Issue 368 - September 2006
Special Issue: 100 Years of Gandhian Nonviolent Action
In This Issue
Each of us has been personally affected by violence yet has rejected the idea of retaliating with further violence.
Also remember: “witch” burnings, a massacre by Mormon militia, Gandhi’s first campaign, Attica, the coup in Chile, and Biko.
Where commands are no longer obeyed, the means of violence are of no use.
One hundred years ago, a mass meeting was convened in Johannesburg, South Africa by Mohandas Gandhi, an Indian lawyer outraged by the government’s proposal that Indians carry registration cards. “The Old Empire Theatre was packed from floor to ceiling,” Gandhi wrote. The group’s most important action was to pass a resolution saying they “solemnly determined not to submit to the Ordinance.”
|From the Editor's Desk: Special Issue: 100 Years of Gandhian Nonviolent Action|| |
In his playfully humble egotism, Mohandas Gandhi was quite honest. Gandhi was indeed ambitious, endeavoring to change the historical rules which had governed politics and social change worldwide.
|Gandhi Links - A Selected List|| |
Links to websites on the historical Gandhi, gandhian work today, and selected bibliographies.
|Peace on Earth, Peace with Earth Day|| |
The mayor of Asheville, NC declared September 11 a day to reflect on the meaning of justice, peace, and nonviolent conflict resolution.
|Looking for Omar|| |
I’m trapped in the middle of one of those Bible stories —
|Mohandas Gandhi's Call for Mass Defiance of Anti-Immigrant Legislation|| |
So long as there is even a handful of us true to our pledge, there can only be one end to the struggle, and that is victory.
|Gandhi's Prisoner: Manilal Gandhi as Son and South African Dissident|
|Practicing Nonviolence: An Interview with Arun Gandhi|| |
Anger isn’t evil. It’s not something to be ashamed of — be ashamed only of abusing anger.
|Reclaiming Nonviolence from Gandhian Puritanism|| |
We can learn from suffering — if we are truly going to change the world, we probably can’t avoid it — but let’s not venerate it.
|India's Women's Peace Corps: Embodying Gandhi's Idea for a Peace Army|| |
In the age of the atom bomb, unadulterated nonviolence is the only force that can confound all the tricks of violence.
|Orwell's Reflections on Gandhi|| |
One may reject sainthood as a reactionary ideal, but compared with the other leading political figures of our time, how clean a smell he has managed to leave behind!
|A Pacifist Critique of Gandhi|| |
Gandhi was at times sexist, racist, and perhaps not a pacifist.
|Einstein on Gandhi|| |
Gandhi has done more than any other person in history to reveal that social problems can be solved without methods of violence.
|Nonviolent Peaceforce: What to say YES to when we say NO to War|| |
We come into conflicts as partners of local peacemakers, hoping to keep them alive long enough to do their work.
|Gandhi's Spiritual Revolution Lives|| |
Was Gandhi a Gandhian? Was Buddha a Buddhist? Was Christ a Christian?
|Gandhi's Insights Gave People Courage to Defy Chile's Dictatorship|| |
We suffered twice: first enduring the pain of the dictatorship’s violence, and second the anguish of keeping silent out of fear.
|Globalizing Nonviolence in an African Context|| |
Globalizing nonviolence in Africa must mean a sharing of skills, resources, and training techniques.
|An Odyssey with Gandhi|| |
My commitment to peace and Gandhian nonviolence began when I was drafted into the Army.
|Gandhi's Constructive Program — and Ours|| |
It is easier to protest the things we don’t like than to build the things we want.
|Defining Conflict Transformation|| |
Conflict can be understood as the motor of change.
|Four Principles for Organizing in Our Post-Katrina World|| |
Can our hearts stay open to both tragedy and hope?
|A Declaration of Peace|| |
The Declaration of Peace is a nationwide campaign to establish by September 21, 2006 a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq.
|A Revolution of Empowerment: Honoring Disability Rights Activist Justin Dart, Jr.|| |
Dart defined Gandhi’s message as, “Find your own truth, and then live it.”
|Weaving in Traffic|| |
The mantle was passed from 1st century India, to the US in the 1800s, to early 20th century India, and back again to 1950s US.