Posts by stephanie

Direct Action: Strategy, recruitment and creativity with Tom Hastings

  Tom Hastings is a journalist, a professor in the Conflict Resolution Dept. at Portland State, a long-time activist, and expert nonviolent strategist and theorist. In this short podcast in our Variations on Direct Action series, Hastings discusses the infinite creative potential of nonviolence, the power and necessity of a well-planned strategy, and discusses the interrelated… read more

The Creative Power of Nonviolence: a conversation with Tom Hastings

  In this show, we begin by exploring nonviolence in the news, where you’ll hear Michael express concern over some recent propaganda he heard at his gym about Fracking (hint: it linked it to nationalism), you’ll hear Stephanie express concern over Sarah Palin’s recent statement about water boarding (hint: it has to do with feminism),… read more

Building a Movement: Metta’s First Roadmap Fellow

Anna Ikeda is a nonprofit project manager dedicated to human rights, community development and nuclear abolition. She graduated from University of Denver with MA in International Human Rights, and completed her BA at Soka University of America. Her passion for nonviolence derives from her belief in each life’s dignity and conviction that people have the… read more

Exploring Gandhian Economics…

    The Metta Center has a mantra for action: you can do anything you want, as long as you do not degrade a human being in the process. That’s any human being. And because of our interconnection with all of life, when we raise the human image, interestingly, human beings do not lash out on their… read more

Direct Action: Challenging U.S. Militarism in the Heartland

  Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, (www.vcnv.org) a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. In this podcast on Direct Action, she offers an in-depth analysis and overview of a campaign she was involved in in the 1980s to challenge the U.S. military and inform the public of nuclear weapons in the Heartland.… read more

Nonviolence News, Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Direct Action

Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a community that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored… I am not afraid of the word tension. I have earnestly worked… read more

Direct Action: Homelessness is not a crime

Direct action to change the San Francisco Matrix Policy and the challenge of the criminalization of homelessness  Subscribe to our podcast here.    Ken Butigan of Pace e Bene and Campaign Nonviolence talks to the Metta Center about how he was a part of a direct action campaign that used creativity to change a dehumanizing… read more

Direct Action: Jeju, South Korea

New at Peace Paradigm Radio…This is the first interview in a series the Metta Center is conducting entitled “Variations on Direct Action.” Subscribe to our podcast here.  Listen to Joyakgol from Seoul, South Korea, talk to the Metta Center about the direct action activities used in the nonviolent struggle on Jeju Island, South Korea, to obstruct… read more