Posts Tagged ‘ Gandhi ’

Amid the George Floyd protests, imagining the nonviolent state – Vox

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. escorted by police officers as he is taken into a hearing on a charge of probation violation following his arrest for assisting a student sit-in demonstration in 1960. Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images

What if nonviolence wasn’t an inhuman standard demanded of the powerless, but an ethic upon which we reimagined the state?

Source: Amid the George Floyd protests, imagining the nonviolent state – Vox

Philip Glass – Evening Song Act III Pt. 3 from the contemporary opera Satyagraha)

Gandhi’s use of the word satyagraha in the nonviolence movement he began in South Africa in 1914, means truthforce – to be not passive, to be not violent,  but instead to find the third alternative, whatever that may be, as it arises in the moment within the context of the particular, the force of truth. ~ Donna Fleischer

The Zeitgeist Movement: Passive Resistance

Gandhi’s bedroom, New Delhi

 

“Mohandas Gandhi, better known as Mahatma (Great Soul), lived a life of voluntary poverty. Gandhi’s bedroom is just as he left it, with his “worldly remains” (only 11 items, including his glasses and a walking stick) along the walls. Pictures and text tell the story of Gandhi’s life and the Independence movement.” I might add that his homemade spinning wheel was always close at hand for upon its use was based the way to Indian independence from England. It was the way he taught self-reliance to his people. ~ yours truly, df

Gandhi’s bedroom, New Delhi.

An Insurrection / Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

An Insurrection | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters.