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United Nations’ ESCWA Report on Israel’s Apartheid Behavior

United Nations’ ESCWA Report on Israel’s Apartheid Behavior

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A report released in March by the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in Beirut used the word 'apartheid' to describe Israel's behavior in Palestine. The report raises key questions and highlights difficult truths about the apartheid conditions under which Palestinian's live. Although this report has been substantiated and corroborated, the ESCWA removed the report from their website due to criticisms of the report's authors and political pressure including the UN's special envoy for Israel stating that, "the attempt to smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East by creating a false analogy is despicable and constitutes a blatant lie," demonstrating Israel's vehement defense of their human rights abuses. At Nonviolence International we believe that difficult realities, such as the state of apartheid that Palestinians…
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Support Ugandan Documentary Filmmaker Exposing Coal Burning in his Country

Support Ugandan Documentary Filmmaker Exposing Coal Burning in his Country

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‘STRUCK BY MY OWN HANDS’ [caption id="attachment_3306" align="alignleft" width="300"] Alfred Oryem, freelance documentarian[/caption] The two decades of war in northern Uganda was characterized by gross violation of human rights by both the armed forces and rebels. This has had a profound effect onto the civilians’ population. Communities in northern Uganda are still struggling to come to terms with the numerous challenges they experienced and still continue to go through as a result of the conflict. This war was marred by extreme brutality characterized by abductions, torture, sexual violations, displacements and untold sufferings among victims. Civilians were moved and resettled in the internally displaced people’s camps. Farming was thus abandoned and the people had to survive on the food distributed by the World Food Programme. The forests were inaccessible and civilians…
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Reflections on Supporting Peace Prisoners

Reflections on Supporting Peace Prisoners

Blog, NI Projects
Check out this article written by Paul Magno, coordinator of the Isaiah project and a past Plowshares prisoner.  He shares the organizational background of the Transform Now Plowshare movement and reflects on what contributed to the movement's success. To support peace prisoners and the Plowshare project please consider making a single or monthly donation here.
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New Collection and Categories of Nonviolent Methods

New Collection and Categories of Nonviolent Methods

Blog, General Information, News Update, NI Projects
We are excited to release Nonviolence International's new collection of Nonviolent Methods. In this particularly tumultuous time it is common to feel powerless and without control. This in an excellent resource for getting ideas on nonviolent action that you can get involved in! [embeddoc url="http://nonviolenceinternational.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Nonviolent-Methods-2016.xlsx" download="all" viewer="microsoft"]
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Trump ban on Iranians leads to NI Peace delegation cancellation

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Nonviolence International is sad to announce that it will be unable to lead a Peace Delegation in March. Trump’s ban on immigration and visits by Iranians last week has unfortunately caused Iran to respond, making it legally impossible for our delegation to enter the country. On Feb 1, US National Security Advisor threatened Iran for its test launching of mid-range missiles and "destabilizing behavior across the Middle East."  More than ever, we need citizens and policy makers to resist the renewed path to war between Iran and the US.  NI President, Mubarak Awad said "Peace delegations are needed more than ever to promote mutual understanding." NI will approach the Iranian government and seek an exception to their ban and to allow student peace delegations to proceed.  There are many ways…
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