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One family’s bold stand to block construction of a new pipeline

by Chris Baker Evens The Gerhart family and Camp White Pine — the largest tree-sit on the East Coast — have blocked construction of Pennsylvania's M...   [ continue reading...]

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‘We are humans, not animals’ — women in California’s largest immigrant prison hold hunger strike

by Victoria Law After 33 immigrant women in ICE's Adelanto Detention Facility went on a one-day hunger strike, the prison met some of their demands for better t...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet the activists with a plan to make climate change matter in elections

by Bryan Farrell A conversation with Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash about the group’s efforts to merge electoral organizing with creative pr...   [ continue reading...]

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Why social change needs to be a laughing matter

by Molly Wallace New research explores how humor is used in nonviolent action — particularly its ability to disrupt dominant discourses and challenge powe...   [ continue reading...]

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Honoring Oscar Lopez Rivera — beyond parades, plebiscites and media myths

by Matt Meyer Oscar Lopez Rivera's unique ability to unite Puerto Ricans in a decolonization process is the real reason he's being attacked in the media.   [ continue reading...]

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Anti-fracking movement emerges to halt Argentina’s natural gas boom

by Brandon Jordan While Argentina tries to position itself as the next big natural gas market, communities are organizing for local and provincial fracking bans...   [ continue reading...]

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Nationwide protests oppose Japan’s ‘anti-conspiracy’ bill and remilitarization efforts

by Lisa Torio Amid fears that their country is edging its way toward war, Japanese are taking to the streets to protest a bill that would crackdown on dissent.   [ continue reading...]

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An occupied hotel in Greece models how to welcome refugees

by Dalilah Reuben-Shemia The self-organized City Plaza Hotel in Athens celebrates one year of providing housing, health care, meals and language lessons for ove...   [ continue reading...]

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As the ‘alt-right’ moves to violence, community responses matter

by Shane Burley The fatal stabbings in Portland follow a predictable pattern of white supremacist violence. How communities respond to such atrocities will dete...   [ continue reading...]

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What will it take to ban the bomb?

by Frida Berrigan While the growing threat of nuclear war is largely treated as a tertiary concern by many Americans, efforts are underway to revive a once powe...   [ continue reading...]

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Behind the sprawling, chaotic movement to boycott Trump

by Mattea Kramer As many groups and individuals wage economic resistance against the president, it’s still an open question whether such action will chang...   [ continue reading...]

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Syrians roll back extremism in Idlib without military intervention

by Julia Taleb Syrian citizens are managing their civil affairs, alleviating suffering and rolling back extremism in Idlib City without Assad or outside militar...   [ continue reading...]

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Teaching peace from a dictatorship

by Phil Wilmot To get around crackdowns on face-to-face trainings, organizers in Uganda decided to create an online course. Only a dilapidated IT infrastructure...   [ continue reading...]

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Tearing down the walls that keep us from finding common ground

by JoAnn McAllister A follow-up to the classic activist guide "Doing Democracy" puts the emphasis not on strategy and tactics, but on engaging in conversations...   [ continue reading...]

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Toward a climate insurgency

by Jay O'Hara In his new book "Against Doom," Jeremy Brecher lays out a vision for building a climate insurgency that rests on direct action within a constituti...   [ continue reading...]

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English-speakers mobilize to end their marginalization in Cameroon

by Yungong Theo Jong General strikes and boycotts of schools and courts have paralyzed parts of Cameroon for months as English-speakers struggle for self-determ...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet the organizers challenging Duterte’s drug war

by Eric Stoner A new report by Sojourners highlights the courageous groups working to end the brutal drug war in the Philippines and push for economic and envir...   [ continue reading...]

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Finding courage in anxious times

by George Lakey Courageous cultures are created by centering ourselves on our strengths and encouraging members to take chances with the support of the group.   [ continue reading...]

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Martin Luther King’s lessons on negotiation from the successful Birmingham campaign

by Brandon Jacobsen The campaign that ended segregation in Birmingham 54 years ago this week offers key lessons for those seeking to stop Trump's plans and win...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters

by Kazu Haga Only a holistic nonviolent approach involving both strategies and principles can stop injustice and bring communities towards reconciliation.   [ continue reading...]

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