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Waging Nonviolence is hiring a writer to interview leading movement figures and analysts and produce one Q&A-style article per week. The writer will work with our small editorial team to identify the interview subject each week. For the most part, we’ll be looking to hear from activists, organizers and scholars who can shed light on… More
Of all the nonviolent actions taking place around the world today, two of the most outstanding are missing from this report:
1. The villagers of of Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island in the south of South Korea are waging a very valiant struggle against the building of a navy base on their island which is a UNESCO heritage site and a popular tourist destination because of its extreme beauty, including coral reefs. One man is back on a hunger strike after a previous 55 day one while he was in prison. Another protester is awaiting trial. MacGregor Eddy of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space was just there and reports that villagers daily impede construction work, including attempts to pour concrete in the water on the reefs to build the base from the sea to the land. See http://nobasestorieskorea.blogspot.com/ or keepspace4peace.org for updates
2. Pakistanis in the 10s of thousands are sitting in, blocking NATO/US/ISAF supply routes from Pakistan to Afghanistan in protest against US drone strikes on Pakistani targets that are killing many civilians and violate Pakistan’s sovereignty. http://www.asiadespatch.com/2011/05/imran-khan-inspires-anti-drone-protesters-at-karachi-dharna/