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When the media marginalized the nonviolence on the streets, it also blacked-out the expression of nonviolence as a radical call for justice and for systemic change.
by alyceejl
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 12:18 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Nonviolence is not the problem, but officials’ nonviolence certainly is.
by alyceejl
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 07:00 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here .[ Note for TomDispatch Readers: There's a special offer linked to today’s ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 11:54 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
We live in an occupied country, misunderstood; justice will take us millions of intricate moves. --William Stafford, from Thinking for Berky I grew up three blocks from the ...
by rserven
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 04:00 PM PST with 31 Recommends
If there was ever a time to truly embrace Martin Luther King Jr’s radical legacy against the injustice of the "triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism,” it would be now. ...
by thirty three and a third
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 11:04 PM PST with 22 Recommends
This is the beginning of the MLK weekend in Oakland, with a large number of activities planned to the theme of reclaiming Martin Luther King's legacy of civil disobedience and non-violent direct ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 07:17 AM PST with 10 Recommends
We are going into our fifth month of demonstrations and actions all over the USA about police violence and sanctioned summary judgment. Hearing, reading, seeing the news, it seems as if brutality, ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 08:26 PM PST with 53 Recommends
Today is Christmas Eve. When I was twelve years old, I'll never forget it, my family was bickering over some awful thing and I was nauseous from choking down my lovely Christmas Eve dinner as the ...
by ruby red shoes
Comment Count 34 comments on Wed Dec 24, 2014 at 07:39 AM PST with 44 Recommends
In response to the failure to indict the police in the killing of Eric Garner, literally hundreds of protests have been organized across the US over the last couple of days, with thousands upon ...
by Calvino Partigiani
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 12:40 PM PST with 44 Recommends
Though Michael Brown’s death is a horrific incident, it seems to have unleashed a wave of huge demonstrations across America shedding light on police violence against people of color. We have ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 01, 2014 at 06:46 AM PST with 2 Recommends
A day to honor the wisdom and vision of Mathama Gandhi Today is International Day of Non-Violence, an official commemoration of the United Nations . The observance falls on the anniversary of ...
by a gilas girl
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 08:39 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
In an interview about their intriguing sounding new book, Inventing Peace , the acclaimed German film-maker Wim Wenders (of "Wings of Desire" fame) and the Australian philosopher Mary Zournazi, ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu May 15, 2014 at 11:06 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Protest for me but not for thee Digby first quotes Chris Hedges detailing the viciousness with which a judge is dealing with an Occupy protestor The lawyers had attempted to argue that testimony ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 420 comments on Sun May 04, 2014 at 11:42 AM PDT with 378 Recommends
I've had this impulse or loosely organized but unofficially structured campaign over the last four or five years, which I called "Vote, Pray, Love". The main purpose has been to try to create an ...
by ImpeccableLiberalCredentials
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 01:15 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Over dinner a few weeks ago, a group of Quakers in their 20’s and 30’s discussed the game Wink. It is difficult to describe if you haven’t played it, but in some ways the game is similar to ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 07:56 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The best option for saving Ukraine is if citizens unite with coordinated action using absolute and unconditional non-violence and lawfulness. This is a story of that.
by HopeIn3Minutes
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 03:36 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Nobel Prize winner, and civil rights leader, The Most Reverend, Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican Church of Capetown, Desmond Tutu declared his support for the the boycott, sanctions, and ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 126 comments on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 04:47 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
My father is a complex character. As he has gotten older, I have been increasingly aware that I will not have him with me forever. It is for that reason that I’ve sought communication with him ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 07:49 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Originally published in Tikkun Daily When Carole Zawatsky, CEO of the Washington, DC Jewish Community Center (DCJCC), informed me that my March book event had been cancelled due to my political ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 330 comments on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 09:16 PM PST with 349 Recommends
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and struggle, we learn that we must re-fight some of the same struggle in Pennsylvania. Dr. King lived and died for social and racial justice, ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 06:50 AM PST with 3 Recommends