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The Idealist, Kathy Kelly

Nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, Kelly's idealism is backed by real action for peace in such war-torn places as Iraq, Gaza, and Afghanistan.

Nonviolent Resistance In Palestine: Steadfastness, Creativity & Hope

“We have to have hope to resist” As the Stop the Wall Coalition demonstrates, steadfastness (sumud) in Arabic and nonviolent discipline are essential ingredients of a successful movement. Members of the village communities have learned that they must continue to struggle, day by day, week by week, despite the violence directed at them. Freedom does not come easy. “You have to be willing to sacrifice for freedom, and above all else, believe in your cause and what you’re struggling for. If you believe, you will continue, if you continue, you will succeed.”

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 More

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 More

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 More

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