In collaboration with’s Transformation section, this is a series of articles about the cutting edge in nonviolent struggle at the intersection between the personal and the social.

Organizing as whole people

Coming into town as a typical labor union wouldn’t do any good. To build community power, we would have to create a movement.

August 2, 2013

Reclaiming the nonviolent side of history

How we human beings think of ourselves as being able to make social and political change is shaped — or distorted — by how we understand the past.

August 1, 2013

Changing sides doesn’t always make for transformation — just look at Egypt

Civil resistance campaigns should avoid the belief that the people and the military are always “one hand,” as has been chanted so often in Egypt.

July 31, 2013

Confessions of a climate change denier

It wasn’t really until I was standing on the west side of Hoboken, N.J., in water and oil up to my thigh, that climate change really made sense.

July 30, 2013