Nonviolence https://wri-irg.org/en en New article on militarised policing https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2021/new-article-militarised-policing <div data-history-node-id="42433" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <time > 06 Aug 2021</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>"The militarism that sustains militarized police forces is a problem for everyone. Accepting this means that many more of us are “anti-militarists” than we might think. Feminists have long argued that the “personal is political” — that everything is a feminist issue. I would argue similarly that “anti-militarism” needs to be practiced far beyond the traditional “anti-war” movements, and has to become one of the cornerstones of all popular movements."</p> <p>In July, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/roarmag/?__cft__[0]=AZWIuVJ4g__Z5KghFy4DO8T9fJInqH-U6tXs4khnnOQcozD0f7yuybSEbtu3-4xCVwR4J8bf8sDqHZZS2dS9agUokUz8Qh7rzHRYd6UNr-E2uwXquLSlfMk9ymz6YcEEIGCr72Xgm50PKd1EM0QNz7FXEs3cviCeoFJljVrscTLDy4xk_YoNDigxn_0qQ1-59j5XEmvCvaVB1e5AYfKgOQ2jVsWymx_2BTZ-BryoGlt78A&amp;__tn__=kK-R" role="link" tabindex="0">ROAR Magazine</a> published an article by our Nonviolence Programme worker Andrew Metheven, exploring the "militarism" in militarised policing around the world.</p> <p>You can read the full article <a href="https://roarmag.org/essays/militarism-police-streets-battelfields/?fbclid=IwAR1oFKab3MURz12Pobg7M0W7ycM_rUVF3h3IuU7M9X_4eTffxSOwP6hg1ps">here</a>. </p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/507" hreflang="en">Police militarisation</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42433&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="sNGRo7oEesooe6oZ5RtCQ4oanSRgeo3Rm-u117Clmy0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Fri, 06 Aug 2021 16:46:27 +0000 cmoy 42433 at https://wri-irg.org New content on Empowering Nonviolence https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2021/new-content-empowering-nonviolence <div data-history-node-id="42404" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/16.jpg?itok=OpgI5z_7 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/16.jpg?itok=a4_NxV0O 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/16.jpg?itok=a4_NxV0O" alt="The Sinjajevina highlands - lots of open grassland. In the distance is a small church" title="The Sinjajevina highlands" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption">The Sinjajevina highlands</div> <time > 24 May 2021</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>WRI's Nonviolence Programme has published a new interview with a representative from the Save Sinjajevina campaign, who managed to stop NATO soldiers from using a unique pasturelands in the highlands of Montenegro for training and target practice. In the interview, Pablo Dominquez explores the context of the campaign, how an alliance of herders, young people, environmentalists and international NGOs was built, why they were so effective in stopping the training exercise, and what the long term future of the campaign looks like.</p> <p>Check out the article on the Empowering Nonviolence website here: <a href="https://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/en/resources/2021/save-sinjajevina-how-movement-took-military-and-won-first-crucial-battle">https://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/en/resources/2021/save-sinjajevina-…</a></p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/260" hreflang="en">Montenegro</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Institutions</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/393" hreflang="en">North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42404&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="ii3GYd5o5nRMHaumGNW37FSE-YiRUQXD_YiTyG2CFTA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Mon, 24 May 2021 11:24:35 +0000 Andrew 42404 at https://wri-irg.org Climate disarmament: how nonviolence can resist the militarisation of the climate crisis https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2021/climate-disarmament-how-nonviolence-can-resist-militarisation-climate-crisis <div data-history-node-id="42313" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <time > 05 Jan 2021</time> <div class="field field--name-dynamic-twig-fieldnode-author-name-twig field--type-ds field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field--item"> <span>Daniele Taurino</span> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p> </p> <p>The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines climate change as: “a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.” However, we should be aware that when we talk about climate change or, better, the climate crisis (especially if in political terms<a href="#sdfootnote1sym" name="sdfootnote1anc" id="sdfootnote1anc">1</a>) we mean the degenerate relationship between human life and the planet: the crisis is not of the climate, but of the capitalist society which is causing and boosting it to change. To speak as effectively as Naomi Klein did, the world is on fire because we are burning it down<a href="#sdfootnote2sym" name="sdfootnote2anc" id="sdfootnote2anc">2</a>.</p> <p>In these pandemic times, with Covid-19 threatening to overwhelm health systems around the world, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute SIPRI has released updated data on military spending for 2019. SIPRI recorded a 3.6% increase compared to 2018 with a record $1,917 billion, or $259 for every inhabitant of the planet. This increase shows that the world is overwhelmed by an arms race for the benefit of the few, and risks leading us to global catastrophe. It also shows the enormous power of the defence industries, particularly in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. NATO’s military budget alone reaches $1,035 billion, or 54% of global military spending. In the Middle East - the only region where military spending has decreased in 2019 - the tragic consequences of militarised conflicts are very clear. At least half of that huge sum is spent on military production with enormous CO2 production, yet these carbon emissions are not accounted for by national and international statistical indicators on sustainable development. Of course, the record goes to the Pentagon, which is also the world’s largest oil consumer. Despite its exceedingly high environmental footprint the contribution of the US military is not properly accounted for among the emissions of industrialised countries, and is exempt from the restrictions decided by the 2015 Paris agreements. This means that if the emissions produced by the US military were properly considered we would be even further away from the set target of containing temperatures by a 2°C increase.</p> <p>Faced with this "catastrophic convergence", when considering climate change, the “elephant in the room” is the military apparatus with all its institutional and private affiliated corporations. Despite the impact that wars have on the environment and populations the most brilliant human resources are employed or co-opted by the military sector. It follows that the fight against climate change happens if no more wars are prepared, and that it cannot be done without coherent disarmament policies based on nonviolence.</p> <p>It is precisely in the sense of a critical perspective capable of unmasking this cumbersome elephant that I would like to introduce the expression “climate disarmament”. I derive the expression from that of “unilateral disarmament” so dear to Pietro Pinna (the first Italian conscientious objector - for "reasons of conscience and nonviolence" - to the service of military killing, to whom I owe this and much more of my nonviolent persuasion) and widely used by the writer Carlo Cassola in his cultural and political commitment. There is no longer the need for an optimistic appeal for a people and a government to make the “heroic” choice of no longer yielding to the extortion of armed defence and the waste resources caused by militarism. Nowadays we have the awareness that the effects of climate change will affect everyone. There is no planet B, say young people all over the world. The choice at the time of the climate crisis becomes then: climate disarmament or non-existence.</p> <p>If one wanted to put climate disarmament within the framework of the UN’s Agenda 2030, then one could shortly say that it would be the most coherent logical consequence of the passage which reads: “There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development”<a href="#sdfootnote3sym" name="sdfootnote3anc" id="sdfootnote3anc">3</a>. What do I mean, more specifically, by climate disarmament? At least three things:</p> <ol> <li>a programme of radically transformative and coherent policies with which activists and rightsholders can use when engage in [or carry out] advocacy work with to governments, institutions and the private sector (also referring to international framework e.g. Agenda 2030);</li> <li>a realistic approach that can also influence the transparency, metrics and accountability of initiatives for sustainable development and the fight against climate change; and</li> <li>a theoretical device to keep up with the arguments and narrative about the climate crisis of the military apparatus and the capitalist corporations connected to it.</li> </ol> <p>Among the concrete proposals, many are already on the agenda of antimilitarist and nonviolent movements:</p> <ul> <li>begin the process of ecological conversion of military spending, allocating the resources thus released to all those social activities aimed at “leaving no one behind”</li> <li>ratifying and sustaining the implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)</li> <li>establishing (where they are missing) and adequately financing Civil Peace Corps and the Universal Civil Service to prevent and transform conflicts through nonviolence</li> <li>developing educational programmes centred on the principle and method of nonviolence for the achievement of climate justice</li> <li>stopping the arms trade immediately, in particular to countries in conflict and which do not respect human rights, without hiding behind expressions such as “illicit trafficking”</li> <li>implementing at national level the recommendations of UN resolutions 1325/2000 “Women, Peace and Security” and 2250/2015 “Youth, Peace and Security”</li> <li>demilitarising borders, and recognising in international law the category of “climate migrants and refugees”</li> <li>promoting and financing research and studies for peace, with a focus also on the development of appropriate statistics of sustainability and policy coherence.</li> </ul> <p>Many other things could be added and discussed but I will stop here to be concise. However, the important thing is to do well and soon, because in the meantime the military apparatus is moving with all its political and economic strength to have an undisputed leadership role in the face of the planetary emergency and maintain control in a world struggling with the climate crisis<a href="#sdfootnote4sym" name="sdfootnote4anc" id="sdfootnote4anc">4</a>.</p> <p>As reinforced by the 31 nations represented in the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), an increasing number of national, regional and international military and security institutions are concerned and planning for the risks of climate change for military infrastructure. In this planning they prioritise the power of the armed forces, for military operations and for security in general, and are far removed from the “human security” which should be referred to by those who are moving towards sustainability<a href="#sdfootnote5sym" name="sdfootnote5anc" id="sdfootnote5anc">5</a>.</p> <p><a name="__DdeLink__3004_3357873620" id="__DdeLink__3004_3357873620"></a> Equally important is the private sector's greenwashing in support of the military sector, which publicises the enormous technological efforts they are making to reduce the carbon emissions of war production and the sustainability of new products that are “good for the environment but still deadly to the enemy”, such as green bullets. From the perspective of climate disarmament, new methods of peace analysis should be opposed to this kinds of operation, such as emergy analysis - a method for environmental and systemic accounting in terms of sustainability and quality of resources used for a product, service or process - applied to military instruments and war production<a href="#sdfootnote6sym" name="sdfootnote6anc" id="sdfootnote6anc">6</a>.</p> <p>Even an extreme phenomenon like the COVID-19 pandemic could and should help us to finally question the meaning of security and the expensive dependence on military spending to make us feel “safe”. Because this is only a prelude to what - first the poor and oppressed - will face as the effects of the climate crisis emerge. Nonviolence can help us to reverse the course (assuming we are still in time) if we constantly feed it with disarmament proposals to make peace among humans and with nature.</p> <h1>Notes</h1> <div id="sdfootnote1"> <p><a href="#sdfootnote1anc" name="sdfootnote1sym" id="sdfootnote1sym">1</a> Cfr. Anthony Giddens, The Politics of Climate Change, Polity, UK, 2009.</p> </div> <div id="sdfootnote2"> <p><a href="#sdfootnote2anc" name="sdfootnote2sym" id="sdfootnote2sym">2</a> Cfr. Naomi Klein, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, Allen Lane, UK, 2019.</p> </div> <div id="sdfootnote3"> <p><a href="#sdfootnote3anc" name="sdfootnote3sym" id="sdfootnote3sym">3</a> United Nations, General Assembly, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, A/RES/70/1, 21 Oct. 2015, p. 2</p> </div> <div id="sdfootnote4"> <p><a href="#sdfootnote4anc" name="sdfootnote4sym" id="sdfootnote4sym">4</a> See “World Climate Security Report 2020”: <a href="https://imccs.org/">https://imccs.org/</a></p> </div> <div id="sdfootnote5"> <p><a href="#sdfootnote5anc" name="sdfootnote5sym" id="sdfootnote5sym">5</a> See also Nick Buxton, Ben Hayes (edited by), The secure and the dispossessed. How the military and corporations are shaping a climate-changed world, London, Pluto Press, 2016.</p> </div> <div id="sdfootnote6"> <p><a href="#sdfootnote6anc" name="sdfootnote6sym" id="sdfootnote6sym">6</a> See: Francesco Gonella, Christian Elia, Silvio Cristiano, Sofia Spagnolo, Francesco Vignarca, From Head to Head: An Emergy Analysis of a War Rifle Bullet, «Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy», 2017, DOI: 20170004.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author information</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--authors-and-bios paragraph--id--_65 paragraph--view-mode--bio-only"> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Daniele Taurino is a philosopher and activist in Movimento Nonviolento (Italy)</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42313&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="aTw13gbm9BbsyTyr-jK-7FZn1T8buyVPuIQ4sYcyLRo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Tue, 05 Jan 2021 10:43:17 +0000 Andrew 42313 at https://wri-irg.org Global Peace March - JaiJagat March 2020 https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/global-peace-march-jaijagat-march-2020 <div data-history-node-id="42042" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2020-02/marchers_ready_to_move_on_near_sewagram_ashram_in_wardha_india.jpg?itok=ETNVaVfM 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2020-02/marchers_ready_to_move_on_near_sewagram_ashram_in_wardha_india.jpg?itok=XiNRGRm2 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2020-02/marchers_ready_to_move_on_near_sewagram_ashram_in_wardha_india.jpg?itok=XiNRGRm2" alt="Marchers at JaiJagat2020" title="Marchers ready to move on near Sewagram Ashram in Wardha India" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption">Marchers ready to move on near Sewagram Ashram in Wardha India</div> <time > 27 Feb 2020</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Subhash Chandra, a member of WRI's executive committee from Nepal travelled to India from 25th January to 1st February to participate in <b>JaiJagat 2020 yatra</b>- a year long foot march that began on 2nd October 2019 from Rajghat, India and will end on 2nd October 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. Jai Jagat means 'victory to the world'.</p> <p>The march is a wake-up call to respond to the deepening economic, social and environmental crises. The campaign is an urgent appeal for the people to transform and achieve one planet one people. Follow the link for more detail:  <a href="https://www.jaijagat2020.org/" target="_blank">https://www.jaijagat2020.org/</a>  Here is a brief reflection on the first 100 days of marching, written by one of the march leaders: <a href="https://www.jaijagat2020.org/post/first-100-days-of-the-jai-jagat" target="_blank">https://www.jaijagat2020.org/post/first-100-days-of-the-jai-jagat</a></p> <p>The march and events held on the way have been deeply powerful experience for individuals- especially young people, institutions, communities and hopefully to the politics in India. As the march continues to other countries towards Geneva, the organisers hope it will continue to create waves of hope, strength and cooperation for a better world. </p> <p>Subhash participated in the march for two days in Wardha, India- the work/action place of Mahatma Gandhi and Binoba Bhave, attending international conferences on peace education, nonviolent economy and nonviolent governance. Visiting Gandhian centres around Wardha has been an inspiring and life giving experience for Subhash, who shared his experiences from Nepal towards Creating Cultures of Peace. Some of the marchers have shown interest in inviting Subhash to India for Creating Cultures of Peace workshops for youths.</p> <p>The march route covers the following countries: Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy and Switzerland. You can find more information about the march route bellow or <a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2020-02/march_route.pdf">here</a>. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Attached file</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2020-02/march_route.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2054634" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">March Route JaiJagat 2020</a></span><span class="file-size">1.96 MB</span></span></div> </div> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/90" hreflang="en">India</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42042&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="AJo6Sy2SpamVhd8NUKJ8bgGf7_mAvAmGXAi_O-0tVx0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:53:49 +0000 Natalia 42042 at https://wri-irg.org Empowering Nonviolence updates https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/empowering-nonviolence-updates <div data-history-node-id="41701" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-05/placeholder_2.png?itok=iUwolPjp 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-05/placeholder_2.png?itok=bbvuIMn_ 1x" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-05/placeholder_2.png?itok=bbvuIMn_" alt="The cover image of the Empowering Nonviolence website" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption"></div> <time > 28 Feb 2019</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>WRI's Empowering Nonviolence website is full of stories and strategies for nonviolent resistance! We've recently uploaded a number of new stories exploring programmes and project focused on building a “new world”:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/en/resources/2019/tuinuane-kenya-community-based-organisation">Tuinuane Kenya Community-Based Organisation</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/en/resources/2019/puma-social-currency-currency-social-and-economic-change">Puma Social Currency – A currency for social and economic change</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/en/resources/2018/organiclea-rebuilding-relationships-land-and-food">OrganicLea: rebuilding relationships with land and food</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/en/resources/2018/how-shut-down-coal-mine-how-ende-gelande-organise-mass-actions">How to shut down a coal mine: how Ende Gelände organise mass actions</a></li> </ul> <p>For more information on our "New Worlds in Old Shells" Project, see: <a href="https://www.wri-irg.org/en/call-for-submissions-new-worlds-in-old-shells">https://www.wri-irg.org/en/call-for-submissions-new-worlds-in-old-shells </a></p> <p>For the full website, please see: <a href="www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org">www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org</a></p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programme/nonviolence-resources" hreflang="en">Nonviolence Resources</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41701&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="86LMcsXlwhEedsQbARyPEtlorNWpg-8YMZ_j8iDXPGg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:36:27 +0000 Andrew 41701 at https://wri-irg.org Noviolencia2018 https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2018/noviolencia2018 <div data-history-node-id="41437" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2018-03/29060120_10155121935781104_756981841779396584_o.jpg?itok=4TjuJNnP 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2018-03/29060120_10155121935781104_756981841779396584_o.jpg?itok=lY4qVgRQ 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2018-03/29060120_10155121935781104_756981841779396584_o.jpg?itok=lY4qVgRQ" alt="A large group of people sit in a large circle during the Noviolencia2018 congress" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption"></div> <time > 26 Mar 2018</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On Saturday 24th March, WRI staff member Andrew Metheven gave a presentation at Noviolencia2018, a conference for Spanish activists in Madrid. His presentation – called “New Worlds in Old Shells” - explored the systems of violence and oppression present in the world, and how nonviolent strategies, from resistance to constructive programme, can be used to challenge and transform them.</p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41437&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="2FVtlzhdopFySPXp_Xd_BueJfIJ4XRq0EmHvAVytPAQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:06:31 +0000 Andrew 41437 at https://wri-irg.org Empowering Nonviolence: our new resource for nonviolent activists https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/empowering-nonviolence <div data-history-node-id="40802" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-05/placeholder_2.png?itok=iUwolPjp 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-05/placeholder_2.png?itok=bbvuIMn_ 1x" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-05/placeholder_2.png?itok=bbvuIMn_" alt="A copy of WRI&#039;s Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption"></div> <time > 14 Jul 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>All over the world, activists are taking nonviolent action for a more just, more peaceful world. <a href="http://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/en">Empowering Nonviolence</a> is a new website, and a project of War Resisters' International's Nonviolence Programme, offering campaigning resources and nonviolence training to grassroots activists around the world. It is based on the text of our Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns, and offers the opportunity for writers to submit their own articles and stories.</p> <p>Radical social change doesn't “just happen”; change happens when committed people take action together in ways that are effective and strategic. Empowering Nonviolence makes our resources available online, for free, to help activists build stronger, more powerful campaigns.</p> <p><centre><a a="" class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" href="http://nonviolence.wri-irg.org" rel="nofollow" title="Empowering Nonviolence">Click here to visit Empowering Nonviolence</a></centre></p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=40802&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="GJe8f7JBwcQ5QaciKXdh865J7pMHVEblyCTeId-9eso"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:17:39 +0000 Andrew 40802 at https://wri-irg.org Moses Monday and Jungmin Choi at Festival of Resistance https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/moses-monday-and-jungmin-choi-festival-resistance <div data-history-node-id="40878" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <time > 14 Sep 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Moses John (South Sudan) and Jungmin Choi (South Korea) are members of WRI's Council, and attended protests in London against the DSEI arms fair. They both gave speeches about the impact of the arms trade in their countries and around the world - you can hear some of what they had to say below.</p> <p><div class="embed-media embed-media--video-vimeo"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/233738217?app_id=122963" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" title="Moses and Jungmin speaking at Festival of Resistance"></iframe></div></p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programme/war-profiteers" hreflang="en">War Profiteers</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programme/nonviolence-resources" hreflang="en">Nonviolence Resources</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/447" hreflang="en">South Sudan</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/169" hreflang="en">Korea, South</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/444" hreflang="en">War starts here</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Companies</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/278" hreflang="en">Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI)</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=40878&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="TKYRi3steEWuR90sEVRLb4NlxHUfjJQvJsVKoboed1s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:55:31 +0000 Andrew 40878 at https://wri-irg.org Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns in French https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/handbook-nonviolent-campaigns-french <div data-history-node-id="40812" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-07/cover_small.png?itok=O9HCzVPQ 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-07/cover_small.png?itok=SFgtWsXO 1x" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-07/cover_small.png?itok=SFgtWsXO" alt="Cover of Manuel Pour Des Campagnes Non-Violentes" title="Manuel Pour Des Campagnes Non-Violentes" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption">Manuel Pour Des Campagnes Non-Violentes</div> <time > 25 Jul 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>WRI's Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns is now available in French! The translation was completed by friends at the <a href="http://www.unionpacifiste.org/">Union Pacifiste de France</a>, collaborating with WRI staff on the design work – to get a copy of the book, please email <a href="mailto:andrew@wri-irg.org">andrew@wri-irg.org</a>.</p> <p>The French translation is also available on our new website, Empowering Nonviolence: <a href="http://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/fr">www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/fr</a></p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programme/nonviolence-resources" hreflang="en">Nonviolence Resources</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/123" hreflang="en">France</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/413" hreflang="en">Nonviolence Handbook</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/67" hreflang="en">Resources</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=40812&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="7KdY2C9Fkd1PLiZ5rYlKGoQw30vb3gV02DRTXb5BQwU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:17:03 +0000 HBrock 40812 at https://wri-irg.org Empowering Nonviolence https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/empowering-nonviolence-0 <div data-history-node-id="40813" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-07/en_screenshot.jpg?itok=_Mczq__r 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-07/en_screenshot.jpg?itok=NcnjSFDB 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-07/en_screenshot.jpg?itok=NcnjSFDB" alt="Screenshot of the Empowering Nonviolence website" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption"></div> <time > 25 Jul 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Empowering Nonviolence is a project of War Resisters' International's Nonviolence Programme, offering campaigning resources and nonviolence training to grassroots activists around the world in several languages. Radical social change doesn't “just happen”; change happens when committed people take action together in ways that are effective and strategic. Empowering Nonviolence makes our resources available online, for free, to help activists build stronger, more powerful campaigns. Visit <a href="http://www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/">www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org</a> to find out more.</p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Nonviolence</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programme/nonviolence-resources" hreflang="en">Nonviolence Resources</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/413" hreflang="en">Nonviolence Handbook</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=40813&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="fpLzQJ6lXROgBq93Pwu-MqSp-KUMCOhUUxHKvJq1-Dc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:26:48 +0000 HBrock 40813 at https://wri-irg.org