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.
In “Reckonings,” producer Stephanie Lepp explores how people change, asking listeners to examine their own assumptions about how far they can stretch their empathy.
Recent criticisms calling the founder of nonviolent theory a Cold Warrior are way off the mark. To rightly evaluate him, we need to understand the role he chose for himself.
A six-week strike by teachers has bolstered a movement against proposed austerity measures targeting Lebanon’s dangerously underfunded education system.