Nonviolence

29.11.2016 Amy Goodman

Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan OCCUPIED WESTERN SAHARA—Sultana Khaya’s eyes don’t match perfectly. One of them is artificial. In 2007, a Moroccan police officer rammed his baton into her eye socket while she was peacefully protesting with fellow college students. He then gouged her eye out with… »

24.11.2016 Robert Burrowes

Seeking the True Path

Seeking the True Path

One of the more subtle manifestations of the intimate link between (unconscious) human emotions and behaviour is illustrated by the simple concept of choice and how this is so often reduced to a dichotomy between two bad options. In such circumstances, most people choose whatever… »

18.11.2016 Anna Polo

David Swanson: we have big plans for a peace movement unseen in 8 years

David Swanson: we have big plans for a peace movement unseen in 8 years

What do you think of the protests that are growing across the United States after Donald Trump’s election? I have mixed feelings. A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!” and “No Human Being Is Illegal!” and “Black Lives… »

17.11.2016 IDN InDepthNews

UN Women Launches 16-Day ‘Orange the World’ Initiative

UN Women Launches 16-Day ‘Orange the World’ Initiative

By Santo D. Banerjee for InDepthNews. On November 25, the United Nations and civil society commemorate the International Day to End Violence against Women. That same day, UN Women – the global champion for gender equality – will kick off 16 days of global activism, until December 10, to halt… »

16.11.2016 Robert Burrowes

A Nonviolent Strategy to Liberate Syria

A Nonviolent Strategy to Liberate Syria

In early 2011, as the Arab Spring was moving across North Africa and the Middle East, small groups of nonviolent activists in Syria, which has been under martial law since 1963, started protesting against the brutal dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad and demanding democratic reforms, the… »

16.11.2016 Waging Nonviolence

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Nestled amid the Andean mountains, Cuenca — Ecuador’s third largest city — has long been known for its bounteous sources of fresh water. This is thanks to its privileged location within the Maziso del Cajas, a newly declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, over the last decade, its underlying gold… »

15.11.2016 Middle East Monitor

Israel allocates millions to fight successful BDS campaign

Israel allocates millions to fight successful BDS campaign

The international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to boycott Israel has recently had several successes in the international arena, Safa news agency reported on Monday. They included official support from the EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini. In answer to a parliamentary question on whether the EU… »

31.10.2016 David Swanson

Disobey or Die

Disobey or Die

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5325 Back in the winter of 1982, Air Florida flight 90 took off from National Airport. The first officer noticed dangerous readings on some instruments and pointed them out to the captain. The captain told him he was wrong, and he accepted the… »

31.10.2016 Johanna Heuveling

Working for a shared society in Israel

Working for a shared society in Israel

Mohammed Darawshe, an Arab Israeli, talks about the schizophrenia of living as an Arab citizen in a Jewish state. He is the head of the Shared Society Program at Givat Haviva, a Jewish-Arab Peace center in Israel, and he is in Berlin for six months as a Richard von… »

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