Posts Tagged ‘ satyagraha ’

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

TOM CLARK: Projections of a Dream

Via @splcenter: On #MLKDay, remember his deep & still relevant political analysis: image via Elianne Ramos @ergeekgoddess, 19 January 2015 

TOM CLARK: Projections of a Dream.

Satyagraha: Act 3, Conclusion – Bruce Brubaker, from glass cage

Malala Yousafzai | Medusa Talks Back

Malala Yousafzai | Medusa Talks Back.

Malala Yousafzai honors the equal rights struggle of women, girls, and boys the world over and the spirit of satyagraha as practiced by Allah, Jesus, the Buddha, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Desmond Tutu, Benazir Bhutto, and Nelson Mandala. I think of my friend, Silvia, a teacher in Jakarta, who is devoted to these principles in the education of her young students. – Donna Fleischer

Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto San Francisco Trees : : Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto San Francisco Trees | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

another instance of satyagraha at play ~ Donna Fleischer

Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr photographs

“I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.” – Martin Luther King Jr

One morning in Hartford, Connecticut, my mother and I heard the car radio announcement that King had been killed in Memphis. She was driving me to school on her way to work. Mid-morning, the principal of my inter-racial school urged us to go home. My girlfriend and I wandered into a service being held in his honor at the nearby Saint Joseph Cathedral. It felt like g-d had died that day. ~ DF

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

Throwing Out the Master’s Tools and Building a Better House: Thoughts on the Importance of Nonviolence in the Occupy Revolution / Common Dreams

 

 

Throwing Out the Master’s Tools and Building a Better House: Thoughts on the Importance of Nonviolence in the Occupy Revolution | Common Dreams.

~ thanks to Wendy Babiak

Share This Facebook Status If You Stand With Protesters Worldwide / MoveOn.Org

 

 

Share This Facebook Status If You Stand With Protesters Worldwide | MoveOn.Org.

The Zeitgeist Movement: Passive Resistance