Category Peaceful protest

Popular Resistance | Protest Is Working and Growing

On appeal, not only did the Ninth Circuit rule 3-0 against Trump, but they also chided him on his lack of understanding of the checks and balances of the Constitution.

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 […]

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

David Swanson | Of All the Opinions I’ve Heard on Syria

if you want actual aid delivered on a massive scale, if you want withdrawal of foreign forces and the opening of serious negotiations for disarmament and peace…

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.

Dallas Goldtooth, Arvol Looking Horse and Kandi Mosset Stand Up for the Sacred in Stunning Video by Matika Wilbur and Myron Dewey

The wounded land.

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Pipeline Protests: Sacred Stones Camp, North Dakota

In recent weeks, the state has militarized my reservation, with road blocks and license-plate checks, low-flying aircraft and racial profiling of Indians.

Mel Reeves | Baton Rouge/Dallas vigilantism: The violence that violence produces

…the corporate press has tried mightily to demonize them [the shooters] and tie the shooters to Black nationalist groups and Black Lives Matter but the shooters themselves have said they are lone wolves. BLM whatever folks may think of their strategies and tactics have declared themselves to be non- violent and have sought to solve the problem of police violence through organized peaceful protest.

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Kathy Kelly | Don’t Move!

We must swear off making the world our battlefield and be appalled to hear the U.S. government seem to tell the world “I will kill you if you f—ing move.”

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Flowers and Zeese: US Democracy Crisis Creates Illegitimate Political System

Ninety percent! A near unanimous consensus about the lack of confidence in the US political system. The poll taken last month as the primary season comes to a close found …

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The Entrapped Somali Youth Trial | What Does It Mean?

Chris Hedges: “The permanent war economy is sustained through fearmongering—about communists during the Cold War and about Islamic jihadists today.”

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Chris Hedges | Welcome to 1984

The artifice of corporate totalitarianism has been exposed. The citizens, disgusted by the lies and manipulation, have turned on the political establishment. But the game is not over. Corporate power has within its arsenal potent forms of control. It will use them. As the pretense of democracy is unmasked, the naked fist of state repression […]

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Glenn Greenwald | Banned in Israel: An Interview With BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti

The travel denial came after months of disturbing public threats directed at him by an Israeli government that has grown both more extreme and more fearful of BDS’s growing international popularity.

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How to Create an “Ecology of Change” by Combining Movement Uprisings With Long-Term Organizing

There is an amazing body of knowledge about civil resistance that has emerged over the past 50 years. We want to make more people aware of this field of study. And we want to show people the incredible potential that exists if we apply it to some of the social and political challenges we are facing right now in the United States.

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Chris Hedges: Bearing the Cross (Dan Berrigan)

How long must the world’s resources
be raped in the service of legalized murder?
When at what point will you say no to this war?

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Truthdigger of the Week: The Late Daniel Berrigan, Lifelong Activist for Peace

A Jesuit priest from Minnesota, Berrigan was also “a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called ‘American military imperialism’ ”—just some of the roles ascribed to him in the more than hour long “Democracy Now!” special

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Video | Chris Hedges on Why Daniel Berrigan’s Most Important Contribution Wasn’t Activism

[Hedges] argues that despite the Jesuit priest’s high-profile activism, “perhaps his most important contribution was as a writer.

Peaceful Revolutions and the Power of Disobedience

While most people support initiatives to reduce nuclear and environmental threats, many also have a clear sense — call it skepticism or realism — that neither climate change nor arms proliferation can be reversed by the use of traditional political channels alone.

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Democracy Now! Remembering Daniel Berrigan — Presente! (Videos)

Georgetown University theology professor Chester Gillis once said of Father Berrigan: “If you were to identify Catholic prophets in the 20th century, he’d be right there with Dorothy Day or Thomas Merton.”

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Chicago Veterans for Peace launches billboard campaign to end the militarization of Chicago’s schools

“No Military in Chicago Public Schools. Education Not Militarization…” The billboards will be up from March through May 2016