november 2012

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Rights of Indigenous People The Global Issues site contains a very large selection of articles on social, political, economic and environmental issues. For now we focus on the many articles that address the rights of Indigenous people and their struggle throughout the world. Indigenous Peoples This is an essay providing an overview of the environmental […]

Zaltho Foundation | Seeds of Peace

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Founded in 1994 by Claude AnShin Thomas, the Zaltho Foundation, headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts (with a meditation center in Mary Esther, Florida) is a spiritually-based foundation committed to ending violence by encouraging and establishing socially engaged projects in communities, organizations, and families, with an emphasis on the most important ingredient, the individual. When Claude AnShin […]

Sami Awad | The Power of Nonviolence

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Sami Awad is a Peaceworker and the Executive Director of Holy Land Trust in Palestine.  In this Global Oneness video, he describes how nonviolence empowers people to deal with injustice and oppression by breaking down the barriers that prevent people from relating to each other. Watch  The Power of Nonviolence 

april 2012

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WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | April 6, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   Rebuild the Dream | Van Jones Adobe Systems | San Jose, CA Monday | April 16, 2012 | 7pm More Info   Nonviolent Conflict Resolution in Our Community […]

A Gandhian in Birmingham

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One of the last living disciples of Gandhi travels to Birmingham, Alabama to pay tribute to the work of nonviolence in this piece from Waging Nonviolence.  As I flew in from Illinois, the thunderstorms over Birmingham cleared long enough to let us land in good order. I had come to Alabama to attend a retreat […]

march 2012

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WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | March 9, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   Night of Cultural Resistance UC Berkeley | MLK Student Union | Berkeley, CA Friday | March 9, 2012 | 6pm More info The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources […]

Zaltho Foundation | Seeds of Peace

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Founded in 1994 by Claude AnShin Thomas, the Zaltho Foundation, headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts (with a meditation center in Mary Esther, Florida) is a spiritually-based foundation committed to ending violence by encouraging and establishing socially engaged projects in communities, organizations, and families, with an emphasis on the most important ingredient, the individual. When Claude AnShin […]

Claude AnShin Thomas | The Art of Nonviolence

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Claude AnShin Thomas, Zen Buddhist Monk and Author, born 1947. He served in Vietnam from 1966-67. Since that time he has been working to heal the wounds from that war: emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, using these experiences to help others. He was ordained in the Japanese Soto Zen Tradition in 1995. In 2004 his book […]

Tools for Being the Change

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Giving a nod to the people we’ve interviewed over the past year for our agents, allies, and activist section, these resources are related to their organizations and the kind of changes they intend to create in the world. Link onto the name and organization to read the piece. Check out the links below to explore […]

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The Real Costs of War

Welcome | november 2011

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Nonviolence, waged with steady uncompromising discipline has brought down governments worldwide. Organized disobedience with the willingness the see one’s opponent as human unsettles those who are set on using force to get what they want. The Occupy movement’s steady growth encourages a look at a different way to be–a different way to be human and […]

BPF | The World Is Watching Oakland

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Encouraged by events on October 27, Oakland will be having the first general strike in the U.S. since 1946 on November 2. During October, Oakland’s nonviolent protesters, dealt a surprising about-face from Mayor Jean Quan, were brutalized by police using tear gas and rubber bullets. This article tells what it was like.  Tonight I witnessed […]