"Everyone was allowed to go to the Raptors victory parade so can I go to the climate strike?"
Campaign Nonviolence: Working for a new culture of nonviolence free from war, racism, poverty and environmental destruction, by John Dear
We can change the world if we organize in grassroots movements of resistance and social transformation.
Do we play into the hands of those who are moving us toward a totalitarian state by succumbing to the temptation to use violence in the streets like the neo-Nazi alt-right?
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While most people support initiatives to reduce nuclear and environmental threats, many also have a clear sense — call it skepticism or realism — that neither climate change nor arms proliferation can be reversed by the use of traditional political channels alone.
“Non-violence, being natural, is not noted in history” wrote Gandhi in his classic text Hind Swaraj. Modern civilization does not give us the tools to see the subtler effects of violence and nonviolence. This problem is compounded by the fact that many of those who use nonviolence to good effect live under the radar screen of history because they are marginalized.
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