Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report #9

. . . EDUCATION FOR PEACE . . .

Excerpts from email received from Nonviolence International

South Korea has had huge nonviolent protests against corruption that are about to bring down the president. This success is powerful and needs more coverage.


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Brazil saw huge protests against Parliamentary corruption. We love the rubber ducky


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Malaysia has had numerous protests including a huge protests led by woman leader who has been arrested and held in solitary confinement. Mubarak and I wrote an op-ed piece supporting protests against corruption.


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Questions for this article:

Can peace be guaranteed through nonviolent means?

How effective are mass protest marches?

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In Washington DC, Nonviolence International fiscally sponsored Democracy Spring which got more than 1000 people arrested at the Capitol demanding an end to big money in politics.


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On the religious front,  according to ” Pope Francis released the annual World Day of Peace Message for January 1, 2017, called “Nonviolence—A Style of Politics for Peace.” This is the Vatican’s fiftieth World Day of Peace message, but it’s the first statement on nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—in history.”

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Women from around the world, attempted to break the Israeli seige of Gaza. NI served as the US fiscal sponsor.

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Standing Rock protests have succeeded in stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline. This effort was led by indigenous people.

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The US congress staged a sit in for gun control. NI staff were there in support.

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