“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery
that human beings, by choosing to change the inner attitudes
of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”
~ William James

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What IsNonviolent” about Nonviolent Communication?

Martin Luther King, Jr. beside a picture of Gandhi. (Photo: Bob Fitch)

Why nonviolent movements are more successful at achieving their goal

View from the Lincoln Memorial toward the Washington Monument on August 28, 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering “I Have a Dream” at the 1963 Washington D.C. Civil Rights March.

Article Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7

Kashtan on ‘Peace’ verses ‘Nonviolence’

“We still have a choice today; nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation.” ~ MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr:

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence – April 4, 1967

"We must be the change we wish to see." Gandhi

Conflict Hotline – Aug ’10 (1a of 4) – Social Change

Scenarios include: Two protest leaders disagree about how to effect change in “It’s supposed to be nonviolent”

Program in full: Conflict Hotline – Aug. ’10 Social Change – YouTube

An interview with Michael Nagler, nonviolence expert and founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education is also featured.


Gandhi/Nonviolence, visually-portrayed:

Working for Peace Without Recreating War by Miki Kashtan


Conflict Hotline – April ’10, Political Differences – YouTube

Empathy Documentary Dominic Barter on Empathy


SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in His Own Words:  Inspired by the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King. He was born January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which he delivered at New York’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, “I Have Been to the Mountain Top,” that he gave on April 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated.

Martin Luther King, Jr. — I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (April 3 1968)

MLK:  “And another reason that I’m happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we are going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demands didn’t force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.”

Nina Simone: Why (The King of Love Is Dead) – YouTube


The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue.
The Dalai Lama

Occupy Voice: NVC Support Line for the Occupy Movement –
By Appointment (venue to further practice Street Giraffe)


For ANYONE involved in or affected by OCCUPY WALL ST. :

empathy • mediation • consultation
conflict transformation skills

Consultation Available by Appointment

Occupy Voice: A Resource for Anyone Affected by the Occupy Movement

Teach-in on Nonviolence at Occupy Chapel HillYouTube

TEDx-Catherine Cadden-Direct Action in Love

Occupy Wall Street –


January 20, 2012 – Move to Amend Occupies the Courts!

TIME magazine’s Person of the Year 2011 – The Protester

If 2011 was the year of the protester, 2012 may prove to be the year of nonviolence.

Paul Krugman:

#occupy | Common Dreams

Giraffe at sunset

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