PPR March 8, 2013: “Where there is fear, there is power”

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Nonviolence in the news 3-8-2013

Michael Nagler discusses International Women’s Day and its historical roots and then analyzes the Shabag protests in Bangladesh.

 

Our guest for this show is Linda Sartor:

Linda Sartor has always been a peace/justice activist and an educator and has been arrested a number of times protesting atrocities committed by the US “in her name with her tax money” such as the development and testing of nuclear weapons. After she saw how the US responded to 9/11, educating and protesting weren’t enough any more. First, she joined ISM in Israel/Palestine in June of 2002, then Iraq Peace Teams in Feb. 2003, then went to Sri Lanka on the pilot team for the Nonviolent Peaceforce 2003-2008, did a Global Exchange citizen diplomacy trip to Iran in Oct. 2008, took her first trip to Afghanistan for two and a half weeks with Voices for Creative Nonviolence in Mar/Apr 2011, and was deported from Bahrain in Feb. 2012, and most recently a second trip to Afghanistan during which she spent a month living with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul. During her more regular life, Linda lives in an intentional community, teaches research courses in graduate school, and guides vision quest type wilderness trips with a non profit organization called Rites of Passage.

 

Songs you’ll hear on this show: 

“War” by Bob Marley

Theme song “Building a Path”, words and music by Lloyd Ferris; vocals: James Williams and Chuck Phalen

 

 

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    By: Stephanie Van Hook

    Before joining the Metta Center Team as Executive Director, Stephanie received an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University; was trained and certified in mediation in the state of Oregon; worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where she created a program for girls’ empowerment and education; has taught French and English for the Alliance Francaise; and was trained in Montessori Early Childhood Education with seven years of classroom experience with 3-6 year olds. 

    She is the author of Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children (Person Power Press, 2016) and Nonviolence Daily: 365 Days of Wisdom from Gandhi (Person Power Press, 2019, co-authored with Michael Nagler).  Her articles have been published at Transformation at Yes! Magazine, Open Democracy, Common Dreams, and Waging Nonviolence. Additionally, she’s host of Nonviolence Radio, an FM and Pacifica syndicated radio program out of Point Reyes Station, California, (KWMR). She’s currently developing our board game, Cosmic Peaceforce: Mission Harmony Three.

    She lives in an ashram (meditation community) in Northern California, (but if she didn’t, she’d be keen on joining the Nonviolent Peaceforce as an unarmed peacekeeper).

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