Author: michael beer

Palestinians call for nonviolent resistance

Below is a news article about Palestine. It would be neat if the Palestinian Leadership would be willing to put their bodies on the line and set an example.  Abbas calls on Palestinians to mount non-violent resistance against Israel Palestinian…

An Eruption of Hope

by Boyd R. Collins While we can never know the exact moment when a new movement is born, we know that when it breathes itself into life, it goes viral in the spiritual bloodstream of humanity. In this way, the…

Some pointers on common problems in consensus decision making

Hearing that some groups are having some consensus decision making challenges at occupy general assemblies, here are some advanced pointers that Nonviolence International suggests may be  helpful. The tyranny of the stack: 30 people raised their hand and after the first 10, we are…

Iranian Worker Unrest

The Iran Weekly Report by the Center for Strategic Nonviolent Defense, reports numerous pickets, protests and strikes by workers who are not being paid their wages. Particularly interesting is the protests in the Petrochemical Industrial centers.  On top of this,…

There is a laziness in our protest….

  A writer named JasFly wrote this following the execution of Tray Davis on September 21st, 2011. “There is a laziness in our protest. One that allows us to sleep at night, knowing we did the last minute bare minimum. …

Afghanistan Veterans For Nonviolence

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=279043782110450 Wednesday, August 31st at 7:30 PM DC IVAW House 707 Ingraham St NW, Washington DC 20011 USA In July 2011, U.S. Army veterans Brock McIntosh and Jacob George returned to Afghanistan with a U.S. delegation for nonviolence, eager to…

Syrian Renewed Call for Nonviolence

The Local Coordination Committees has issued a strong statement….an outstanding statement that rejects calls for an armed struggle in Syria. With leadership like this the future of Syria is bright indeed. Here is their statement. In an unprecedented move over…

Iranian Weekly Report on Nonviolent Action.

In Iran, people who engage in staged pro-government rallies are derogatorily called juice drinkers. I wonder if this is a spin off of “drinking the cool-aide” an expression which probably came from the Jonestown mass murder-suicide. Anyway, the Center for…

Abdul Gaffar Khan continues to inspire.

Interest in Abdul Gaffar Khan continues to inspire in Pakistan and elsewhere. Here is a link to a story about a Pakistani group trying to follow in the great leader’s footsteps. http://www.insightonconflict.org/2011/07/bacha-khan-lessons-from-the-past/ Share this: