The Use of Motorcades and Vehicles as Physical Intervention

by Noah Simon | February 24, 2014   Automobiles have been identified as tools of protest in many political and social conflicts in the past. Gene Sharp identified a motorcade as a type of procession (method number 42) in his

Q&A: Russian Activist Oleg Kozlovsky

by Noah Simon | February 11, 2014   The Albert Einstein Institution’s Research Department recently spoke with Russian activist Oleg Kozlovsky. Mr. Kozlovsky writes and blogs about politics, democracy, and human rights and was a co-founder of the Oborona youth movement

Russia’s Crackdown During the Sochi Winter Olympics

by Noah Simon | February 7, 2014   Russia will employ 40,000 police, armed service members, and security workers for the Winter Games in order to minimize threats from the historically volatile Caucasus region that neighbors Sochi.  The government’s exhaustive

Do Laws Prohibiting Protest Work?

by Noah Simon | January 28, 2014 In recent weeks and months, several nations introduced legislation to suppress, minimize, or completely outlaw public demonstrations. Many Western powers, international human rights organizations, and activists condemned these recent laws against protest. In

Q&A: Ukrainian Journalist and Activist Igor Lutsenko

by Carly Alvarez | January 28, 2014 The Albert Einstein Institution research team talked to Ukrainian opposition activist Igor Lutsenko regarding his recent torture and kidnapping in Kiev. Can you explain your rationale for continuing to advocate for nonviolent discipline? In

Q&A: Leading Activist of the 2004 Orange Revolution on the Ukrainian protests.

January 24, 2014 by Carly Alvarez Today the Albert Einstein Institution research team talked to a key leader of the 2004 Orange revolution about the current protest in Ukraine. Due to the situation in the country he has asked to

Ukraine Court Bans Protests

by Carly Alvarez On January 15, a Ukrainian court published a ban on mass protests in central Kiev, increasing opposition fears of a crackdown on current demonstrations. Only three days before, over 50,000 protesters returned to Independence Square in support

Thailand Protests Continue Despite Concessions From Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

by Noah Simon The anti-government opposition in Thailand has called for another mass rally on December 22nd, demanding that the February 2nd election be postponed until there is national reform. The Royal Thai Armed Forces announced on December 15th that

Appeal Letter

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  PO Box 455 East Boston, MA 02128 USA Dear friends, This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Albert Einstein Institution. Since our founding, we have made important progress in our mission to advance the

Welcome to the new website

We are very pleased to welcome you to our new website! For more than 30 years, the Albert Einstein Institution’s mission has been to make our resources  available to groups preparing or engaged in nonviolent struggles. 10 years ago, we