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Nonviolent Struggle

Book Excerpt: The Civil Rights Movement Was Sometimes Armed--and Not Always Nonviolent

The Root | Charles E. Cobb Jr. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

The late-summer sun was broiling the already sunbaked floodplains of the Mississippi Delta on August 31, 1962, when Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and seventee...

Here's Why I Love the Che Guevara Jesus Poster

Paul N. Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Paul N. Alexander

I love this picture. I've been showing it in my classes for more than a decade. But why in the world would I -- an activist committed to consistent nonviolence -- appreciate a portrayal of Jesus that is blended with Che Guevara?

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from OpenDemocracy.net, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

Burma's Revolution: Goodbye, Generals (with Shaazka Beyerle)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

In honor of the upcoming elections in Burma, here is a re-post of an article published at Truthout by me and Shaazka Beyerle in October of 2007. The...

A Reality (and Sanity) Check for Progressives- Speech to Petaluma Progressive Festival

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Transcript of my comments to the annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma, CA, September 26, 2010: First of all, thank you to the organizers of this e...

A Discussion with a Nobel Laureate: Shirin Ebadi and the Struggle for Democracy in Iran, Part I

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

Ebadi told me that part of her job is to help women interpret Islam "correctly" in order to assert their claim to equal rights. If she is any indication, the Iranian Women's Movement is in extremely capable hands.