After more than two years of research, interviews and production, I’m excited to announce the October 15 launch of “City of Refuge” — a 10-part podcast series from Waging Nonviolence.
Each week until the end of the year, I will take listeners inside the remarkable and little-known story of a French community that openly resisted the Nazis, while rescuing 5,000 refugees. We’ll experience their heroic efforts through the words of leading figures, still living community members and some of the people they saved. We’ll also examine the important lessons this story offers us today — amidst rising authoritarianism and another global refugee crisis.
Unlike previous movements, demonstrations in Lebanon have spread to all parts of the country and are targeting the entire political establishment.
In 1969, indigenous activists occupied Alcatraz Island, demanding that their treaties be honored. Fifty years later, they’re still fighting.
Fifty years ago, the antiwar movement overcame internal disarray to mount the epic Moratorium and Mobilization demonstrations, foiling Nixon’s escalation plans.