Nonviolence

17.01.2017

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

By Jesús Arguedas. Students, young athletes and groups of adults have been going around numerous schools in Madrid organising nonviolence and peace symbols.  These activities have taken place in recent weeks and aim to be a preparatory work for an international campaign to be kick-started in 2017. The campaign will… »

15.12.2016

Gandhi and Sustainable Development

Gandhi and Sustainable Development

Gandhi, the father of modern India, is best known in the West for his original method of struggle for the independence of his country, the doctrine of nonviolence. However, beyond the policy goals such as getting the independence of India and maintain the country’s unity through dialogue between… »

12.12.2016

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

By Rev. John Dear Today, Pope Francis released the annual World Day of Peace Message for January 1, 2017, called “Nonviolence—A Style of Politics for Peace.” This is the Vatican’s fiftieth World Day of Peace message, but it’s the first statement on nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and… »

29.11.2016

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

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… »

20.11.2016

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

Under the heading of Immigration, Human Rights and Border Politics, this Congress on migration in the Spanish city of Ceuta will take place between the 24th and 26th of November. Pressenza will participate as a media partner, providing a permanent streaming channel in collaboration with the local media outlet Ceuta… »

18.11.2016

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

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

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

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… »

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