Category Archive: News Update

Nov 17

Activist David Hartsough to visit D.C. for ‘Waging Peace’ book tour 11/18-11/22

Executive director of Peaceworkers, cofounder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and long-time global activist David Hartsough will be visiting Washington D.C. from November 18-22 as a part of his speaking tour for his newly published memoir Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist. ,In Waging Peace, Hartsough reveals his lifelong commitment to nonviolent action inspired …

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Nov 11

Nonviolent protests in Hong Kong persist

This past weekend marked the seventh week of nonviolent protests in Hong Kong advocating for full freedom in the 2017 elections for chief executive. Current Chinese policies enacted for the elections would present voters with a list of pre-screened candidates approved by authorities. Protestors object to the inherent restrictiveness of the government’s policies and demand …

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Oct 24

Mubarak Awad Helps Present the 2014 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize

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Washington, DC  – At an invitation-only ceremony on October 15, Fuad El-Hibri and Mubarak Awad presented Pietro Ameglio with the 2014 El-Hibri Peace Education Award along with a $20,000 check. Three graduate students also received $5,000 scholarships at the ceremony to further their peace education studies. Ameglio is an activist and peace educator who is one …

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Oct 02

Happy Birthday, Gandhi!

He left a legacy and wealth of information in the field of active nonviolence. All around the world organizations are using his methods and theory of nonviolence. His books are read and told in many universities and seminars and his influence is still being invaluable. Here are some Gandhi’s quotes: “Non-violence is the greatest force …

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Sep 26

The Mubarak Awad story

Dr. Mubarak Awad is the founder and former president of the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) in the United States. The organization developed from the Ohio Youth Advocate Program (OYAP) established by Awad in 1978 with support from the Ohio Youth Commission (now the Department of Youth Services), the state department responsible for finding placements …

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Sep 03

Mubarak Awad Takes the Gaza Rubble Bucket Challenge

On August 28th 2014, NI staff took part in the Gaza Rubble Bucket Challenge in front of the White House to remind President Obama that Gazans are living in rubble caused by US bombs delivered by the Israelis. This idea was from a Gazan woman who was inspired by the Ice-Bucket Challenge for ALS.  She …

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Aug 15

The ‘Palestinian Gandhi’ Who Still Believes Non-Violence Is the Answer

By Jeff Stein Excerpt from Newsweek August 12, 2014 Amid the smoke, rubble and blood, the idea of nonviolent protest in Gaza seems as preposterous as it is naive. Indeed, those Palestinians who preached nonviolence and led peaceful marches, boycotts, mass sit-downs and the like are mostly dead, in jail, marginalised or in exile. Mubarak Awad …

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Jul 21

No Justice, No Peace: The Women of Argentina and Chile’s Long- Term Mobilization

By Emily McGranachan   During the military dictatorships in Argentina and Chile thousands of people were illegally detained and disappeared by military forces. Out of desperation and despair mothers, grandmothers, and other loved ones of the disappeared began to gather, demonstrate, and eventually demand justice in both countries. Mothers and grandmothers of the disappeared are best …

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Jul 21

The Role Of Human Development In The Lack Of A “North Korean Spring”

By Rosa Park. It is undeniable that thus far, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), otherwise known as North Korea, has a severe dearth of social movement at the grassroots level. Although Victor Cha covers the existence of social protests within North Korea, this has not resulted in significant social change for a “North …

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Jul 21

Read: Justice In Morocco: Achieving An Integrative Approach To Reform

Written by: Giselle Lopez.   In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, governments across the Middle East and North Africa have been forced to respond to public demands for change while facing challenges to develop and reform state institutions. In Morocco, the ruling monarchy avoided the fate of leaders in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Yemen …

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