Nonviolence

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… »

23.12.2013

The Mandela bandwagon, something for everyone

The Mandela bandwagon, something for everyone

The eclectic bunch of mourners eulogising the undoubtedly great African hero showed an interesting phenomenon. Even those who had had him in the terrorist list (till 2008) were there to pay tribute. Was that hypocrisy or a change of heart in the face of the man’s outstanding achievements? Only each… »

21.12.2013

Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland

NOBEL LAUREATES, 16 December 2013 by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service Education and Job Creating for All Our Young People 15th December, 2013 Almost daily in some area of Northern Ireland another person, out of… »

15.12.2013

Transforming anger into nonviolent power

Transforming anger into nonviolent power

[divide] By Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Anger is reasonable and justified in the face of abuse and exploitation. What matters is what we do with it As Leymah Gbowee stood in front of a crowd of women at her church in Monrovia, praying for an end… »

05.12.2013

In Mexico, a victory for indigenous liberation

In Mexico, a victory for indigenous liberation

By Marta Molina for Waging Nonviolence After 13 years of unjust imprisonment, Mexican political prisoner Alberto Patishtan Gomez walked free on October 31. Over the course of his incarceration, the 42-year-old indigenous Tzotzil professor became one of Mexico’s leading voices protesting the unjust… »

27.11.2013

WHO 2014 Violence Prevention Meeting Report

WHO 2014 Violence Prevention Meeting Report

by Joam Evans Pim – TRANSCEND Media Service The Center for Global Nonkilling, a member of the World Health Organization’s Violence Prevention Alliance, participated Nov. 11-15 in the 6th Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting, organized in Mexico City by the country’s ministries of Health, State and… »

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