Nonviolent Caucus

The Nonviolent Caucus is a network of individuals and affinity groups (including study groups, work groups, committees, and organizations) who self identify as being part of the Occupy/Decolonize movement, and who seek to engage with others in nonviolent education, training, support, and direct actions. Whether choosing nonviolence due to a philosophical or spiritual commitment to nonviolent principles, or due to the recognition of the practical and strategic necessity of nonviolence for building a movement with a broad base of support, we welcome all who wish to participate.

Why Civil Resistance Works

Though it defies consensus, between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Attracting impressive support from citizens that helps separate regimes from their main sources of power, these campaigns have produced remarkable results, even in the contexts of Iran, the Palestinian Territories, the Philippines, and Burma. Combining statistical analysis with case studies of these specific countries and territories, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan detail the factors enabling such campaigns to succeed-and, at times, causing them to fail. They find … Continued


Nonviolent Struggle

Building a World Wide Nonviolent Revolution takes lots of hard work, disciplined courage and intelligent planning. It may take years and even when we want to lash out when police are provoking us, we remain cool and confident that our plans will be successful, that the general public will be informed and involved with a message that unites and inspires. We will not be satisfied with playing the victim role and reacting to the moves of the Corporate Dictatorship and their continued use of police repression. Instead, we will take the initiative … Continued


Welcome to Nonviolent Caucus for Occupy/Decolonize Oakland

The purpose of the Nonviolent Caucus is to provide support to individuals and groups who wish to participate in strategic nonviolent direct action. Through education and training, as well as community organizing and outreach, our vision is to build the deep connections and relationships that are necessary for trust to develop. Trust in each other, together with training and commitment, will create a foundation for a process that will result in creative, effective, nonviolent actions that advance the goals of the Occupy movement. 18130