Last week, National Radio Project’s weekly program Making Contact aired a great show that included two talks—with Egyptian journalist Namees Arnous and Ivan Marovic, one of the founders of Optor, the nonviolent student-led movement in Serbia that played a key role in the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic in 2000—recorded at the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism last May and an interview with the prominent Azerbaijani blogger and WNV contributor Arzu Geybullayeva, about their experience working to topple their respective governments.[audio: http://www.radioproject.org/sound/2011/MakingCon_110928_Ax.mp3]
Seventy-five years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the anti-nuclear movement is taking big steps toward abolition.
“Prison By Any Other Name” authors Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law caution against quick-fix solutions and spotlight grassroots abolitionist movement building.
As the 19th Amendment turns 100 amid a summer of mass protest, it’s important to remember the decisive role nonviolent direct action played in hastening its ratification.