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UK heads for more austerity, privatisation (bye bye National Health Service) and TTIP with Tory victory

There are many forms of violence: physical, economic, religious, racial, psychological, ecological, moral…etc, etc. What do we call it when there is an illusion of Democracy but the system is firmly in the hands of an economic elite that controls…

Peace Lessons: how to reduce violence

If you are interested in learning more about the meaning of, and the relationshipsamong, direct, structural and cultural violence and how one peace studies scholar suggests we use the integrative power of nonviolence to address violence constructively, then I suggest…

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

I live in Paris, more precisely in Seine-Saint-Denis in an adjacent suburb (you may know this area which is often talked about, as it “burns” regularly) and like all here, since the massacre that took place in the premises of…

2015: here’s to a year of intensity

2014 was a year of construction, of setting in motion, of changing the wheels while the car is still moving. It was an intrepid year that ruffled all our hair and allowed us also to doubt many beliefs that we…

Nonviolent Action: minimizing the risk of violent repression

In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take ‘to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights’ to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. He noted that these police tactics…

On International Day, ‘Tolerance for All Regardless of Nationality, Religion, Race, Sexuality…’

Human Wrongs Watch Making International Day of Tolerance, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 16 November 2014 urged world leaders to protect people from persecution and to encourage tolerance for all regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality or any…

The creative force of nonviolence: interview with the directors of “Everyday Rebellion”

Everyday Rebellion is a documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest all over the world. We talk about it with Arman and Arash Rihai, who directed it. How did you get the idea of a film about nonviolent movements? The…

Notes about the ‘look’ of Pressenza

Peace is the absence of war, it is coexistence without conflict, but we can’t just limit nonviolence to the absence of violence.  Even if it is an end that we want to achieve, nonviolence is, above all, a resistance to…

Creating a World Culture that is Nonviolent

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence, we have the chance to reflect on our progress in creating a nonviolent world. Obviously, creating a nonviolent world has many facets and is a long-term…

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