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Leaflet advocating Gandhian Resistance I distributed in Washington DC at Climate change rally

Started Nov 21, 2012 0 Replies

We Climate Change Activists Are Not Serious Enough!Our culture is the ultimate in superficiality.We seek to maximize public support. Such is the way of most political activism.Beyond the breadth of…Continue

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American environmentalists successfuilly suppress discussion of Gandhi

Started this discussion. Last reply by Balamurali Balaji Aug 30, 2011. 8 Replies

Tonight I returned from making a 5 minute presentation to a third of the nonviolent direct action workshop at Powershift 2011 at the DC Convention Center.  I had expected to speak to the whole…Continue

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In regard to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi I am a / we are an
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Hopefully I am wrong, but it appears I am the only advocate of Gandhian resistance in the US. Gandhi is, of course, much more than resistance. It seems all US scholars of Gandhi avoid resistance and none of those who do nonviolent arrest urge others who do so to avoid seeking mercy.
I've been arrested about 30 times and did 4 months in jail in 1982.
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Since 2002 active with the 911Truth movement.
Since 1977 I've been active against nuclear power, being one of the 1414 arrested with the Clamshell Alliance at the nuclear plant at Seabrook, NH
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At 5:19 on September 2, 2011, Bernard "Bernie" Meyer said…

FOR began in 1915 in Europe. So, there have been many actions and many CDs. I am unaware of quilty pleas by FOR members for CDs, but I do not know about most of the actions. Peace, Bernie

PS I have done many CDs or better Citizen Interventions, one Court appearance just last Monday for Blocking the entrance to Sub Base Bangor on the Hood Canal in Washington State. Trident Subs carrying nuclear weapons.

At 16:32 on September 5, 2010, Dr. Ravindra Kumar said…
Awaiting your complete address David! To send you a copy of NON-COOPERATION soon.
Ravindra Kumar
At 16:31 on March 23, 2010, Neil Garland said…
David, we need to organize something against President Obama's support of a nuclear power plant in Atlanta, that will only create 800 jobs, see

Lets have dinner soon so we can meet.
Neil Garland
At 9:05 on March 22, 2010, Om Prakash Joshi said…
It is interesting to read the discussion. Why to discuss about steel and concrete, rather than human life. Laden or some body else killed thousands of human beings is important for discussion. Gandhi always advocated for non-violence, truth and vegetarianism. We must also advocate these basic points of Gandhi
At 8:14 on March 20, 2010, Dipak Dholakia said…
Dear David
I have posted my respons to your comments. I think you have missed it. I copy-paste it here so you can respond to it. There are three more comments on the thread.Here is mine:
I too am confused because I did not find 'Reply to this' under the latest post by David Slesinger. I do not know how this would appear.
David, we belong to the same age group.
First thing, I realise the problem you face which is more in nature of ideological weaknesses on the part of the people around you. I mean, they do not believe, what they say. You have very rightly said that: " I have been urging American activists to see that the most important dimension is not theory or even evidence, but courage/cowardice.". I could not agree more. to tell you honestly, I happened to be agovernment employee till Nov. 08, I have had no opportunity to enagage in activism. I am an untried Gandhian. On the other hand you are doing something and willing to fight for what you think is correct.
I am happy that you have conceded my point that Laden is a culprit for other crimes even if he may not be responsible for 9/11. The main thing is, how to enlist people's support. Is there some sort of Right to Information Act whci may be used to extract information about actions government took before 9/11. I am just indulging in loud thinking. Is it possible to file a petition before a court to make government answerable?
See, my personal opinion does not count. it is your opinion that has to have priority for you. I can only discuss this with you.
It is surprising that your colleagues are not forthcoming in your support. But that is the way it is.
I would still say that creating consensus is very important. The evidence of government involvement must gather public support or must go to a court of law. That is courts should take cognizance of the evidence. I think you do work on this line too. This is more a matter of inquiry commission than of public agitation. at least, this is how I think.
At 13:17 on March 16, 2010, Neil Garland said…
Dear David,
I will try and call you tonite, very happy to hear from you. Do you like Indian Food?
Dr. Neil Garland
At 9:26 on March 14, 2010, Riccardo Gramegna said…
Hi David! I heard already about you and your 'actions'. A.B.Bhardwaj told me years ago and i finally got to meet yo here! Good. I'll send ou a friendship invitation!

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