History


The Nonviolent History of American Independence

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“Often minimized in our history books, the tactics of nonviolent action played a powerful role in achieving American Independence from British rule. Benjamin Naimark-Rowse wrote, “the lesson we learn of a democracy forged in the crucible…”

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Published in: Counterpunch, Rivera Sun’s Blog, Pace e Bene, Chicago Activism, Charleston Gazette-Mail, Boulder Weekly, Pagosa Daily Post, Antiwar, The Johnstown Breeze, Sierra County Prospect
Date: June 28,29,30,July 4,2016
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Helen Keller: Socialist, Pacifist, Women’s & Workers’ Rights Advocate

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“The name Helen Keller conjures up, for many people, a deaf-blind-mute girl learning to communicate via sign language. It is a scene straight out of “The Miracle Worker,” the biographical play recounting Anne Sullivan’s role”

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Published in: Hutchinson Leader, Transcend Media Service, Counterpunch, Rivera Sun’s Blog, World Beyond War, Portside
Date: June 24,27,29,2016
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Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs

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“On June 27, 1915, Grace Lee Boggs was born in Providence, Rhode Island, above her father’s restaurant. Grace later said, “because I was born to Chinese immigrant parents and because I was born female, I learned very quickly that the world needed changing.””

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Published in: RICentral, Counterpunch, Rivera Sun’s Blog
Date: June 20,21,24,2016
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White Rose Begins Leaflet Campaigns June 1942

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“In June 1942, a pair of German university students formed The White Rose, a German resistance movement that used a series of leaflets to decry Nazi militarism and call for an end to the war. Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell wrote…”

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Published in: Counterpunch, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, Grassroots Press
Date: May 29,30,June 11,2016
606 Words

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Blue Revolution – Kuwaiti Women Gain Suffrage

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“This week in nonviolent history commemorates the successful conclusion of Kuwait’s Blue Revolution. On May 17th, 2005, Kuwaiti women gained suffrage after more than 40 years of struggle. The women used a wide variety of approaches to achieve their goals…”

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Published in: KPC News, Counterpunch, Times of Earth, Good Reads (Blog), Sierra County Prospect, Rivera Sun’s Blog, Love in Action Network
Date: May 13,14,15,17,18,206
423 Words

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