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Why Hong Kong's #OccupyCentral Used Nonviolent Action as Tactic

Michael Shank | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

The Occupy Movement has returned and is resurrecting itself in Hong Kong. But in this case, the "occupying" is not associating itself with the Occupy Wall Street of recent years.

The Naked Empire

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Certainly Edward Snowden's crime is one of public relations. What he did by outing the NSA and its gargantuan surveillance operation was mess hugely with the American image -- the American brand -- with its irresistible combination of might and right.

Is It Possible To Predict Nobel Prize Winners?

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 10.06.2012 | Science

STOCKHOLM -- Guessing who will win a Nobel Prize is a bit like forecasting the stock market: Experts don't seem to do it any better than laymen. So i...

How the Arab Spring Sprung From a Nonviolent Source

Michael Shank | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Michael Shank

The propensity in the U.S. to conflate Islam with violence precludes the possibility of nonviolent Muslim protest motivated by an internal incentive, be it secular or religious. However, the concept of nonviolence is not foreign or new to Muslims.

The Insein Strikers Need Solidarity

Matthew Smith | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Matthew Smith

On Saturday, 17 male inmates in Burma's Insein Prison joined at least five women who had been on a hunger strike since May 17. This bold and risky move comes on the heels of a "general amnesty" for 14,600 prisoners freed last week.

The Professors of Protest and the University of Revolution

John Jackson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Impact
John Jackson

Srdja Popovic, a former Otpor leader and Founder of CANVAS will be speaking at Columbia University next week on the strategy and organization of non-violent revolution.

Toppling Dictators with a Lethal Dose of Technology and Nonviolent Action

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian journalist and activist who had survived torture while incarcerated in jail for pushing against the regime, brought his mission to the United States.

Egypt: The Power of the Military vs. the Power of the People

Jason Erb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Erb

In the past month Egypt witnessed a change of leadership within the existing regime, not regime change. Egypt has been, and still is, a military regim...

Gandhi in East Boston

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Kuttner

Of course Gene Sharp is a pacifist. Non-violent, passive resistance has been the whole point of his life's work. You might as well write that some people suspect Gandhi of being a pacifist.

Attacks on Gene Sharp and Albert Einstein Institution Unwarranted

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Sharp has inspired generations of progressives around the world. So why are foreign governments claiming that he and his small research institute are key players in a Bush administration plot against them?