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  • From Occupy to Black Lives Matter: how nonviolent resistance is shaping the 2016 elections

    04/20/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | April 18, 2016 | Professor Erica Chenoweth
    Violence has gotten a lot of attention in the 2016 presidential race — from the kicking and punching of protestors at Trump’s rallies to incitements of violence against Muslim refugees and Mexican immigrants to promises by various candidates to use overwhelming military force to destroy the Islamic State. But nonviolent resistance — that is, when unarmed civilians use a coordinated set of actions, such as protests, strikes, and noncooperation to directly confront opponents without harming or threatening to harm them — has actually been incredibly influential in this election. On both the left and the right, popular movements have brought...
  • Vatican conference urges end to doctrine of 'just wars'

    04/14/2016 11:56:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 2:26 PM EDT
    … Church teaching has long allowed for “just wars” — the use of force to stop an unjust aggression — as long as certain conditions are met. But participants at a conference sponsored by the Vatican’s justice and peace office and Pax Christi, the Catholic peace movement, said in a final communiqué Thursday that too often the doctrine had been used to justify and endorse military action rather than prevent it. …
  • Sharpton Snuffs Mika's Praise of de Blasio, Claims Credit for Himself

    12/04/2014 4:13:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Amidst all the Morning Joe talk about the Eric Garner case today, there was Al Sharpton looking out for #1. When Mika Brzezinski began to praise NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for the absence of violence last night, Sharpton jumped in to shut her down and claim credit for himself. There's "the mayor and other mechanisms," sniffed Sharpton, silencing her, but the real credit for the lack of violence goes to "movements" and "organized bodies." Which movements and organized bodies, might you ask? Well, Sharpton—sporting a big button from his National Action Network—went on to praise the way a non-violent...
  • Author: 2nd Amendment Made Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/06/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | June 6,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible, journalist Charles Cobb shows how important guns were not only to leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. but also to many black Southerners who "believed in both nonviolence and self-defense."
  • Gandhi and Guns: The Mahatma Championed Right to Bear Arms

    01/22/2013 9:25:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 20, 2013 | by Kushagra Aniket
    At a time when President Obama has announced severe gun control proposals, it might come as a surprise to note that Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest champions of non-violence and someone whom the president counts among his personal inspirations, actively campaigned for the right to bear arms during the Indian freedom struggle. Today it is often argued that a large part of the purpose behind the Second Amendment—protection against the prospect of government tyranny—is unjustified or irrelevant. But this argument is strikingly similar to the one advanced by the British colonialists who presented themselves as the redeemers of their...
  • Newly Unearthed Obama Video: “Rich people are all for nonviolence... They’ve got what they want.”

    10/03/2012 8:53:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 126 replies ^ | 10/3/2012 | Patterico
    In the wake of the Daily Caller’s release of President Obama cheering Rev. Wright and invoking the race card in various ways, our friend Morgen Richmond decided the time was right to release some little-known Obama video of his own. He authorized me to release the video here first. The following clips are from 2002. Obama is speaking in a church at a 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial service. The full speech is here, and by and large it is a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking...
  • Nonviolent warfare

    09/07/2011 3:11:55 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    personal | 9/07/2011 | Louis Foxwell
    When Sarah announces there will be a barrage of legal challenges to her personally and to the Tea Party by government agencies and political action groups. We can also expect to see agitators at rallies generating violence. It will get very, very ugly. Do not expect the MSM to be objective or truthful in all of this. They will be actively promoting chaos and blaming all violence on conservatives. It is vitally important to adopt a nonviolent strategy to counter malicious intent on the left. We are still a society that respects the truth. We must believe that we can...
  • Munich: Imam Arrested For Breaking the Bones of His (Third) Wife

    12/01/2010 3:43:08 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    via the Bavarian broadcast ^ | December 1, 2010 | sheikyermami
    the well-known Imam of Munich’s Darul Quran mosque is in jail for beating one of his wives severely, in fact so bad that she sustained several broken bones. A police spokesman confirmed a report from the Bavarian broadcast (BR) on Tuesday evening in Munich.... the Islamic clergyman, who preaches publicly again and again against domestic violence and against jihad, was considered a gladly seen guest with the integration/multiculti-interfaith- rounds organized by well known social engineers . One week before his arrest he held a speech at the Catholic University Municipality of Munich.
  • Muslim imam who lectures on non-violence in Germany is arrested for beating up his wife

    12/02/2010 8:06:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/2/10 | Allan Hall
    A Muslim imam who lectures on non-violence and advises the German government on interfaith issues has been arrested in Germany for beating up his wife. Sheikh Abu Adam, 40, is now on remand in Munich while his wife, 31, is being guarded by police. She was allegedly assaulted so badly that she suffered a broken nose and shoulder and numerous cuts and bruises.Media reports claimed the woman, who has borne one of his ten children, wanted to live a more 'western' lifestyle and was allegedly attacked after telling her husband.
  • The Dalai Lama on violence

    07/11/2010 9:09:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies · 2+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 21 June 2010 | Andrew Brown
    The Dalai Lama has sent a message of support for Armed Forces Day, which is next Saturday. In it, he writes of his admiration for the military. That is perhaps not so surprising. As he explains, there are many parallels between being a monk and being a soldier – the need for discipline, companionship, and inner strength. But his support will take some of his western admirers by surprise, not least when it comes to his thoughts on non-violence. Attitudes towards violence in Buddhism are enormously complex. There are some traditions that argue aggression, and killing in particular, is always...
  • Pledge for Non Violent Change by the Tea Party USA

    04/21/2010 10:46:35 AM PDT · by STD · 47 replies · 761+ views
    In order for our Great Tree of Liberty to continue to flourish while powerful winds of change threaten to tear down our sacred Republic, let us reach back in time to deploy the most powerful weapon we as the American people know. Let it be resolved that the humble citizen's known as the Tea Party USA solemnly swear to return our freedom's and inalienable right's through strictly non-violent and peaceful protests. Almighty God, give us the strength to preserve this new breath of freedom not for just the American people, but for all of mankind.
  • The Great American Vote Revolt Day 4

    03/27/2010 4:16:07 PM PDT · by jonboy · 11 replies · 281+ views
    Facebook ^ | 3-27-10 | jonboy
    I started a group to help set up another focal point for all the anger out there. All Tea Party Patriots welcome. Please come and join my group. By doing so you will be committing to voting them out in November at all costs. Please join and send it to as many people as you can. The Great American Vote Revolt
  • I CAN SEE FOR MILES [Ongoing Updates]

    03/23/2010 10:21:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 510 replies · 4,762+ views
    (WHO, 1967) via ^ | Added to YouTube on April 2, 2009 | n/a
    I CAN SEE FOR MILES (WHO, 1967) Here is the video: Here is the lyrics:
  • Operation Rescue’s Advisory Board Issues Statement on Mr. Terry’s Extremism

    01/26/2010 9:34:10 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies · 527+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | January 26, 2010
    Operation Rescue   January 26, 2010   Wichita, KS - Yesterday, Randall Terry, who is regrettably traveling to the Roeder trial in Wichita, stated in a news release, "We are not coming to condone or condemn Scott Roeder's actions," and dared to compare Roeder to the Civil War figure John Brown.   The Advisory Board of Operation Rescue issues the following statement on Randall Terry's refusal to condemn violence.   "The Board of Operation Rescue wants to make it clear that Randall Terry has no affiliation or involvement with Operation Rescue. That has been the case for over 17...
  • 16 arrested in fight at nonviolence concert

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County police say 16 people were arrested after a fight broke out during a concert held to promote nonviolence and to remember a Silver Spring teen killed last year. The free Stop the Violence youth concert was held Saturday night on Ellsworth Street in downtown Silver Spring in memory of 14-year-old Montgomery Blair High School student Tai Lam, who was shot to death in November. Police say fighting broke out near the stage toward the end of the concert and at least one person resisted arrest. Police say 16 adults and juveniles were arrested...
  • Non-violence can't tackle terror: Dalai

    01/18/2009 11:43:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 759+ views
    Times of India ^ | 1/18/09 | staff
    NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence on Saturday candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed. "It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence," the Tibetan spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture here. He also termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried by a few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated. "They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed,"...
  • When Mahatma Gandhi donned a British army uniform (volunteered in ambulance unit)

    01/05/2009 6:57:59 PM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies · 968+ views
    Thaindian news ^ | January 2nd, 2009 | IACNS
    The fact that Mahatma Gandhi, who used the tools of truth and non-violence in the fight for India’s freedom, donned an army uniform may startle many. But it is true that Father of the Nation wore the British Army’s uniform in 1899, although as a member of a voluntary ambulance unit during the Anglo-Boer War.The Mahatma, then known as Mohandas Karamchand, along with fellow Indians in South Africa decided to join the voluntary ambulance unit. The little known fact, reported in the magazine ‘Sainik Samachar’ (Soldier’s News), formerly called ‘Fauji Akhbar’, has been archived in the coffee table book “Soldiering...

    12/29/2007 11:35:27 PM PST · by herecomesthesun · 11 replies · 142+ views
    Harijan ^ | July 6, 1940 | Mohandas K. Gandhi
    TO EVERY BRITON In 1896 I addressed an appeal to every Briton in South Africa on behalf of my countrymen who had gone there as labourers or traders and their assistants. It had its effect. However important it was from my viewpoint, the cause which I pleaded then was insignificant compared with the cause which prompts this appeal. I appeal to every Briton, wherever he may be now, to accept the method of non-violence instead of that of war for the adjustment of relations between nations and other matters. Your statesmen have declared that this a war on behalf of...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Protopalatial Sanctuary at Anemospilia (Archanes), More on the Peaceful Minoans

    07/30/2005 7:03:20 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 23 replies · 1,084+ views
    Web Site ^ | Temple of the Sacred Sprial
    Excavated in the summer of 1979, this four-room building set within a low enclosure (temenos) wall serves as a reminder that our views about a past culture may be subject to sudden and drastic change as the result of a single new discovery. The building, oriented roughly to the cardinal points and entered from the north, lies on the northern slopes of Mt. Iuktas some seven kilometers south of Knossos . In plan, it consists of an east-west corridor at the front off of which open three non-connecting rectangular rooms oriented north-south. In the east room were found large numbers...