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Making Force Synonymous with Violence

One of the mistakes people make about nonviolent conflict is confusing it with passive resistance. Where the latter is an approach to life that shuns the use of force in any form, the former attempts to win a conflict by

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Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z

Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? By John W. Whitehead “Who needs direct repression when one can convince the chicken to walk freely into the slaughterhouse?”—Philosopher Slavoj Žižek July 15, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – Despite the best efforts of some to

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Land of the free?

Below are two articles on the prison system in the U.S. We are not only the incarceration capital of the world, but now evidence seems to show that privatizing the prison system is resulting in longer terms. And, like, we

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People Power, Civil Resistance, and Social Transformation: An Introduction to Nonviolent Conflict
The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril
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