In this new video, Voice of America takes a look at the inspiring work of our good friends at the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in Belgrade. In the segment, Srdja Popovic—who we’ve interviewed numerous times on this site, including here—talks about what the Egyptians did right, the keys to success of nonviolent struggle, and reiterates the point that I stressed in my last post: “Removing the bad guy is sometimes easier than building the democratic institutions.”
As activists weary from war, campus killings, a tyrant in the White House and poverty at home started dropping out, Movement for a New Society built a model of sustainability.
As Congress considers requiring women to register for the draft, it’s time we remember the movements that fought to abolish conscription and learn from their victories.
The push toward corporate profits over people’s needs is already happening, but it doesn’t have to go that way if movements start planning big.