REFLECTION: MLK was a disruptor – How Black Lives Matter carries on Martin Luther King’s legacy of effective activism

by Mark and Paul Engler, Salon.com Martin Luther King Jr. is often held up as one of the leading pacifists in American history — a moral voice who called for the nation to come together across lines of racial division. Yet, while this vision of King as a peaceable and unifying figure may be comforting, … Continue reading REFLECTION: MLK was a disruptor – How Black Lives Matter carries on Martin Luther King’s legacy of effective activism

REFLECTION: Did nonviolence fail in Egypt?

by Mark Engler and Paul Engler, Waging NonviolenceThree years ago this month, the 82-year-old president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, stepped down amid historic protests against his dictatorial rule. News of his resignation on Feb. 11, 2011 marked the climax of an uprising that was quickly recognized as one of the most sudden and significant upheavals … Continue reading REFLECTION: Did nonviolence fail in Egypt?