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September 27, 2004


Carl Nyberg

The display is funny on my computer. Is this a problem on my end?

Dianne Pulte

Re the effectiveness of non-violence: It's been tried and it works. People on the Indian subcontinent rose violently against the British in multiple times and places during the colonial period. But who got the British out? Gandhi by use of non-violent means. Many countries violently resisted occupation by the Nazis during WWII. But which country saved most of its Jewish population? Denmark, again by non-violent means (having resisted violently briefly and futilely.) I could go on...Non-violent resistence doesn't always work, but it works better than violence and at least does not create further injustices, further reasons for violence.


Diane -- thanks for the Danish example. It's a good one for when militarists counter. "But what about World War II?" People don't think much about these examples: including me. I should look more often at the WRL 2002 Calendar, whick gives a success story of nonviolent resistance for each passing month.

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