December 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
May you have the courage
to create the beloved community
where ever you may be
December 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
On December 15th there was a panel discussion in Oakland: Panel discussion: How will the Walls Come Tumbling Down? Diversity of Tactics vs. Nonviolence
You can see the recording of this session at http://www.livestream.com/ppwn/video?clipId=pla_b26bcb17-7f69-413f-a607-ff169fcc4a8a&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb
Here’s another quote from Kazu Haga that is sitting particularly well with me:
“Where have violent movements brought about the changes that we want?
Because for me, there have been revolutions of course.
There is not a single country in the world that has true justice;
the type of society that we want to create.
And so I would argue that we need something that’s never happened before,
which is the whole world to commit to nonviolence.”
December 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
Kazu Haga (Kingian Nonviolence.trainer) said this in the panel discussion on Dec 15:
“The struggle is not against the 1%.
The struggle is not between the 1% and the 99%.
The struggle is between the 100% and injustice.“
December 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
The video of this event can be viewed at http://www.livestream.com/ppwn/video?clipId=pla_b26bcb17-7f69-413f-a607-ff169fcc4a8a&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb
Wow! This event looks amazing. Live stream will be happening at http://www.ustream.tv/oakfosho.
How will the Walls Come Tumbling Down? Diversity of Tactics vs. Nonviolence
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time7:00pm until 9:30pm
WhereFirst Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St (14th St & Castro, blocks away from Grant/Ogawa Plaza), Oakland, CA
DescriptionThis event, sponsored by Occupy Oakland’s Events Committee, will feature advocates for nonviolence and advocates for diversity of tactics.In addition to the challenges we face in pressuring the 1%, we also have the challenge of trying to better understand and work with fellow 99%ers with whom we may not always see eye to eye. The first step in being able to work together despite our differences is to better understand each other’s stance.This event is not meant to be a debate, but a friendly, respectful dialogue between panelists who will advocate for both sides.
+ Josh Shepherd – IVAW and Navy veteran and activist
+ Kazu Haga – Trainer of Kingian Nonviolence, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
+ Matthew Edwards – Anarchist Organizer, Conscientious Objector, PhD student in the History of Consciousness.
+ Melissa Merin – Flagrant supporter of Human Rights on the left, shameless anti-authoritarian, teacher and organizer
+ Paolo – Anarchist Organizer and Occupy Oakland participant.
+ Rev. Phil Lawson – Methodist Minister, justice advocate & civil rights activist
+ Sean O’Brien – Anarchist Organizer, The Holdout, UA in the Bay, Environmental organizing and DASW.
+ Starhawk – Global justice activist, global trainer, and organizer, and award winning author of 12 books.
All welcome, Free, Contributions welcome
For More Information Contact David at 415-751-0302
December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here are the details for the next workshop in Ottawa:
- 2-Day Workshop on Nonviolence.
8:30 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday & Sunday January 7th & 8th.
Where: 1226 Wellington St. W (at Holland) in Ottawa, Ontario.
Participants must register in advance. Fee $40** per person. **Sliding scale available. If you cannot afford to pay $40, ask about arrangements to cover your fee.
Click here to find out more about the workshop.
For more information and to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-761-9997. You can also register by clicking here.