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The creative force of nonviolence: interview with the directors of “Everyday Rebellion”

Everyday Rebellion is a documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest all over the world. We talk about it with Arman and Arash Rihai, who directed it. How did you get the idea of a film about nonviolent movements? The initial moment when the project started was when we saw young Iranians like Neda Agha Soltan, the iranian student, getting killed by the Iranian regime in the peaceful protests durin ...

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Notes about the ‘look’ of Pressenza

Peace is the absence of war, it is coexistence without conflict, but we can’t just limit nonviolence to the absence of violence.  Even if it is an end that we want to achieve, nonviolence is, above all, a resistance to all forms of violence.  Therefore, translated to the field of journalism, nonviolence positions the journalist as an activist against violence. Something that might sound banal, subtle or a m ...

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Hong Kong – surpassing the divide

Lao Tzu Chapter 18 of The Dao Article by Vonnie Boston. The mighty way declined among the folk And then came kindness and morality When learning and intelligence appeared, They brought with them a great hypocrisy The six relations were no more at peace, So codes were made to regulate our homes The fatherland grew dark, confused by strife: Official loyalty became the style. Paraphrase by translator R. B. Bla ...

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How to cook a peaceful revolution

Booklet review: "How to cook a peaceful revolution", by Spanish rEvolution Available over the Internet, free distribution.* To quote from the booklet’s introduction: “All of us, to a greater or lesser extent, dream about changing the world, but we always end up abandoning that dream when we think that we are unable to do anything alone. In Spanish rEvolution we are pursuing that dream tirelessly and we are ...

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Turkey: Yet another attack on the Freedom of Press

Three photo journalists from Berlin have been arrested reporting about the protests of Kurdish people in Turkey. A support group in Germany around the photographers have published a given a press release:   Yesterday (11th October 2014) in the late evening/early night hours the three German freelance photojournalists Ruben Martin Neugebauer, Björn Kietzmann and Christian Grodotzki got arrested by the Turkis ...

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Assam: JFA decries Burma authorities’ ban on newspaper

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed serious concern over the ban on a local newspaper by the province government of Chin in western Burma (Myanmar) and urged the Union government in NayPieTaw to allow the regular publication of the Hakha Post. Burma News International (BNI), an umbrella body of various progressive Burmese media outlets, said in a recent statement that the authorities had ...

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2nd Active Nonviolence International Film Festival awards

The 2nd Active Nonviolence International Film Festival (FICNOVA) has awarded special prizes to five productions from different countries. FICNOVA is organised by volunteer teams of World without Wars and Violence, an international organisation of the Humanist Movement, together with other humanist organisations, groups and individuals who share the same purpose of advancing in the development of nonviolence ...

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Creating a World Culture that is Nonviolent

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence, we have the chance to reflect on our progress in creating a nonviolent world. Obviously, creating a nonviolent world has many facets and is a long-term work-in-progress. But if we are to regenerate human society in accord with principles of love, nonviolence, justice, equity and sustainability, it is emphatically c ...

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2014 Awards honour courageous and effective work for human rights, freedom of the press, civil liberties and combatting climate change

PRESS RELEASE, Stockholm 24 September 2014 The 2014 Right Livelihood Honorary Award goes to EDWARD SNOWDEN (USA) “for his courage and skill in revealing the unprecedented extent of state surveillance violating basic democratic processes and constitutional rights”. and to ALAN RUSBRIDGER (UK) “for building a global media organisation dedicated to responsible journalism in the public interest, undaunted by th ...

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Interview to Georgina Hassan, Argentinean singer and songwriter who has joined the campaign for October 2 #diadelanoviolencia #nonviolenceday

Buenos Aires, September 8, 2014 1. Georgina, we know you're working on a new album / book called Calculus. Can you tell us a little about how did this third album of your career came about? Tornasol began brewing when I was pregnant with my daughter Violet. It was a very beautiful and inspiring time. I found the need to move away from my familiar places. In this way songs in Spanish and some in Portuguese w ...

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