Tag Archives: civil resistance

Learning to Live in the Dark: Reading Arendt in the Time of Climate Change

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.

Beyond Violence and Nonviolence

The argument over violence and nonviolence — one of the oldest and most divisive on the left — is back.

Steve Clemens | John Heid in the Courtroom

“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 […]

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.

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.

Review|Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

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,

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.

ICNC Just Release: “Civil Resistance: The Power of the People”

This radio documentary features on-site reporting with civil resistance movements in Zimbabwe, India, and Colombia and more…

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

The book careens around the globe, diving into campaigns and surfacing to offer fresh and often surprising lessons, even when examining well-known events.

Stephanie Van Hook: Transforming anger into nonviolent power

“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.

Steve Clemens: Going to Jail as Solidarity, Doing Time in Des Moines

 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 […]

Steve Clemens, Witness Against Drones: Reaping the Whirlwind

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 […]

Exclusive Interview: Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

 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 […]

Ed Kinane> Drones Over the Americas

“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 […]

Poster> Join us in Washington, DC, beginning on March 30 for NOW DC and Occupy Power!

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

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 […]