Strategic nonviolence is a rich tradition within social change movements, generating theoretical exploration, research, different group formations and tactical innovation. In this topic you’ll find case studies, manuals, inspiring quotes, training materials, and practical how-to-guides.
Introduction ‘Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World’ by Jamie Bartlett takes readers on an engaging journey back to the tumultuous world of 2016, a seemingly distant era pre-Covid, Trump and Brexit. This thought-provoking book delves into various ‘radical’ movements, with Bartlett immersing himself within these groups as they traverse the globe, disseminating their message and orchestrating […]
The main issue is that the US government’s “democracy promotion” agenda has provided repressive regimes with an excuse to label popular pro-democracy movements challenging them as foreign agents, even when led by independent grassroots nonviolent activists.
Introduction This episode features an interview by Commons Librarian Holly Hammond with novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and historian Sarah Schulman. They discuss the nature of effective coalitions, the challenges of accurately documenting social movements, and lessons from campaigns led by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) during the 1980s and 1990s. A participant in […]