Bringing down Serbia’s dictator, 10 years later

A conversation with Srdja Popovic by Eric Stoner and Bryan Farrell Waging Nonviolence, Truthout, Yes! Magazine, The Indypendent Ten years ago, on October 5, 2000, hundreds of thousands of Serbian protesters descended on the streets of Belgrade and pushed past the indifferent security forces to seize control of the Parliament building, effectively ending the dictatorship of … Continue reading Bringing down Serbia’s dictator, 10 years later

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Documentary Brings Anti-Apartheid Movement to Life

March 31, 2010 issue The Indypendent, Truthout, ZNet In 1996, only two years after Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa, acclaimed filmmaker Connie Field began working on an epic seven-part documentary series about the global campaign to end the racist apartheid regime that plagued the country for more than four … Continue reading Documentary Brings Anti-Apartheid Movement to Life

A Lesson on Nonviolence for the President

Foreign Policy In Focus, Common Dreams, Antiwar.com, ZNet In Oslo last week, President Barack Obama ironically used his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize to deliver a lengthy defense of the "just war" theory and dismiss the idea that nonviolence is capable of addressing the world's most pressing problems. After quoting Martin Luther King … Continue reading A Lesson on Nonviolence for the President

A Conversation About Nonviolence

Yes! Magazine, Truthout, ZNet Despite the amazing string of victories that “people power” movements have chalked up over recent decades, it’s surprising how little-known many of these stories still are, even to folks who are politically aware in many other respects. That is why "Weapons of Mass Democracy," Stephen Zunes’ article in the Fall 2009 … Continue reading A Conversation About Nonviolence

According to Obama Global Capitalism Is an ‘Abstraction,’ Not Worth Protesting

Alternet, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, ZNet On the eve of the G-20 summit last week, President Barack Obama gave a long interview to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in which he said that even during his days as a community organizer in Chicago he was never a big fan of mass protests. With the clear intention of … Continue reading According to Obama Global Capitalism Is an ‘Abstraction,’ Not Worth Protesting

The Dawn of Robot Wars

The Indypendent, WIN Magazine, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, ZNet. Also published as an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Australian Financial Review. Syndicated by Featurewell.com. With little public scrutiny, robotics is quickly revolutionizing not only how war is fought, but who fights in war. While the U.S. military first began to experiment with remote-controlled weapons … Continue reading The Dawn of Robot Wars