Category Nonviolent direct action

Chuck Turchick | Comments on the Upcoming Vietnam War Series on PBS

Our actions may have been closer to the acts of Nazi Germany than we would like to admit. Both governments perpetrated imperialist, racist, and genocidal policies.    Editor’s Note: Beginning on September 17th at 7 pm on TPT (Channel 2, Minnesota), PBS will be showing the Ken Burns series on the Vietnam War. Already a […]

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

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

DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing

When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.

Killer Drones in the Empire State

No longer will the pilots who steer drones and fire missiles while staring at computer screens be confined to remote areas like the Nevada desert.

Small Acts Transform the World

To transform: to change in nature, disposition, heart, character… change greatly the appearance or form of

The Revolution Televised Episode 2: March on the DNC (Video)

Capturing the birth of the political revolution that arose from the ashes of democracy, in the wake of the controversy surrounding the 2016 Democratic Primary.   To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post. WRITE BRAIN STUDIO Write Brain […]

SHUT DOWN CREECH! GROUND THE KILLER DRONES

What can we do to GROUND the DRONES? SHUT DOWN CREECH!

Steve Clemens | John Heid in the Courtroom

“White Silence Equals Violence”

Learning From Civil Resistance Around The World

The power of nonviolent action is built on the strength and capacity of people, as proven by recent protest movements across the globe.

It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator–with civil resistance by Erica Chenoweth

Nonviolent resistance has empowered the labor movement, closed down or cancelled dozens of nuclear plants, protected farm workers from abuse in California, motivated the recognition of Aids patients as worthy of access to life-saving treatment, protected free speech, put climate reform on the agenda, given reprieve to Dreamers, raised awareness about economic inequality, changed the […]

Evergreene Digest: U.S. Veterans Just Turned Against Donald Trump and It Is Going Viral

In just his third day in office, Donald Trump screwed hundreds of thousands of veterans out of better pay, and thousands more out of potential jobs.

“People are not going to be silenced”

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Protest Policing in Trump’s America: Notes for J20 and Beyond

Students in the course are taught three tiered levels of response: crowd management, crowd intervention, and crowd control.

Urging Millions to Rise Up, Trump Foes Issue Call to ‘Resist Fascism’

Millions must rise up in a resistance [to] stop the Trump/Pence regime before it starts!

The Return of Civil Disobedience | “Democracy is in the Streets”

The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that. Protest against Donald Trump. (photo: Jim Vondruska/NurPhoto/Getty Images) By Jelani Cobb  The New Yorker  RSN  January 1, 2017 n December 6th, less than a month after the election, Vice-President Joe Biden, who was in New York to receive […]

Michael Nagler | Violence and Evolution: Where Do We Stand?

…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.

DN! What Will Happen When Donald Trump Takes Over U.S. Drone and Targeted Assassination Program?

The Obama administration argued that it shouldn’t be required to explain, to account for its actions to any court.

Michael Nagler | The Kapp Putsch and Modern Memory

There are two lessons from these chaotic events that we, too, can learn; in fact, we ignore them at our peril.

Ken Butigan, a new book | Nonviolent Lives! People and Movements Changing the World

People and Movements Changing the World Through the Power of Active Nonviolence

Erica Chenoweth | Why Civil Resistance Works: Nonviolence in the Past and Future (Video)

Chenoweth conducts a study on violent versus nonviolent tactics and why nonviolence succeeds.