Nonviolence

25.06.2014

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

Robert J. Burrowes Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there is a widespread belief that all parents love their children. This is not so. Many parents are so badly emotionally damaged as a result of their own childhood experience that they are not capable of loving their children. »

21.06.2014

Chronicle of a mess foretold: TTIP and TPP seen from Silo’s 1991 letter

Chronicle of a mess foretold: TTIP and TPP seen from Silo’s 1991 letter

The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, aka US-EU “Free” Trade Agreement) continue hurtling towards their coveted objective: to create the largest “free” trade zone ever seen in the world, in reality the largest US and Multinational Corporations area of total control. Nation states… »

20.06.2014

From guns and knives to friendship

From guns and knives to friendship

by Rosa Lia:     The Palestine-Israel Journal One conversation in a coffee shop in Ramallah with a Palestinian who spent 10 years in an Israeli prison. Another in a coffee shop in Jerusalem with an Israeli who served in a special unit of the Israeli Defense Forces (the… »

18.06.2014

STATEMENT – #OCUPEESTELITA (OCCUPY ESTELITA) MOVEMENT

STATEMENT – #OCUPEESTELITA (OCCUPY ESTELITA) MOVEMENT

#OcupeEstelita   June 17, 2014 In the early hours of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the members of the #OcupeEstelita movement that occupied the Cais José Estelita (Jose Estelita Quay) were surprised by the Military Police of Pernambuco. In utter disregard of all agreements that had been… »

18.06.2014

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

News from Survival International One of the three Brazilian children who released white doves during the World Cup opening ceremony used the occasion to demand recognition of Indian land rights – but his protest was censored by FIFA. Immediately after releasing a white dove, Jeguaká Mirim, an indigenous Guarani boy, held… »

17.06.2014

Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Global Campaign to Finalize, Implement Protection Guidelines The Norwegian government’s leadership to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict could spare students and teachers the horrors of war, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today. Countries around… »

17.06.2014

Four Leading Activists to Receive Awards for Nonviolent Achievement

Four Leading Activists to Receive Awards for Nonviolent Achievement

International Centre for Nonviolent Conflict Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, June 16, 2014 – In the wake of the Arab Spring and as nonviolent movements in Ukraine, Thailand, Brazil, and around the world capture the global public’s attention, on Wednesday, June 18th, two activists will be recognized for their courageous use of… »

15.06.2014

The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest

The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest

In 2002, investigative journalist and TED Fellow Will Potter decided to take a break from his regular beat, writing about shootings and murders for the Chicago Tribune. He went to help a local group campaigning against animal testing: “I thought it would be a safe way to do… »

13.06.2014

Fifa World Cup: June 12 protests flood the world’s media

Fifa World Cup: June 12 protests flood the world’s media

Demonstrations, strikes and violence have reached the global media. Attention is turned towards the protests taking place all around Brazil as the World Cup starts. June 12 started out with Galeão airport partially paralysed by demonstrations. In São Paulo, at 10am an Assembly of the Metro Workers Union and the… »

03.06.2014

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

In these last few days we have heard (and published on Pressenza) a number of points of view formulated around the results of the European elections: Here we shall endeavour to make a further analysis, bearing in mind some of the themes, i.e. peace, humanism, nonviolence, human rights, and non-descrimination… »

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