Author: michael beer

Highlights of Nonviolent Civil Resistance in 2017   2017 was a year of protests and resistance on every continent.   Right-Wing marches Right wing protesters came out in large numbers in Poland calling for a “white Europe.”  The US had…

David Eberhardt’s Experiences in the Peace Movement of 1971

Farm Camp (1971) http://www.lochravenreview.net/2012Spring/eberhardt.html My brother, Tim, my father, Charles, and myself outside the farm visiting room at Lewisburg where I served time for an anti-Vietnam war protest. Fellow inmate, Joey, the Mafia guy, took the picture with a Polaroid.…

Jakarta Election: Ahok or Anies?

By Dr. Asna Husin To outside observers the re-election of Basuki Tjahaya Purnama, a Chinese Christian best known as Ahok, as Governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta would be a symbol of the nation’s democratic aspirations, tolerance and moderation. Ahok is…

Pentagon Protest on US militarism

Report of the December 28th Holy Innocents Pentagon Witness by Art Laffin Report of Witness On December 28th, 50 people from the Atlantic and Southern Life Communities held a nonviolent witness at the Pentagon to commemorate the feast of the Massacre of the…

Successful Nonviolent Resistance to Al Shabab

The BBC has posted a news story about Kenyan Muslims shielding Christians on a bus at an at by Al Shabab. It appears lives have been saved because of this courageous work.   A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on…

Syria-How can governments help?

Syria is in a civil war. Syria is on fire.  There are many dead. Many refugees. Many in prison and previously tortured. The economy is destroyed.  War-lords are emerging. Hatreds deepen daily. What can be done by outside governments? Plenty,…

A view of Activism

Here is a take on activism by one of my sheroes, Lyn Adamson. Activism is not a spectator activity, it’s not a competition – it is at heart an expression of our connection with each other, our deep caring for…

A letter from a Kurd to president Obama

An Open Letter to the President of the United States Written on March 18, 2013 by Editor in Kurdistan, Turkey, USA By Kani Xulam: “We are the ones we have been waiting for”, Barack Hussein Obama Dear President Obama, Like…