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07.08.2016

Dancing with teargas

Dancing with teargas

By Dominik Schlett Chilean student protests against their own educational system seem to last forever. Almost exactly five years after the most intense demonstrations since the end of Pinochet-Dictatorship, violence is capturing the streets of Santiago de Chile again. A day report. The sun lights bright at the 4th of… »

02.08.2016

What is the colour of the world?

What is the colour of the world?

Attacks, military coup attempts, wars, economic battles, fascism growing in Europe and elsewhere, human madness, despair, politicians’ cynicism, the violence of society, repressions, democracy or what we thought was democracy, etc … they all overwhelm our daily lives. What is the colour of the world? Do I perceive it as… »

28.07.2016

October 1st In Berlin, let’s face the challenge of peace!

October 1st In Berlin, let’s face the challenge of peace!

First, let’s look at the current veil of tears and then lift it up to reveal a possible better future. The transatlantic defence alliance has been expanding and flexing its muscles. Russia and China feel threatened and are trying to secure their regional influence at any cost. The US has… »

27.07.2016

People in Cleveland, Ohio gathered for three days to demand peace, social justice and non-violent solutions

People in Cleveland, Ohio gathered for three days to demand peace, social justice and non-violent solutions

From July 15th to 17th the People’s Justice and Peace Convention 2016 took place in Cleveland, Ohio. We spoke with Greg Coleridge, Director of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee, and one of the organizers of the Convention, whose mission is the following: “Current public policies disproportionately… »

27.07.2016

8 ways to defend against terror nonviolently

8 ways to defend against terror nonviolently

By George Lakey January 22, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence One of my most popular courses at Swarthmore College focused on the challenge of how to defend against terrorism, nonviolently. Events now unfolding in France make our course more relevant than ever. (The syllabus was… »

23.07.2016

Munich mourns victims of mass shooting at Olympia mall

Munich mourns victims of mass shooting at Olympia mall

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Munich to pay tribute to the victims of Friday’s mass shooting. Makeshift memorials have sprung up, but many mourners just want to do their public grieving in peace. Parents are hugging young children who ask hard questions, candles and flowers are… »

15.07.2016

UK: Taxes for Peace Bill scheduled in Parliament!

UK: Taxes for Peace Bill scheduled in Parliament!

by Shaughan Dolan for Conscience, Taxes For PeaceNot War  ~ July 1st, 2016. Filed under: News.  After many months of preparation here in the Conscience office, we are pleased to report that our Taxes for Peace Bill has been scheduled for parliamentary debate on the… »

14.07.2016

Imaginary Interviews: Percy and Mary Shelley

Imaginary Interviews: Percy and Mary Shelley

Today we meet Percy and Mary Shelly, a young English couple who spend a lot of time in Europe – it is rumoured that he is struggling with debts to the Inland Revenue or other creditors – and therefore they may have some interesting views on Brexit and other political… »

11.07.2016

Resisting the extremism of the Dhaka attack with radical love

By Tekendra Parmar for Waging Nonviolence. On Saturday, I learned what it means to truly grieve during a national tragedy. Terror was brought to my home in a way that didn’t happen with the attacks in Turkey and Orlando. No longer an abstraction of… »

10.07.2016

Jane Elliot does it again. Lessons on anti-discrimination

Jane Elliot does it again. Lessons on anti-discrimination

It came with the usual pile of FB rubbish, just a video, without a name. But I recognised her immediately because we have been using her in our Education for Active Nonviolence courses. It’s Jane Elliot and here she is again, not pontificating intellectually against racism and all forms… »

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