Nonviolence

16.02.2019

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

Valentine’s Day. In Manila, Philippines, thousands of students at St. Scholastica Manila take part in One Billion Rising 2019, a global campaign that aims to end the violence against women and children worldwide. In another part of the city, the urban poor and workers of Tondo dance to “Rise for… »

13.02.2019

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela

To the People of Venezuela Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. See ‘A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US… »

12.02.2019

In Venezuela, White Supremacy is a Key to Trump’s Coup

In Venezuela, White Supremacy is a Key to Trump’s Coup

originally published on Truthout, February 7, 2019   On January 23, right after a phone call from Donald Trump, Juan Guaidó, former speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself president. No voting. When you have official recognition from The Donald, who needs elections? Say what? I… »

03.02.2019

Governments of Uruguay and Mexico to convene international conference on Venezuela

Governments of Uruguay and Mexico to convene international conference on Venezuela

In communiqués from their respective foreign ministries, Mexico and Uruguay have called for an international conference to create the conditions for dialogue between the different political forces in Venezuela. “The purpose of the conference is to lay the foundations for establishing a new mechanism for dialogue that, with the inclusion… »

02.02.2019

Learning from Gandhi

Learning from Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869: 150 years ago this year. There will be many tributes to Gandhi published in 2019 so I would like to add one of my own. This reflects not just my belief that he gave the world inspiration, ideas and powerful strategies… »

31.01.2019

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

The Madhya Nisheda Andolana-Karnataka is a Padayatra (nonviolent march), the largest of its kind. More than 4000 women from twenty-three districts of the Karnataka State, India, embarked on a twelve-day walk of 210 kilometers from Chitradurga to Bengaluru, protesting against the State’s policy of legal liquor sales. The march was held… »

30.01.2019

The Irish Revolution’s overlooked history of nonviolent resistance

The Irish Revolution’s overlooked history of nonviolent resistance

By David Carroll Cochran January 20, 2019 This month marks the 100th anniversary of Dáil Éireann, Ireland’s Parliament. Amid the better-known events of a century ago that led to Ireland’s independence from its union with Britain, such as the Easter Rising or the island’s… »

28.01.2019

Holocaust, genocides: never again! But how?

Holocaust, genocides: never again! But how?

“International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews, 8.7 million Slavs, 1.8 million ethnic Poles, 220,000 Romani people,… »

28.01.2019

Toxic femininity: ‘Badass’ US women demand right to torture and kill for Empire… just like men

Toxic femininity: ‘Badass’ US women demand right to torture and kill for Empire… just like men

Thanks to a new wave of feminism and its call for equality, it isn’t just toxic men who can kill, torture and surveil in the name of US militarism and empire, women can now do it too! This past weekend was the third annual Women’s March, which is a protest… »

19.01.2019

The fear that lies behind aggressive masculinity

The fear that lies behind aggressive masculinity

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Why do so many men love Jordan Peterson and hate the Gillette ad? If they’re truly strong they don’t need to prove their virility. What strikes me most is the fragility. Gillette makes an advertisement calling on men to challenge abusive behaviour,… »

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