Article published on 11 August 2018
Rubrik : Aktuelle Aktionen / action actuelles /

Nonviolent resistance actions resulting in arrests were among hundreds of activities around the world commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the August 6 and August 9 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

Fr. Jim Murphy crossed (...)

Call for papers
Article published on 4 August 2018
Rubrik : Fondements - Grundsätzliches

Dear all,

We, Sabine and Laura from “System Change, not Climate Change - Austria”, are working on a (semi-academic) book on Civil Disobedience in the climate justice movement in Europe. We will have about four theoretical contributions by (...)

Article published on 25 July 2018
zuletzt geändert am 5 August 2018
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

NONVIOLENCE TRAINING IN CRISIS

The sudden expansion of activism put great strains on the FÖGA-affiliated nonviolence training collectives. In West Berlin, for example, the number of trainers grew from an initial group of four to about 2-3 dozen (...)

Matthew N. Lyons
Article published on 24 July 2018
zuletzt geändert am 5 August 2018
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

After 1980, several factors contributed to a political climate which was more favorable to nonviolent action than the 1970s had been.

THE 1980s — NEW PROSPECTS FOR NONVIOLENT ACTION

First was the precedent of the ecology movement: here nonviolence had been discussed, debated, and practiced by many individuals and groups that remained active in this area or that became (...)

Matthew N. Lyons
Article published on 24 July 2018
zuletzt geändert am 5 August 2018
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

The Grassroots network’s involvement in anti-militarist work has highlighted—even more sharply than its ecological efforts both the strengths and also the limitations of its approach to nonviolent action. Saathoff commented in 1980 that the Grassroots network had succeeded in spreading the idea and the practice of nonviolence to other groups but that this success had been purchased at the expense of radical content and goals. The events of the following three years bore out this comment in even starker terms.

Grassroots activists took a leading role in the growth of a new peace movement, particularly during the ’boom" period of nonviolent blockades (1982-83). Tens of thousands of people took up the cause of nonviolent action in a frantic effort to (...)

Matthew Lyons
Article published on 16 July 2018
zuletzt geändert am 5 August 2018
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

NONVIOLENT ACTION BETWEEN CITY AND COUNTRY

Grassroots groups were the first organizations of the West German Left to join the movement against nuclear power. (1) They were drawn to the movement partly because they saw in it a broad-based (...)

Article published on 16 July 2018
Rubrik : Widerstand gegen Atomwaffen - Resistance against nuclear weapons

Sunday 15 July there was an international action at German Air Force Base Büchel, which hosts about 20 U.S. nuclear bombs.

On Sunday, July 15th 2018, eighteen people from four different countries cut through fences to reclaim German Air Force Base Büchel, which hosts about 20 U.S. nuclear bombs. The activists are from the USA (7), Germany (6), The Netherlands (4) and (...)

Video
Article published on 13 July 2018
Rubrik : Widerstand gegen Atomwaffen - Resistance against nuclear weapons

For 30 years Nevada Desert Experience (NDE) has done an amazing job of maintaining a presence, voice and support for nonviolent direct action and peaceful civil resistance for justice in the Mojave and Great Basin deserts. This archival video (...)

Matthew Lyons
Article published on 11 June 2018
zuletzt geändert am 5 August 2018
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

In this chapter I will focus on the period from 1972-1974, from the founding of the newspaper Grassroots Revolution, to the point when the Grassroots network began to concentrate on opposing nuclear power. During this period of formation, the Grassroots network grew from a loose network of individuals into a small alliance of nonviolent action groups. While local concerns varied widely, the staff of Grassroots Revolution tried to pull the network together by focusing on a series of international campaigns such as support for Spanish conscientious objectors and the flrst Greenpeace effort to halt nuclear testing. These campaigns helped to develop ties between the local groups, but the network found it difficult to generate strong support by focusing on problems outside the FRG. The 1974 shift towards anti-nuclear work resulted partly from this weakness.

THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES

Until the mid-1960s, the FRG was characterized by political constriction, repressive conformity, and near-paralysis of the independent Left. Cold-War anti-Communism led not only to the suppression of the old Communist (...)

Matthew Lyons
Article published on 28 May 2018
zuletzt geändert am 5 August 2018
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

For us, nonviolent [civil disobedience] actions are more than support for publicity work. They are part of our attempt to organize power from below.... Of course, our actions always include the willingness to talk (especially with soldiers). (...)

Gandhians today
Update on the Jai Jagat 2020 Campaign
Article published on 22 May 2018
zuletzt geändert am 12 July 2018
Section : Solidarität / Solidarity/ Solidarité

Thousands of marchers committed to nonviolent change all over the World will march from India, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Mali, Senegal, Spain and other countries to Geneva (Switzerland). They will meet in Geneva between September 25th (...)



On web

     
Toujours les anti-nucléaires, beaucoup (...)
Le blog de la Maison de la Résistance à la (...)
Site d’un groupe d’actions au Wendland, (...)
Il s’agit du site de la campagne x-tausendmalquer

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