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  • It is desirable in Ucraine for leaders & people as well as US and Russian leaders to have the courage to stop violent resistence and instead plan for nonviolent resistence
  • insight that non violent strategies can be or are just as or even more efficient as violent campaigns can bring people together with different background, believe and motiga and help people to be resilient to oppression and thereby massmobilization and shift in power may very well occur. But in order to stay non violent leadership to guide mass and control process and masses will be crucial to stay focused, determined and non violent.
  • Given frustration in Gaza and situation which is identical with apartheid, wise and well planned non violent campaign has great potential for mass mobilization and shift in power.
  • Recent attacks on peaceful demonstrations (possibly mixed with violent burst outs) shows that authorities are stressed and try to scare people to obedience loyalty but also any violent act in peaceful demonstration by demonstrators will be used as argument for even more violence and oppression. That's why leadership aiming at isolation and non-violent discipline is so central even no when Egyptian autorithy act as opressor. The stronger non-violent dicipline, the stronger democratic non-violent movements get.
  • People need hope. Hope appears when people feel they are seen. If your sen and suffering is confirmed, hope emerges as one feel noticed, and if you are noticed you don't feel worthless, and if you are not worthless your life has a value, and if life has a value hope and meaning appears.justice or feeling of justice is an important drivning force for people. Insight that it is efficient and potentially powerful with non-violent struggle helps people in non violent struggle.
  • By signalling that sitiric provocation not can or should be forbidden but in the same time point out that hurting anyone's feeling never is the goal IT could hopefully contribute to deescalation before dangerous situations occur. Prevention of provocation  by forecoming the hurting of persons feelings does not neccessarily take power away from satire.
  • No terrorist act like Charlie Hebdoe can be justified. However, once point has been made in any satire it is nothing wrong with clearly signalling regret for/if hurting people's feelings as hurting people never should be the aim but reflction.Confirmation of opponent's suffering thus creates deescalation which possible could be considered in order not to stop free speeches but promote dialogue and deescalation of violence and meningsless killing. Even now regret for hurting people on any side is important, even though demcratic principles need to be defended. Promoting deescalation can never be a failure.
  • First, religion is a way of looking at life and time after death. Any violent act is a human act without any support in religion. Second, the number of people that believe in the open democratic society with an open mind for the importance of free will is greater than any terrorist formation. Still to realise that integration in investing in own society's integration to avoid aleniation must not be ignored as this is the best way to minimize potential for recruiting new "warriors" in conflict in Syriah or for terrorist acts wherever on our globe.#peaceinthepresent#
  • The global experience of personal suffering is tremendous! Global brain power is used by thinkers to define key fectors for effective nonviolent struggle. LIttle is known about what people with personal experience of losses hols on to in order to stay nonviolent. Is it what they were taught as children, what formed your conviction of nonviolent struggle is the right thing, is it facts as it comes to efficience of non-violent struggle in comparison to violent struggle as it comes to loss of innocent lives? Together all of you with experience globally can contribute and the collective experience can help us form key factors for maintainence of nonviolent behaviour and that can be used in improving efficiency of any non-violent struggle. Therefore don´t hesitate to contribute on this forum, your experience and reflection is invaluable!Please dont hesitate to tweet or retweet so that global beainpaower can be used to answer this inportant question!
  • Regardless of side in any conflict, the tragedy in Peshwaar, with loss of over 140 lives of which a majority was children, reminds us that no conflict can be won by escalation of violence. Indeed, regardless of part, killers of children need to answer to themselves, what did the children do? Dehumanization of opponents and killing of innocent persons is always a tragedy. Violence has once again demonstrated to be worthless if the goal is sustainable Peace and avoidance of loss of civilian innocent lives. Let never this kind of strategy weaken conviction of non-violent solutions in conflict.