Posts by Prof. Michael Nagler

Nonviolence Report November 28, 2020

In the news – https://sojo.net/articles/stop-rumors-stop-violence-how-unarmed-protectors-keep-us-safe https://popularresistance.org/houseless-camp-its-a-sovereign-place/ https://www.ecowatch.com/key-west-bans-large-ships-2648990816.html https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/mayors-unveil-60b-plan-to-support-midwest-energy-transition/589038/ https://popularresistance.org/hunger-strike-enters-third-week-at-californias-largest-prison/ https://popularresistance.org/we-wont-quit-until-we-stop-it/ https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/16/rap-against-dictatorship-protests-thailand/ Resources – https://choosedemocracy.us/ https://holdthelineguide.com/ https://www.peacebrigades.org/ https://paceebene.org/events/2020/12/12/soul-force-retreat Metta Update — https://tricycle.org/filmclub/the-third-harmony/ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thethirdharmony… read more

Time to Rebuild with Nonviolence

We, the board and staff of the Metta Center, have been in the process of writing something for our friends and followers about the electoral crisis, but the situation has been and remains so fluid that we waited for a definitive outcome at least of the election itself, though there are still dangers and unknowns… read more

Gandhi and Us: A Message from Michael Nagler

Today marks the 151st anniversary of Gandhi’s birth (Oct. 2, 1869) — and a crisis in American and world democracy such as I, for one, never dreamed I would witness in my by-now long lifetime.  For some time now, it has seemed that these two forces, the downward drive into chaos and violence and the… read more

A Dream Realized!

MICHAEL NAGLER REFLECTS ON THE PREMIERE OF THE THIRD HARMONY DOCUMENTARY FILM BELOW. Dear friends, My heart is full of love, hope, and gratitude as our long-awaited film is having its world premiere at the Illuminate Film Festival and friends are already writing to us with such enthusiastic greetings:   I got my notification just after… read more

NV Report July 31

Michael Nagler with the Nonviolence Report. Covering principles and strategies of nonviolence across the movement! Transcript here. In this episode — The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. Gandhi Research Foundation. Single mothers in Philadelphia are taking over abandoned public buildings. Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation Pushes Deutsche Bank for Fossil Fuel Divestment Amidst Pipeline Shutdowns,… read more

May there be harmony…

Emergencies can be times of emergence… I’ve been thinking, writing, and consulting with individuals and movements about the power of nonviolence for many decades, and I’ve never seen a time when it was more needed. Why do I say this? Because times of chaos and confusion are also times of fierce caring and connection. Emergencies… read more

‘The Un-Shock Doctrine’ — or why we need a plan to rebuild

In times of uncertainy and turmoil, the only way to rebuild — rather than regress — is to have an alternative strategic plan. They had set the bar pretty high. The science students around the world who wanted to enter the contest to see whose rubber-band powered airplane would fly furthest saw that even to… read more