidarity with Palestinian people. But I do.

Would Dr. King Oppose NATO?, Black Alliance for Peace

Black Alliance for Peace  January 19, 2019 The United States attempted to co-opt the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing his birthday. The ruling elites tried to strip King of his militancy and suspend him above the mass movement that produced him. The state certainly had no intention to remain the focus of […]

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO, by David Swanson

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?

Minnesota Peace Action Coalition Statement on Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Plans

It’s clear the question is not “how” the troops will be brought home, but whether they will be brought home at all.

Seeds of Rebellion, Seeds of Transformation, Part II

By Sue Ann Martinson Rise Up Times  January 3, 2019 Part II: Unity in Diversity, Community, Language, and a Sea Change Further thoughts on Unity and Diversity John Dear’s essay on “Unity and Diversity in the Land of Nonviolence” referenced in Part I was published in the journal Oneing in an issue with the theme of  “Unity […]

Seeds of Rebellion, Seeds of Transformation, Part I

What does Moral Revival mean? It can be confusing if misinterpreted.

Minneapolis Protests: NO TO WAR

Created by CircleVision, a video from 2010 that is also true today.

Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led “Green New Deal” as She Fights Minnesota Pipeline Expansion

What could $7 billion do in Minnesota? What could it do to make a New Green Deal?

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony

Western Sahara, where peaceful protesters, led by women, are beaten in the streets. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. AMY GOODMAN: Today a Democracy Now! exclusive: “Four Days in Western Sahara: Africa’s Last Colony.”

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.