Thursday, May 26, 2011

Waging Nonviolence

I looked up "nonviolence" after today's class and found the blog, which reports on... nonviolence all around the world, including specific protests, history, and reflections on trends, like "Facebook's Role in Yemen's Uprising".

The latest post is on a planned June 17 protest in Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive or take public transportation. On this day, participating women will follow traffic rules--and drive around on daily errands. Some participants in a similar 1990 protest (who, it's implied, also broke laws against assembly) "lost their jobs, were forbidden to travel abroad, or were maligned in mosque sermons." Manal al Sharif, one of the organizers of the protest, is currently in jail.

For news closer to home, the blog's archives also have 580 posts tagged "United States".

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