Nonviolence

04.01.2013

Humanist Party condemns Hyderabad MLA’s hate speech

Humanist Party condemns Hyderabad MLA’s hate speech

The Humanist Party of India is taking a serious view of Hyderabad Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Akbaruddin Owaisi’s hate speech, stating that such hatred is being spread for vote-bank politics, and condemned such violent discourse. It demanded the Government of India take action on these matters urgently, under… »

30.12.2012

Women’s liberation cannot be achieved without men’s liberation

Women’s liberation cannot be achieved without men’s liberation

The victim of a gang rape in a bus in India has died after several operations, a heart attack, brain damage and organ failure. Another rape victim, also in India, committed suicide, blaming not only her attackers but also the police. Outraged demonstrators are demanding changes to prevent not only… »

27.12.2012

The FBI vs. Occupy: Secret Docs Reveal “Counterterrorism” Monitoring of OWS from Its Earliest Days

The FBI vs. Occupy: Secret Docs Reveal “Counterterrorism” Monitoring of OWS from Its Earliest Days

Once-secret documents reveal the FBI monitored Occupy Wall Street from its earliest days and treated the nonviolent movement as a potential terrorist threat. Internal government records show Occupy was treated as a potential threat when organizing first began in August of 2011. Counterterrorism agents were used to track Occupy activities,… »

20.12.2012

Third West African Humanist Forum: 20th to 22nd December

Third West African Humanist Forum: 20th to 22nd December

Between the 20th and 22nd of December 2012 the Third Humanist Forum of West Africa is taking place in Lomé, Togo. This forum has the aim to contribute to the creation of a new generation of Africans with solidarity who respect and apply Human Rights to install a participative democracy… »

08.12.2012

Over 40 UK Uncut actions across UK successfully target Starbucks over tax avoidance and impact of government cuts on women

Over 40 UK Uncut actions across UK successfully target Starbucks over tax avoidance and impact of government cuts on women

– UK Uncut successfully targets Starbucks over tax avoidance and impact of government cuts on women – Over 40 protests across the UK take place at Starbucks shops today, in UK Uncut’s biggest day of action – Protesters stage sit-ins and transform Starbucks into refuges, crèches and homeless… »

02.12.2012

Protest, repression and nonviolence in Greece

Protest, repression and nonviolence in Greece

Since protests began in Spain, Athenians started to demonstrate in Syntagma Square (25th of May 2011), together with demonstrations in more than 30 cities across the country. We spent more than a month with a consistently large crowd gathered daily at the bottom of the square, where open assemblies practicing direct democracy were organized. The open meetings continued for about two months. On the 29th of June there was a debate… »

29.11.2012

Neil Young’s Book of Changes

Neil Young’s Book of Changes

by Ken Butigan I raise my hand in peace I never bow to the laws of the thought police I take a holy vow To never kill again
 To never kill again. –Neil Young, “Living with War” How can we… »

27.11.2012

A good day for shaking prejudices

A good day for shaking prejudices

The interesting thing about a piece of good news that defies apparently established prejudice, discrimination and even a state of undeclared war is that it can “shock” us out of our acceptance that “things are the way they are”, people hate, fear, exclude and attempt to destroy others in all… »

12.11.2012

Islam – Violence and Non-violence

Islam – Violence and Non-violence

Media loves to project Islam as most violent religion, and certainly more violent than any other religion in the world and certainly so compared to Christianity, if not any other religion as far as western media is concerned. Journalism, even scholarship is not always pure journalism or scholarship with truth… »

03.11.2012

In Spain, doctors resist by healing

In Spain, doctors resist by healing

Some of Spain’s hospitals and clinics have recently begun offering a new kind of public service. In an effort to defend the threatened health care system, thousands of doctors and their supporters have chosen to add civil disobedience to their practice. Last April, the Spanish government approved a Royal Decree… »

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