Ongoing actions

    [Editor’s note: Here’s a new feature we’re trying out in hopes of giving notice to nonviolent actions we may have missed or following up on ones already mentioned in the daily “Experiments with truth” posts. –BF]

    An officer who is not displaying badge numbers holds a protester's face for the camera during last year's Climate Camp in Britain.
    An officer who is not displaying badge numbers holds a protester's face for the camera during last year's Climate Camp in Britain.

    • Environmentalists and Indigenous peoples of Guatemala have been protesting a proposed mining law that doesn’t provide for community consultation, provides tax breaks for mining companies and sets royalties payable to the state at too low a level.
    • Voters angry at the scandals surrounding Brazilian Senate President José Sarney have turned to a bizarre form of online protest: posting pictures of themselves wearing their own version of his trademark moustache.
    • Three kiss-ins have been held since the July 9th arrest of a gay couple kissing on Mormon temple property in Salt Lake City. A movement is beginning to take shape, in which organizers are stressing dialogue with church leaders and peaceful confrontations with anti-gay objectors (as opposed to the shouting matches that took place at the first kiss-in). A nationwide kiss-in is being scheduled for Aug. 15.


    Recent Stories

    • Q&A

    The clash between history and today’s movements — a conversation with Rev. James Lawson

    October 21, 2021

    Called the “architect of the nonviolent movement in America” by John Lewis, Rev. James Lawson discusses the roots and power of nonviolence.

    • Analysis

    Water protectors show that ‘another world is possible’ — through resistance and care

    October 19, 2021

    During a week of action with over 600 arrests, water protectors occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs showed that caring for one another is directly connected to caring for the Earth.

    • Feature

    Why activism needs to be part of any meaningful climate education

    October 12, 2021

    Simply teaching kids about the science of the climate crisis isn’t enough. To prevent feelings of disempowerment, they need to see how they can make a meaningful impact.