Earlier this month, the Southern African Litigation Centre, based in Johannesburg, posted this video about a wonderful act of nonviolence that took place in April 2008, when dockworkers in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Angola refused to unload weapons from a Chinese ship that were destined for Zimbabwe’s Defense Forces.
To learn more about this great case study, check out this in depth report from the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), which was published last summer.
It takes effort to track the impacts of mass mobilizations like #MeToo, Occupy or Black Lives Matter, but understanding social change is impossible without such work.
By sharing our lived experiences, I have seen how incarcerated people can stop the pipeline funneling troubled teens to prison.
As the new ‘Rustin’ biopic shows, the great organizer of the 1963 March on Washington was always working to join more people together in the struggle for greater justice and peace.