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Learn about nonviolent conflict and civil resistance

Learn about nonviolent conflict and civil resistance

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Cell Phone Guide for Occupy Wall Street Protesters (and Everyone Else) Occupy Wall Street has called for a global day of action on October 15, and protesters are mobilizing all over the world. In the United States, the Occupy Wall Street movement has already spawned sizeable protests in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Austin, and other cities. Several of these movements have faced opposition from their local police departments, including mass arrests. Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting their protests -- and encounters with the police -- using electronic devices like cameras and cell phones. The following tips apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or arrested by police.

Conflict Management Skills Gregorio Billikopf Party-Directed Mediation (3rd Edition - January 2014) 446 pages + xvi preface 14 chapters, 3 appendices, index Author: Gregorio Billikopf, University of California Colorado Transgender Girl Banned From First-Grade School Bathroom <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Business News</a> Copy Coy Mathis, born a male triplet, has behaved like a girl since she was 18 months old. For the Fracture of Good Order “Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children….” These were Father Daniel Berrigan’s words when he was on trial in 1969 for a draft board raid in Catonsville, Maryland. He and eight others had entered the draft board office during business hours, removed draft files (against some resistance from the staff) and then burned them out front with homemade napalm. At the time, there were many who construed this as an act of violence and, given the denunciations of property destruction emerging out of Oakland today, there are many in our current day who would undoubtedly agree.

Basics of Conflict Management Clarifying Confusion About Conflict Types of Managerial Actions That Cause Workplace Conflicts Key Managerial Actions / Structures to Minimize Conflicts Ways People Deal With Conflict To Manage a Conflict with Another Person Additional Perspectives on Conflict Management General Resources About Conflict Management Also see Related Library Topics Note that many methods intended for addressing conflict between two people also might be considered as methods to address group conflict.

The Human Chain as a Non-Violent Weapon One of the main weapons of non-violent uprisings are human chains. The latter's power is, as with all chains, its continuous physical form: a line of protesters interlocking arms and blocking the mobility of state agents. This is the breathing, striving material form of a collective body unified in its aim to wrest space from the control of the state. Paul Virilio wrote that “a place changes in quality according to the facility with which it can be crossed” (Bunker Archaeology, p.19). Human chains qualitatively transform and politicize space because they make it hard for state agents to move, cross that space, and control it. This striation explicitly made against the state may in most cases be purely local and temporary; but it can disrupt the fake smoothness of corporate space deeply enough to expand, as it happened at Davis, the spatial reach of insurrections.

Occupy! Now What? « MADE IN AMERICA One can sympathize with the central message of the Occupy movement that economic inequality and injustice have gone too far (a message recently reaffirmed by the Congressional Budget Office’s report on inequality, the Census Bureau’s new report on poverty, and the Justice Department’s criminal complaints against financial operators) and still have the foreboding that things will not turn out well. Paul Stein/Flikr Street protest movements rarely turn out well. Tent City University – one of the most remarkable aspects of Occupy London When, as now seems likely, the Occupy London protesters are forced to pack up their tents outside St Paul's Cathedral the capital will be losing more than one of its newer and less likely tourist attractions. Also facing eviction, following this week's high court decision, is the camp's innovative and vigorous educational arm which, according to academics who have spoken there, can often be a more intellectually stimulating environment than the universities that provide their day jobs. Within a few days of the main camp setting up by St Paul's Cathedral in October, the grandly named Tent City University – in reality a draughty marquee a few metres from a busy road with few amenities beyond a ramshackle sound system and a sprinkling of elderly sofas – set up for business, offering lectures not just to activists but to anyone who happened to be passing by.

In The Era Of Big Boxes, A Day For The Little Guy CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- It began quietly, as an email to 40 friends. But when a steady stream of customers began coming through the door before the family-owned Chagrin Hardware had even opened for the day on Saturday, it was clear that it had turned into much more than that. The idea started with Jim Black, a resident of Chagrin Falls, a close-knit village in Cleveland's eastern suburbs that is part artist colony and part bedroom community.

5 Acts of Creative Disruption The shadow of corporate domination has never felt so powerful—but neither has the ingenuity of resistance. Here are five ways everyday people have brought national attention to some of our biggest corporate calamities. 1. Mic Check for Health Care In the spirit of the Occupy movement, protesters "mic checked" Scott Serota, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, at a U.S. Pancho Ramos Stierle: Nonviolence Is Radical by Sarah van Gelder An interview with the activist who made headlines when he was arrested while meditating at Occupy Oakland. posted Feb 23, 2012 Pancho Ramos was arrested while meditating when police raided the Occupy Oakland encampment in November 2011. Painter Ly Vũ Hoàng based her work on press photos of the arrest.

Cthulhu Dagon 2012 So, let’s start with the obvious question: You’re the Great Cthulhu; is that right? Only in the literal sense. Great. Terrible. All Powerful Oz. Occupy 2.0: The Great Turning by Michael Nagler Michael Nagler on building a movement to build a new reality. posted Apr 05, 2012 The spinning wheel, and the spinning wheel alone, will solve the problem of the deepening poverty of India. —Mahatma Gandhi Anyone who thinks consumption can expand forever on a finite planet is either insane or an economist.

Occupy Sandy: Why Activists Are Working with NYC Mayor, Police Two hundred people were lined up at a hurricane relief center in a park in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood on Sunday morning when three volunteers hoisted the banners of two enemy camps that had come together in an uneasy collaboration: the Occupy movement and the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. One of those helping hang the banners on white tents with duct tape was Red Hook resident Kirby Desmarais, 26, a band manager and volunteer with the local branch of Occupy Sandy, an effort launched the day after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast in late October. “I’m getting a little verklempt. This is a really big thing,” Desmarais said, looking at the two signs, using the Yiddish word for choked with emotion. One banner read, “Occupy Sandy Mutual Aid Not Charity.” The other, sent by the mayor’s office, read, “City of New York Distribution and Relief Center.”