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David and Goliath

Question: Why was the U.S. government so terrified of the nonviolent Occupy Wall Street movement (and its spinoffs) that it squelched the movement? Answer: Perhaps they were aware of the “Rules of Revolt” identified by the inimitable Chris Hedges. Here … Continue reading

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Does nonviolent resistance work? Part 2c

This is the third of three posts comprising Part II of a series of posts in which Dr. Ian Hansen shares his thoughts on nonviolence. See also Part 1a, Part 1b, Part 1c, Part 2a and Part 2b. Nonviolent movements are less likely to catch … Continue reading

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May Pete rest in peace

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Peace and social justice are what Pete Seeger tirelessly worked for and sang for throughout his life.

Seeger was the consummate activist, hounded by the FBI because he would not name names during … Continue reading

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