Nonviolence

24.05.2018

FICNOVA in the European Humanist Forum 2018

FICNOVA in the European Humanist Forum 2018

The Active Nonviolence International Film Festival (FICNOVA, Spanish Acronym) participated in the 5th European Humanist Forum held in Madrid from the 11th to the 13th of May, titled “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation”. Members of the FICNOVA team in Madrid helped to organise the event, as part… »

19.05.2018

Hope and Meaning – The European Humanist Forum, Madrid 2018

Hope and Meaning – The European Humanist Forum, Madrid 2018

Where can you find discussions, people and proposals as diverse as: ~ Judge Baltasar Garzón, who worked tirelessly to extradite Pinochet from Margret Thatcher’s protection to face charges of genocide. ~ A refugee activist, Nicole Ndongala, Spanish/Congolese, defending the human rights of immigrants. ~ An economist from Argentina, Guillermo Sullings,… »

19.05.2018

Opening day of the European Humanist Forum

Opening day of the European Humanist Forum

Over 500 people came to the opening session of EHF2018, with people overflowing into three extra rooms after having filled the auditorium at the UNED Faculty of Education Sciences. The atmosphere was joyful in this latest gathering of the European Humanist Forum, the last one being in Milan in 2008. »

18.05.2018

THE INFORMATION EXPLOSION, by John Scales Avery

THE INFORMATION EXPLOSION, by John Scales Avery

I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Information Explosion”. This book discusses the role of information in evolution, and especially in the evolution of human culture. Articles and book chapters that I have previously written on this subject are incorporated in the text in… »

29.04.2018

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 12 (April 2018)

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 12 (April 2018)

By Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone & Anahata Giri – TRANSCEND Media Service Dear fellow signatories of the Nonviolence Charter, How are you all? And welcome to our most recent signatories and organizations! This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to… »

26.04.2018

109 ex-US generals against Gina Haspel’s nomination

109 ex-US generals against Gina Haspel’s nomination

“We did not accept the ‘just following orders’ justification after World War II, and we should not accept it now”.  . First published on Russia Today, 25 Apr, 2018.  . As many as 109 retired US generals and admirals urged lawmakers to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director… »

25.04.2018

Armenia Today. Peaceful demonstrations during 12 days achieve their objective

Armenia Today. Peaceful demonstrations during 12 days achieve their objective

By Ana María Mahserd / After 10 days of tension, peaceful popular demonstrations, arrests and violent police actions, the dissident representative Nikol Pashinian and his companions Sasun Mikaelian and Ararad Mirzoian were freed. Historical Recount In 2015, being president for 12 years, Serge Sargsyan decides to promote a constitutional change… »

21.04.2018

Film director, Lucio de Candia and ‘Images as a tool for change’

Film director, Lucio de Candia and ‘Images as a tool for change’

Italian film director, Lucio de Candia, won the International Active Nonviolence Film Festival (FICNOVA) prize for Balkan Blues in 2016, and taking advantage of his participation in the 2018 European Humanist Forum in Madrid, we asked him about the role of images in the humanising transformation of human beings. EHF2018:… »

11.04.2018

Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts

Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts

While conflict theories and resolution processes advanced dramatically during the second half of the 20th century, particularly thanks to the important work of several key scholars such as Professor Johan Galtung – see ‘Conflict Transformation by Peaceful… »

10.04.2018

NYC Walk for Nonviolence

NYC Walk for Nonviolence

Walking 12 miles ​from the southern tip of Manhattan to its top, a small but hearty group of activists from the metro New York area held a NYC Walk for Nonviolence on April 8. The walk was organized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to publicly honor the many… »

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