Tag Archives: civil resistance
Totalitarianism is. . . a system in which human beings, both as individuals and distinct groups, become surplus, unnecessary, and unwanted, cease to have any intrinsic value as human beings — are dehumanized.
“White Silence Equals Violence”
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 […]
Chenoweth conducts a study on violent versus nonviolent tactics and why nonviolence succeeds.
By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results,
This radio documentary features on-site reporting with civil resistance movements in Zimbabwe, India, and Colombia and more…
“Non-violence, being natural, is not noted in history” wrote Gandhi in his classic text Hind Swaraj. Modern civilization does not give us the tools to see the subtler effects of violence and nonviolence. This problem is compounded by the fact that many of those who use nonviolence to good effect live under the radar screen of history because they are marginalized.
Drone Protest Trial By Steve Clemens Mennonista June 27, 2014 I spent 20 hours on the boundary between discomfort and pain. I thought of Martin Luther King writing about redemptive suffering and offered my time in the noisy, cold, boring void of the Polk County Jail on behalf of my despondent and discouraged friends in […]
Reaping the Whirlwind By Steve Clemens Mennonista March 17, 2014 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. The tears were streaming down […]
The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast Exclusive Interview: Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt Another extraordinary interview with Chris, again showing what a visionary, revolutionary We discuss his new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt written with illustrator Joe Sacco. Podcast submitted by Rob Kall (about Rob Kall) Recorded October […]
“Santa’s Sleigh” Over Venezuela? Drones Over the Americas by ED KINANE September 7-9, 2012 Counterpunch Syracuse, New York. Like the School of the Americas, the weaponized drone perpetrates terrorism. As Predator drones come to Ft. Benning, some SOA Watch activists are applying our SOAW experience to “outing” the Predator and Reaper drones already in our […]
The National Occupation of Washington, DC: Occupy Power! Submitted by Margaret Flowers on Sat, 01/14/2012 – 19:14 NOWDC.org March 30, 2012, people from across the country will gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC. The National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC) opposes the corruption of both parties in conducting U.S. domestic and foreign policies. Our most precious safeguard, the […]
Arab Revolutions and the Power of Nonviolent Action Stephen Zunes Sunday 4 December 2011 Nation of Change “This has not come, in most cases, from a moral or spiritual commitment to nonviolence per se, but simply because it works.” While sitting in a Cairo café just a couple blocks from Tahrir Square a […]