Active Nonviolence

22.10.2017

Humanist Club to Celebrate Diwali with Orphans and Mentally Ill People

Humanist Club to Celebrate Diwali with Orphans and Mentally Ill People

Madurai, India— Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, is the biggest, brightest and most important holiday of the year. Families light rows of clay lamps outside their homes which symbolize inner light as protection against spiritual darkness. Hindus interpret Diwali in different ways depending on their region. But what is… »

15.08.2017

War is a marketing exercise for the Arms Trade: confirmed by declassified documents.

War is a marketing exercise for the Arms Trade: confirmed by declassified documents.

In 2006, I wrote in “From monkey sapiens to homo intentional, the Phenomenology of the nonviolent revolution” the following paragraph related to the reasons to invade Iraq: “…organise a marketing exercise in which new weapons could be displayed (in action) in order to support the lagging arms trade, affected by… »

14.08.2017

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

In her recent participation in the “Peace Building” round table organised by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility in Ecuador, Nelsy Lizarazo, President of the international news agency Pressenza, said, “The hallmark of Ecuador’s diplomacy is based on how it has developed and advanced towards the diplomacy… »

17.06.2017

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle for social change

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle  for social change

On the occasion of the European Tour of the Standing Rock Water Protectors we had the opportunity to meet the young rapper and activist Rafael Gonzalez alias Tufawon. In this intense and engaging interview, Rafael talks about his first-line experience in the camps around the Dakota Access pipeline and his… »

06.05.2017

The combined Media onslaught and self-sabotage in the Labour Party pays off

The combined Media onslaught and self-sabotage in the Labour Party pays off

The results of the Local Elections in Britain are in, and it is not good for Labour. Of course its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will be blamed, of course the right wingers within the party will shout ‘I told you so’, of course the Media, which has been carrying out an… »

19.03.2017

The roots

The roots

We see Trump and all the other representatives of the destructive tendencies of the populist right moving through the world as the problem, but like with many illnesses people are fighting the symptoms and not the causes. One of the principles of Valid Action (1) says: ‘you will make your… »

16.03.2017

Interview with Hardy Merriman of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Interview with Hardy Merriman of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

By Denise Nanni and Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. The following is an interview with Hardy Merriman of ICNC, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. Civil resistance movements—featuring a wide range of nonviolent tactics such as strikes, boycotts, mass demonstrations, acts of noncooperation, civil disobedience, and other actions—are capturing the… »

07.02.2017

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against ‘racist’ Israeli state and home demolitions

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against ‘racist’ Israeli state and home demolitions

Thousands rallied in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Saturday evening in protest of home demolitions targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel, with demonstrators calling the Israeli state’s demolition campaign “racist” and an act of “incitement” against Palestinian citizens. Protesters reportedly called on Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan… »

26.01.2017

Nonviolent action: why and how it works

Nonviolent action: why and how it works

Nonviolent action is extremely powerful. Unfortunately, however, activists do not always understand why nonviolence is so powerful and they design ‘direct actions’ that are virtually powerless. I would like to start by posing two questions. Why is nonviolent action so powerful? And why is using it strategically so transformative? When… »

17.10.2016

A Nonviolent Strategy to End the Climate Catastrophe

A Nonviolent Strategy to End the Climate Catastrophe

By Robert J. Burrowes As the evidence mounts that we are fast approaching the final point-of-no-return beyond which it will be impossible to take sufficient effective action to prevent climate catastrophe – see ‘The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently’ – the evidence of ineffective official responses climbs too. »

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