Posts Tagged: Nonviolence
Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare — nor as spontaneous — as they first appear.
The Egyptian Revolution is a perfect case study for both the power and the limits of nonviolent mass movements.
Iara Lee's "The Suffering Grasses" beautifully captures Syrians explaining their struggle in their own words, giving a place of privilege to those nonviolent activists whose voices have long been buried beneath the rubble.
The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.
Nine people were killed when Israel intercepted Gaza-bound aid ships last year. Now a new flotilla is planned, but Instead of condemning the murder, the Obama administration appears to be giving the right-wing Israeli government a green light to flout international law and human rights.
Although China still attracts major foreign investment, fears that its model will not last have prompted capital flows to other rising countries like Brazil and Indonesia.
Contrary to what the president believes, violence is not the answer.
Music can change hearts and minds, and help bring down empires.
Activist Bryan Farrell expected be put in jail for standing up for the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo. What he didn't expect was 30 hours of imprisonment, the realization that this was nothing compared to those in Guantanamo, and the sense of solidarity with the 82 other activists who decided to stand up for human rights.
The United States is not behind the democratic revolutions against dictators. Popular movements are.