Category Archive: News Update

Mar 17

NI now a Fiscal Sponsor of International Action Network on Small Arms

The International Action Network on Small Arms is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. IANSA supports efforts to make people safer by reducing demand for such weapons, improving firearm regulation and strengthening controls on arms transfers. Through research, …

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Mar 12

Nakba Museum Project now Fiscally Sponsored by Nonviolence International

The Nakba Museum Project of Memory and Hope aims to finally tell the Palestinian refugee story, one that has been silenced or ignored for too long. By creating a virtual and physical space to feature these stories, using arts, films and oral history. We launched our project in June 2014 and have received enormous encouragement …

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Mar 10

Nonviolence International Staffer Paul Magno Pursues Plowshares Movement in Ohio

This week on March 11th, Nonviolence International Staff member Paul Magno will be traveling to Ohio to advocate on behalf of the Plowshares movement. He recommends reading this article to learn more on Plowshares and its history. Good luck Paul! BY ERIC SCHLOSSER March 9th, 2015, The New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/09/break-in-at-y-12 The Plowshares movement was inspired …

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Mar 03

Nonviolence International’s Andrew Batcher Joins Supreme Court Seven

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I’m reporting back from my court experience yesterday.  It’s a long complicated story but basically we came to court with the prosecutor being assigned the night before, 2 charges being added the morning of the case, and no kind of plea offer in place.  The prosecutor kept saying things like “we may be able to …

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Jan 21

NI teaching and learning about nonviolence in Western Sahara

Nonviolence International founders, Mubarak Awad and Jonathan Kuttab visited Western Sahara this week to teach and learn about nonviolence. Western Sahara is illegally occupied by Morocco. Sahrawi people  have waged a nonviolent resistance for decades.  Awad and Kuttab visited 13  groups in Layoune who are struggling for human rights  and self-determination. Awad and Kuttab shared …

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Dec 19

The Palestinian who won’t give up on the power of nonviolence

At the end of 2000, as the Second Intifada was beginning to spread throughout the West Bank and Gaza, Israeli Professor Meir Amor sat down to speak with Dr. Mubarak Awad, a Palestinian expert on nonviolent resistance. Fifteen years later, the two met once again to talk about nonviolence, growing religious fundamentalism, gender equality, Palestinian …

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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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