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American University Skills Institute on Civil Resistance

This past weekend my colleague, Maciej and I co-faciliated a skills institute at American University titled, “People Power: How and Why Civil Resistance Works.”  We had 15 participants from a variety of backgrounds and covered a range of topics: history of civil resistance, conceptions of power, the role of media in civil resistance, frameworks for deciding how one considers what is violent vs. nonviolent,  tactical innovation, backfire, and dilemma actions.

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Interview with West Papuan Activist, Herman Wainggai

One of the best parts of my job is having the opportunity to meet amazing people who are on the front lines of nonviolent movements across the world.  Earlier this year, I started an online initiative interviewing nonviolent action takers in order to share the stories, experiences, and perspectives of these individuals and their movements so that the rest of the world may be made aware of their struggle.  In this interview I speak with Herman Wainggai, a leader in West Papua’s self-determination struggle.

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