Nonviolence

10.08.2018

Heroism, terrorism and social violence: Notes in political psychology II

Heroism, terrorism and social violence: Notes in political psychology II

Akop P. Nazaretyan.- The faith in posthumous life (first that of other individuals and then of one’s own) has accompanied the history of the Homo genus for more than two million years; in an anthropological version, it radically contributed to the early Homo’s viability [8, 9]. Much later, in the… »

10.08.2018

World without Wars and Violence: Repudiation for Attempted Assassination of the President of Venezuela

World without Wars and Violence: Repudiation for Attempted Assassination of the President of Venezuela

Press Release, World without Wars and Violence, South American March for Peace and Nonviolence  REPUDIATION FOR THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA We categorically repudiate the assassination attempt that took place in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela against its president on Saturday, August 4, 2018. »

09.08.2018

Heroism, terrorism and social violence: Notes in political psychology I

Heroism, terrorism and social violence: Notes in political psychology I

Akop P. Nazaretyan.- Behavioral and psychological difference between the terrorists of the 1990 – 2010s and the ones of the 1950 – 1980s reflects a worldwide trend towards increasingly primitive political thinking. The structure and logic of religious motivations and the literal faith in afterlife rewards make terrorists’ activities more… »

09.08.2018

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the country. The movement’s Brenda Madumise said the marchers, under the banner #TheTotalShutdown, were taking control of their destiny. “We… »

05.08.2018

Bangladeshi students protest over road safety and justice

Bangladeshi students protest over road safety and justice

As reported by: Nazrul Jashim Photos: Collection courtesy of friends Bangladesh. Since July 30, students of different educational institutions have been demonstrating on the streets, asking for justice. On July 29, two students died in a road accident at the airport road. The incident pushed the student community to go out in the streets with a… »

05.08.2018

Peace as Form of Life

Peace as Form of Life

Viewpoint by Tito Alvarado MONTREAL (IDN) – Of the world’s more than six thousand extant languages, three thousand have little chance of continuing to be used in the next century. This tragic fact represents a terrible finding: we will lose three thousand ways to approach life and humanity from the… »

29.07.2018

Resistance Is In the Air

Resistance Is In the Air

Last Monday, Elin Ersson, a young Swedish student, boarded a plane at the airport in Gothenburg, Sweden, bound for Istanbul. The plane was crowded as its crew prepared to take off. Ersson stood up in the aisle, protesting that a fellow passenger, an Afghan refugee, was being deported. She was… »

26.07.2018

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Sorin Balasu, Keele University fot The Conversation Now, perhaps more than ever, the Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke seems clearly to have been right when he said that the forces of evil will triumph, if good women and men do nothing. The recent dramatic protest… »

26.07.2018

Thomas Hirsch, moving towards a less violent society

Thomas Hirsch, moving towards a less violent society

We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, humanist deputy of the Frente Amplio, to consult him on the new bill that has recently been presented to Congress, which sanctions incitement to violence, hatred and denial. Pressenza: Who presented it? Tomás Hirsch: The seven opposition parliamentarians of the Human Rights Commission, plus… »

25.07.2018

Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power So We End Human Violence

Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power So We End Human Violence

Given the overwhelming evidence that activist efforts are failing to halt the accelerating rush to extinction precipitated and maintained by dysfunctional human behavior, it is worth reflecting on why this is happening. Of course, you might say that the rush to extinction is being slowed. But is… »

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