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.
University Failure and Student Response – Linking Today to the 1960s
Earlier this month, a horrific, hate-filled video of a UW-Madison student spouting racist slurs, threats, and a desire to own enslaved people began circulating around the UW-Madison community. It didn’t take long for the video and responses to it to go viral online, resulting in a petition for the expulsion of the students involved with the video amassing tens of thousands of signatures.
A Look at Nonviolent Protests by Indigenous People Throughout History
Throughout history, indigenous people have been using forms of nonviolent resistance to protest the atrocities and illegal acts done by the respective federal governments.
The Green Bandanna: A Universal Symbol
The green bandanna has recently become a universal symbol of abortion rights and solidarity. This symbol’s journey began in Argentina, traveled across Latin America, and reached all corners of the world.
Always Been Here – Wisconsin’s History of LGBTQ+ Presence and Activism
In October of 2022, a well-known transphobic political commentator was invited to UW-Madison by a conservative student group and allowed to speak. What followed was an outraged student body, a clash of protestors and insults publicly thrown at university officials who spoke out for trans acceptance. The intensity of the event was felt throughout campus and sparked a discussion about LGBTQ+ presence and resistance throughout Wisconsin history, which this article explores.
Evaluating the Ethical Dimensions of Indigenous Civil Resistance
This essay was written for a class that Gabe took called Ethical Leadership at his UW in London Study Abroad Program. Disclaimer: The following blog post is not a reflection of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s …
Methods of Nonviolence you may not have Considered
Learn about nonviolent resistance tactics that you may not have considered, featuring stories from Guatemala to Puerto Rico.
Dr. Matthew Levin’s Cold War University and UW-Madison’s Legacy of Student Activism
Dr. Matthew Levin’s Cold War University offers a look at the circumstances that surrounded UW-Madison’s burst on to the national scene in the mid 20th century as one of the most politically active campuses in America. Through an interview with Dr. Levin himself and an analysis of his book, this article discusses how Wisconsin’s politically diverse climate, combined with the blending of in-state and out-of-state students informed what would become an epicenter of anti-war and Civil Rights protests.
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.
How Martin Luther King Jr. found his Love-Force
This article explores King’s upbringing, influences, and his intellectual journey towards discovering the concept of Satyagraha.