I offer media commentary and analysis about civil resistance. I also do public speaking and make presentations on this topic. If you are interested, contact me.


Below are selected stories with commentary or mentions:

"Nonviolent Activists Laid the Groundwork to Oppose a Coup. They May Have Saved the Republic"
Yes Magazine, January 20, 2021

"How to Stop a Power Grab"
The New Yorker, November 23, 2020

"Protests Won’t Be Enough to Stop a Coup"
The Atlantic, October 31, 2020

"'I’ll Have People': The Resistance Has a Plan to Stop Trump From Stealing the Election"
Mother Jones, October 30, 2020

"Hold The Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy"
KCBS - Seattle, October 28, 2021

"Defending democracy — a conversation with ‘Hold the Line’ co-author Hardy Merriman"
WagingNonviolence.org, October 26, 2021

"US faces allegations of human rights abuses over treatment of protesters"
The Hill, June 9, 2020

"'Meer en breder publiek' bij reeks anti-racismedemonstraties Nederland"
("'More and wider audience' in series of anti-racism demonstrations in the Netherlands")
NOS (Netherlands), June 6, 2020

"Protestolar Değişim Talebinin Yansıması"
("Reflection on Protest's Demand for Change")
Voice of America -- Turkish, June 4, 2020

"د افغانستان، سیمې او نړۍ تازه خبرونه او ډیر نور په زړه پوري راپورونه"
(TV interview starts at 08:20)
Voice of America -- Pashto, June 2, 2020

"De proteststem anno 2020 klinkt zachter, maar is niet verdwenen"
("The protest voice in 2020 sounds softer, but has not disappeared")
Trouw (Netherlands), April 23, 2020

"Nonviolent protest defined the decade. But is civil resistance losing its impact?"
The World, Public Radio International, December 31, 2019

"Jongeren, de wereldwijde motor achter de protesten tegen ongelijkheid"
("Young people, the global engine behind protests against inequality")
Trouw (Netherlands), November 27, 2019

"Scheitern Hongkongs Aktivisten an ihrer eigenen Gewalt?"
("Do Hong Kong activists fail because of their own violence?")
Die Welt (Germany), November 25, 2019

("Farewell, Hong Kong")
Deutsche Welle (Germany) (Chinese language edition), November 25, 2019

"Liban, Hong Kong, Iran... les visages d’une révolte mondiale"
("Lebanon, Hong Kong, Iran ... the faces of a world revolt
Nouvelle Obs (France), November 22, 2019

"Folkets opprør sprer seg i rekordfart. Men effekten kan være i ferd med å avta"
("People's rebellion is spreading in record speed. But the effect may be diminishing")
Aftenposten (Norway), November 22, 2019

"Report: Nonviolent resistance can prevent mass killings and make democracy viable"
VOA News (Cambodia), November 10, 2019

"Du déclencheur local à la révolte globale: la convergence des luttes dans le monde"
("From the local trigger to global revolt: the convergence of struggles in the world")
Le Monde (France), November 8, 2019

"Algérie, Liban, Irak, Chili, Hongkong... La contestation est mondiale"
("Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, Chile, Hong Kong ... The challenge is global")
Le Monde (France), November 8, 2019

"Why protests around the world often involve public transportation"
Vox, November 7, 2019

"En verden på barrikaderne"
("A World on the Barricades")
Weekendavisen (Denmark), November 1, 2019

"Should there be a right to assist campaigns of civil resistance"
World Politics Review, October 21, 2019

"If 3.5% of the US gets on board with climate protesting, change will
Vice, October 7, 2019

"Arrests, clearing road may not be enough to move TMT project forward"
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, September 1, 2019

"Protesters are using old tools in new ways"
Bloomberg, August 23, 2019

"The women’s march was once a model of the modern nonviolent movement. Now it looms as a lesson in what can go wrong"
Washington Post, January 17, 2019

"Hardy Merriman discusses strategic nonviolence"
Insight, Ethiopian Satellite Television, March 13, 2018

"Document Leaks: The consequences of revealing secrets"
America Abroad, Public Radio International, February 6, 2018

"Interview with Hardy Merriman of the International Center on Nonviolent
ProMosaik, March 16, 2017

"Civil Resistance: The Power of the People"
America Abroad, Public Radio International, May 2, 2016

I give the opening interview and am interviewed again at 28:20.