Tag Archives: nonviolence

Crossing the Divide

My friend Ed Fallon, and Bold Iowa are engaged in an important project to bridge the extreme polarization in this country today. NOTE: The following is from a blog post related to this I wrote in 2018. I’m thinking more … Continue reading

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De-escalation

I received some pushback regarding yesterday’s post, Non violence / No violence. The objections related to this: “As expressed in many ways in the following, the point of nonviolence is to de-escalate situations. The goal is to create a space, … Continue reading

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Nonviolence / No violence

Protesters in the streets who are clashing with law enforcement are making a huge mistake. For weeks the public protests related to the killing of George Floyd and more broadly against police brutality and systemic racism were peaceful and there … Continue reading

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Eloquent Explanation of Peaceful Protest

Yesterday I wrote about the criminalization of peaceful, nonviolent protest. Last night I came across the following video of U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke responding to the question of whether National Football League (NFL) players taking a knee during the national … Continue reading

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Resist not evil today

I’m thinking more about what resist not evil means today. Yesterday’s post related to what Henry Cadbury said during the time of Hitler: “By hating Hitler and trying to fight back,” Cadbury said, “Jews are only increasing the severity of … Continue reading

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Singapore Summit

There are a wide range of opinions about the Singapore Summit between the President of the United States and the leader of North Korea. A fundamental principle of nonviolence is communication between the parties that are in conflict. The goal … Continue reading

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Resistance Gathering On The Oglala Homeland

I received the following email message today. There wasn’t a web page to link to so the message is copied below. Resistance Gathering On The Oglala Homeland by Lakota Media Project with partial reprint from Lakota Country Times article by … Continue reading

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Australian Peace Activists

Today’s New York Times has an interesting article about antiwar activists in Australia, An American Spy Base Hidden in Australia’s Outback. According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the United States base known as the Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience and the Civil Rights Movement

If you’ve read recent posts from this blog, you know I’ve been using the journal I started when I was a Senior at Scattergood Friends School to share what was going on at a particularly significant and chaotic time in … Continue reading

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Civic Responsibility revised

As I’ve been writing recently, we will be discussing the queries about civic responsibility at Bear Creek meeting this month.  I was also trying to come up with a new version of the queries.  But I think my first attempt … Continue reading

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