People all across Zurich were dropping like flies on Tuesday as part of a flash-mob protest against the proposed building of nuclear power stations in Switzerland. The action simulated what might happen if a nuclear radioactivity disaster were to occur. Plus it apparently references the recently cancelled ABC show FlashForward. Hopefully, unlike the show, it met with a stronger audience reaction.
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.
Drama helps movements draw attention to their issues, but it won’t come without creativity and direct action tactics that reach beyond the choir.