Nonviolence News: Action for Social Justice

Photo credit of opening image: Pakistani journalists take part in a demonstration to denounce rampant censorship, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Pakistani journalists are holding nationwide protests to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. (   AP Photo/Anjum Naveed   )

Photo credit of opening image: Pakistani journalists take part in a demonstration to denounce rampant censorship, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Pakistani journalists are holding nationwide protests to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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From Algeria to Ecuador, Sudan to Pakistan
Nonviolence takes action for social justice.
Nonviolence News: July 20th, 2019

Editor's Note from Rivera Sun:

In this week's Nonviolence News, you'll find stories from around the world. People on every continent are rising up for human rights, political freedoms, and environmental protection. Many of them are using nonviolent action in the global quest for rights and justice. Here are some of there recent stories:

Indigenous Hawai'ians blockade the construction of a large telescope. Having successfully reined in the military take-over after a nonviolent movement ousted the former president, the Sudanese are now protesting a paramilitary murder of a civilian. Pakistani journalists took to the streets to denounce censorship. Ethnic Ethiopians are striving for autonomy. Algerians are clearing house of corrupt cronies after the movement succeeded in winning their dictator's resignation. Ecuadoreans are holding a general strike to protest the government's austerity policies and demand Julian Assange's freedom. In Lebanon, university students and professors oppose budget cuts. In France, migrants want justice.

These are just some of the many stories in this week's Nonviolence News. Scan the round-up. Read some articles. Remember that around the world people like you are dreaming and struggling for shared human goals.

We're in this together.

Rivera Sun, Editor

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Here's what you'll find in
this week's Nonviolence News:


Victory! Success Stories
Recent Actions & On-Going Campaigns
Migrant Justice
Climate Action
Knowledge & Reflection
Calls-to-Action

Nonviolence News shares recent success stories so we see and remember that nonviolent action is powerful and effective.

Nonviolence News shares recent success stories so we see and remember that nonviolent action is powerful and effective.

Activists win decades-long struggle to shut down trash incinerator in Detroit, MI, marking the end of a long-fought battle for a majority Black neighborhood impacted by the constant stream of pollutants and pungent odors of trash. Read more >>

Twitter restores Julian Assange support group's account after backlash from users. Read more >>

Maine governor signs Net Neutrality law protecting state Internet users. Read more >>

UNC Asheville becomes first in NC's university system to divest from fossil fuels. Read more >>

Natural gas pipelines now banned in most new Berkeley buildings. Read more >>

New York passes its Green New Deal. Read more >>

Around the world, people are launching nonviolent campaigns and/or using principled nonviolence to transform their communities and fight injustice. Here are a few recent stories.

Around the world, people are launching nonviolent campaigns and/or using principled nonviolence to transform their communities and fight injustice. Here are a few recent stories.

After years of protest and action, hundreds of Indigenous Hawaiians set-up a blockade to stop the construction of a telescope. 33 were arrested. Read more >>

Sudanese hold night protests to speak out against the murder of a civilian by paramilitaries during a demonstration against the presence of the paramilitaries in the area. Read more >>

Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country’s powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. Read more >>

Ethiopian activists set up signs declaring a new region for the Sidama ethnic group. As the effort launches, movement leaders worry about government repression and wrestle about maintaining commitment to nonviolence. Read more >>

In the lead-up to the Africa Cup of Nations, Algerians mix football (soccer) rallies and protests as they continue to demonstrate for the resignations of previous dictator's cronies. Read more >>

Puerto Ricans flood streets by the thousands demanding the resignation of the governor. Editor's Note: As these photos will show you, most of the protesters are using nonviolent action. Violence has occurred between police and some protesters. Read more >>

Citizen in Ecuador began a five-day general strike Monday against the policies of the Moreno administration. Read more >>

Strike shuts down Lebanon's only public university over proposed budget cuts. Read more >>

New Zealand gun owners turn in weapons for cash. Read more >>

Prime Day protests pressure giant corporation for worker justice and for an end to the company's support of US authorities' deportation efforts. Read more >>

Fight for the Future launches nationwide campaign to demand a complete ban on facial recognition software. Read more >>

US bus tour pushes for higher taxes on the rich. Read more >>

Women's surfing ramps up the struggle for equal pay, bolstered by the US Women's Soccer team's outspoken effort. Read more >>

As millions of humans become migrants and refugees from war and climate disasters, the struggle for migrant justice continues to grow.

As millions of humans become migrants and refugees from war and climate disasters, the struggle for migrant justice continues to grow.

In France, 200-700 Gilets Noirs, a movement of migrants and refugees, occupy Pantheon in France and demand to speak with the prime minister. Read more >>

In the United States, #CloseTheCamps actions escalate. Read more >>

1000 immigrant-rights activists and Jewish allies blocked ICE headquarters in Washington, DC to prevent them from rounding up migrants in raids. Read more >>

15 actions you can take to resist the US' unjust immigration policies. Read more >>

Atlanta kids' lemonade stand raises $13,000 for migrant kids separated from their families. Read more >>

Chicago’s resistance to ICE raids recalls Northern states’ response to the Fugitive Slave Act. Read more >>

70 people arrested in DC protesting for migrant rights. Read more >>

Amid threats of raids, Queens, NY, prepares to stand up to ICE to protect immigrant community. Read more >>

Living sustainably and protecting our planet are forms of "nonviolence toward the Earth," which is inseparable from embodying nonviolence toward ourselves and all others. Here are recent stories of nonviolent climate action.

Living sustainably and protecting our planet are forms of "nonviolence toward the Earth," which is inseparable from embodying nonviolence toward ourselves and all others. Here are recent stories of nonviolent climate action.

Extinction Rebellion uses five boats to stop traffic in Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds, and London. Read more >> And, after using the boats, the boats were banned from street protests. Read more >>

Yes Magazine reports on nine styles of climate activism - something for everyone. Read more >>

In the field of nonviolence, people around the world are deepening their understanding of how nonviolence works to make change and wage peace.

In the field of nonviolence, people around the world are deepening their understanding of how nonviolence works to make change and wage peace.

From mooncakes to post-it notes, Hong Kong's anti-extradition bill protesters put creative tactics to powerful uses. Read more >>

How women in Kenya mobilized for peace after surviving violence. Read more >>

What can we learn from the Central American Pledge of Resistance? Read more >>

Dr. William Barber of Moral Mondays and Poor People's Campaign on building an inter-racial economic justice movement in the United States. Read more >>

George Lakey corrects misperceptions about Gene Sharp, countering claims in a recent Jacobin magazine article on the nonviolent struggle researcher. Read more >>

Here are a few actions and events requesting your participation.

Here are a few actions and events requesting your participation.

Protect the right to boycott, divest, and sanction (i.e. the right to use nonviolent action). BDS protection bill introduced in US Congress. Sign here to support >>

Meta Peace Team calls for members for unarmed peacekeeping in the West Bank and at US-Mexico Border work. Learn more >>

Rising Tide calls for climate action. Read more >>

Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions September 14-22, 2019, Everywhere. Host or join a march, rally, protest, or other event or action for a culture of peace and active nonviolence. Learn more >>

Oct 5th is a Day of Action Against Domestic Violence. Hold or join a 2-min die-in protest. Learn more >>



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About Rivera Sun, Editor

Activist/Author Rivera Sun is a nationwide speaker and trainer in strategy for nonviolent movements. She is the author of nine books and novels focusing on nonviolence, including The Dandelion Insurrection, The Roots of Resistance, and The Way Between.  For four years, she cohosted nationally-syndicated radio programs on nonviolent struggle. Rivera Sun has worked for Campaign Nonviolence, Metta Center for Nonviolence, and Nonviolence Now, among other groups. Find out more about her work at: www.riverasun.com