Nonviolence

14.05.2013

Dispatch #2 from the Mussalaha delegation to Syria

Dispatch #2 from the Mussalaha delegation to Syria

As I begin to compose this, I hear what sounds like artillery and rocket fire in the distance, mixed with occasional small arms and possible explosions. Most of their targets must be far away, because I don’t hear them hit. The explosions may or may not be something else. I… »

19.04.2013

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

A delegation from the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons visited the Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland today (19 April 2013) where they released the Faslane Declaration, which calls on the UK to remove the nuclear weapons based in Scotland, abandon nuclear deterrence… »

15.04.2013

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Pressenza publishes the press release from the organisation, World without Wars and Violence. Today the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute announced that the year 2012 saw an estimated US$ 1 750 000 000 000 spent on weapons and the military machine. This is in a moment of global financial crisis,… »

30.03.2013

From the World Social Forum to the Arab revolts

From the World Social Forum to the Arab revolts

Tunisia, cradle of the revolts in the Arab world, hosts from today [26 March] and until Saturday the World Social Forum (WSF), the most important international meeting of social movements and organizations.  And this is not by chance. The promoters of the WSF chose this country  in reference to the… »

27.03.2013

Promoting Peace: Fighting violence against women across the regions

Promoting Peace: Fighting violence against women across the regions

Pressenza is delighted to start publishing the articles of 1000 PeaceWomen.  We start with an article from their latest newsletter. One of the major obstacles to achieving a culture of peace and ensuring gender equality is a problem that still plagues societies everywhere: Violence against women (VAW). Across… »

25.03.2013

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

‘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 days, cultural activities, and a reporting competition on water issues… »

01.03.2013

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

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 Bolivian Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday sanctioned the law –… »

21.02.2013

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

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 who enjoy motor-biking had the idea to organise a gathering… »

21.02.2013

USA: 35 Years for Embarrassing the Guards?

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 putting your life at risk in defense of others is… »

14.02.2013

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

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 miscarriage of justice’ as woman and journalist who interviewed… »

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