Category Peaceful protest

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 […]

Noam Chomsky: Antifa Is a ‘Major Gift’ to the Right

Antifa, shorthand for anti-fascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of militant, decentralised, grassroots groups which are opposed to the far-right.

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

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.

That’s the Challenge! by Bruce Gagnon

We need conversion, and conversion campaigners, to be organizing particularly in communities where manifestations of the military production system are located. By Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  July 25, 2017 ‘That’s the Challenge’ In early July Roy Pingel and his son visited our house here in Bath.  Artist and housemate Brown Lethem lived in New York […]

The NRA is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent

For every incident Stinchfield cited to make the case that the left is violent, there are examples of the right being just as violent, if not more so.

Norman Solomon | Killer Drones In The Empire State

“What if our country were constantly being spied upon by drones, with some of us killed by drones? What if many bystanders, including children, were killed in the process?

Small Acts Transform the World

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

Join us at Sen. Klobuchar’s Mpls office to Say NO to Escalation of U.S. Endless Wars

Minnesota: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:30 to 5:30   Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/199910597177653/ 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.

Steve Clemens | John Heid in the Courtroom

“White Silence Equals Violence”

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.

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.

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.”