XR allows anyone to join if they agree with the values – so how do our actions stay nonviolent?

Key points from an event by Extinction Rebellion UK: XR has designated de-escalators who scan the crowd and empathize with the individuals that make up the crowd. XR is nonviolent, but our tactics, even down to the tone we sing songs in, can become aggressive by causing harm to people without us wanting to. We … Continue reading XR allows anyone to join if they agree with the values – so how do our actions stay nonviolent?

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Brief thoughts on the use of petitions and the Indian legal system

Do petitions work? That totally depends on what they are for and in what legal system they seek to operate. Today, I sent around a petition to my Indian friends, which asks to sign in order to bring charges for a politician who apparently incited violence at the recent Delhi protests. Many of my friends … Continue reading Brief thoughts on the use of petitions and the Indian legal system

The power politics of law enforcement: Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul under the unlawful ICT Act

This article was originally published on the website of The Hague Peace Projects on October 1, 2018.   After the death of two students in a road accident in late July 2018, protests sparked in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, with tens out thousands of students not only protesting the lack of government effort to prevent thousands … Continue reading The power politics of law enforcement: Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul under the unlawful ICT Act