The 99% Spring has started. From 9th to 15th of April, US activists will:
“gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to train ourselves in non-violent action and join together in the work of reclaiming our country.” http://the99spring.com
So what about here in the UK? What if you’re a community, activist group, NGO, trade union wanting to prepare for nonviolent action? I thought it was worth reminding ourselves of the resources out there. Sources of training include:
Rhizome trainers will be at work in public sessions at:
- Nonviolent direct action: the Occupy national conference, Southend, Sunday 15th April 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Nonviolence and civil disobedience: Peace News Summer Camp, 26-30th July – exact time and date to be confirmed
We’re more than happy to tailor something specific for your organisation. We can also help you develop your own pool of nonviolence trainers. Get in touch. And of course there are plenty of reading and self-study materials out there including on The 99% Spring website.