Opinion: Can aid organizations really be part of social movements? - Devex

Thursday, May 17, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

I have heard much talk of movements in the aid and development sector of late. It is no wonder that the hundreds of thousands of people who work for aid agencies, NGOs, and contractors have been moved to think about the role of movements. The past years’ elections in wealthy...

What’s Next for Nicaragua? - U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega indicated over the weekend he is willing to discuss the demands of tens of thousands of protesters after a month of unrest across the Latin American nation, the second poorest in the hemisphere. But it's unclear whether there's anything the former revolutionary leader can do to quell the disquiet, or...

Why you should never underestimate a bunch of well-organized teenage protesters - Washington Post

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

By: Maria J. Stephan; Tabatha Thompson

News Type: USIP in the News

For decades, youth activism has been a force for major social and political change around the world. The Parkland, Fla., students’ nonviolent mass action is part of a rich history of youth-led movements that have dismantled racial segregation in the United States, rooted out corruption in Brazil and toppled dictatorships in Serbia, Tunisia and Gambia.

Nonviolent Action

Remembering Gene Sharp, a Pioneer of People Power - Transcend Media Service

Monday, February 12, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Gene Sharp, who passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday [28 Jan], was not only a key figure in the development of a whole new field of study devoted to helping people realize their own power, he was a key figure in the lives of so many who found inspiration in his work and took it in new directions. It is no exaggeration to say...

Remembering Gene Sharp, a pioneer of people power - Waging NonViolence

Friday, February 2, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Gene Sharp, who passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, was not only a key figure in the development of a whole new field of study devoted to helping people realize their own power, he was a key figure in the lives of so many who found inspiration in his work and took it in new directions. It is no exaggeration to...

Maria Stephan on the Iranian Protests - SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Maria Stephan spoke to SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124 about non-violent action in Iran emphasizing that the future of Iran rests in its people. Stephan remarked on the diversity geographically and also among participants in the recent protests. Despite Iran’s efforts at cyber suppression of the protestors, Stephan explained that new protests by women removing their head scarves have not been deterred.

Banging Pots For Peace: Strategies To Prevent Electoral Violence - Electoral Violence Project

Thursday, January 4, 2018

By: Jonas Claes; Maria J. Stephan

News Type: USIP in the News

The recent election violence in Kenya and Honduras reveals a pattern that’s all too familiar: An incumbent campaigns on a platform of law and order and declares victory after a contested election. The opposition then cries foul, mobilizes its supporters, and nonviolent street protests turn deadly...

Electoral Violence