Protests

  • The Peaceful Revolution: The Fall of a Wall and the Rise of Democracy

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall was a monumental moment in history, signifying liberation for East Germans and the reunification of Germany. Now taught as the symbolic end of the Cold War, the collapse of this physical representation of the Iron Curtain abolished the oppressive Soviet regime over East Germany, the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

  • “We Want Albania to Be Like the Rest of Europe”

    “We want Albania to be like the rest of Europe” exclaimed Albanian university students whilst discussing their frustration in the governments' treatment of education as Albania is already experiencing persistent poverty that is exacerbated by a corrupt government.

  • Toppling the Walls of Patriarchy and Militarism: The Women of Greenham Common

    A fundamental tenet of civil disobedience, which entails deliberately violating the law as a means of exposing injustice, is encapsulated by the following phrase: “If you always do as you’re told, then you don’t ever change anything.” Roughly 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall—a physical representation of the regime that fell along with it—these words found their way into a documentary about a peace camp that played a critical role in ending the Cold War.

  • The Mersey Harm Reduction Model

    The Mersey Harm Reduction Model, with its joint services and community collaboration, is a great example of nonviolence in action. Outreach workers actively fought to keep drug-users out of restrictive and violent situations like the carceral system through seeking deals with police and bringing services to where they were most needed

  • Recent Protests in France and Why They Are so Effective

    Recently, French citizens have used nonviolent protests as a way to show the President and his administration their frustration with current social issues or policies. These protests have forced President Macron to change his policies, showing the power that protests can have.

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