Nonviolence

21.09.2013

Cuban Athletes Score against Violence

Cuban Athletes Score against Violence

HAVANA, Sep 20 2013 (IPS) – It is unusual to see Cuban sports legends in public service announcements. However, a handful of champions and rising young stars are wearing messages or appearing in TV spots against violence among men or toward women. “We can reach our fans with campaigns like this… »

28.08.2013

Syria ‘Responsibility to Protect’ as spurious as Iraq’s WMD. Today, 50 years on, MLK’s message of Nonviolence is the only way

Syria ‘Responsibility to Protect’ as spurious as Iraq’s WMD. Today, 50 years on, MLK’s message of Nonviolence is the only way

The UK, France and the US, with the support of the Arab League are preparing to attack Syria without a UN mandate. International law “experts” have signalled that intervention could be legally justified without a Security Council resolution under the UN’s ‘responsibility to protect'”. The 2005 World Summit outcome document… »

26.08.2013

50 Years Later, the Untold History of the March on Washington & MLK’s Most Famous Speech

50 Years Later, the Untold History of the March on Washington & MLK’s Most Famous Speech

Transcript of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman with Juan Gonzalez, William P Jones and Gary Younge One week out from the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — and just days away from a major march this Saturday commemorating the event — we spend the… »

10.08.2013

Anti-fracking social media closed but cyberbullying flourishing

Anti-fracking social media closed but cyberbullying flourishing

“Fracking  or hydraulic fracturing is the fracturing of rock by a pressurised liquid in which typically water is mixed with sand and chemicals, and the mixture is injected at high pressure to create small fractures to extract  such as gas and  oil. Proponents of hydraulic fracturing point to the economic… »

31.07.2013

The revelations behind Bradley Manning revelations. Social media showing the same warning signs.

The revelations behind Bradley Manning revelations. Social media showing the same warning signs.

Bradley Manning has been convicted of espionage but acquitted of aiding the enemy in a military court-martial. WikiLeaks’s founder, Julian Assange, said the conviction against a whistleblower was a “dangerous precedent… Bradley Manning’s alleged disclosures have exposed war crimes, sparked revolutions, and induced democratic reform. He is the quintessential whistleblower.”… »

16.07.2013

“No hunger” initiative in Damascus

“No hunger” initiative in Damascus

On the first day of Ramadan, many young people in Damascus started a volunteer initiative to feed the poor people in the city, victims of the internal war. In one day 750 meals were cooked and distributed. A restaurant owner gave his kitchen and utilities for the volunteers… »

14.07.2013

The Instinct of Conservation of the Species

The Instinct of Conservation of the Species

By Godi Gutierrez What does it mean, all these demonstrations, protests, and manifestations that is now happening around the world this past two years? People watching on the sidelines, or on their televisions at home are asking: what do these demonstrators want? What are they protesting about? Do… »

26.06.2013

The silent protest of the standing men in Taksim Square

The silent protest of the standing men in Taksim Square

Here is a video of Andrea Di Grazia shot on June 20, 2013, in Taksim Square, Istanbul. The silent protest in Taksim Square goes on. At any time of the day dozens of people stop in silence, watching the portrait of the founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, mimicking the provocative… »

22.06.2013

New WHO report on gender violence : Thoughts on improving prevention

New WHO report on gender violence : Thoughts on improving prevention

”WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ New clinical and policy guidelines launched to guide health sector response See the full Report here on http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2013/violence_against_women_20130620/en/index.html 20 June 2013 | Geneva – Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that… »

19.06.2013

Turkey – dynamics of stillness

Turkey – dynamics of stillness

Dear friends, The latest news from Turkey is that in many cities in Turkey now the people are standing still, without moving, also in Ankara and Istanbul, in squares, in streets, in malls, in… »

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