Seventy-six new cases have been added to the Global Nonviolent Action Database by students in the spring semester Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle course at Swarthmore College.
The Global Nonviolent Action Database presents cases of nonviolent civil resistance from around the world, spanning decades and even hundreds of years. Data is provided in a narrative format, and each case is classified across a number of criteria to allow for comparisons and advanced searches.
A selection of the new cases include:
- Pennsylvanian Methodists campaign for reinstatement of minister, United States, 2013
- Brazilian Free Fare Movement (MPL) mobilizes against fare hikes, 2013
- Glaswegian Women Campaign for Rent Control, Scotland, 1915
- Sarasotan Students’ school boycott stops neighborhood schools from closing, Florida, United States, 1969
- Chicago residents sit-in to prevent Dyett High School closure, United States, 2013-14
- Philadelphians prevent deportation of Honduran immigrant through church sanctuary, United States, 2014-2015
- Spanish homeowners and activists blockade and occupy to protest home evictions, 2009-2013
- South Korean media workers resist privatisation of television networks, 2008-2009
To view more than one thousand cases of nonviolent civil resistance in the database, visit http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu and follow on Twitter and Facebook.