Singing to Freedom- Bassel Shahade

This video directed by Bassel Shahade starts with a dedication to Shahade, who recently was killed in Homs, Syria while he worked on a documentary and trained media activists: “A tribute and gratitude to Bassel Shahade Who has since been killed doing what he loved, promoting nonviolence and training activists how on media activism. “The free spirit that found its “Home” through freeing itself from the mortal “body” that constrained its presence to one place, whilst it was all the time searching for a way to belong to all places … Continued

Regularly scheduled meeting of Nonviolent Caucus Thursday at 4:30 at the Rising Loafer

In response to some inaccuracies that have been circulated about the June 14 OONV meeting, 4:30 at the Rising Loafer, the following clarification is needed. Tomorrow’s meeting the the Rising Loafer at 4:30 is NOT a meeting that “has been called to determine how to extricate OO from the Black Bloc.” It is a regularly scheduled meeting of OONV. The agreed upon purpose of Occupy Oakland Nonviolent Caucus (OONV) is as follows: Consensus decision 2/2/12—1st general meeting It is NOT the purpose of the group to pass NV resolution for all of #OO, but … Continued

Kingian Nonviolence Training April 21st and 22nd

Please join us for the 2-day Training in Kingian Nonviolence on April 21st & 22nd, 10 AM – 6 PM in Berkeley. The fee is Self-determined. To register, please email us at Kingian Nonviolence The History of Kingian Nonviolence On April 3rd of 1968, Dr. King was in Memphis, TN where he gave the renowned “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech to a packed audience. After returning to his room at the Lorraine Motel, he was talking with several of his closest advisers when he had a moment of revelation. He … Continued

Strategic Dimensions of Resistance: Presentation by Erica Chenoweth, Ph.D.

Thursday March 29th 7:30 PM Berkeley Fellowship Hall • 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Avenue), Berkeley What are the strategic costs and consequences of civil resistance methods? What have other campaigns found effective in past struggles? Are nonviolent resistance methods or violent resistance methods more effective in achieving strategic goals? Under what conditions do certain tactics work and why? How have the tactical evolutions of nonviolent and violent insurgencies affected their strategic outcomes? How do non-state actors best combat police violence? Dr. Erica Chenoweth will discuss her recent research on … Continued

Nonviolent Caucus meeting on March 29 has been changed, due to Erica Chenoweth event

The next Nonviolent Caucus meeting will be brief and take place at Berkeley Fellowship Hall, Thursday, March 29th, at 5:30 pm. This will precede the Strategic Dimensions of Resistance conference with Erica Chenoweth, Ph.D. that is being sponsored by the Nonviolent Caucus, and being held on Thursday, March 29th 7:30 PM   5:30 pm Nonviolent Caucus Meeting 7:30 pm Erica Chenoweth Berkeley Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita) Berkeley, CA