Social Movements


Hammering for Peace

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“Last winter, at our Voices for Creative Nonviolence home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two friends who were in town for a Mennonite church gathering focused on the symbol of beating swords into plowshares.”

Kathy Kelly
Published in: Common Dreams, Huffington Post, The Nuclear Resister, Counter Currents, Pace e Bene, Gilmer Free Press, Transcend Media Service
Date: May 14,24,25,June 1,2016
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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…”

Rivera Sun
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
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Celebrating Mother Jones and Labor on May Day

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“This week commemorates the anniversary of the Haymarket Affair, International Workers’ Day, and the claimed birthday of Mother Mary Harris Jones. While the United States’ official Labor Day falls in September, the international community celebrates workers…”

Rivera Sun
Published in: Counterpunch, Rivera Sun’s Blog, Transcend Media Service, Grassroots Press, Times of Earth
Date: May 1,2,2016
704 Words

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail: Poignant and Timely

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“On April 16th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was sitting in a stark jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, where he had been arrested for engaging in nonviolent direct action.”

Rivera Sun
Published in: Counterpunch, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, Cheney Free Press, The Daily Journal, Transcend Media Service
Date: April 11,13,14,15,17,2016
484 Words

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