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Non Violent Resistance

Villagers Stall India's Largest FDI for 8 Years

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Madhusree Mukerjee

For eight years the inhabitants of several coastal villages in the state of Odisha, whose fields and vines enable a flourishing economy, have been resisting eviction to make way for POSCO's steel plant and an associated port.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Heart of Leadership, An Ode to Nelson Mandela

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Nelson Mandela was a natural leader. The essence of the man propelled him to greatness, amidst the suffering and depersonalization to which he was subjected, forgiving his jailers in a profound teaching of compassion.

Happy Birthday Mahatma Gandhi!

Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion

We celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who was born on Oct 2, 1869. Through his life's work of non-violent resistance, and promotion of pluralis...

Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors, Part 2

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

I certainly believe we come from apes, but I also would like to believe we have evolved beyond that. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama all know better. How might our human history be different if they had taken up arms?

The Threads of Justice That Bind Us All

James Peron | Posted 05.02.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The words that Hans Scholl said as he was being led to guillotine should remain our inspiration: "Long live freedom." The fight for freedom is one fight, no matter who fights it, no matter where it is fought, no matter the circumstances.

How Empires Fall (Including the American One)

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Andy Kroll

You might say that Schell, a former New Yorker staff writer renowned for his work on nuclear weapons and disarmament, prophesied Occupy and the Arab Spring -- without even knowing it.

Pundits Waiting for a Palestinian Gandhi? Meet Khader Adnan.

Peter Hart | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
Peter Hart

The pundits who tell us that they crave a dramatic nonviolent Palestinian narrative can write the story of Khader Adnan, who has drawn comparisons to celebrated Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands. But they are not writing his story.

Things Should Never Have Reached This Point

George Goehl | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact
George Goehl

Every day, the American Dream seems a little farther away. More of our grandparents are being thrown from their homes. Our mothers and fathers can't...

WATCH: What Do Shepard Fairey And Buddhist Monks Have In Common?

Posted 11.18.2011 | Arts

An upcoming documentary, 'Art as a Weapon,' will allow viewers access into the closed country of Burma, and illuminate the intersection of street art,...

Gandhi Paved The Way For The Social Resistance We See Today

Philip Glass | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Philip Glass

Let no group or party exploit what many of us see as the growth of ignorance and indifference in society. Policies that lead to short-sighted political and economic gain will be easily seen for what they are.

Getting Tear Gassed: A Ni'lin Protest Against Wall in The West Bank (VIDEO)

Levi Felix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Levi Felix

In the end, both Israel and Palestine are just flexing the power they have, little or great, playing the media game they know, and doing what they think is best.

Change and the Dream: Teaching Our Children About Non-Violent Living

Terry Real | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Real

It is in everyone's interest -- the victim, the bully and the bystander -- to create a safe environment in which respect for one another is not just a voluntary matter but a baseline norm that we insist upon.

Who Carries the Burden of Peace?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Schneider

Israel and its backers need to make the real sacrifices necessary to offer the Palestinian people a solution worthy of their dignity. It will not come cheap, but no cost is dearer than more war.