Nonviolence

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… »

27.05.2017

Terrorism in Manchester

Terrorism in Manchester

Nothing happens in isolation. Everything happens in a context. Difficult as it may be – since what we know about it changes day by day – an analysis of the Manchester suicide bombing has to be carried out within the various aspects of the situation that surrounded it. Nothing can be… »

16.04.2017

On Wings of Intent – Interview with Trudi Lee Richards

On Wings of Intent – Interview with Trudi Lee Richards

It took Trudi Lee Richards 12 years to finish writing about Silo, the pen name of Mario Rodriguez Cobos. This remarkable man born in Argentina was a brilliant thinker, prolific writer, champion gymnast, and charismatic speaker who attracted a following in the 1960s for his revolutionary approach to nonviolent social… »

17.01.2017

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

Spain: demonstrating peace and nonviolence

By Jesús Arguedas. Students, young athletes and groups of adults have been going around numerous schools in Madrid organising nonviolence and peace symbols.  These activities have taken place in recent weeks and aim to be a preparatory work for an international campaign to be kick-started in 2017. The campaign will… »

25.11.2016

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

This Friday Juana Pérez Montero, Pressenza editor and reporter, presented the following communication with the title “Immigration in the media from a perspective of peace and nonviolence”. It was presented during the VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence which took place in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Before… »

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