Nonviolence

Rosa Parks, Now and Forever

On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Ala., thus launching the modern-day civil-rights movement. Monday, Feb. 4, is the 100th anniversary of her birth. After…

Tomás Hirsch: the meaning of nonviolent action

On February 1st the Chilean humanist Thomas Hirsch took part in the International Conference for Peace that took place at Munich, called “Non violent ways of regime change.” We publish here the transcript of his words: “The name proposed for…

A roadblock becomes a gateway to resistance in Guatemala

by Kelsey Alford-Jones. The original article on Waging Nonviolence can ge found here. Residents of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, about an hour north of Guatemala City, have been steadfast in their rejection of a gold mine…

Martin Luther King’s final marching orders

by Kazu Haga “Now, Bernard, the next movement we’re going to have is to institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.” It was a comment made almost in passing. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., then the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Campaign, was…

Palestinian, International Activists Storm E1 Zone, New Palestinian Village to be Built

On Friday 11th January, dozens of Palestinian activists from the Palestinian Popular Resistance stormed Area E1, which connects Jerusalem with Ma’ali Adumim settlement, and started to erect tents in preparation to start building a new Palestinian village under the name…

30 cities around the world to take part in the 1st international active nonviolence film festival

Some thirty cities in the continents of America, Africa, Europe and Oceania will celebrate the 1st International Film Festival of Active Nonviolence (FICNOVA in its Spanish acronym). FICNOVA, promoted by the humanist organisation World without Wars and Violence is aiming…

The FBI vs. Occupy: Secret Docs Reveal “Counterterrorism” Monitoring of OWS from Its Earliest Days

Once-secret documents reveal the FBI monitored Occupy Wall Street from its earliest days and treated the nonviolent movement as a potential terrorist threat. Internal government records show Occupy was treated as a potential threat when organizing first began in August…

Neil Young’s Book of Changes

by Ken Butigan I raise my hand in peace I never bow to the laws of the thought police I take a holy vow To never kill again To never kill again. –Neil Young, “Living with War” How can we…

A good day for shaking prejudices

The interesting thing about a piece of good news that defies apparently established prejudice, discrimination and even a state of undeclared war is that it can “shock” us out of our acceptance that “things are the way they are”, people…

Islam – Violence and Non-violence

Media loves to project Islam as most violent religion, and certainly more violent than any other religion in the world and certainly so compared to Christianity, if not any other religion as far as western media is concerned. Journalism, even…

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