Nonviolence

20.05.2015 Robert Burrowes

Why Elites Love Drones

Why Elites Love Drones

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new ‘terrorists’. See, for example, ‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create’. http://rt.com/op-edge/252705-drone-operation-us-strategy-military/ However, this analysis completely fails to understand what … »

19.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Intolerance in the 21st Century

Intolerance in the 21st Century

The intolerance in the 21st Century is different from the religious intolerance of the Dark Ages. Intolerance in the Dark Ages hated intellect, science and reason. Intolerance of the modern age can slap the face of anybody, anywhere, anytime without reason. It exists everywhere including democratic role models and tolerate … »

15.05.2015 Javier Zorrilla Eguren

Corruption: the hidden paradigm

Corruption: the hidden paradigm

“Ethos” is a Greek word that can help us to comprehend that collective, profound and paradigmatic image that drives human actions in a certain direction. It’s like an essence that manifests itself in social behaviour without us being aware of it. Ethos is hidden in the most evident parts of … »

06.05.2015 Robert Burrowes

Peace Lessons: how to reduce violence

Peace Lessons: how to reduce violence

If you are interested in learning more about the meaning of, and the relationshipsamong, direct, structural and cultural violence and how one peace studies scholar suggests we use the integrative power of nonviolence to address violence constructively, then I suggest you read the new book by historian, playwright and novelist … »

04.05.2015 Waging Nonviolence

Real nonviolence is a weapon Baltimore police wouldn’t want to face

By Kate Aronoff for Waging Nonviolence. On Saturday night, Barack and Michelle Obama gathered with some of the country’s most well-respected journalists, comedians and celebrities in Washington, D.C., for the White House Press Correspondents Dinner, an annual event notorious for poking good-humored fun at the current administration. Praising the … »

30.04.2015 Pressenza Budapest

2015 Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea

2015 Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea

On May 24, 2015, thirty international women peacemakers from around the world will walk with Korean women, north and south, to call for an end to the Korean War and for a new beginning for a reunified Korea. We will hold international peace symposiums in Pyongyang and Seoul where we … »

29.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Burundi: early warning and violence-prevention

Burundi: early warning  and violence-prevention

The world’s leading countries are busy with ongoing conflicts and wars in areas of strategic importance to them. Organisations that work with humanitarian issues and post-war healing have exhausted their capacities long ago. It’s repair work but it must be done.  So there is hardly any capacity in the world … »

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