Active Nonviolence

17.10.2016

A Nonviolent Strategy to End the Climate Catastrophe

A Nonviolent Strategy to End the Climate Catastrophe

By Robert J. Burrowes As the evidence mounts that we are fast approaching the final point-of-no-return beyond which it will be impossible to take sufficient effective action to prevent climate catastrophe – see ‘The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently’ – the evidence of ineffective official responses climbs too. »

11.10.2016

Selfies for nonviolence at IPB congress 2016

Selfies for nonviolence at IPB congress 2016

During the last Congress of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) held in Berlin, Pressenza asked the participants to take a selfie with four of the historical “fathers” of Nonviolence: Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Marthin Luther King and Silo. Just one of the ways to show our support for the… »

29.09.2016

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

As we approach Oct 2nd International Nonviolence Day which will be celebrated in Berlin at the IPB Conference with living Peace and Nonviolence signs, we reproduce here an abstract of the 2009 speech by Silo publishe by New Humanist US http://newhumanist.us/?p=708 “November 11, 2009 Silo, the founder of Universalist Humanism and… »

29.09.2016

Gandhi: ‘My life is my message’

Gandhi: ‘My life is my message’

By Robert J. Burrowes As most of the world ignores or hypocritically celebrates the 147th birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on the International Day of Nonviolence on 2 October, some of us will quietly acknowledge his life by continuing to build the world that he envisioned. When asked for his… »

23.09.2016

An open letter to the people of the United States: election or revolution?

An open letter to the people of the United States: election or revolution?

Robert J. Burrowes As citizens of the USA with a presidential election approaching you have a wonderful opportunity to ponder whether to participate in this election or to participate in the ongoing American Revolution. Your first revolution might have overthrown the authority of the British monarchy and aristocracy but… »

16.09.2016

Two white elephants trampling over a Health Service and other British delights, but also hope

Two white elephants trampling over a Health Service and other British delights, but also hope

The overpriced, uncertain, risky and technologically obsolete by the time it’s finished Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station and the useless, unaffordable, immoral and probably illegal Trident Nuclear Weapons System about to be renewed will take out of the British money pot around £120bn.(about 1/6th of the… »

13.09.2016

Why we must go to the Pentagon on September 26, 2016

Why we must go to the Pentagon on September 26, 2016

http://worldbeyondwar.org/must-go-pentagon-september-26-2016 A call to action from the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR):   As people of conscience and nonviolence we go to the Pentagon, the seat of the United States military might, to call for an end to the ongoing wars and occupations waged and supported… »

03.09.2016

Multi Award Winning Documentary Silo, A Spiritual Path—Premieres in Madrid

Multi Award Winning Documentary Silo, A Spiritual Path—Premieres in Madrid

Chilean Producer to attend the Spanish / Madrid Premier, September 15  20:00 hrs Callao cinema, Plaza Callao, 3. Madrid Ana L’Homme producer of the new award-winning documentary, Silo, A Spiritual Path, will arrive in Madrid from Chile on September 14th to be present at the Spanish/Madrid premiere of this multi-award… »

28.08.2016

Book Review, Nonviolent revolt in the twenty-first century

Book Review, Nonviolent revolt in the twenty-first century

Robert J. Burrowes I sometimes wonder whether one of the ways in which ‘Amercian exceptionalism’ manifests is that many US scholars and others are unable to consider the contributions of those who are not from the USA. For example, I routinely read about studies of Martin Luther King Jr. and… »

22.08.2016

The Syrian boy in the ambulance breaks my heart. But what can I do?!

The Syrian boy in the ambulance breaks my heart. But what can I do?!

The Syrian refugee crisis including those internally displaced, those in neighbouring countries and the few who have made it to other shores is the biggest civilian tragedy since WWII. And yet there is a paralysis in ordinary people who would like to help but feel unable to, mainly because News… »

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