Active Nonviolence

Toxic bonds of mass destruction vs tools for a non-violent revolution

The bet (Greek translation below) Two things have puzzled me in recent years but also in recent days. Firstly, why is no one talking clearly about a possible Grexit? We keep on hearing about the catastrophe that Grexit will lead…

We must prevent young people from becoming nonviolent. Signed: The System

Panic spreads in “civilized” countries. Young people, teens, still at school, run away from home and go to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East. How can they not see the benefits of completing their education, have a good…

Israel Elections: Fear, the great enemy of compassion

So Netanyahu wins again, against all hope (yes, it is worse when there was hope). Israel is likely to suffer political and diplomatic costs given the international pressure to resolve the Palestinian situation, stop settlements and comply with UN resolutions.…

International Women’s Day: the horror, the achievements, the work to be done

International Women’s Day is both a cellebration and a call to action. I watched a few days ago on the BBC the documentary “India’s Daughter”, that contains some the worst violence and discrimination that still exists against women: “India’s Daughter…

Science, belief, meaning and objectification

By Javier Zorrilla Eguren & Edmundo De la Torre Ugarte Humanist Centre of Studies, New Civilisation, Lima-Perú We usually understand science as an activity that interprets and transforms the world based on the logical organisation of data, validated by a…

How to disconnect from a source of intense irritation

The West is behaving with unspeakable physical violence against the Muslim world, just as the Western economic system is behaving with unspeakable economic violence against their own populations. It is not a surprise that unspeakable physical violence by “terrorists” in…

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…

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