Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Linked with Peaceable Assembly Campaign.

Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003. Voices participants rely on and have learned from experiences of those who have engaged in active nonviolent resistance to military might in the U.S. including draft resistance; resistance to the wars in Latin America; and resistance to nuclear weapons, such as the Plowshares resistance efforts. Voices draws upon the lessons gleaned from active participation in peace teams in Haiti, Yugoslavia, Palestine and Iraq … (full text about).

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What you can do; Friends, Allies; Newsletters; Archive; Resources; Books, DVDs;
Address: Voices for Creative Nonviolence, 1249 W Argyle Street #2, Chicago, IL 60640, USA;
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Nonviolence Guidelines: The Peaceable Assembly Campaign is committed to nonviolence in all aspects of the campaign. All participants in the PAC are expected to share this commitment to nonviolence during this campaign. 

While nonviolence is defined in different ways by different people in different contexts, and while there exists the need to continue discussion and debate on how nonviolence and nonviolent action is conceived, the Peaceable Assembly Campaign is adopting the following principles for this particular campaign:

  • We will act with love, openness, compassion and respect toward all who we encounter and their surroundings. We will be nonviolent in our actions, words and otherwise.
  • We will act fairly and honestly with people regardless of the situation or the role they play.
  • We will remain calm and aware at all times.
  • We will prepare ourselves emotionally, mentally and spiritually before we act and will recognize our opposition is to a system of violence and militarism, not to individuals.
  • We will keep a clear state of mind, refraining from the use of drugs or alcohol, other than for medical purposes.
  • We will carry no weapons.
  • We will seek dialogue with those who may disagree with us and maintain a spirit of openness, friendliness and respect towards all with whom we engage.
  • We will gather and act in a manner that reflects the world we choose to create.

In addition, we will not commit any damage to property during this campaign, while recognizing that discussion should continue about which forms of property damage (such as Plowshares – Disarmament actions) might be considered to be nonviolent in nature and which forms of property damage might be considered violent in nature.

Participating Organizations.

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