From a work stoppage in Chile and a boycott in South Africa, to a sit-in in Pakistan and a protest march in the U.S., civil resistance matters. It shapes societies, nations, and our world.
But deep coverage and analysis of nonviolent movements, the courageous people who organize them, and the research that sheds light on this phenomenon are rare.
ICNC is proud to present Minds of the Movement. We write for those interested in the ideas and experiences of people on the front line of civil resistance, and those who seek to understand the art and science of nonviolent struggle. Ours is a forum for people interested in this growing field, including activists, scholars, students, journalists, and members of the INGO and policy community.
Our stories, interviews and commentary give readers insight on particular developments and tactics. They highlight lessons learned and courses altered. And they convey implications for all of us, whether we’re on the ground or external to a particular movement.
Minds of the Movement stories do not necessarily reflect the policies and practices of ICNC—nor do they have to—so readers can expect a range of voices, topics and approaches.
While most of ICNC’s blog contributors are familiar names and faces within the civil resistance community, we also aim to identify and elevate new voices, and will consider unsolicited submissions based on our criteria. You can read the submission guidelines here.
We hope you will be a frequent visitor to the site, which will be continually updated with new posts. As always, we welcome your thoughts and comments at editor [at] nonviolent-conflict.org.
The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict thanks Humanity United for generously supporting Minds of the Movement between July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.