President Kais Saied’s constitutional moves may prove troubling, but eyes should be on Tunisian civil society and its people.
Resistance Studies is a collaborative effort between academics and activists, or “professors of the street,” that promotes the analysis of and support for nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience around the world. This includes the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, scholars in the Resistance Studies Network and the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed Journal of Resistance Studies.
Waging Nonviolence partners with other organizations and publishes their work.
Sparked by an anti-abortion law and aided by international solidarity networks, young activists have unleashed the largest cycle of mobilization in Poland since 1989.
Through art and poetry, the dispossessed villagers of Yomitan have shown how militarized occupation of Indigenous land can be creatively resisted.
As highly repressed movements in Tunisia and Belarus show, there is no moment when the “barrier of fear” is broken. The reality is much more complex.