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How Repression Helps Nonviolent Activists Occupy the Public Sphere

This is a featured post on PCDN A turning point in many social movements comes when authorities try to repress nonviolent activists but their efforts backfire, attracting wider attention and expanding movement participation. Activists’ use of nonviolent methods matters, and in many cases, planning for repression can make it more likely that repression advances the

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No Time to Say Goodbye

No Time to Say Goodbye October 2019 – Supporting victims who die by suicide Crossposted from Emerge Center This week’s too often untold story is about domestic abuse victims who die by suicide. Mark Flanigan (bio below) recounts the experience of supporting his dear friend Mitsu, who died by suicide one day after disclosing to

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Raj Gandhi inspires Park University students

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism When asked to describe Mahatma Gandhi, most would say he was an Indian independence leader, human rights defender, and spiritual guide. However, “People don’t think of him as a journalist” even though “he was a journalist from an early age, and died as a journalist.” This

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Moving from Reactive to Proactive Change in the Wellness Field

Moving from reactive to proactive change in the policing profession isn’t a novel idea, yet the weight of bureaucracy in policing seems to hold back the proactive change still needed to fight the suicide epidemic facing law enforcement today. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) discussed the reactive nature of the policing profession

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Prof. Raj Gandhi to visit Park Univ; discuss peace journalism

Join us at Park University (Parkville, MO; Greater Kansas City area) for an event celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday. The event features Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi, scholar, author, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. 7:00-8:30-Monday, Aug. 26, Park University Chapel Gandhi: The first peace journalist What lessons can Gandhi teach us about journalism and public service, and

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Release of “Democracy, International Law, and Statelessness” and The History and Current Trajectory of the ELN
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Release of “Democracy, International Law, and Statelessness” and The History and Current Trajectory of the ELN

MIPJ Publisher/Executive Editor, K.J. Wetherholt, will be releasing two works dealing with crisis/conflict, and international security: Democracy, International Law and Statelessness (Longform Academic Article) – Released August 30, 2019 Stateless populations, currently thought to represent over 12 million people and despite international conventions and rule of law, continue to be one of the most vulnerable

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