Past Events

(Photo courtesy of Eric Stoner)

 

WHY NONVIOLENCE WORKS
The Failure of Violence and Success of Nonviolence in
Afghanistan, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and Libya

A Presentation by Eric Stoner
Co-editor, Waging Nonviolence

Wednesday, April 13, 7PM
Quaker Meetinghouse, 280 State Road (Rt 23)
Great Barrington

As the War in Afghanistan stretches into its 10th year, what are the conditions on the ground for regular Afghans and what are the prospects for peace?

Meanwhile, how and why have nonviolent resistance strategies been effective in challenging or toppling authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen? And why did the Libyan uprising quickly turn to violence, and now, full-scale war?

On Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00pm, the South Berkshire Friends Meeting will sponsor a timely discussion of these questions with Eric Stoner, a journalist and activist who recently traveled to Afghanistan to see first-hand the conditions on the ground for the Afghan people.

His talk, titled, “Why Nonviolence Works: The Failure of Violence and Success of Nonviolence in Afghanistan, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and Libya,” will include his close-up review of the situation in Afghanistan as well as discussion of the ongoing Middle East uprisings and the war in Libya. 

 

Eric Stoner

 

 

Eric Stoner is a New York-based freelance journalist and an adjunct professor at St. Peter’s College. His articles have appeared in The Guardian, Mother Jones, The Nation, The Huffington Post, Sojourners, In These Times, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, among other publications. He is co-editor of Waging Nonviolence (www.wagingnonviolence.org), a blog that covers nonviolent actions and campaigns around the world.

The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by refreshments and informal discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

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