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Person Power: Daily Metta

“Swaraj of a people means the sum total of the swaraj of individuals.” ~ Gandhi, Harijan, March 25, 1939, p. 64 “Person power” is a term coined by the Metta Center for Nonviolence to describe the vision of swaraj, or self-rule, that Gandhi propounded. Large masses of people do make an impact and can uproot… read more

“Determination and Faith”–Daily Metta

January 19 “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” -Gandhi (Harijan, 11-19-1936, pp. 341-2) Nonviolence is sometimes referred to as “people power.” This is a perfectly valid idea, but we should not think of nonviolence solely as the power of large masses… read more

Vote Power and People Power

By Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook Printed in Tikkun on Nov. 6, 2012 at this link What do Belgrade, Manila, and Kiev have in common? In all three capitals, among others, people took to the streets in large numbers to protest — and overthrow — a regime that sought to hold onto its power… read more

people power

People power is a term coined during the 1986 uprising of the Filipinos that culminated in the nonviolent moment at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue.  It is used to describe movements that mobilize large numbers of people against a repressive regime. It is closely linked with the notion of consent based power, in which nonviolence, is conceived… read more