Posts by Metta Center

Security Without Violence

Music by Nimo Patel This week Nonviolence Radio revisits a 2018 interview with Yasmin Maydhane and Carmen Lauzon from Nonviolent Peaceforce, an organization dedicated to effective nonviolent conflict resolution. Yasmin and Carmen talk about their work doing unarmed civilian protection in South Sudan and the Philippines, respectively. They share inspiring stories about the power of… read more

Nonviolence Report March 05, 2021

The Nonviolence Report with Michael Nagler for March  5th, 2021.In this Episode — 01:01     Digital savviness 01:48     DC Peace Team Capitol Report 02:27     Meta Peace Team going to Israel-Palestine 04:47     Basic Training for UCP 05:09     Peace and Justice Studies Association 06:25     Nonviolence International webinar 08:21     Myanmar protestors killed 09:47     Principled Nonviolence 10:08     Obstructive program… read more

Bacha Khan:’My Life and Struggle’

The Metta Center is excited to support the launch of My Life and Struggle, The Autobiography of Abdul Ghaffar Khan. Join us on Facebook Live, Sunday, March 14th, 9AM Pacific Standard Time (9PM Pakistan Standard Time.) Speakers for this event include: Jalila Haider — Human rights lawyer and activist from Quetta currently at Sussex as… read more

Nonviolence in the Justice System

This week, after the Nonviolence Report. Nonviolence Radio broadcasts a recording of a speech from the keynote from the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education’s 2017 conference by Dr. Fania Davis. As the founder of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, a legal scholar, and a decades-long activist in the civil rights anti-racial violence,… read more

The Politics of Reparations

This week, Michael and Stephanie talk about reparations (and more) with UC Berkeley professor emeritus, Charles Henry, who is also the former president of the National Council for Black Studies and former chair of Amnesty International USA. In 2007, years ahead of his time, Professor Henry wrote a book on the issue of reparations, Long… read more

’63 Boycott Screening

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools.… read more

Nonviolence Report Feb 5, 2021

Michael Nagler gives the Nonviolence Report for February 5, 2021. In this episode:00:31 President Biden ending support for the war in Yemen.01:17 10-point Plan for peace president. 1:56 The end of private prisons by the U.S. Justice Department2:23 Overturning the Muslim ban. Rejection of KXL pipeline. Rejoining of the Paris Agreement.3:54 Stephen Zunes article5:07 Truth… read more

Coup vs. Nonviolence

Stephen Zunes, professor of Politics and International Studies at University of San Francisco, joins Michael and Stephanie on this episode of Nonviolence Radio to talk about how the coup attempt on January 6 reveals some remarkable and genuinely hopeful forces growing inside our democracy. Rather than fear and outrage, Professor Zunes encourages us to take… read more