Nonviolence

24.07.2018

Reconciliation begins in Berlin

Reconciliation begins in Berlin

Maybe it’s no accident. In one of the most pulsating metropolises of life in today’s Europe, the wind of Reconciliation has blown throughout the month of June 2018. The activities, created and promoted by a multilingual group of members of Silo’s Message (1), have taken place in the premises of… »

19.07.2018

Ethiopia’s Peaceful Revolution

Ethiopia’s Peaceful Revolution

By Thomas C Mountain The uniquely African Empire of Ethiopia has seen itself launched into a peaceful revolution that promises to transform one of the planets poorest countries into a modern peoples democracy. Being that I have spent my entire life living by the principle of “political power grows from… »

10.07.2018

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima. On 7 July 2017, the UN decided to ban nuclear weapons under international law. On Monday, August 6, 2018, the Vienna Peace Movement organizes the annual event in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima… »

08.07.2018

Why unarmed civilian protection is the best path to sustainable peace

Why unarmed civilian protection is the best path to sustainable peace

By Annie Hewitt July 6, 2018 The first image that often comes to mind when one thinks of peacekeeping, especially within the frame of the United Nations, is that of the blue helmets: armed soldiers gathered from member states who are then strategically deployed in… »

07.07.2018

Separating Children: Making America Hate Again

Separating Children: Making America Hate Again

Summer days are long and hot in the Rio Grande Valley, the verdant flood plain that stretches 100 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, from McAllen to Brownsville. This is the epicenter of President Donald Trump’s self-created immigrant family separation crisis, with at least 2,047 children torn from their… »

07.07.2018

Massive Velatón [wake] in Colombia and the world for murdered social leaders

Massive Velatón [wake] in Colombia and the world for murdered social leaders

In more than 60 cities in Colombia and in 30 other cities around the world, a wake was held in protest against the murders of social leaders. According to the Publimetro portal, the number of people murdered between January 1, 2016 and July 5, 2018 is now 399. The concern… »

02.07.2018

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

Mexico, along with Brazil, is one of the “big brothers” of Latin America and the Caribbean. Not only because of its demographic weight – its 128 million inhabitants represent a fifth of the region’s total population – or because of the size of its economy, whose GDP is equivalent to… »

28.06.2018

Calls to abolish ICE grow as encampments multiply across the country

Calls to abolish ICE grow as encampments multiply across the country

By Shane Burley June 27, 2018 It was about 3:30 a.m. on the morning of Monday, June 25 when armed Federal Protective Service officers returned to the Portland, Oregon office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE personnel had not been back since June 19, when protesters… »

24.06.2018

What we can really learn from Gandhi?

What we can really learn from Gandhi?

By CHRIS MOORE-BACKMAN for openDemocracy 21 June 2018 Social struggle calls for true transformation, a trading in of old lives for new. Once again I’m thinking back to the 16th of February 2003. By that time, my own experiments with nonviolence had formed my lukewarm (at best) opinion… »

23.06.2018

Children as bargaining chips for dehumanization

Children as bargaining chips for dehumanization

The Latin American women who make up Convergence of Cultures* are outraged at the application of the U.S. law that criminalises immigrants and their families, and that criminalises immigrant mothers and children in particular. Finally, it criminalises the basic right of human beings in their search for a better life. »

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