January 19, 2022
How Agent Provocateurs Harm Our Movements- And What Can Be Done About It
Opponents of civil resistance movements can use agent provocateurs- people who infiltrate movements by pretending to be activists. These provocateurs then work to disrupt the movement from within. Steve Chase, S2020B’s Assistant Director and the author of ICNC Press’s new publication, shares historical examples of agent provocateurs; challenges sincere but unstrategic activists who mimic damaging agent provocateur-like behavior; and explores how movements can minimize the harm of such behavior and increase their changes of success.
COVID-19 AND BEYOND
COVID-19 AND BEYOND
The recorded panels of the webinars, which we are implemented in cooperation with The Marketing Heaven, are available on YouTube for the wider community to be more actively involved in these processes.
Each panel features activists from diverse geographic areas united through their similar struggles for democracy, anti-corruption, women’s rights and gender justice, environmental justice and climate crisis, racial and ethnic rights and identity, land rights, religious rights, and self-determination struggles. Extensive time is given for audience participation including Q&A and sharing ideas and solutions, resources, and networking.
March 16, 2022
[Webinar] Civil Resistance Against Exploitation of Natural Resources in Latin America
Acción Noviolenta en las Américas, Waging Nonviolence, and Solidarity 2020 and Beyond highlight various civil resistance organizing efforts to stop destructive natural resource projects in Latin America, which are too often supported by wealthy elites, governments, and corporations at the expense of the lands, rights, health, and livelihoods of the grassroots people impacted.
February 21, 2022
[Webinar] Political Prisoners and Colonized Peoples: The Solidarity Imperative
Despite decades of calls for an end to all colonialism, many peoples on every continent still struggle for sovereignty and liberation. From well-recognized occupied territories like Western Sahara and Palestine, to contested lands like Puerto Rico, freedom movements have shifted strategies and new methods arise. Join the webinar co-organized by the new Occupied Peoples Forum, S2020B, Waging Nonviolence, Resistance Studies Initiative, the International Peace Research Initiative, and the U.S.-based, Black-led, Spirit of Mandela coalition as they examine Human Rights in an international context as it relates to political prisoners and colonized peoples.
October 27, 2021
Acting in Good Faith: Religion, Peacebuilding, and Nonviolent Action
Some people of faith support oppression, division, and violent conflict, but many others are searching for ways to make a positive contribution to broader movements for rights, freedom, and justice through the practice of peacebuilding and nonviolent resistance. The goal was to explore two key questions: how can peacebuildings and civil resisters reach out to sympathetic religious people to build stronger coalitions for positive change, and how might people of faith make useful contributions to such nonviolent initatives?
October 14, 2021
Countering Violence and Building People Power in Afghanistan
Based on Afghan history and context, as well as case studies in similar countries, the panelists shared their perspectives on the history, present, and future of grassroots organizing, peacebuilding, everyday resistance, and strategic nonviolent action in Afghanistan. Webinar participants also had ample time to contribute to the discussion and ask questions of the panelists.
October 21, 2020
Feminist Futures: Why Women's Leadership in Movements is Critical for Success: Timely Lessons for the U.S. and Globally
Community organizers and activists are working to save democracy and to transition to democracy as human rights and civil society spaces are under attack around the world. This timely discussion in the People Power: COVID 19 and Beyond webinar series features the stories, lessons and nuts/bolts skills of scholars and activists who study and wage nonviolent struggle to fight to save or transition to democracy. They will share relevant experience from the US, South Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Israel and case studies from around the world.
October 7, 2020
Feminist Futures: Why Women's Leadership in Movements is Critical for Success
Research has shown that women-led and women majority movements have a higher chance of success due to nonviolent discipline and key skills and roles women bring to the table. This webinar will delve deeply into women’s rights and gender justice campaigns, as well as the importance of a feminist lens for all movements through the insight and shared experience of frontline activists from around the world.
September 22, 2020
Struggles for Environmental Justice and Against Extractives in Africa
Social and environmental justice movements in Africa are engaged in a range of struggles for sustainable livelihoods and against the ravages of resource extraction. Activists from Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa will share their experience in mobilising communitypower. Panelists and participants will learn from each
other how to achieve the change they seek by sharing strategies and tactics and ways of organizing and mobilizing.
September 16, 2020
How People Power is Countering the COVID-Corruption Nexus
Corruption is hampering responses to COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic are increasing corruption risks. Caught in the middle are people whose lives, livelihoods and futures are jeopardized. What happens when they mobilize to tackle the COVID-corruption nexus? How are they wielding power and what are their objectives?
September 8, 2020
Nonviolent Uprisings Happening Now: Fighting for Dignity, Equality and Justice
News reports are following ongoing major civilian uprisings around the world against authoritarian, repressive, and non-democratic regimes. Experienced grassroots leader activists speak on anti-corruption and democratization struggles in Lebanon; labor and teacher union uprisings in Zimbabwe; student-led movement for change in Thailand; and transition from authoritarian rule in Sudan.