Soviet history teaches that violence isn’t a reflection of power, but rather a sign that the state is losing control.
Today, we are unveiling a fresh new look at Waging Nonviolence, as well as an exciting new approach to the way we cover movements.
In this podcast interview, I talk about my own journey to nonviolence, the importance of community and why nonviolent strategies and tactics are going to give us the best odds against the rising tide of white supremacy and fascism today.
President Duterte has been called the 'Filipino Trump.' He's worse. But resistance is growing.
An interview with Father Benjamin E. Alforque, convener of the church-based Filipino group Rise Up for Life and for Rights.
In this interview, George Lakey explains what lessons can be learned from how movements in Scandinavia won and secured their egalitarian economic model.
Family and friends who knew Daniel Berrigan best recount memories and anecdotes that speak to his character, conviction and wit.
Last week, I was arrested at a sit-in to get big money out of politics and protect voting rights in Washington, D.C. With more than 1,300 people arrested on the steps of the Capitol since April 11 — including The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Harvard law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig, Ben and Jerry’s cofounders and actress Rosario Dawson — the Democracy Spring campaign has pulled off one of the largest acts of civil disobedience this century.
Mobilizing Ideas The 10-year anniversary for the movement that sprung up against the war in Iraq is on the horizon, and it presents an opportune time to reflect on its progress, and more importantly, the lessons that can be learned from its shortcomings. While activists were busy organizing in the fall of 2002, the dramatic … Continue reading Learning from shortcomings and other movements
Waging Nonviolence Over the last year and a half, an historic wave of uprisings and revolutions has engulfed much of the world and done more to legitimize the power of nonviolence than anything since the fall of the Soviet Union. Just as Tunisians kicked off this global nonviolent upheaval, Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan were … Continue reading Participation is everything — a conversation with Erica Chenoweth