Humor as a nonviolent tactic

    Over at New Tactics, a great site that I’m just now discovering, a week-long discussion about the role that humor can play in countering activist burnout, attracting interest in the cause from a wider audience, and gaining better media coverage as we engage in nonviolent action with some wonderful practitioners of nonviolence from around the world – including Srdja Popovic, one of the leader of the Otpor movement that brought down Milosevic – wrapped up on Tuesday. To check out the dialogue, click here.

    And keep an eye on their site for other similar discussions. From April 21-27th, for example, they will be hosting a dialogue on “Engaging youth in non-violent alternatives to militarism” that sounds like it will be very worthwhile.



    Recent Stories

    • Feature

    How to be punk in a pandemic

    August 8, 2020

    There may not be punk rock shows again until 2021, but the pandemic is an opportunity for punks to help build a better post-COVID world.

      Unlike the pandemic, nuclear war can be stopped before it begins

      August 4, 2020

      Seventy-five years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the anti-nuclear movement is taking big steps toward abolition.

      • Q&A

      We can’t ‘fix’ policing or prison — but we can decide how to create actual safety

      August 3, 2020

      “Prison By Any Other Name” authors Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law caution against quick-fix solutions and spotlight grassroots abolitionist movement building.