Active Nonviolence

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr celebrated his birthday on the 15th of January and on the 3rd Monday of every January the USA has a federal holiday to mark the great man. Being nearly 50 years since his assassination, we wonder…

Violence is always self-destructive

As boomerangs go, violence has no competitors. It always comes back, it always finds a reaction to its action. It always has consequences that are unexpected, unwanted and unstoppable. Who benefits the most from the violence unleashed by fundamentalists in…

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

I live in Paris, more precisely in Seine-Saint-Denis in an adjacent suburb (you may know this area which is often talked about, as it “burns” regularly) and like all here, since the massacre that took place in the premises of…

Delusional antihumanism masquerading as academic opinion

From Critical Thinking: “An economist wrote a letter to the Financial Times recently: [December 11, 2014] “We simply don’t need so many humans Sir, Reforming immigration policies for Europe — and the other rich countries — may not even be…

Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Linda Sartor is not afraid to die. Dedicated to nonviolence, she spent 10 years after September 11, 2001 traveling to conflict zones throughout the world as an unarmed peacekeeper, with roles ranging from protective…

The greatest coping strategy is helping others — a conversation with Liberian activist B. Abel Learwellie

By Bryan Farrell for Waging Nonviolence Liberian human rights activist B. Abel Learwellie has seen more death and destruction than any person should have to endure. He’s lived through two civil wars, during which he lost family members, witnessed brutal…

Tomás Hirsch speech in “Peace Paths for the Israel/Palestine conflict”

Words of Tomas Hirsch at the Providencia Forum in Santiago de Chile, seeking peaceful ways to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict “Good afternoon to everyone. To begin, I want to clarify where I am coming from: I am speaking from the…

Addressing domestic violence — together

Victoria Law Given that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’ve been thinking about ways in which friends, loved ones and other community members have helped support survivors in their circles. If 75 women are abused every hour, readers most…

Iraq. Syria. Here we go again

An article of quotes? That would mean all that can be said has already been said How about…? Voltaire “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” George Santayana “Those who fail to learn from the…

#Nonviolenceday at the Park of Study and Reflection La Belle Idée

Friends from different countries of Europe met at the Park of Study and Reflection La Belle Idée, near Paris, last week end. We wanted to express our support for the Campaign Oct 2nd, Nonviolence Day, to celebrate together another world…

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