• 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.

  • Seven Days that Ended the Prague Spring

    "Prague Spring" was a liberalization attempt led by Alexander Dubček, the newly elected first secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, to reform socialism in Czechoslovakia and create a more humane version of communism in April 1968. The program included economic and political reforms, the latter specifically focusing on the freedom of speech and press.

  • Hands Across the Baltics: The Story of the Baltic Way

    In 1986, between 5 and 6.5 million Americans held hands for 15 minutes in an attempt to create a human chain across the United States. The event was known as “Hands Across America” and aimed to raise money for poverty and hunger. Three years later, two million Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian citizens joined hands, not to raise money, but to protest the illegal occupation of their countries by the Soviet Union.

  • Serbia in the 1990s: An Introduction to [Nonviolent] Protest in Eastern Europe

    There is a prevailing idea that social beliefs are determined by political boundaries. In the US, pundits often talk about the difference between red states and blue states and an increasingly divided and polarized America. It promotes a level of antagonism between traditionally liberal and conservative states, yet every state is made up of a wide array of people with beliefs from every point on the political spectrum.

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