Highlights of Nonviolent Civil Resistance in 2017 2017 was a year of protests and resistance on every continent. Right-Wing marches Right wing protesters came out in large numbers in Poland calling for a “white Europe.” The US had…
The day following the Inauguration of Donald Trump, an estimated 500,000 activists descended upon Washington D.C. to protest in opposition to the values of his administration. Similar marches were held in cities worldwide. There was controversy leading up to the … Continue reading →
By Jo Reger The Women’s Marches of 2017 and the anniversary marches of 2018 once again bring us to the question: Is the U.S. women’s movement new again, having gone through a decline, death and finally rebirth? Does this new mobilization … Continue reading →
By Nancy Whittier Sexual violence and harassment have been central issues in almost every era of women’s organizing and they are central to a contemporary women’s movement that both builds on and differs from earlier activism. Since 2010, a new generation … Continue reading →
By Michael T. Heaney The facts about the mobilization of women’s movement in the United States over the past 14 months are fairly well established. A new organization calling itself the “Women’s March” formed shortly after the 2016 presidential election. It … Continue reading →
Private-for-profit prisons: are they centers for healing and public safety or institutes for exploited labor? Learn about how inmates in Florida are going on strike and boycotting the canteens to put economic pressure on the Florida Department of Corrections, what they want to achieve (hint: their dignity in a dehumanized environment as well as some very concrete and achievable goals), and how you can support them. Karen Smith, of Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee in Gainesville, Florida, joins Stephanie, Michael, and Taylor on Nonviolence Radio. After speaking with Karen, we turn to more Nonviolence News, with a scoop direct from the Nonviolent Peaceforce, and some ideas for escalating actions post-Women’s march. Some useful links for this show: FightToxicPrisons.Org IncarceratedWorkers.org On Facebook: Gainesville IWOC Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons SPARC
by George Lakey
It’s time to move past reactivity to Trump and channel that passion into more focused movement-building for change.