Active Nonviolence

Argentinean priests show solidarity with Milagro Sala

Buenos Aires, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Around 70 priests of the ”Option for the Poor” movement today join a hunger strike in solidarity with the Argentinean parliamentarian and social leader Milagro Sala, considered a political prisoner. The priests will fast…

A nonviolent strategy to end war

There is a long history of anti-war and peace activism. Much of this activism has focused on ending a particular war. Some of this activism has been directed at ending a particular aspect of war, such as the use of…

Wave of occupations marks step forward for Black Lives Matter

By Ashoka Jegroo August 8, 2016 Activists in New York City seeking to defund the police have successfully occupied City Hall Park for a week and seen one of their demands met with the resignation of Commissioner Bill Bratton. While…

8 ways to defend against terror nonviolently

By George Lakey January 22, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence One of my most popular courses at Swarthmore College focused on the challenge of how to defend against terrorism, nonviolently. Events now unfolding in France make our course more relevant than…

Imaginary Interviews: Percy and Mary Shelley

Today we meet Percy and Mary Shelly, a young English couple who spend a lot of time in Europe – it is rumoured that he is struggling with debts to the Inland Revenue or other creditors – and therefore they…

The rats abandon the Brexit ship…to go make more money. Reconciliation anyone?

The main architects of the Brexit disaster have resigned, pretending to do so with “a heavy heart”. In reality once this new episode of Naomi Klein’s well described Disaster Capitalism was in full flight Tories Boris Johnson and Michel Gove…

A new spirituality hand in hand with nonviolence

We can count ourselves lucky. The previous young revolution from the 1960s and ’70s divided those who believed in social/political change and others who felt spiritual/psychological change was more important. But there were also the new humanists who proposed both…

Peace Sign in London

Londoners met yesterday May 14 to form a Peace Sign in Trafalgar Square and hear calls for Peace and Nonviolence from a number of organisations. Here is the speech I gave representing World without Wars and Violence as well as…

…to surpass this final stage of human prehistory…

A quick look at the social situation usually immerses many people in a “sea of outrage”. The most aberrant news floods the mass media. Migration crisis, mass hunger, insensitive politics, inhuman governments, wars, the threat of nuclear attack and other…

April 4th: anniversary of assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. studied the writings of Mahatma Gandhi during his student days, and realised that Gandhi’s methods of non-violent resistance were the correct tools to use to gain civil rights for poor minorities. To those who accused him…

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