Nonviolence

15.06.2018

Morocco: an action of effective civil disobedience

Morocco: an action of effective civil disobedience

In Morocco, a boycott campaign launched on 20 April 2018 on social networks became very popular among citizens. There are three major brands of local everyday consumer products: milk, water and a service station brand. These are three main brands:’Afriquia’,’Sidi Ali’ and’La Centrale Laitière’. And through them, three great names… »

06.06.2018

An Indian initiative to fight gender discrimination: a nonviolence demonstration effect

An Indian initiative to fight gender discrimination: a nonviolence demonstration effect

The news form India about rape, murder-rape, abortion of female foetuses and killing of baby girls at birth have dominated the media with horror stories and western outrage. But there is much less about the efforts being made by different sectors of society to bring about an end to gender… »

01.06.2018

South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence

South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence

The South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence is an initiative of the organization World without Wars and without Violence, which has volunteers in several countries of the world, and in 2009 organized the successful and massive World March for Peace and Active Nonviolence, which toured several countries in… »

30.05.2018

Tribute to Silo, 49 years after his first public address.

Tribute to Silo, 49 years after his first public address.

Mendoza House, Buenos Aires May 4, 2018  Silo, a Universal Mendocino (*) Excerpt from the talk by Ernesto H de Casas. Participant from the beginning of this movement. We were there that May 4th, 1969, a memorable event in many ways.  It was a sunny day, good temperature,… »

28.05.2018

Humans hard wired for empathy and compassion, but still optional: New study

Humans hard wired for empathy and compassion, but still optional: New study

Since Zoroaster humanity has been struggling with the good vs evil dichotomy. What is “natural”, what is learnt, what belongs to the individual, what to society, what to the gods… Confronted with the realities of a cruel dehumanising system the “noble savage” (apparently mis-attributed to Rousseau but already present in ancient… »

25.05.2018

Nicole Ndongala: We’re all human; that’s what unites us

Nicole Ndongala: We’re all human; that’s what unites us

Nicole Ndongala, migrant to Spain, native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, participated in the European Humanist Forum, Madrid, in her role as the director of the Karibu Association.  Nicole participated in the opening session and in the working area on Women for Nonviolence. In her intervention,… »

24.05.2018

FICNOVA in the European Humanist Forum 2018

FICNOVA in the European Humanist Forum 2018

The Active Nonviolence International Film Festival (FICNOVA, Spanish Acronym) participated in the 5th European Humanist Forum held in Madrid from the 11th to the 13th of May, titled “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation”. Members of the FICNOVA team in Madrid helped to organise the event, as part… »

19.05.2018

Hope and Meaning – The European Humanist Forum, Madrid 2018

Hope and Meaning – The European Humanist Forum, Madrid 2018

Where can you find discussions, people and proposals as diverse as: ~ Judge Baltasar Garzón, who worked tirelessly to extradite Pinochet from Margret Thatcher’s protection to face charges of genocide. ~ A refugee activist, Nicole Ndongala, Spanish/Congolese, defending the human rights of immigrants. ~ An economist from Argentina, Guillermo Sullings,… »

19.05.2018

Opening day of the European Humanist Forum

Opening day of the European Humanist Forum

Over 500 people came to the opening session of EHF2018, with people overflowing into three extra rooms after having filled the auditorium at the UNED Faculty of Education Sciences. The atmosphere was joyful in this latest gathering of the European Humanist Forum, the last one being in Milan in 2008. »

18.05.2018

THE INFORMATION EXPLOSION, by John Scales Avery

THE INFORMATION EXPLOSION, by John Scales Avery

I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Information Explosion”. This book discusses the role of information in evolution, and especially in the evolution of human culture. Articles and book chapters that I have previously written on this subject are incorporated in the text in… »

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