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Nonviolent Action Networks Top 10 developments in 2012

Here are our top 10 developments in Nonviolent Action in 2012. 1)India’s Anti-Corruption Campaigns and Movement. 2)Russia pro-democracy protests 3)Successful Quebec and Hungarian Student-led Campaigns against Tuition Fees 4)The fizzling of Chile Student Campaigns and Occupy Movement in 2012 5)European…

Report from Burma

Here is a report from Burma by a long time exile leader who has returned for a visit.  She will make a great president someday.  By Khin Ohmar After feeling outraged by the government’s violent crackdown on Latpandaung Taung protest,…

Nonviolent Resistance by Indigenous People in Manipur India to Oil Extraction

Report for Public Hearing at Nungba Town Community Hall Tamenglong District, 17th August 2012 by Leitanthem Umakanta Meitei, The majority of developmental projects have been designed with the ideas to have comfortable lives of the mainland people without considering the…

Nonviolence Int’l launches petition for Syria and Bahrain

Nonviolence International  is using the symmetry of the conflicts in Bahrain and Syria to pressure the various allies and opponents of the  regimes to work for change.  Here is the simple text (in 4 languages). We are disheartened with the…

FEMEN Activists Try to ‘Steal’ Russian Election in Putin Protest

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012 by Common Dreams FEMEN Activists Try to ‘Steal’ Russian Election in Putin Protest “We Came, We Undressed, We Conquered” – Common Dreams staff Activists from the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN were arrested while protesting…

Police detain stuffed animals in Minsk

It’s great to see Belarus activists continue to struggle despite endless repression. Humor helps keep spirits high and can be demoralizing for dictators. Here is the link to the fuller story Share this:

The Campaign of Writing Letters to the Iranian Leader and People

By Bikhoshoonat.comWriting letters to the (Iranian) Leader and holding him responsible for the shortcomings and problems in the country is a new campaign being waged in Iran. According to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic, more than 80% of power…

Another wonderful weekly report on nonviolent action in Iran coming from http://cssnd.com/WeeklyReports/2011/12.3.2011Englis.pdf Here is the first news item…. Campaign 99 has set up a Facebook page, aiming to introduce 99 imprisoned Green Movement activists to99 activists involved in the Occupy…

Nonviolence News from Iran

Center for the Study of Strategic Nonviolent Defense The Iran Weekly Report Monday, November 21, 2011Music of a Subversive Generation “The Present Continuous” is a music album recently released by 127, an Iranian underground music band. The music reflects on…

Scott Kennedy, December 9, 1948-November 19, 2011

A great leader of nonviolence in the USA has passed suddenly. Scott Kennedy: December 9, 1948 – November 19, 2011 Posted by: AnitaH in General Our dear friend, co-worker, and co-founder of the Resource Center for Nonviolence Scott Kennedy died…