Nonviolence Radio

The Beat of an Unstoppable Movement

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Hosted by the Metta Center's Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, Nonviolence Radio airs every other Friday at 9:00 am PST, broadcasting live from community radio station KWMR, at 90.5 Point Reyes and syndicated via the Pacifica Network, iTunes, Spotify, and beyond. Listeners tune in from around the world.

Nonviolence Radio is a 60-minute program featuring news about nonviolence culture and movements around the world. The show also includes inspiring discussions with nonviolence practitioners and movement-builders.

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Show Archives

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Vandana Shiva ‘Neither Extinction nor escape’

“… the ecofeminist option is a third option. Neither extinction nor escape. We stay here on this earth and protect her. That is the work we’ve done. That’s the work that we are called to do, and that’s the revolutionary work of our times. We know the earth is living and all ancient cultures recognized… read more

Nonviolence and the Cosmic Picture

Dr. Jude Currivan — cosmologist, futurist, planetary healer and author of the new book, The Cosmic Hologram — is this week’s guest on Nonviolence Radio, and she ‘illuminates’ for listeners (and readers) a new perspective from which to understand the cosmos. This perspective captures the essential unity that permeates every level of existence, from the… read more

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

Nonviolent Peaceforce: Defending Democracy

In this episode of Nonviolence Radio, Michael Nagler interviews Mel Duncan, the co-founder and Director of Advocacy and Outreach for Nonviolent Peaceforce, a world leader in unarmed civilian protection. Mel represents Nonviolent Peaceforce at the United Nations where the group has been granted consultative status. Nonviolent Peaceforce provides direct protection to civilians caught in violent… read more

Our Spiritual Crisis

This week, Michael Nagler moves out of his seat as co-host on Nonviolence Radio to take the place of interviewee. Stephanie asks Michael about the course of his life — which could well be three or four lives! Michael was a professor of Comparative Literature and Classics at UC Berkeley and co-founded its Peace and… read more

Nonviolence Report Oct 28

Join the conversation: There will be a conversation with the National Coordinator of Ekta Parishad (Unity Forum), Ramesh Sharma, on Thursday, October 29th, at 6:30 AM PST followed by a Panel discussion with activists Valerie Traore Burkina Faso and SomboonChungprampree from Thailand. Register here. Talking Peace and Restorative Justice on the Rise are co-hosting an… read more

Hold the Line: A guide to defending democracy

“What they’re most scared of is mass noncooperation. And when mass noncooperation is organized and strategic and targeted well, it has shown again and again that it can protect democracy and challenge authoritarianism.” – Hardy Merriman How can we defend and support our democracy, which feels so vulnerable as we head into this election? What… read more

Hold the Line

“What they’re most scared of is mass noncooperation. And when mass noncooperation is organized and strategic and targeted well, it has shown again and again that it can protect democracy and challenge authoritarianism.” ~Hardy Merriman This is an excerpt from our upcoming episode of Nonviolence Radio. Please join us on October 23rd for the entire… read more