Nonviolence in 2016 and a year-end pitch

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Nonviolence had a big year.  We need 2017 to be even better.   Please send a donation to  Nonviolence International

Here are some highlights of nonviolent campaigns worldwide this year.

Nonviolence in  2017

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.

Brazil last week saw huge protests against Parliamentary corruption. Landless Workers Movement launched new waves of occupations.

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.
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.
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.”
Women from around the world, attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. NI served as the US fiscal sponsor for the effort.
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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.
It is true that parts of the world were also filled with violence and injustice in 2016. Let us not however let darkness prevail. Only light can push out darkness.  And nonviolence is shining brightly in many places.
Please support Nonviolence International as we promote nonviolence around the world. We have an office at the UN in NY now that is advocating for nonviolence full time.  From Palestine, to Thailand, to Ukraine, to Iran, we are supporting nonviolent solutions to problems. Please make a commitment to nonviolence and donate monthly.
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