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Activist News: NVA Jan-Feb 2006

Nonviolent Activist, January - February 2006


UFPJ Rejects Future Work With A.N.S.W.E.R.

On December 12, the antiwar coalition United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) issued a statement entitled “Ending the War in Iraq, Building a Broad Movement for Peace and Justice, and Our Experience with ANSWER,” in which they announced the steering committee’s decision on December 4 to end future work with the organization Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, A.N.S.W.E.R.

NVA Letters

Nonviolent Activist, January - February 2006


Déjà Vu

I am deeply troubled by the article written by Bill Weinberg in your Nov-Dec 2005 issue: “The Question of International A.N.S.W.E.R.”

As a 72-year-old who remembers the intra-left squabbles of the many “Socialist/Socialist Workers/SPF”groups of the 1950s and how those futile conflicts served mainly to fuel the right-wingers and the Joseph McCarthyite movement of the time, I think “Déjà vu! Enough already!”

Decades of Nonviolence Training

From The Nonviolent Activist, July - August 1998

Practicing Nonviolence
By Joanne Sheehan

The acquisition of the spirit of nonresistance is a matter of long training in … appreciation of the hidden forces within ourselves. It changes one’s outlook on life. — Mohandas Gandhi

We have to practice nonviolence before we can practice nonviolence. I have developed a deeper understanding of the philosophy and practice of nonviolence through nonviolence training.