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The Sustaining Fires of Standing Rock: A Movement Grows

by Roy J. Eidelson  Over the past year, a remote area of North Dakota has been the improbable and prophetic site of a struggle with profound ramifications for us all. The confrontation has pitted the Water Protectors — the Standing Rock Sioux, … Continue reading

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Nonviolence: The powerful antidote to youth recruitment to gangs, terrorists, and the US Military

by Alice LoCicero Terrorists, gangs, and the US military recruit youth and train them to be violent. Each time a young person is recruited to violence, one or more adults benefit, but the youth and their families pay the price.[1] … Continue reading

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Does nonviolent resistance work? What Chenoweth and Stephan get right (Part 1b)

The short video at the beginning of this post features Maria Stephan and Erica Chenoweth, 2013 winners of the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for their book Why Civil Resistance Works—a thesis that is not surprisingly under debate… Continue reading

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