There seems to be a revival of the famous "monday-protests" in 1989 which led to the end of former GDR: all over Germany people protest each monday against the government and its plans for social cuts.
Walt Contreras Sheasby, an outstanding Red/Green activist and theorist, died. His life was tragically cut short by the West Nile virus. Here is a bibliography of recent works (both theoretical inquiries and occasional polemics) by Walt. Read them and learn from him.
In beginning to attempt to answer the question as to whether Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence has validity and utility our situation we first have to change the assumption in the question. The challenge we must first ask, is to whether Gandhi’s approach to social change was indeed non-violent.