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Has Social Media Made It Too Easy To Organize Mass Protests?

Has Social Media Made It Too Easy To Organize Mass Protests?

Before the internet, protesters lacked social media's networking capabilities that allow movements to coordinate and share information in real time. But now, movements have the ability to grow so rapidly that they skip preparation stages that are often vital to movement success.   

Contagious Nonviolence Defeats School Segregation

Contagious Nonviolence Defeats School Segregation

A student-led movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina successfully defeated a government plan to segregate their school. The contagious nature of nonviolent movements may have contributed to their success. 

Using Humor As Nonviolent Action

Using Humor As Nonviolent Action

During Donald Trump's recent state visit to the UK, protesters carried an inflatable baby Trump blimp to bring humor to their protest of his domestic and foreign policy. Humor, in various forms, has a long tradition in protest movements. 

Iranian Nonviolent Resistance in Adverse Conditions

Iranian Nonviolent Resistance in Adverse Conditions

Nationwide, Iranian truckers have united in protest demanding better wages. Their protest, in conjunction with rising levels of resistance to Iran's leader, Ali Khamenei, signify a changing tide in Iranian society.

UN Chief Congratulates Sierra Leone On Peaceful Elections

UN Chief Congratulates Sierra Leone On Peaceful Elections

On April 4, 2018, Sierra Leone democratically elected its first president following years of civil war. Peace science shows how nonviolent civil resistance during government transition is important to the health and longevity of a democracy. 

Indigenous Civil Resistance in Honduras

Indigenous Civil Resistance in Honduras

Indigenous communities carry on the work of renowned Honduran activist, Berta Cacéres, by defending nature and health care in Honduras. Peace Science shows the unique power of indigenous civil resistance.