nonviolence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nonviolence peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
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Quotations

  • Joan Baez
    Joan Baez
    “Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.”
  • Malcolm X
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    “Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.”
  • Indian Proverb
    Indian Proverb
    “Nonviolence is the supreme law of life.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.”

Usage

In literature:

His tactics combined nonviolence with self-assertion.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
It takes a fairly strenuous course of training to attain a mental state of nonviolence.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 478.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
He believed in nonviolence and the sanctity of life.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
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In news:

Nonviolence has mostly run out of easy societies to transform, which is a measure of how successful it has been in the past 40 years.
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas.
Yes, we have seen violence returned when provoked with violent crack-down, but at their core we have witnessed nonviolence on a dramatic scale.
Man Versus Deer, Nonviolently .
Chris Christie's recent call to require treatment instead of prison for nonviolent drug offenders marks a major policy change.
Pilot programs to ease reentry for nonviolent drug offenders.
COLUMBIA — Despite its success, a lack of funding has left Columbia's Men Employing Nonviolent Directives program struggling to provide male batterers with services.
A Force More Powerful lets users create scenarios based around repressive regimes, then experiment with nonviolent-resistance strategies.
The group says it is nonviolent, but Uzbek authorities have insisted it is a breeding ground for terrorists.
Police announced a new, streamlined way for residents to report nonviolent lower-level crimes using an online form instead of going to the police station or calling an officer to the scene.
After war in Libya, a need to assert nonviolence for Arab Spring.
More than a year after California shifted oversight of nonviolent felons to counties, Contra Costa is still battling over how best to spend the $19 million that came with its new charges.
Judge Ronald Leighton heard arguments Friday from the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, which opposes nuclear weapons, and the Suquamish Tribe.
Kathleen Stephenson interviews long time peace activist Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence who discusses her reactions to President Obama's December 1st speech on the future of the war in Afghanistan.
Children were everywhere it seemed at the 19th annual Big Community Cookout : A day of nonviolence and a drug-free community.
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