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Sit down and transformation happens

Miners in Chile use a tactic that is effective, a sit-down in the mines, and by that blocking all activity. After several demands were met, they came up again.

Posted by Stellan Vinthagen on Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Activist event Nonviolent action

Climate justice civil disobedience in Germany

Watch this short movie of how 1 500 climate justice activists shut down one of the biggest coal mines in Europe. It is…

Posted by Stellan Vinthagen on Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Activist event Nonviolent action

Civil society gives refugee support

Since I wrote this on Facebook it turned out that the Macedonian government made the smart decision to not do the dirty work of the EU but instead (like Greece) let all refugees pass through the border (since everyone knew they didn’t want to settle in Macedonia, or for that matter in Greece) but wanted to continue to pass borders towards the center of Europe. This just makes the activists in Berlin that gives practical support to the refugees so much more hopeful.

In stark contrast to the "security forces" that attack refugees in Macedonia, German activists in Berlin are organising…

Posted by Stellan Vinthagen on Saturday, August 22, 2015

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Activist event Boycott Creative resistance Nonviolent action

“Confiscation of illegal goods” as action method

These activists in Dublin, Ireland did what I think is needed, but should take it one more step. They went into a store…

Posted by Stellan Vinthagen on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Nonviolent action Resistance research

The backfire of repression

It is vital for us to try to understand how violent repression of oppositional movements by authoritarian regimes…

Posted by Stellan Vinthagen on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Hopeful stories are empowering

Hearing about victories from local resistance against large corporations and their exploitation of both nature and…

Posted by Stellan Vinthagen on Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Literature Nonviolent action Resistance research

Monograph series on nonviolent action

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) has started a series of publications on nonviolent action and the…

Posted by Stellan Vinthagen on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Judith Pasternak on the nonviolent resistance in Iraq

Judith Pasternak tells a different story from Iraq, one where there is hope and nonviolent resistance by the masses, something our mainstream media has overlooked. Instead we only get the war and terror stories. The brave people that struggle for a nonviolent and popular change in Iraq – or Syria today – need our support. One place to begin is to learn about their struggles.

http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/whole-world-watching/

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The Black Lives Matter’s interruptions of Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders have effect

Direct action works, also against progressive presidential candidates! The recent two dramatic interruptions by Black…

Posted by Stellan Vinthagen on Monday, August 10, 2015