4u2 - For you too - Roland Brunner

Thought you would be interested in this new web site NONVIOLENCE WORKS! It should be a auseful resource for people around the world who are interested in  looking for alternatives to violence and war and in exploring the power and effectiveness of nonviolence. The Nonviolence Works site. Please share it with your networks.
( www.nonviolenceworks.net )  is back up and ready to get things rolling once again. Sorry for the down time. We have a new bookshop with lots of great books on nonviolence (links or phone numbers to places where you can order them!) that I am really excited about.

Yesterday evening, I gave a presentation on "What is the relevance of nonviolence in a post-9/11 world?" and I've made the entire presentation available in both text and Acrobat formats. One hope is that folks will take this presentation and start making it in their own communities. We, who understand and desire nonviolence need to let everyone know there is an alternative to militarism. People, I think, are looking for alternatives. We have one - nonviolence - and most people know nothing about it.

We have five new articles in the web zine. In From the Frontlines, After Genoa: Why We Need to Stay in the Streets, by nonviolent activist/trainer Starhawk, about the protests in Genoa and what will follow; In the Community features SHADOWS AND LIGHT: ENCOUNTERS IN THE HOLY LAND, Dr. Paula Green director of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding in Massachusetts and co-director of the Programs in Conflict Transformation at the School for International Training in Vermont, about a conflict transformation and peacebuilding gathering which took place in Hebron between Palestinians and Israelis last year; in Recollections, we have The First Nonviolent Army, which features excerpts from A Man to Match His Mountains - Badshah Khan, Nonviolent Soldier of Islam, a very timely history lesson about the "Frontier Gandhi and what he can teach us about our current crisis; in Education, we have The Story of Global Nonviolence: Now It Can Be Told, by Michael True, about his efforts to begin telling the story about nonviolence, and he has provided a syllabus for a summer course he teaches on nonviolence at Columbia University; and in Perspectives, we have Lessons from Gandhi:
On the Power of Nonviolence,
which is a sermon I gave at the local Unitarian Church here in San Jose on the day we began bombing Afghanistan.

And be sure to go to the Community Forum under the Get Involved section. Ask questions, share information and opinions and get involved with our discussion topic for this week: Is nonviolence possible after 9/11? I think you already know what I think. I'm looking forward to hearing your ideas and comments!

The link to the sites homepage is below. If you are not interested in being on this mailing list, just let me know and I'll take you off.

It is crucial that all of us start speaking out for nonviolence in every place we can.


Patrick O'Connell
The Nonviolence Works Project
Our purpose: To popularize and promote the power of nonviolence!
phone: (408) 264-4277
email: patoc@pacbell.net
NONVIOLENCE WORKS! www.nonviolenceworks.net 


4your questions and contacts: rbr(at)4u2.ch