Tag Archives: nonviolence

Wendell Berry: A Pacifist Protest Against the Peaceful Drone

Berry The drones were not as precise as I had hoped, for they sometimes miss the designated enemy and hit an innocent bystander—the sort of operator’s error that we must classify as normal. The enemies of peace resent these errors just as much as we peace-lovers would. And so the drones have very likely made more enemies than they have killed.

Chris Hedges: The Whoredom of the Left

“We are trying to hang on to what we know about how to care for people, what we know about working democratically, about nonviolence, yet not be subsumed by the state. Yet we have to insist on a woman’s right not to face every man alone. We have to demand the rule of law.”  By […]

Kathy Kelly/Dr. Hakim: Celebrating the International Day of Nonviolence in Kabul, Afghanistan

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 […]

Campaign Nonviolence: Take Action September 21 – 27

For a list of actions nationwide (and worldwide) and more information and resources go to paceebene.org.  While focusing on this particular week for action, this is a much broader and longer campaign Local action:  CNV ACTION-ST.PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, MN SEPTEMBER 24. 5:00-6:00 pm Vigil at the Lake St./Marshall Ave. Peace Bridge Signs will be available on the […]

Evergreene Digest: Police Deny Street Permit for Annual Vigil at Fort Benning, Georgia

Constitutional Rights Under Attack in Georgia    Hendrik Voss, SOA Watch   July 22, 2014 | The Columbus Police Department, continuing its history of antagonizing the movement to close the US military training camp known as the SOA/WHINSEC (School of the Americas, renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation), has this year placed unjust, unsafe and […]

Metta Center: Roadmap To Personal Empowerment (to help create unstoppable movements)

… because it is not an easy task, we must join our hands together. The “Roadmap” is Metta Center’s attempt to offer three things to help create an unstoppable movement of movements: unity, strategy, and nonviolent power.  By Staff  Metta Center for Nonviolence   www.mettacenter.org  PopularResistance.org  June 5th, 2014 Translations of this article are available on the […]

MLK: The King Philosophy

TheKingCenter.org A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”      —Martin Luther King, Jr. Triple Evils Six Principles Of Nonviolence Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change The Beloved Community TRIPLE EVILS  The Triple Evils of POVERTY, RACISM and MILITARISM […]

Ralph Hutchison, Counterpunch: What We Owe the Oak Ridge Three

Memo to Judge: Really?? by RALPH HUTCHISON  counterpunch.org  February 20, 2014 We’ve heard it from the bench in Oak Ridge city courtrooms and from state judges in Clinton, Tennessee. And on February 18 we heard it from a federal judge—there are two variations. The first: There are plenty of ways for you to protest and […]

Richard Falk: Nelson Mandela’s Inspiration

Nelson Mandela’s Inspiration (Revised) By Richard Falk  9 DEC  Global Justice in the 21st Century Editor’s Note:  Of interest because of Mandela’s comments shifting the responsibility for violence from the oppressed to the oppressor.  Not only in the case of Israel/Palestine.  We have seen this double standard in the U.S. with Occupy, a basically nonviolent movement […]

Kathy Kelly: Enlightenment

The Pentagon’s request for operations in Afghanistan in 2013 is $85.6 billion, or $1.6 billion per week.   by Kathy Kelly  November 20, 2013  wammtoday.org I’ve been a guest in Colorado Springs, Colorado, following a week-long retreat with Colorado College students who are part of a course focused on nonviolence. In last weekend’s Colorado Springs Gazette, there […]

A new book on peacemaking by John Dear

Originally posted on Disarmnowplowshares's Blog:
The Nonviolent Life A new book on peacemaking By John Dear   Available now from http://www.paceebene.org   “In The Nonviolent Life, John Dear articulates a vision of the power, meaning and impact of the spiritually grounded nonviolent life—and invites us to put this into practice in both immediate and long-term ways.”   -Ken…

Frances Moore Lappe> Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?

Feelings of fear and powerlessness are driving the cycle of violence that surrounds us. To change that, we need to recognize that we need each other to thrive as individuals. by Frances Moore Lappé  posted Apr 18, 2013  yesmagazine.org Photo by Paul Nicholson. In his book Violence, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want […]

Is American Nonviolence Possible?

The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence. — Martin Luther King Jr. Todd May, New York (NY) Times April 21, 2013 | We are steeped in violence. This past week was of course a searing reminder: Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon and the ensuing manhunt that ended on […]

Gene Sharp (1) Principled Non-Violence- Options for Action

Editor’s Note:  This video actually has a number of parts.  We have only posted the first.  The others should appear at the end of the video on YouTube numbered (2), (3), etc.  Two (2) is a continuation of this speech, while the others are from other speeches. Subscribe or “Follow” us on riseuptimes.wordpress.com. For the TC EVENTS […]

Steve Clemens> Reading Martin Luther King in Jail & My Day-To-Day Report on My Time in Jail

Reading Martin Luther King in Jail Posted by Steve Clemens  July 1, 2012   Mennonista Reading ML King, Jr in Jail: Inmate 00712398, Hennepin County ACF. Because of my previous 10-day jail sentence for civil disobedience 10 years ago for protesting illegal indiscriminate weapons used in the early days of our (continuing) war on Afghanistan, I had […]

Poster> John Lennon> Non-violence and Humor

Poster> Gandhi> You assist an evil system . . .

How Empires Fall (Including the American One)> An Interview with Jonathan Schell

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 […]

Tomgram> Rebecca Solnit, Why the Media Loves the Violence of Protesters and Not of Banks

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Why the Media Loves the Violence of Protesters and Not of Banks Posted by Rebecca Solnit at 9:40AM, February 21, 2012.   Tom Dispatch In December 2001, 110 of 112 revelers at a wedding died, thanks to a B-52 and two B-1B bombers using precision-guided weapons to essentially wipe out a village in Eastern Afghanistan (and then, […]

Rebecca Solnit> Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring

Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring By Rebecca Solnit  Feb 22, 2012   TomDispatch via Truthdig When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart by […]