Nonviolence

23.08.2015 Gabrielle Negrel

ζω: zo̱… I Live ! Interactive documentary in Greece

ζω: zo̱… I Live ! Interactive documentary in Greece

This project was born from a curiosity about Greece. Soon the idea of making an interactive documentary became clear, giving voice to those women and men who organize themselves to find solutions to the needs of daily life. It is this active and courageous Greece that the documentary shows.  The … »

09.07.2015 Robert Burrowes

Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

I routinely come across efforts to change an individual’s attitude, belief and/or value by using education to teach the ‘right’ one. This is most usually intended to lead to a better behavioural outcome, such as someone who is not sexist, racist or violent. I would like to explain why education … »

30.06.2015 Ernesto H. De Casas

You don’t kill people!

You don’t kill people!

The phrase, “you don’t kill people,” Silo said to us once in an informal dinner, when the conversation was about the atrocities caused by military dictatorships in South America and in the hypothetical case that someone could meet an ex-torturer in the street. What would you do? In this context … »

03.01.2015 Mariano Quiroga

2015: here’s to a year of intensity

2015: here’s to a year of intensity

2014 was a year of construction, of setting in motion, of changing the wheels while the car is still moving. It was an intrepid year that ruffled all our hair and allowed us also to doubt many beliefs that we thought were certain. No account can be completely positive, but … »

27.11.2014 Robert Burrowes

Nonviolent Action: minimizing the risk of violent repression

Nonviolent Action: minimizing the risk of violent repression

In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take ‘to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights’ to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. He noted that these police tactics are commonly used by law enforcement agencies in big protests … »

22.10.2014 Mariano Quiroga

Notes about the ‘look’ of Pressenza

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 … »

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