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‘Yalla Shabab’, new initiative launched by European and Palestinian youths

The European Union and Young Entrepreneurs Palestine launched a new youth initiative “Yalla Shabab” that includes several activities in partnership with Palestinian youth in the West Bank and Gaza such as lectures at Palestinian universities about the current affairs, volunteer…

Bolivian parliament approves a law guaranteeing a violence-free life for women

The law proposes that Autonomous Municipal Governments will be able to request competent authorities for the “legal adoption of provisional measures, precautionary measures and measures of immediate protection in defence of the rights of women in situations of violence.” The…

1000 women, 1000 motorbikes, 1000 smiles… committed in solidarity and nonviolence

The beginning: From the 2nd of October 2009 to the 2nd of January 2010 numerous initiatives took place around the world during the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. In Toulouse, members of the association World without Wars and Violence…

USA: 35 Years for Embarrassing the Guards?

Intruders on a nuclear base, including a nun, face decades in prison for tying “Crime Scene” tape on an H-bomb factory. By John LaForge Risking your personal freedom for a worthy cause is as American as apple pie. But nonviolently…

Worldwide day of action to end violence against women: One Billion Rising

“The Indian woman sold to a sheikh: The harrowing story of one Indian woman who was tricked into slavery in Saudi Arabia” (See) “Somali woman is jailed for a year after claiming she was raped: Human rights groups attack ‘terrible…

Getting to know us: A memo to U.S. adversaries

One of the first things you need to know about the U.S. is how difficult it is for us to tolerate ambiguity—especially when untangling our own motives. An example was our second invasion of Iraq. After 9/11 we felt an…

Munich: the 11th holding of the International Peace Conference

By Ricardo Arias With the slogan “Building Peace and Justice, say NO to war” the International Peace Conference took place in Munich, Germany between the 1st and 3rd of February 2013. The context: the logic of peace or the logic…

Waves of Resistance Never End at Nuclear Plant

An indefinite struggle continues against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu despite a government crackdown on protests. Idinthakarai, a village in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, has become the hub of a mass agitation…

Black hoods and commandos — coming to your town?

By Nadine Bloch. Last month, black hoods and orange jumpsuits stood out in stark contrast to the marbled pillars of the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s a jarring image — shackled prisoners framed by stately columns more accustomed to suited lawyers…

Tomás Hirsch: the meaning of nonviolent action

On February 1st the Chilean humanist Thomas Hirsch took part in the International Conference for Peace that took place at Munich, called “Non violent ways of regime change.” We publish here the transcript of his words: “The name proposed for…

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