Active Nonviolence

BP or not BP oil spill at the British Museum

By BP or nor BP On Sunday [22/9/14], seventy of us recreated BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill inside the British Museum: Gross Negligence from rikki on Vimeo. This is the eighth time we’ve performed inside the Museum to challenge their sponsorship…

Defeat Terrorism: Humanise the Earth on O2

There will always be people with extreme ideas. But for those extreme ideas to prosper, grow, and become wars, kidnappings, beheadings and torture they have to fall on fertile ground. That fertile ground is provided by the system in which…

The Climate Marches On

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “Unjust laws exist.” So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.” The naturalist and pacifist asked, “Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor…

Drop Your Weapons. When and Why Civil Resistance Works

By Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan for Foreign Affairs via Waging Nonviolence Over the past three years, the world has witnessed a surge of nonviolent resistance movements. Pictures of huge demonstrations in public squares have become a staple of…

Glossary of Words that Work for Peace

by Rosa Lia, for the Palestine-Israel Journal Here is a list of terms taken from different cultures and languages (English, Hebrew, Arabic, Sanskrit and Bantu) that all form part of the quest for that one elusive word: peace. Ahimsa: A…

From Assad to ISIS, a tale of Syrian resistance

Julia Taleb, August 22, 2014, for Waging Nonviolence In July of 2013, when activists in the Syrian city of Raqqa feared demonstrating in front of the headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, Suad Nofel marched…

Activist: For a New Generation, Ferguson Marks Historic Nonviolent Resistance to Police Repression

Democracy Now! As protests continue in Ferguson, activists are traveling to Missouri to join the movement in solidarity. We speak with one activist who has just arrived to Ferguson from Florida, Phillip Agnew, the executive director of Dream Defenders, a…

“Selfie” Campaign for Nonviolence Day

The initiative ‘Building nonviolent spaces‘ has organized an online campaign through social networks on October 2nd 2014. This day, Gandhi’s birthday, was proclaimed in 2007 “International Day of Non-violence.” This action has been designed as a simple and rapid campaign…

A World without Violence is possible: October 2nd #nonviolenceday

We interviewed Mariana Uzielli and Pia Argimón about the campaign on October 2 #nonviolenceday launched into the social networks by the initiative “Building nonviolent spaces.” (translation of article in Spanish) 1.-What is the initiative “Building nonviolent spaces” and since when…

Hear O Israel … something very big is crying inside the human being

We would like to read the names of each of the five hundred Palestinians who have died. Also each one of the dozens of Israelis who have lost their lives because of these attacks. At least knowing their names to…

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