Feature by Antje Mattheus
Article published on 16 September 2020
Rubrik : Apprendre par des exemples pratiques - Aus praktischen Beispielen lernen

Seeing the humanity in her enemies enabled one German activist to derail an attack by a motorcycle gang. In this piece, originally published on the Waging Nonviolence website, Antje Mattheus teases out some of the lessons for activists.

Connecticut Ave Biker Gang, 23 May 2008. Photo: Peachy Weasel (CC BY 2.0)

I grew up in a small West German village, Hamm an der Sieg. Without television or computers, my friends and I played outside and acted out adventure and survival stories. (...)

Through the Iron Curtain:
By Jared R. Donelly
Article published on 1 September 2020
zuletzt geändert am 2 September 2020
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

In front of the red walls of the Kremlin on October 3, 1961, Reiner Steinweg, a young peace activist from the small West German town of Hohenhausen, handed out hundreds of antimilitary leaflets to crowd of enthusiastic Russians. Steinweg, along (...)

Ulla Eberhard / Kate Sheehan / Ann Davidon
Article published on 29 August 2020
Section : Solidarität / Solidarity/ Solidarité

My participation in the WWG of WRI had a big influence on what women in the non-violent movement in Germany thought and did. As I was a staff person in the office of non-violent action groups in Germany from 1987 to 1992, it was among my tasks (...)

Andrew Cornell
Challenges Arise
Article published on 25 May 2020
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

Challenges Arise

By 1976, a number of interrelated problems and tensions had begun to develop within the MNS network. Despite the excitement of the burgeoning antinuke movement, many members felt frustrated with a lack of strategic direction in (...)

Andrew Cornell
action, community and training
Article published on 27 April 2020
zuletzt geändert am 27 May 2020
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

Action

MNS demonstrated its approach to activism almost immediately. In July 1971, the newly minted group launched itself into the Baltimore harbor in a fleet of canoes and kayaks to blockade a Pakistani ship from docking to take on a (...)

Andrew Cornell
part one
Article published on 27 April 2020
zuletzt geändert am 1 May 2020
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

The international anarchist movement found new footings in the wake of the global insurrections of 1968, nearly all of which were decidedly libertarian in character (1). In the United States, the decade that followed was a time of (...)

Andrew Cornell’s
Lessons from Movement for a New Society
Article published on 21 February 2020
zuletzt geändert am 4 September 2020
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

Andrew Cornell’s Oppose and Propose offers an extraordinarily well-researched examination of the 1971-1988 US-based organisation Movement for a New Society (MNS).

Review by Chris Rossdale

Cornell mixes documentary evidence and interviews with key participants in MNS to provide a comprehensive account of the movement, from its roots in Quaker anti-war groups through 17 years of rich and varied history, (...)

Article published on 13 January 2020
Section : International

Dear all,

With someone from Extinction Rebellion UK I’m organising a kind of think-tank meeting "Civil resistance strategies for climate justice", which aims to bring together about 25 climate justice activists and social movement or civil (...)

Thousands of activists set off to block lignite mining infrastructure in the wake of COP25
Article published on 30 November 2019
Rubrik : Schluss mit der Nutzung fossiler Energien

Press release

Cottbus | Chóśebuz, 30 november 2019.

Two days before the start of COP25, 4.000 activists of the international

climate justice movement Ende Gelaende (“Here And No Further”) set off

towards open–cast lignite mines in Eastern (...)

Climate change does not know borders nor do we!
Article published on 18 October 2019
Rubrik : Schluss mit der Nutzung fossiler Energien

Every year people of all over Europe take part in Ende Gelände and support our fight for the immediate end of coal and for climate justice. They, too, make Ende Gelände one of the biggest disobedient actions against climate change in Europe. By (...)

Article published on 11 September 2019
zuletzt geändert am 2 August 2019
Section : Naher Osten / Middle East / Proche Orient

My name is Maya Brand-Feigenbaum, and on July 14, 2019, my drafting date to the IDF, I will refuse to be drafted. I have contemplated this for several years, knowing that this decision will get me imprisoned in a military prison. I believe that (...)



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