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

    • Analysis

    Radical tactics are likely to help the climate movement, not hurt it

    December 8, 2022

    While radical nonviolent protesters are often ridiculed and hated, there is little evidence that their tactics have negative consequences for the overall movement.

    • Excerpt

    How activists sailed into a war zone and helped build the mass movement against the Vietnam War

    December 5, 2022

    At a time when Americans had little interest in the Vietnam War, a small peace group decided to stir people to action by sailing past the military to deliver needed medicines.

    • Q&A

    After Club Q, how do we stop the system from taking more trans lives?

    December 2, 2022

    Queer activist and movement lawyer Z Williams discusses what needs to be done to achieve queer and trans liberation.