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What was Mohandas #Gandhi doing carrying wounded #British soldiers off the battlefield in #SouthAfrica in 1899? Gandhi was merely leading by example, in the ambulance corps he set up to support the British against the Boers in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). 1/12
#war
But why would Gandhi support the British, especially since he had experienced the humiliation of racial discrimination in South Africa soon after he got there? It was #OnThisDay in 1893 that Gandhi was thrown off a train for refusing to comply with racial segregation laws. 2/12
This was more than a decade before Gandhi evolved his concept of #civildisobedience. He spent 21 years (1893 - 1914) in South Africa and went on to organize the #CivilRights movement, to raise the status of the indentured #Indian population there. 3/12
#racism
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🔴What does globally renowned Indian🇮🇳 mystic @SadhguruJV think about his title as a #guru🧘‍♂️?

FRANCE 24's @DelanoDSouza speaks with #Sadhguru in an exclusive #interview, as he rides a motorcycle from Europe to India to raise awareness about soil degradation⤵️ #savesoil
@SadhguruJV @DelanoDSouza 🔴Indian🇮🇳 mystic @SadhguruJV counts #WillSmith among his followers... what does the famous #guru🧘‍♂️ think about the infamous #Oscars🎬 slap, and #nonviolence in general?

FRANCE 24's @DelanoDSouza speaks with #Sadhguru in an exclusive #interview⤵️
@SadhguruJV @DelanoDSouza 🔴📲Watch FRANCE 24's exclusive #interview with @SadhguruJV in full

f24.my/8XBm
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On the 53rd anniversary of the day Dr. King was assassinated, here is a #thread of #speeches and #sermons in which he speaks truth to power, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on issues of injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be. #MLK
“We’re coming to get our check.” #MLK on #poverty, #economic inequality, and America’s refusal to distribute “land to Black people, although the nation distributed land to other groups.
Today also marks the 54th anniversary of #MLK’s ‘Beyond #Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.’ Please spend some time with it. “If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read: Vietnam.” Link:
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You've probably wondered what someone was thinking, or if another person's experience of things is the same as yours? But ever wonder if nonhuman animals think & experience much like we do?

Here is a very enlightening TedTalk...

Please watch all of the videos (in order).

Pt.1
Part 2.

#brain#animals #evolution #ThinkAboutIt
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If I am to be suspended with so many other independent journalists, writers, which is likely... along with my brothers and my sisters... there is one more thing I must do.

And that is to share this single Lucy Parsons quote.

#Classwar Image
In response to negative comments, those unsettled by quote. The expression must be understood not as violence, but as self-defense. Freedom fighters, fighting against imperial invasions/occupations - fighting for their own lives & the lives of their loved ones, understand this.
Land defenders, Indigenous peoples that resist the #colonizers - that must defend themselves against a genocide that has never ended. Those fighting for their own lives, the lives of their loved ones, & the land to which they are connected & belong to. They understand this.
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#India's obsession with Hindu #victimhood is not confined to Hindutva politicians who, one can assume, spread the canard of "Hindus under attack" for their own political agenda of power, control and coercion. This @Youtube video was posted on a family #WhatsApp group.

It shows a certain 'holy man', by his own description, a #Sanyasi telling his cheering audience a story to illustrate a) the harm caused by #secularism and b) how minority religions are favoured by the state.
It's a cock and bull tale, of course, but worth recounting to show the duplicity, the lies, the latent misogyny, the vacuous logic, the sheer vile propaganda of it all. Apparently, he is visited by a Maulvi and a Padre (!) who start arguing with him and then start beating him up!
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.@NPR 's sympathetic soft balls got us some golden words in defence of looting 🤷🏽‍♂️

Logical next steps are defence of lynching, raping, and mass murder, no? 🤦🏽‍♂️

#BLM #Gandhi #NonViolence

npr.org/sections/codes… Image
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If you really want to make a change in the world, do something hard like #nonviolent #resistance. Read up and learn #satyagraha or change. It takes #strength & #courage; physical force is forbidden even in the so-called most favorable circumstances.

satyagrahafoundation.org/satyagraha-the…
If your cause is #righteous, Gandhi believed, the movement would speak for itself.

My personal justification for it is #psychological/#neurological (#CNS/#HPA).

If you use #violence, well the one with the biggest #ego or the biggest ego-extension (guns, tanks, war) will win.
Removing tools of violence (words, arms) from the equation, you form a mirror.

It's not easy though. You'd have to refine/drop/manage/elevate past your own #ego.

People - depending on personal history & psychology - sometimes become enraged at what they see in the #mirror.
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@Miohmy6 @FarleyMedia @deedeeindetroit @econbrkfst econbrkfst is engaging in a retaliation.
His home stalking was wrong.
Tweets about genitals. wrong.
brandon farley's counterstrike by crude emails wrong.

Nick lee is now harassing me for months on twitter, bc i encouraged decorum on ALL SIDES.
#Metoo
@Twitter @PortlandPolice
@Miohmy6 @FarleyMedia @deedeeindetroit @econbrkfst @Twitter @PortlandPolice Nick Lee @econbrkfst filmed Farley being assaulted, & did not properly report crime or preserve evidence. Nick Lee filmed himself stalking apartment where Farley resides. Daily, Nick lee of @econbrkfst stalks Farley @Twitter to punish him for providing useful data for LE. @FBI
@Miohmy6 @FarleyMedia @deedeeindetroit @econbrkfst @Twitter @PortlandPolice @FBI @econbrkfst should be prosecuted 4 harassment, cyberstalking, home stalking, & Racketeering associated with these crimes. He daily seeks to monetize his predatory harassment of individuals & falsely imply affiliation.
Disclaimer: I do not know Nick Lee or support #PortlandRiots
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Thank you, Dr. Bernice A. King ❤️ and others...
#nonviolence #OnlineProtestForJustice
Bringing people together.
#MLK
@farmerdarrell a start 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

pscp.tv/w/caZXHjFvUEtM…
Please encourage Young Black Americans not to follow the instigating black backpackers, you’ll only hurt yourself
Everyone has #Covid_19 fatigue on top of everything else.
I wrote down Dr. King’s 4 main points to start
@DisabilityJ praying for America 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
See thread for Common themes.
You can stay home and still connect ✌🏿✌🏼✌️
@threadreaderapp #unroll please ☮️
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Thread on #nonviolence theory and in particular the way #ExtinctionRebellion have over simplified 'Why Civil Resistance Works' research (WCRW) to short circuit important discussions around diversity of tactics that any #ClimateEmergency movement must have #NVDA #XR /1
XR uses unsourced claim from WCRW that non violent movements are twice as successful in many XR places including FAQ but assumptions in original paper make its claims irrelevant to debate around tactical diversity in radical environmental movement rebellion.earth/the-truth/faqs/ /2
First off violent movements are defined in WCRW as those in which 1000 or more battle deaths between armed combatants. This not only excludes every environmental action ever described as 'violent' but also armed groups like the Zapatistas & even Red Army Faction /3
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A thread on #nonviolence:

This man is not being passive. He is demonstrating attention to an ultimate goal by making it clear who’s the oppressed and who’s the oppressor. He is harnessing his energy to win a critical policy change in the freedom struggle.
#Nonviolence is not passive; nor does it cower in the face of evil and injustice. However, it is strategic, active and tactical, with an ultimate goal in mind. Now the question is: What’s the ultimate goal?
A critical mass of people with a shared ultimate goal will help us develop a global, comprehensive strategy. We determine the parts that make up the whole. Example: reuniting children with families is a part of the ultimate goal of creating a more peaceful, just, humane world.
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For what do you stand? #UltimateMeasure
Share your beliefs/passions/causes about:
#Love #Truth #Justice
#MLKDAY #MLK
#martinlutherkingday
What matters the most to you ~ for the Good of the Nation and the Planet?
#MLKDAY #ReclaimMLK
#WeGoHigh
#RESISTANCE
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Hunter Gray, a Civil Rights leader in JXN, MS, in the early 1960s, died earlier this week. He is most famously known for taking part in the 1963 Woolworth sit-in in JXN, which yielded this iconic photo. Gray is sitting at the counter, on the left. #Mississippi #NonViolence
In 2015 Gray wrote an account of the day for the @guardian: "That’s me in the picture. . . . They cut my face with sharp brass knuckles; someone cut the back of my head with the jagged edge of a broken sugar container. There was a good deal of blood." theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…
The picture of course went instantly everywhere. “Friends across the country called to say they had seen it, and we got letters from people all over the world.”

The image’s ongoing value, said Gray, was in reinforcing the idea that “change comes” from “grass roots people.”
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