Posts by Metta Center

NV Action & Climate Change: Alycee Lane

Alycee Lane, author of #NonviolenceNow, returns to Nonviolence Radio to talk climate change, science, revolution, and the urgency of nonviolent action to save our collective home. Check out her latest book, The Wretched of Mother Earth: The Handbook for Living, Dying, and Nonviolent Revolution in the Midst of Climate Change. Nonviolence News with Michael Nagler follows… read more

Filmmaking & Social Transformation

Meet Steve Michelson–documentary filmmaker and social transformation strategist. Listen in about how he sees documentary filmmaking as a tool for creative social and environmental justice, and get involved in something he cares a lot about: Nature Needs Half.  Stay a few minutes more for hope and inspiration from our latest segment of Nonviolence in the News with news,… read more

NV Radio: 18 Year Old Running for School Board

(Image from Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children, of Gandhi experiencing a restorative moment with the Lancashire Mill Workers…) In this episode, we interview Lyndsey Burcina, restorative practitioner and the youngest candidate ever running for the Santa Rosa School Board at just 18 years old about her background and interests in taking on this… read more

Leadership & Nonviolence

Leadership is a practice much more than a static role. On this show, we explore nonviolent leadership from a few angles, including vision, qualities to develop, and their practical application. We’re joined in studio by Metta Center volunteer, Derek Douglas-Hecker.   https://mettacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/nonviolence-radio_2018-08-03_13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS… read more

“Gandhi and Environmental Movement”

  After reading Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj (Indian Home Rule), Raghav Kaushik was inspired to reflect critically on Gandhi’s views for potential pitfalls and insights for enviornmental movements. He invites us to join him in his critical anaylsis of systemic transformation. Listen below or subscribe to us on iTunes.   https://mettacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nonviolence-radio_2018-07-20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… read more

Big Questions, Big Answers about NV

In this episode, we explore some big questions and big answers about nonviolence and human existence (!) as we dive into some powerful and imporant instances of nonviolence in the news. Podcast below. https://mettacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nonviolence-radio_2018-07-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS… read more

So You Say You Want to Start a (R)evolution?

Five Basic Steps for Nonviolent Action   “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi   “We will take direct action against injustice without waiting for other agencies to act. We will not obey unjust laws or submit to unjust practices. We will do… read more

Paradox of Repression

Repression tactics often backfire. Nonviolent actors can learn from this dynamic to strengthen their strategy for action. Lee Smithey, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College, joins Nonviolence Radio to discuss the concept behind his latest book, co-edited with Lester Kurtz, The Paradox of Repression. More on the Paradox of Repression at… read more