Violence and nonviolence are, after all, two different forms of theater. They both depend and thrive on the response of an audience.
September 18, 2011 10:01 AM Subscribe
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"If we, as a global audience, focus solely on violence and militarism, we reinforce the notion that they are the most effective form of action. On the other hand, if we pay more attention to nonviolent or unarmed efforts, we strengthen the legitimacy and influence of those choosing to use these means.
the efforts of a small but united group of Palestinian and Israeli activists to prevent the partial destruction and isolation of the village of Budrus. In her August TED talk
, she explains why media attention to non-violent conflict resolution is a critical ingredient in its success or failure.