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World without Wars to meet as the Arab world deals with the reality of a new Egypt

In a moment of global optimism following the non-violent revolution that swept through Tunisia and then Egypt, World without Wars and Violence meets to consider the current global situation and plan its strategy for the coming year. “We have not been this inspired at global events since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

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In Egypt and Tunisia nonviolence has been the motor of transformation

Rafael de la Rubia, spokesperson for last year’s World March for Peace and Nonviolence talks about Egypt, Tunisia and the implications for the Arab world. Highlighting the essential role of nonviolence de la Rubia pays tribute to the young people who drove the process to its conclusion. “They have given the rest of the world a Master Class in non-violent revolution.”

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Martin Luther King Day

 Around the world on Monday the 17th of January people celebrated and remembered Martin Luther King Jr. as a heroic figure in the African American civil rights movement. To mark this date, students, groups, associations and institutions in the United States and Canada remembered Martin Luther King’s nonviolent and truth-seekers movement. King inspired generations of people with his message.

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Nonviolence as Spirituality

Many consider nonviolence simply as a form of struggle for social and political change. In this sense, the figures of Mohandas Gandhi (popularly known as Mahatma) and Martin Luther King appear as champions of nonviolence.

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Spanish campaign to reduce military spending

In October last year, the International Association "World without Wars" started a signature collection campaign through the internet advocating for a drastic reduction of military spending to reduce the national deficit as an alternative to the cuts in social spending implemented

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