Nonviolence

18.07.2014

The Political Objective and Strategic Goal of Nonviolent Actions

The Political Objective and Strategic Goal of Nonviolent Actions

By Robert J. Burrowes*.- All nonviolent struggles are conducted simultaneously in the political and strategic spheres, and these spheres, which are distinct, interact throughout. I have discussed this at length elsewhere: see ‘The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach’ http://www.sunypress.edu/p-2176-the-strategy-of-nonviolent-defe.aspx Despite this,… »

17.07.2014

Encounters with the Profound: Photographic Exhibition and Books Presentation

Encounters with the Profound: Photographic Exhibition and Books Presentation

London: An Exhibition of Photographs and Words: “…translations of experiences of contact with hidden internal dimensions whose depth cannot be captured by the categories of space-time in which we believe we live. In particular circumstances these experiences become accessible manifesting or erupting in ways that move our consciousness and change… »

16.07.2014

Rally in Tira: Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies

Rally in Tira: Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies

… Neve Shalom-Wahat al Salam organizing for the future. Once again the Middle East has exploded, yet, on Saturday some 400 Jews and Arab citizens of Israel gathered in the Arab city of Tira for a rally organized by Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom, in collaboration with other peace… »

16.07.2014

Being played like a piano by strategic suicide

Being played like a piano by strategic suicide

Taking sides between two violent factions will not end a conflict. Working for reconciliation is the only way. The Arab Israeli conflict cannot be seen in terms of goodies and baddies; here we have two peoples, deeply traumatized by their history, locking one another in a hopeless escalation of violence. »

15.07.2014

Before the Next ISIS, We Need Nonviolent Counterterrorism Strategies

by Erin Niemela, War Is A Crime – TRANSCEND Media Service A relatively new group engaging in non-state political violence, ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently called for the creation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria and a continuation and strengthening of… »

13.07.2014

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

In Detroit, Michigan, at least eight people were arrested Thursday in an act of civil disobedience to stop the city’s shutoff of water to thousands of households. The group of clergy members and other residents blocked the entrance of a private corporation hired by Detroit to cut off the taps… »

13.07.2014

Why Are Most Human Beings So Powerless?

Why Are Most Human Beings So Powerless?

By Robert J. Burrowes.- Human beings stand at the edge of extinction and yet few of us are mobilized in defense of human existence. Why is this? And what can we do about it? Unless someone lives in a cave secluded from all news, the evidence… »

13.07.2014

Big Media vs. Social Media in the global, non-violent and humanist revolution

Big Media vs. Social Media in the global, non-violent and humanist revolution

This is the synthesis of Pressenza’s workshop at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014: Whereas Big Media tends to focus on sensationalism, to promote the interests of business over the needs of individuals, to cover minority acts of violence and has relatively few reporters on the ground,… »

11.07.2014

The real conflict

The real conflict

Four teenagers have died. One of them Palestinian. The other three Israelis. All belonging to the same generation, in the dawn of their lives. We know their faces. Thousands are no longer there, in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Vietnam, Algeria, Rwanda, Poland, Germany and Liberia. Faces gone… »

08.07.2014

The under-reported ray of hope in the Palestine/Israel violent saga

The under-reported ray of hope in the Palestine/Israel violent saga

The News could not be more discouraging: “Israel has carried out deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip amidst continued violence following the killings of a Palestinian teenager and three teenage Israeli settlers. At least nine Hamas members were killed Sunday when the Israeli military bombed two parts of Gaza. »

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