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Challenging the belief that only violence is newsworthy.

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Challenging the belief that only violence is newsworthy.

    A Palestinian’s Journey to Nonviolence

    A Palestinian’s Journey to Nonviolence

    This week, Nonviolence Radio hosts Mubarak Awad, founder of the National Youth Advocate Program, which provides alternative foster care and counseling to “at risk” youth and their families. He is also the founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence in Jerusalem and of Nonviolence International, which works with groups and organizations all over the world. Michael asks Mubarak about his path from Palestine to the US, about his early work with kids in prison, about his long commitment to nonviolence (sparked by his mom), and about the recent violence in the MIddle East. Mubarak goes to the deep and entrenched roots of the problems between Palestinians and Israelis and finds clarity and hope:







    There is always an alternative. It doesn’t matter what is the conflict, what is the problem, you have to create an alternative. Many times, people will come to [Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence] and they would say, “The Israeli soldiers, the Israeli settlers came and uproot all our olive trees that are hundreds of years old.” And I said, “Okay, so what do you want me to do? Is it to find those trees and bring them back?” They said, “No, we don’t know where they’re at.” I said, “Okay, let’s get groups together. Let’s get even Israelis with us and let’s go.” And they took 100 trees, 1000 trees. We’ll plant 4000 trees so that in years to come, we’ll have more trees than the original. And that’s how we start.







    He highlights the need for both sides to listen and respect each other, however different their individual beliefs might be, “Our idea of understanding is first to respect other peoples’ beliefs. It doesn’t matter if you believe in it or not, they believe in it. That’s an important thing.” He stresses the need for equality amongst all people, “The Israelis have to see that they are not better or worse than the Palestinians, we are equal to them. That equality is important.” 







    Creative solutions, respect and equality are all, according to Mubarak, essential aspects of living, active, effective  nonviolence.







    Transcript is archived at Waging Nonviolence

    • 54 min
    Gandhi’s Influence on Dr. James Farmer

    Gandhi’s Influence on Dr. James Farmer

    A statue of James Farmer on the University of Mary Washington campus. (Flickr/Caitlin Murphy)







    The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi goes well beyond the Indian Freedom Struggle. He has influenced countless movements and struggles for freedom and democracy around the world, decolonization struggles, including the civil rights movement within the United States.







    We speak with P. Anand Rao who is a professor of Communications and Digital Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I reached out to Rao to see if he could talk to us a little bit about what research he’s done into this connection between Gandhi and the civil rights movement. And also, how it ties into the legacy of James Farmer.







    I also happen to be an alum of Mary Washington. So, I was very excited to find on a listserv that I’m a part of, M.K.Gandi.org, that a professor from Mary Washington wrote a piece for his local newspaper about the influence of Gandhi on the civil rights movement.







    As I started to reflect back, I remembered there was a statue right across from the building where I studied philosophy (the Classics, Philosophy and Religion department) of a great Civil Rights leader, James Farmer. And I thought, “Well, maybe it isn’t unlikely that a professor from Mary Washington would be speaking about the civil rights movement and Gandhi, given that there’s actually a deep legacy between the University of Mary Washington and the civil rights leader, James Farmer.





















    Read the transcript at Waging Nonviolence.

    • 58 min
    Nonviolence Report April 28, 2021

    Nonviolence Report April 28, 2021

    Nonviolence is happening all over the world, though it’s underreported in the mass media. The Nonviolence Report with Michael Nagler will give the news in nonviolence, events, and analysis which might even inspire you to take action where you live.

















    00:23 Intro

    00:55 Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding Course

    01:36 Third Harmony Screening in Jalgaon

    02:06 Meta Peace Team Trainings

    03:18 Campaign Nonviolence workshops

    03:38 Stephen Zunes Sudan’s 2019 Revolution

    04:41 Digital Nonviolence Talk

    05:28 Housing Solution Summit

    06:12 Votercade for John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day

    06:46 Protests of Berlin’s repeal of “rent cap”

    07:43 People’s Choice Communications

    09:11 First Global Scientist Rebellion

    Play Global Scientist Rebellion – civil disobedience at Downing Street

    10:06 Diana Wilson – hunger strike

    11:42 Coal Miners Union transition

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    • 14 min
    Nonviolence Report April 23, 2021

    Nonviolence Report April 23, 2021

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    00:42 Chauvin Verdict

    01:35 Healing Our City — Darnell Moore for Ma’Khia Bryant

    07:58 “Madman with a Sword” analogy

    08:39 Restorative Justice

    09:18 Nonviolence and the case of the extremely ruthless opponent

    10:56 Resources

    11:02 Free Bystander Intervention & De-escalation Trainings

    11:29 For Goodness Sake: Music for the Nonviolent Future

    12:11 Planned Actions for Campaign Nonviolence Action Week

    12:45 Rivera Sun’s Upcoming Events

    12:55 Sustaining Peace Project

    13:20 a href="https://cfpeace.org/the-israeli-palestinian-memorial-ceremony/#m...

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    A Door Into Ocean

    A Door Into Ocean

    “Share the Day” – this is a translation of a greeting from the ocean world of Shora which was a world created by Joan Slonczewski. She’s a science fiction writer and professor at Kenyon College. This is from her 1986 novel, A Door Into Ocean. The book describes a society of people who are committed to nonviolence at a very, very deep level – and not just an emotional, sentimental kind of ‘do no harm’ nonviolence, but one that is a really deeply transformed view of what it means to be human. And with that, what’s really at stake when we turn to or away from the nonviolent path.

















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    • 39 min
    Nonviolence Radio April 9, 2021

    Nonviolence Radio April 9, 2021

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    00:00 Nonviolence Radio – Hollaback!

    08:59 Five D’s of Bystander Intervention

    33:20 Trainings.

    * Webinar with Michael Beer at ICNC.

    * NV Tactics Social Media and More Tool Kit

    * Nonviolent Tactics Database Submissions

    * Webinar at James Lawson Institute

    * Michael Beer – Civil Resistance Tactics of the 21st Century

    * Gene Sharp’s 198 Methods

    36:27 “Restless as Mercury”

    38:04 Yellow Finch Blockade of Mountain Valley Pipeline

    39:52 Jesuit Fr. Steve Kelly

    42:39 MLB All-Star Games Moved From Georgia

    44:17 Judge Throws Out Charges Against Activists

    45:31 a href="https://www.greenpeace.

    • 58 min

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