Tag Archives: nonviolent resistance

Chris Hedges | Make America Ungovernable

We will do ourselves a great disservice if we underestimate this regime and where it is going.”

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 […]

Steven Harper | The Trump Resistance Plan: Step One

TRP Strategy #1: Disconnect from Trump
TRP Strategy #2: Seek the Truth
TRP Strategy #3: Fight Back

Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice

How do citizens counter corruption and exact accountability from power holders?

On Contact | Chris Hedges Discusses Restrained Resistance with Bill Ayers (Video)

Chris Hedges discusses building successful non-violent mass movements with Bill Ayers, author of “Demand the Impossible.”

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.

Cast Your Vote: What Is the Most Effective Form of Civil Resistance?

The whole system is guilty.

Rivera Sun | The Nonviolent History of American Independence

“A history of military operations . . . is not a history of the American Revolution.” —John Adams

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When the Police Came, I Didn’t Risk Arrest. So What Was My Role at the Break Free Climate Action?

“We’re going to step into it, boldly and together.” –Tim DeChristopher

Nonviolence and Humour

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,

end the war and the system

Wm. J. Astore: “Members of the jury, you have just found Jesus Christ guilty”: Remembering the Catonsville Nine

Daniel Berrigan: The times are inexpressibly evil
Christians pay conscious … indeed religious tribute
to Caesar and Mars
by the approval of overkill tactics … by brinksmanship
by nuclear liturgies … by racism … by support of genocide

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Nonviolent Resistance In Palestine: Steadfastness, Creativity & Hope

“We have to have hope to resist”
As the Stop the Wall Coalition demonstrates, steadfastness (sumud) in Arabic and nonviolent discipline are essential ingredients of a successful movement. Members of the village communities have learned that they must continue to struggle, day by day, week by week, despite the violence directed at them. Freedom does not come easy. “You have to be willing to sacrifice for freedom, and above all else, believe in your cause and what you’re struggling for. If you believe, you will continue, if you continue, you will succeed.”

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Kathy Kelly | Pushing Up: “The War on Our Climate”

Kelly: What are the true costs to society of fossil fuels? According to a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) study, fossil fuel companies are benefiting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, $10 million per minute, every minute, each and every day.

The Guardian reports that the $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments.

Peacemaking is more courageous...

Mairead Maguire: Unmaking the Agenda of War

Unmaking this agenda of war and demanding the implementation of justice, human rights and international law is the work of the peace movement. We can turn around our current path of destruction by spelling out a clear vision of what kind of a world we want to live in demanding an end to [the military/industrial] […]

How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists> Anti-Nuclear Protestors

“The truth will heal us and heal our planet, heal our diseases, which result from the disharmony of our planet caused by the worst weapons in the history of mankind, which should not exist.  For this we give our lives — for the truth about the terrible existence of these weapons.”- Sr. Megan Rice by Fran […]

The Tragedy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi

The Tragedy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi To oppose such a [the Nazi] regime was rare, and to do so in order to protect the sanctity of law and faith was rarer still. We are concerned here with two exceptional men who from the start of the Third Reich opposed the Nazi outrages: […]

Gene Sharp (1) Principled Non-Violence- Options for Action

Editor’s Note:  This video actually has a number of parts.  We have only posted the first.  The others should appear at the end of the video on YouTube numbered (2), (3), etc.  Two (2) is a continuation of this speech, while the others are from other speeches. Subscribe or “Follow” us on riseuptimes.wordpress.com. For the TC EVENTS […]

Steve Clemens> Choosing Jail: Experimenting With Redemptive Suffering

Choosing Jail: Experimenting With Redemptive Suffering by Steve Clemens. June 11, 2012   Mennonista It was in reading Mohandas Gandhi that I first learned about his “experiments with truth” – a term he used in perfecting the tactics of nonviolent resistance to the apartheid regime in South Africa and the British colonial occupation of his […]