Category Nonviolent direct action
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 […]
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.
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Students in the course are taught three tiered levels of response: crowd management, crowd intervention, and crowd control.
Millions must rise up in a resistance [to] stop the Trump/Pence regime before it starts!
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 […]
…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.
The Obama administration argued that it shouldn’t be required to explain, to account for its actions to any court.
Chenoweth conducts a study on violent versus nonviolent tactics and why nonviolence succeeds.
Natasha Lennard | Five Years After the Brooklyn Bridge Arrests, the Occupy Wall Street Worth Remembering
Sen. Sanders has stood with the protestors at Standing Rock, and elsewhere, which recalls a different Occupy legacy worth preserving: If elected officials turned up, they stood with the group, in the group, not for the group.
Rev. Janice Sevre-Duszynska one of those arrested explained why she was at the Pentagon seeking a meeting today “The measure of a healthy society is how we treat the marginalized. How we can care for them in a just and humane manner when 56% of the federal budget goes to the Pentagon for its 800+ military bases and the killing?
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Desmond Tutu discusses the importance of the upcoming NO WAR conference this September.
“A history of military operations . . . is not a history of the American Revolution.” —John Adams
As individuals, how much and for how long should we adhere to our beliefs if they run counter to those of the community? To our neighbors (which would make us outcasts)? To the state (which would make us outlaws)?
“We’re going to step into it, boldly and together.” –Tim DeChristopher
While Ellsberg is nonchalant when recalling his experience over those few days in early May, his fascinating tale of resistance to government shows that it was by no means an easy choice.