In Honduras, police officers abandon posts and defy orders to join nonviolent protests against election fraud. Police defection grew as protests spread to other cities. Nonviolent activists can lessen chances of violent repression by strategically publicizing the contrast between their actions and those of their opponent–and by taking measures to facilitate security force defection.
It is a common belief: however “nice” the use of nonviolence may be, in the real world violence is necessary—and
2016 saw the emergence of a powerful movement against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through land vital
A greater number of resistance movements are choosing to adopt nonviolent forms of struggle as the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance
In a scene from Sacha Jenkins’ new documentary, a father asks his 12-yearold son to tell the camera what he’s
Struggles against human rights abuses or militarism are rarely linked— in thought or discussion—to humor. As serious matters, they deserve
Contrary to widespread stereotypes regarding the nature of Palestinian resistance, there has long been a tradition of unarmed civil resistance
Many studies have focused on the conditions that contribute to successful nonviolent resistance campaigns, but few analyze the reasons