Nonviolence

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. »

18.06.2018

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

The historical perspective Exactly one hundred years ago, Marco Fidel Suarez took over the presidency of Colombia and coined the foreign policy guidelines called Respice Polum (“Let’s look at the pole” or “towards the North”) or the Suarez Doctrine. Since then, and with few interruptions such as that of nationalist… »

15.06.2018

Morocco: an action of effective civil disobedience

Morocco: an action of effective civil disobedience

In Morocco, a boycott campaign launched on 20 April 2018 on social networks became very popular among citizens. There are three major brands of local everyday consumer products: milk, water and a service station brand. These are three main brands:’Afriquia’,’Sidi Ali’ and’La Centrale Laitière’. And through them, three great names… »

06.06.2018

An Indian initiative to fight gender discrimination: a nonviolence demonstration effect

An Indian initiative to fight gender discrimination: a nonviolence demonstration effect

The news form India about rape, murder-rape, abortion of female foetuses and killing of baby girls at birth have dominated the media with horror stories and western outrage. But there is much less about the efforts being made by different sectors of society to bring about an end to gender… »

01.06.2018

South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence

South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence

The South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence is an initiative of the organization World without Wars and without Violence, which has volunteers in several countries of the world, and in 2009 organized the successful and massive World March for Peace and Active Nonviolence, which toured several countries in… »

30.05.2018

Tribute to Silo, 49 years after his first public address.

Tribute to Silo, 49 years after his first public address.

Mendoza House, Buenos Aires May 4, 2018  Silo, a Universal Mendocino (*) Excerpt from the talk by Ernesto H de Casas. Participant from the beginning of this movement. We were there that May 4th, 1969, a memorable event in many ways.  It was a sunny day, good temperature,… »

28.05.2018

Humans hard wired for empathy and compassion, but still optional: New study

Humans hard wired for empathy and compassion, but still optional: New study

Since Zoroaster humanity has been struggling with the good vs evil dichotomy. What is “natural”, what is learnt, what belongs to the individual, what to society, what to the gods… Confronted with the realities of a cruel dehumanising system the “noble savage” (apparently mis-attributed to Rousseau but already present in ancient… »

25.05.2018

Nicole Ndongala: We’re all human; that’s what unites us

Nicole Ndongala: We’re all human; that’s what unites us

Nicole Ndongala, migrant to Spain, native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, participated in the European Humanist Forum, Madrid, in her role as the director of the Karibu Association.  Nicole participated in the opening session and in the working area on Women for Nonviolence. In her intervention,… »

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