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  • The knowledge is available thank to the tremendous work of for example Gene Sharp but indeed global efforts from persons all over the world. Ledares can embrace that knowledge and intensively work on all levels to achieve deescalation of aggression and fear. Messages in speeches and and media play an importan powerful role. May leaders and media use mediapower wisely towards deescalation.
  • Oppression, blockades and apartheid alike living conditions in Gaza blocks potential for freedom and hope for a life with quality. Similarily, rockets blocks hope for unthreatend living conditions on Israelian side. Thus, both sides prefer life in harmony. Escalation of violence Will inevitably lead to need of non-violent solutions which is what the majority of people on Gaza and Israel prefer. Leaders in Israel and Gaza, be brave and let hope for Peace in in Gaza! Gaza non-violent leadership is needed in order to isolate violence. Isolation of violence Will make it very hard for Israelian side to strike back. Leaders in Israel needs to be brave and eliminerar oppression in daily living in Gaza. However I think it is time to see how people in Gaza is treated. It is time for the world to talk about the conditions for daily living in Gaza. IT is indeed thrilling to think that establishment of respect for human rights in Gaza would create hope and make rocketing politically impossible which is what Israelians would like to see. Ending innocent peoples life is always an unbelievable tragedy. Let me end with a global question; What did the children do?
  • It is the countless losses by violent struggle , the conviction of non-violence effectiveness through other examples and leadership/planning of the non-violent struggle for guidance that help me stay non violent.
  • Regardless of political stand point politician goals can be achieved more efficiently and to less costs in terms of suffering, violonce and  deaths but only persons with extensive knowledge of Ucraine can do the analysis and set up the plan for non-violent struggle. Syncronized extensive firm non-violent struggle is very hard to defeat.
  • I would like to encourage everyone to reflect on what makes us stay non-violent even in situations when we suffer. When it comes to myself it is about conviction that non-violence is the only way ahead. The writing of Mr Gene Sharp is of great helt as it supports non-violent strategies as a workable way ahead. Whats your opinion? What helps you to stay non-violent when you loose someone dear?
  • Are leaders looking for ways to stay non-violent in Syriah?
    Some countries are now looking for argument to justify armed attack on Syriah. Indeed it is a terrible crime to use chemical weapons on civilian population. However, armed attacks have little chance to be sucessful and the risk is that civilians will suffer even more.  Red cross states this will lead to a disaster for civilian inhabitants, among those women and children. Already today, several million people do not have access to water, several million people are starving and it is impossible to reach them with support. Instead of finding arguments for attacking Syriah, leaders whould work hard to find.   knowledge and arguments for and present a non-violent strategy with the aim to solve the conflict. One would indeed expect Nobel Peace Prize winners to look very careful for non-violent strategies even in the conflict in Syriah.
  • Let us work on the alternative together!
    There is a great chance that we will be successful If we as non-violent struggle believers could join and use all our "brain-power" to define and present the alternative to violence in our region. It is not true that armed actions solve problems faster and to less costs in terms of deaths, but we need to work hard to define the alternative. For instance, in Syriah, what does the non-violent alternative look like? Can we unite to define that? Non-violent struggle is about careful analysis of the oppressor.
  • Finding The Angel In Us, Not The Demon
    We all need angels in our lives whether they are literal or spiritual angels. Ironically we spend a lot of time running from them. We run from what makes us happy and peaceful. We should always strife to allow the angel in us to always win over the demon. I have been thinking about this post for quite some time. I am not sure why I have not written this before other than timing, The world needs hope. We need hope. Wherever we are. Whatever we face. Whatever tries to make us hate. Always find the angel… Do not find the demon… Do not find ...
  • Self-Deception & Peace
    I have many times thought about when we want to make our perceived reality our own. We spend an enormous amount of time trying to justify why we are not to blame when in too many cases we conveniently forget that we are part of the problem. We try to justify our own behavior to make it right. We justify if only because of our desire to feel good, not because of the feeling of working for the overall good. I live a peaceful, convenient and comfortable life yet I never feel like iI am resting in it as I know others are in unrest. I love this initiative as it is all about finding ...
  • This initiative is just what I want...
    I really appreciate the initiative! I would say that I would consider non-violent alternatives in my area if I felt that it was presented in a convincing way. I think non-violent action needs to be very disciplined, very well organized. I think that was one of the most important lessons in Egypt. The insight in the population that there was a plan and that people were going to stick to the plan and that the plan was powerful was very important. So, a strategic plan targeting seveal areas, blogging, strikes, manifestations would be very important. Also, as observed in Egypt, the time ...