How Congolese students are taking on Big Oil

    A new campaign is mobilizing communities across the Democratic Republic of Congo to stop the fossil fuel industry’s expansion with creative nonviolent action.

    Founded in 1964 to advance research on the conditions of peace and the causes of war and violence — with five regional associations covering every corner of the planet — the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) is the world’s most established multi-disciplinary professional organization in the field of peace, human rights and conflict studies.

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      David Harris and the politics of draft resistance

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      The life and words of David Harris offer key lessons on the importance of making our own history and the deeper aims of draft resistance.

        The long-term crisis in Peru

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        Peru’s current crisis of governance is not the result of a single political action, but rather a long process of democratic weakening.

          What the historic women’s uprising in Iran teaches us about resisting authoritarianism

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          Iran’s courageous women are showing the power of symbols, decentralized protest and legitimate grievances in challenging authoritarian regimes.

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                Join us online for IPRA’s 28th biennial conference

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                  Practicing nonviolent resistance in the time of COVID-19

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                  We may be physically distanced, but we can stand united through nonviolent action during this pandemic.

                    Why we need a new SNCC to tackle today’s burning injustices

                    September 10, 2020

                    A modern-day version of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is needed to complete the unfinished business of the 1960s Black freedom struggle.