Nonviolence

22.03.2016

Attacks in Brussels: no way out through violence.

Attacks in Brussels: no way out through violence.

We strongly condemn the attacks carried out today in Brussels, as we condemn all wars, wherever they may be. It is with immense sadness and great determination that we express our solidarity to the victims and their loved ones. With our aspiration for a Universal Human Nation, we send our… »

22.03.2016

NATO wars, refugees and terrorism cannot be seen in isolation from one another: Europe must give a coherent response

NATO wars, refugees and terrorism cannot be seen in isolation from one another: Europe must give a coherent response

Once more we witness acts of terrorism in Europe. These events in western cities killing European citizens are horrific in the eyes of the western media. They should be condemned and all peace-loving human beings condemn them. We in Pressenza condemn them utterly. But it is no longer good enough… »

19.03.2016

How empathy, not protest, can defeat Trump and right-wing extremism

How empathy, not protest, can defeat Trump and right-wing extremism

By George Lakey In Orson Scott Card’s great 1985 strategy novel “Ender’s Game,” a boy named Ender enters a training school where students learn skills for outwitting an opponent. They play computer games that become ever more challenging. The stakes in the training are high because their world is threatened… »

16.03.2016

Understanding self-hatred in world affairs

Understanding self-hatred in world affairs

If you have ever wondered why the global elite hoards their wealth instead of using it to help break down the violence and injustice in our world, I would like to suggest an answer to your question: self-hatred. If you have ever wondered why weapons manufacturers make weapons to kill… »

16.03.2016

Building New ‘Nonviolent Cities’

Building New ‘Nonviolent Cities’

By Rev. John Dear for Common Dreams Last year, I was invited to give a talk on peace in Carbondale, Illinois. I was surprised to discover that in recent years, activists from across Carbondale had come together with a broad vision of what their community could one day become—a nonviolent… »

14.03.2016

Palestinian wins best teacher in the world

Palestinian wins best teacher in the world

On Sunday night, the Palestinian teacher Hanan Al-Hroub won the one million dollar Global Teacher Prize amongst ten teachers nominated from all over the world. About a month ago, the prize, organized by the Varkey Foundation, has chosen ten finalists from countries all over the world including Kenya, India, Pakistan,… »

28.02.2016

London is being bombarded with images of London being bombarded

London is being bombarded with images of London being bombarded

As the images of the trailer to the film ‘London has fallen’, with bridges and iconic buildings being blown up assault the senses not only from movie theatres but also from screens in shopping centres it is difficult not to suspect that this is a campaign to instil fear in… »

26.02.2016

Torture rhetoric In 2016 presidential campaign

Torture rhetoric In 2016 presidential campaign

Veterans For Peace Statement on Torture Rhetoric In 2016 Presidential Campaign Veterans For Peace strongly condemns and denounces the pro-torture rhetoric being used in the 2016 presidential campaign. Recent statements by several presidential candidates, most notably Donald Trump, but also Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and others, have advocated the use… »

08.02.2016

What happens to the Bernie Sanders movement if he loses?

What happens to the Bernie Sanders movement if he loses?

By George Lakey January 15, 2016, for Waging Nonviolence You may have heard the story of the woman who was walking her dog one night and found a man on his hands and knees, searching the sidewalk under the streetlight. “Can I help you find something?” she asked. “I dropped… »

29.01.2016

Turning trauma into the abolition of war

Turning trauma into the abolition of war

Turning Trauma into the Abolition of War By David Swanson, World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/6993-2/ “I was sleeping peacefully late one night when I felt someone grab my leg and drag me from my bed onto the floor. My leg was pulled so hard I heard… »

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