Self Defense & Non/Violence

The Failure of Nonviolence

Rebellions give people practice in learning that they can stand up for themselves, and it shows them a further horizon. Within that, there’s going to be conflict about what’s acceptable and what’s not, what’s helpful and what’s harmful. But those decisions can’t be handed down from above.

Iranian Refugees Begin Hunger Strike

Over seven million people from Iran have had to leave their country and seek refuge in signatory countries to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Many of them are unknown activists whose names will only become known if they are killed or sentenced to long prison terms.

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