Active Nonviolence

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity National Talent Competition 2017

How do we deal with the diversity? When we do not respect diversity, we tend to claim that ‘ours’ is superior to ‘theirs’. This stand fosters division among us and promotes bitterness. Each country, each culture, each family and even each…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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’,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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