Nonviolence

15.12.2017

Chile: the humanist parliamentary bloc “with both feet in the street”

Chile: the humanist parliamentary bloc “with both feet in the street”

“Don’t expect this bloc to be stuck in parliament.  We will have both feet and all our soul on the streets”.  With these words by Deputy Pamela Jiles, the first press gathering with the Humanist Party bloc took place in Santiago.  Besides the distinguished journalist were also gathered two other… »

07.12.2017

Human peace and nonviolence symbols in schools

Human peace and nonviolence symbols in schools

In the Nonviolence Conference to prepare the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence, the continuation was announced of a campaign started last year in which more than 10,000 pupils in 54 schools participated in human peace and nonviolence symbols. The conference was held in several parts of the Spanish… »

06.12.2017

Violence Against Women: Why the UN Secretary-General Got it Wrong

Violence Against Women: Why the UN Secretary-General Got it Wrong

In his remarks on the recent International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – see ‘Violence Against Women is Fundamentally About Power’ – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres inadvertantly demonstrated why well-meaning efforts being undertaken globally to reduce… »

30.10.2017

6th Nonviolent Initiatives Fair in Quito, Ecuador.

6th Nonviolent Initiatives Fair in Quito, Ecuador.

On Saturday, 28th of October, more than 25 organisations and collectives developing projects and actions to overcome violence and discrimination, contributing to the construction of a culture of peace, took part in the 6th Nonviolent Initiatives Fair, the final act of “Nonviolent October“, in Carolina Park, Quito. »

10.10.2017

TED: Fighting with nonviolence

TED: Fighting with nonviolence

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how nonviolence… »

01.10.2017

Catalonia: the people’s peaceful response to police violence

Catalonia: the people’s peaceful response to police violence

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans queue up in the rain in front of polling stations to vote in the referendum on Catalonia’s independence.  This is a nonviolent demonstration, a sign of peaceful expression by a people who want to express themselves and break the siege of repression and the force… »

18.08.2017

Barcelona: 130,000 people gather to denounce violence

Barcelona: 130,000 people gather to denounce violence

At noon on the 18th of August, a multitudinous gathering took place to mark one minute’s silence at the same place where 19 hours previously the terrible attack that ended 13 lives and injured a hundred more was committed. To the shouts of “I’m not scared!” hundreds of people approached… »

02.08.2017

Coalition paves way for Palestinian homecoming after 20-year displacement

Coalition paves way for Palestinian homecoming after 20-year displacement

By Jim Haber A new project in the rural hills of the West Bank, called Sumud: Freedom Camp, is the latest sign of a resurgence of strategic, nonviolent organizing in Palestine that is creating strong bonds between Palestinians and Jewish activists from Israel and… »

30.07.2017

Six principles of nonviolence

Six principles of nonviolence

By Michael Nagler 27 July 2017 for openDemocracy Nonviolence can be a safe, effective and lasting way to defeat injustice, but like any other science it takes knowledge, courage and determination. Here are six guidelines that can help you carry out nonviolent action… »

19.07.2017

Vandana Shiva: “Nonviolence builds a Resilient Spirit”

Vandana Shiva: “Nonviolence builds a Resilient Spirit”

Activist Vandana Shiva launched a strong and hopeful message during the “Poison at the Doors” conference in Rome on July 10. According to the Indian scientist, 70% of the food consumed worldwide is still grown by small and medium scale farmers. However, she says that industry multinationals selling low quality… »

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