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London is being bombarded with images of London being bombarded

As the images of the trailer to the film ‘London has fallen’, with bridges and iconic buildings being blown up assault the senses not only from movie theatres but also from screens in shopping centres it is difficult not to…

We must demand a nonviolent solution to war and violence in Syria

by Mairead Maguire (1) for Common Dreams In November 2015 I traveled to Syria with an International Peace delegation. This was my third visit to Syria in the last three years.  As on previous occasions, I was moved by the…

Newly discovered 1964 MLK speech on civil rights, segregation & apartheid South Africa

In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address…

Reflections on events in Cologne: “What we need now is a kind of internal mast”

In the aftermath of the sexual assaults attributed to refugees on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, and the subsequent outbreak of anti-refugee sentiment and violence in the country, our Editor in Berlin, Johanna Heuveling reflects on the appropriate stance…

Pre-deciding to not use violence

As loving parents who raised two children during the era of the Vietnam War, we were inspired by the work of child psychologist Haim Ginott who observed: “Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other. On the contrary,…

Democracy and Nonviolence go hand-in-hand

Democracy and Non-Violence go hand-in-hand, or should. In a true democracy there would be no violence and that is the strongest indicator of its presence. Conversely, in situations, whether political or other, non-violence is apparent when everything is running smoothly…

‘Suffragette’ raises question of property destruction’s effectiveness

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence “Suffragette,” a British film now in U.S. theaters, tells a gripping story drawn from the direct action wing of Britain’s woman suffrage movement. Because it spotlights one tactic – property destruction – the film…

Campaign through social networks calling for peace and nonviolence

Today a message is beginning to circulate through the social networks calling for people to give responses based on peace and nonviolence following last night’s attacks in Paris and in front of the measures which the governments of France and…

Terrorist attacks in Paris: No to violence!

Several attacks have led to scores of dead in Paris and hundreds injured. Today, more than ever, it’s necessary to position oneself clearly against violence, where ever it comes from. The facts, still very confused More than 140 deaths and…

Andrea Novotny presents a book about learning for nonviolence

“Preparing the path for the new times, a humanist regard for learning” is a book written by Andrea Novotny, Kity Goyena and Sabrina Di Tomaso which was presented in the Simon Bolivar Andina University on the 28th of October as…

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