In this new interview, Michael Nagler, president of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education, offers his thoughts on the nonviolent movement that has just toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt after 30 years of dictatorial rule.
Nagler wisely argues that to solidify this nonviolent victory, the positive energy in Egypt must now be channeled into constructive work focused on building an authentic democracy and addressing the widespread poverty that plagues the country.
As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.
As autocrats become savvier in using technology to repress dissent, activists are striving to preserve the benefits of digital activism and mitigate the risks.
Environmental activist Evgeniya Chirikova once helped save a forest in Moscow. Now she’s trying to give voice to Russian activists and journalists resisting Putin’s regime.