Nonviolent Action Case Map

Anti-war activists march to Moscow for peace, 1960-1961

International, United States
March throughout the United States and Europe

Argentines protest Uruguayan paper mills, 2005-2008

Gualeguaychú, Argentina and Fray Bentos, Uruguay, Uruguay, Gualeguaychú, Argentina and Fray Bentos, Uruguay, Argentina

Argentines protest Uruguayan paper mills, 2005-2008

Gualeguaychú, Argentina and Fray Bentos, Uruguay, Uruguay, Gualeguaychú, Argentina and Fray Bentos, Uruguay, Argentina

African Americans campaign for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, USA, 1965

Selma, Alabama; some action also took place in neighboring counties and Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public transit, 1961

Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, United States
rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states. Started with rides from DC to New Orleans

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public transit, 1961

Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, United States
rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states. Started with rides from DC to New Orleans

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public transit, 1961

Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, United States
rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states. Started with rides from DC to New Orleans

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public transit, 1961

Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, United States
rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states. Started with rides from DC to New Orleans

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public transit, 1961

Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, United States
rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states. Started with rides from DC to New Orleans

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public transit, 1961

Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, United States
rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states. Started with rides from DC to New Orleans

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public transit, 1961

Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, United States
rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states. Started with rides from DC to New Orleans

Freedom Riders end racial segregation in Southern U.S. public transit, 1961

Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, United States
rides varied in location but usually involved buses departing from northeastern states and traveling via interstates to southeastern states. Started with rides from DC to New Orleans

Cree (First Nations) stop second phase of James Bay hydroelectric project, 1989-1994

Quebec, Canada
The majority took place in the province Quebec, although there was some action in Vermont, Maine, and New York

Dutch citizens resist Nazi occupation, 1940-1945

Especially active in Amsterdam, Eindhovenand, and Limberg, Netherlands

Dutch citizens resist Nazi occupation, 1940-1945

Especially active in Amsterdam, Eindhovenand, and Limberg, Netherlands

Dutch citizens resist Nazi occupation, 1940-1945

Especially active in Amsterdam, Eindhovenand, and Limberg, Netherlands

Ecuadorians defend their land against mining, 1995-2007

Ecuador
Junina mountainous community in the Intag region of northern Ecuador

Haitians overthrow a dictator, 1946

Mainly Port-au-Prince, but the campaign spread to cities throughout Haiti, Haiti

New Orleans citizens boycott for U.S. civil rights, 1960-61

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Stores and lunch counters on Dryades and Canal Street

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

Polish workers general strike for economic rights, 1980

cities included Gdansk, Ursus, Huta Warszawa, Poznan, Tczew, Mielec, Swidnica, Lublin, Sopot, Gdynia, and Szczecin, Poland

U.S. farmworkers win union on farms of Campbell's Soup, 1978-1986

Originally started in the Midwest, but spread to other areas such as Texas, Florida, and eastern areas such as Philadelphia and New Jersey., United States

American colonials struggle against the British Empire, 1765 - 1775

United States
The 13 English colonies in what is now the United States. Limited actions (lobbying and letters of support) occurred in British cities

Venezuelan students protest shutdown of Radio Caracas Television, 2007

Mostly concentrated in Caracas, but some smaller protests also occurred throughout the country, Venezuela

Saami and Norwegians protest construction of Alta Dam, Norway, 1979-1981

Alta and Oslo, Norway
The campaign had two fronts: one near the proposed dam site in remote northern Norway, and another 3,000 km away in the capital city, Oslo.

Nashville students sit-in for U.S. civil rights, 1960

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
eating establishments, drug stores, department stores, bus terminals, variety stores

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

German university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mainz, Tubingen, Munich, Freiberg, Bielefield, Leipzig, and Bonn, Germany
University campuses and city centers.

East Timorese activists campaign for independence from Indonesia, 1987-2002

East Timor and Jakarta, Indonesia, East Timor, East Timor and Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia
Throughout the territory of East Timor, though mostly in urban centers

East Timorese activists campaign for independence from Indonesia, 1987-2002

East Timor and Jakarta, Indonesia, East Timor, East Timor and Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia
Throughout the territory of East Timor, though mostly in urban centers

Hazara asylum seekers hunger strike on Nauru, 2003-2004

Nauru, Micronesia, Nauru, Nauru, Micronesia, Australia
Refugee camps and hospitals

Hazara asylum seekers hunger strike on Nauru, 2003-2004

Nauru, Micronesia, Nauru, Nauru, Micronesia, Australia
Refugee camps and hospitals

Michigan autoworkers win strike for union rights, 1936-37

Flint, Michigan, United States
General Motors plants across Michigan, mainly centered in Flint, Michigan

Azeri university students hunger strike for education rights, 2006

Baku, Azerbaijan
Independent Azerbaijan University buildings and throughout the city

Austrian university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, and other towns around Austria., Austria
University campuses and city centers

Austrian university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, and other towns around Austria., Austria
University campuses and city centers

Austrian university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, and other towns around Austria., Austria
University campuses and city centers

Austrian university students campaign for education reform, 2009

Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, and other towns around Austria., Austria
University campuses and city centers

The Golden Rule and Phoenix voyages in protest of U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, 1958

California, Honolulu, Marshall Islands, United States, California, Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands
Eniwetok Proving Grounds

The Golden Rule and Phoenix voyages in protest of U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, 1958

California, Honolulu, Marshall Islands, United States, California, Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands
Eniwetok Proving Grounds

Finnish port workers strike over wages, 2010

Kotka, Finland
Ports especially those used for international trade

Activists in Swaziland campaign for democracy, 2000-2010

Mbabane, Manzini, other cities in Swaziland, and the South African border, Swaziland

Activists in Swaziland campaign for democracy, 2000-2010

Mbabane, Manzini, other cities in Swaziland, and the South African border, Swaziland

Turkmen senior citizens campaign against pension cuts, 2006

Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Cities throughout Turkmenistan, most notably in Turkmenbashi

Guam teachers strike for wage increase, 1980-81

Agana, Guam, Agana, United States
Guam is a United States territory located in the western Pacific Ocean

Guam teachers strike for wage increase, 1980-81

Agana, Guam, Agana, United States
Guam is a United States territory located in the western Pacific Ocean

Solomon Islanders withdraw from colonialism (“Maasina Rule”), 1944-52

Maasina Rule began on the island of Malaita, then spread to Guadalcanal, Santa Isabel, Ulawa and San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islanders withdraw from colonialism (“Maasina Rule”), 1944-52

Maasina Rule began on the island of Malaita, then spread to Guadalcanal, Santa Isabel, Ulawa and San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islanders withdraw from colonialism (“Maasina Rule”), 1944-52

Maasina Rule began on the island of Malaita, then spread to Guadalcanal, Santa Isabel, Ulawa and San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islanders withdraw from colonialism (“Maasina Rule”), 1944-52

Maasina Rule began on the island of Malaita, then spread to Guadalcanal, Santa Isabel, Ulawa and San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islanders withdraw from colonialism (“Maasina Rule”), 1944-52

Maasina Rule began on the island of Malaita, then spread to Guadalcanal, Santa Isabel, Ulawa and San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

Armenians protest USSR’s refusal to honor Nagomo-Karabakh annexation referendum, 1988

Yerevan, Armenia and Nagomo-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia and Nagomo-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan

Bhutanese refugees hunger strike for repatriation, 2003

Jhapa District, Bhutan, Jhapa District, Nepal
Khudunabari refugee camp

Bhutanese refugees hunger strike for repatriation, 2003

Jhapa District, Bhutan, Jhapa District, Nepal
Khudunabari refugee camp

Maltese students defend stipends from cuts, 1997

Valletta, Malta
streets, especially in front of the Parliament building

Mauritanian Workers Strike for Labor Rights, 1968-1974

Zouerate, Fderik, and other towns throughout Mauritania, Mauritania
mining towns

LIAT Airlines employees campaign for better wages, 2007-2010

Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Barbados

LIAT Airlines employees campaign for better wages, 2007-2010

Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Barbados

LIAT Airlines employees campaign for better wages, 2007-2010

Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Barbados

LIAT Airlines employees campaign for better wages, 2007-2010

Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Barbados

Algerian citizens nonviolently intervene to prevent civil war, 1962

Algiers, Boghari, and other areas, Algeria
Mainly province borders throughout the country

Algerian citizens nonviolently intervene to prevent civil war, 1962

Algiers, Boghari, and other areas, Algeria
Mainly province borders throughout the country