Tag Archives: culture of violence
30 Nonviolent Things Russia Could Have Done and 30 Nonviolent Things Ukraine Could Do, by David Swanson
Instead of hyped military spending:
Fund educational programs across the world on the value of cultural diversity in friendships and communities, and the abysmal failures of racism, nationalism, and Nazism.
Chris Hedges Speaks on ‘American Sadism’
“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is social murder. It is murder because it is premeditated. It is murder because a conscious choice was made by the global ruling classes to extinguish life rather than protect it. It is murder because profit, despite the hard statistics, the growing climate disruptions, and the scientific modeling, is deemed more important than human survival.”
Campaign Nonviolence: Working for a new culture of nonviolence free from war, racism, poverty and environmental destruction, by John Dear
We can change the world if we organize in grassroots movements of resistance and social transformation.
Henry A. Giroux | Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence
Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.
Chris Hedges | Prostitution: Being Raped for a Living
Activist Rachel Moran talks about her new book “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution.”
Bruce Gagnon: The Killing Culture
By Bruce Gagnon Organizing Notes August 17, 2014 The Killing Culture Why? Because we can we want to feel powerful and dominant that’s what we do in this culture We are taught to win at all cost we can kill them fast or we can kill them slow Our mission our job our role […]
Giroux and Evans: Disposable Futures
As more and more individuals and groups are now considered excess, consigned to zones of abandonment, surveillance and incarceration, dystopian politics has become mainstream politics and the practice of disposability has intensified. There are alternatives. By Henry A Giroux and Brad Evans, Truthout.org | Op-Ed 01 June 2014 (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Also see: Henry A. Giroux | Disposable […]
Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring
Thus the dear children survive elementary school, junior high school, and finally high school, only to be sent off to kill people in places like Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. There they learn not to distinguish those who are defending their countries from invasion from those who either cannot fight (like children and the elderly) or […]
Ed Felien: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’
H. Rap Brown was right. “Violence is a part of America’s culture. . . . We all pay the price for this institutionalized violence. BY ED FELIEN April 21, 2014 SouthsidePride.com What H. Rap Brown actually said in that speech in Washington, D.C., in 1967 was: “I say violence is necessary. Violence is a part of […]
Henry Giroux: Radical Democracy Against Cultures of Violence
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — Nelson Mandela by Henry A. Giroux January 7, 2014 PhilosophersforChange.org Guy Debord once […]
Chicago’s Peace Warriors> Kingian Nonviolence
Chicago’s Peace Warriors By Kazu Haga Rethinking Schools Volume 26 No.2 – Winter 2011-2012 Illustration: Jordin Isip A group of students from Chicago’s North Lawndale College Preparatory High were in the middle of a weeklong summer training to become Peace Warriors—peer nonviolence leaders. Suddenly, a sophomore named Alicia got a text message alerting her that […]