Nonviolence

Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘heckle therapy’ offers a lesson in nonviolent self-defense

By Bryan Farrell editor at Waging Nonviolence. It takes a lot of courage to be a stand-up comic — one person in front of a room of people who are waiting to be impressed. And when they aren’t, a few of those people…

5 movies that show the power of nonviolent resistance during World War II

[divide]   Bryan Farrell for Waging Nonviolence Hardly a year goes by without at least one Hollywood film that takes place during World War II. And when Hollywood isn’t making them, other countries are. In fact, there hasn’t been a…

Transforming anger into nonviolent power

[divide] By Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Anger is reasonable and justified in the face of abuse and exploitation. What matters is what we do with it As Leymah Gbowee stood in front of a crowd of women at…

We need local movements, not more expensive NGOs — just look at India’s Gulabi Gang

By Andres Jimenez for Waging Nonviolence Sampat Pal is an unlikely hero. She is a single mother of five, born to a poor and conservative family of Indian farmers and was able to undergo only basic formal education during her…

African Campaign for Education of Non-Violence commemorated in Ethiopia

Par Bereket Alemayehu On the 2nd October, commemorated the International day of Non-Violence worldwide, was launched the African Campaign for Education of Non-violence in Ethiopia, with the main purpose of training a new generation of Ethiopians to the culture of peace…

Who should be on trial? Protesters against the London Arms Fair due in Court

Protesters who attempted to disrupt the DSEI arms fair in London in September are due to appear in court on 4th November 2013. Mel Strickland, one of the activists, has been interviewed on Occupy Radio. The War Machine – Occupy…

WNV Series Living Revolution Living Revolution A revolution comes in stages — Occupy or otherwise

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence All of us hold an idea about how progressive change might happen, whether or not we spell it out explicitly. For some it’s an elaboration of grassroots alternative-building, for others it starts with flooding legislators…

Philippines: Pasig City celebrates International Day of Nonviolence.

In a remote city college tucked and hidden from the eyes of the city dwellers of Metro Manila, students of Pasig City celebrated International Day of Nonviolence at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (Pasig City College) with a simple…

Oct 2nd, International Nonviolence Day, celebrated by Humanists all over the world

Following the trail of the historical development of nonviolence takes us to wonderful expressions of the human spirit. Starting from Akhenaton, Egyptian Pharaoh XIV century BC: “If you are industrious to produce wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. …

West African Humanist Forum Conakry 2013

During three days, from Thursday 19 September to Saturday 21 September 2013, at a Conakry’s Hotel, the 4th Chapter of the WEST AFRICAN HUMANIST FORUM took place with the theme: PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE. This historic rendezvous for humanists in Guinea…

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