New website covers nonviolent actions around the world

By Kate Guthrie
June 16, 2009

Journalists and activists have launched a new website, providing news, analysis and original reporting on the use of nonviolence by ordinary people around the world in their struggle for justice.

With no website currently offering daily comprehensive coverage of nonviolent actions — such as marches, sit-ins, strikes, or fasting, Waging Nonviolence ( aims to fill that important role and show, as Margaret Mead once said, that small groups of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

One feature on the site that captures Mead’s sentiment is “Experiments with Truth,” a daily digest of the most interesting and important stories of people using nonviolence, picked from a variety of news sources and condensed into a brief summary with links to further reading.

The site will also feature periodic dispatches from on-the-ground journalists and activists covering or taking part in nonviolent actions.

Waging Nonviolence has a growing network of such contributors, including Kathy Kelly, the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

Its blog aims to serve as a place for vibrant discussion by activists, scholars, students, and critics, as well as those just discovering nonviolence, on subjects ranging from theory to strategy and tactics.

Waging Nonviolence will include posts about the history and culture of nonviolence, as well as the latest on articles, books, and movies that both support and challenge nonviolent principles.

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