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Spotted! Happenings in the Culture of Active Nonviolence

Posted by Ryan Hall
05.17.16
Spotted blog post 5-17-16

By Rivera Sun

Here are just a few of the actions taken by your creative and determined fellow citizens this week. You may also wish to follow #BreakFree2016 for more inspiring nonviolent actions occurring worldwide to shift from fossil fuels to renewables.

SURJ Benjamin Craft ReardonSURJ by Benjamin Craft-ReardonHouston, TX – As part of the national Love is Unstoppable campaign, an interfaith group gathered at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church to share their collective vision of a more just & loving Houston in the face of the current intolerance and fear-mongering. This event was part of the national day of solidarity with the SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) group.  Campaign Nonviolence-Houston Organizer Jerry Monroe Maynard, spoke and participated in the events. Photo by Benjamin Craft-Rendon and others.


PSU Die-In Brianna Christine
Portland, OR – Disarm PSU! Photo by Brianna Christine. Students at Portland State University in Oregon recently organized a die-in and rally to protest the university’s decision to arm their security staff with lethal weapons.


Eugene Homeless RallyEugene, OR – Dana Jo Cook held this provocative sign at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza during the “Rally Against Fences and Criminalization of Homelessness. Folks rallied on April 25th in opposition to Eugene Parks and Open Space’s decision to build fences beneath a bridge, rather than using the funds to help unhoused citizens secure shelter and assistance. Photo by David Geitgey Sierralupe.


Houston Keep It In the GroundHouston, TX – #KeepItInTheGround 6th Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Spill, demanding no new oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Lengthy #keepitintheground banner is serving its role of inspiring questions from passersby #nonewleases — at Hyatt Regency Houston. Photo by Benjamin Craft-Rendon


West Roxbury Chuck CollinsWest Roxbury, MA – Clark Taylor blocks construction at the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, a new project that will run explosive gases through a dense neighborhood. #StopWestRoxburyLateral has been resisting the construction for nine months with waves of civil disobedience, including an arrest of the city council member. Photo by Chuck Collins


Sisters of Mercy Albany FlotillaAlbany, NY – Sisters of Mercy and Associates joined the flotilla in Albany, New York, as part of the #KEEPITINTHEGROUND action during #BreakFree2016. Photo by Mary Pendergast

 


GroupShotNonViolenceGentHonolulu, HI – Wally Inglis in Hawaii brought the Campaign Nonviolence message to the streets of Honolulu last Friday as part of an action protesting fracking and the importing of Liquid Natural Gas to Hawaii.


Campaign Nonviolence collects photos and short captions describing the nonviolent actions. If you have something to share, please email info(at)paceebene.org with a photo and a 100-300 word description (location, issue, message, and further info). Thank you!

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