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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.
…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.
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“A history of military operations . . . is not a history of the American Revolution.” —John Adams
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.
On The Laura Flanders Show: Author/activist Arundhati Roy on the Annihilation of Caste, B.R. Ambedkar and the Western myth of Mahatma Gandhi. And Glenn Greenwald addresses diversity concerns about his new media venture TheIntercept.com. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]
International Day of Nonviolence in Afghanistan: “Where there is love, their is life.” Dr. Hakim 4th October 2014 Kabul–“I woke up with the blast of another bomb explosion this morning,” Imadullah told me. “I wonder how many people were killed.” Imadullah, an 18 year old Afghan Peace Volunteer, (APV), from Badakhshan, had joined me at […]
Choosing Jail: Experimenting With Redemptive Suffering by Steve Clemens. June 11, 2012 Mennonista It was in reading Mohandas Gandhi that I first learned about his “experiments with truth” – a term he used in perfecting the tactics of nonviolent resistance to the apartheid regime in South Africa and the British colonial occupation of his […]
An Interview With Jonathan Schell How Empires Fall (Including the American One) by ANDY KROLL March 1, 2012 Tom Dispatch When Jonathan Schell’s The Unconquerable World, a meditation on the history and power of nonviolent action, was published in 2003, the timing could not have been worse. Americans were at war — and […]
The Satyagraha protest> Occupy Culture December 02, 2011 Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise As promised, Philip Glass spoke at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration at Lincoln Center tonight, after a performance of Satyagraha at the Met. The protest, which was directed not at the opera itself but at a certain disparity between its lofty moral message and […]
Pledging Change by Ken Butigan | October 6, 2011, 8:32 am Waging Nonviolence Responding to the accelerating challenges of our time—endless war, environmental destruction, and a financial system that works for fewer and fewer of us—a global movement for fundamental change is gaining momentum. Quickened by the Arab Spring, the ongoing May 15 movement in Spain, the […]
Alliant Action conducted their annual Gandhi Birthday celebration at the soon-to-be-closed Eden Prairie headquarters of ATK.
Gandhi’s Lessons for Today Gandhi’s Birthday is October 2> he was born 142 years ago. Kathy Kelly, Co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence Posted: 10/1/11 07:25 PM ET Hufflington Post Kathy Kelly: Afghanistan and the Arab Spring. Monday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Avenue (adjacent to Macalester College), St. Paul. In a soon-to-be […]