Category - nonviolent direct action

  • January 27, 2011

    When it comes to militarism, the arms trade and violence, the lie that is ‘this is just the way things are and always will be’, the pretence that there is no alternative, needs to be exposed, says Chris Cole. He is currently in prison for his nonviolent direct action.

  • January 19, 2011

    Following the surge in student activism last year, the Student Christian Movement say they are expecting a record turnout at their annual conference.

  • January 19, 2011

    Christian activist Chris Cole has been sent to prison for 30 days following a nonviolent protest against the arms trade.

  • January 2, 2011

    Students in Canterbury have urged Archbishop Rowan Williams to back their peaceful protest as university authorities seek to break up a nonviolent sit-in.

  • December 13, 2010

    Faced with Parliament's vote in favour of the tuition fee hike, it is vital that those of us who are campaigning against it avoid the twin temptations of giving up or resorting to violence. The Guardian today (13 December) published a letter from Ekklesia and the Student Christian Movement suggesting that active nonviolence is the best way forward.

  • December 8, 2010

    Since leaving full-time education, I have worked with the student movement in several ways – through backing campaigns, through being employed by a students' union, through giving freelance media training to groups such as People & Planet and the Student Christian Movement.

    And I have never felt more proud to be associated with the student movement than I do this week.

  • November 20, 2010

    Activists have demanded swift action on climate change by holding a vigil on the hundredth anniversary of an attempt by suffragettes to storm Parliament.

  • November 14, 2010

    Radical Christian pacifists have declared their support for students who occupied Conservative Party offices in Millbank during a protest against fees.

  • September 8, 2010

    In my diary for today – Wednesday 8 September – I had written, “Arrest Tony Blair”. Along with several others, I had planned to join the queue at Blair's book signing in London. On reaching the front of the queue, each of us would have attempted a citizen's arrest for crimes against peace.

  • September 6, 2010

    A group of campaigners have said they were planning to attempt a citizen’s arrest of Tony Blair at his London book signing, which has now been cancelled.