Nonviolence

24.02.2014

Refugee protests in Germany (photo documentation)

Refugee protests in Germany (photo documentation)

Photo: Yusuf BeyazitPhoto: Yusuf Beyazit, 1st antiracist bathing and playing day at Oranienplatz BerlinPhoto: Yusuf Beyazit, 1st anti-racist bathing and playin day at Oranienplatz BerlinPhoto: Yusuf Beyazit, Refugee Tribunal against Germany at Mariannenplatz BerlinPhoto: Yusuf Beyazit, Demonstration Alexanderplatz Berlin… »

24.02.2014

Non-violent protests of refugees in Germany

Non-violent protests of refugees in Germany

Over a year ago, refugees in Germany started organizing themselves in order to protest in a publicly visible form against the human rights violating institutional practices like the forced isolation through the prohibition to leave the district of your asylum-seekers home, the prohibition to work and the degrading deportation practices. »

24.02.2014

These photos being shared from Venezuela are fake

By Cameron Combs, PolicyMic There have been some powerful images coming out of Venezuela over the past week. Massive anti-government demonstrations have clogged the streets of major cities, and clashes between law enforcement and protesters have resulted in injury and even death. Shocking photos of the violence and… »

15.02.2014

From Akhenaton to Pope Francis: the meaning of true and enduring change

From Akhenaton to Pope Francis: the meaning of true and enduring change

Following previous references to the Pressenza article on the Akhenaton Syndrome (that explains that often what follows to the death of an enthusiastic reformer is a return to the previous stage, sometimes to an ever worse state of affairs) it is interesting, in the light of the new Pope’s presentation… »

28.01.2014

When a penis is not a penis but a weapon, or a torture instrument

When a penis is not a penis but a weapon, or a torture instrument

Another gang rape in India, this time in a tribal area, a young woman is found in the company of a man from another village, moreover a Muslim; the village unofficial council imposes a hefty fine which the woman’s family cannot pay, so she gets gang raped by the men… »

21.01.2014

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered… »

13.01.2014

Why people travel from all over the world for an encounter of Silo’s Message in Punta de Vacas

Why people travel from all over the world for an encounter of Silo’s Message in Punta de Vacas

A remote outpost on the foothills of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain of the Andes Range near the Argentinean/Chilean border has been for several years, at the beginning of January, the site for an encounter of Silo’s Message, attended by people from the most distant corners of the world, from… »

09.01.2014

Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘heckle therapy’ offers a lesson in nonviolent self-defense

By Bryan Farrell editor at Waging Nonviolence. It takes a lot of courage to be a stand-up comic — one person in front of a room of people who are waiting to be impressed. And when they aren’t, a few of those people will then turn to heckling. More than simply… »

04.01.2014

5 movies that show the power of nonviolent resistance during World War II

5 movies that show the power of nonviolent resistance during World War II

[divide]   Bryan Farrell for Waging Nonviolence Hardly a year goes by without at least one Hollywood film that takes place during World War II. And when Hollywood isn’t making them, other countries are. In fact, there hasn’t been a year since the war ended without several movies featuring… »

26.12.2013

Freed Pussy Riot Members Call for Olympic Boycott

Freed Pussy Riot Members Call for Olympic Boycott

The two freed members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot are calling for a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics following their release from prison. Nadia Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina had been jailed since last March for protesting Russian leader Vladimir Putin in an Orthodox cathedral. They were due… »

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