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non·vi·o·lence

 (nŏn-vī′ə-ləns)
n.
1. Lack of violence.
2. The doctrine, policy, or practice of rejecting violence in favor of peaceful tactics as a means of gaining political objectives.

non·vi′o·lent adj.
non·vi′o·lent·ly adv.

nonviolence

(nɒnˈvaɪələns)
n
abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals
nonˈviolent adj
nonˈviolently adv

non•vi•o•lence

(nɒnˈvaɪ ə ləns)

n.
1. absence or lack of violence.
2. the policy or practice of refraining from the use of violence, as in protesting oppressive authority.
[1915–20]
non•vi′o•lent, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonviolence - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperatenonviolence - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
hunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
Satyagraha - the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms
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Change needs to be nurtured in a culture of reverence, gratitude and inclusion while the tools of civil disobedience and non-violent direct action are used to express our collective power You are receiving this email because you opted in via our website.
"On August 31 we will be demonstrating a vision for the future, building community, using non-violent direct action to share our message that time is up for business as usual.
Gometra is already sinking, and blocking the bridge is intended to raise consciousness of the unfolding emergency by means of disruptive non-violent direct action."
Gometra is already sinking - and blocking the bridge is intended to raise consciousness of the unfolding emergency by means of disruptive non-violent direct action."
It will also hold talks, workshops, training in non-violent direct action, family-friendly activities and debates.
So-called due to their belief that climate change means "humanity and life on earth now face a direct existential threat", the Extinction Rebellion describe themselves as a non-violent direct action and civil disobedience group aiming to force policy changes to combat an "unprecedented global emergency".
"On June 18, we plan to carry out non-violent direct action to ensure Heathrow Authorities close the airport for the day, to create a 'pause' in recognition of the genocidal impact of high carbon activities, such as flying, upon the natural world.
She backed the non-violent direct action taken by demonstrators.
Footage of the altercation was uploaded on Facebook by the Brighton Hunt Saboteurs, a group dedicated to "protecting wildlife through non-violent direct action,"  (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/20/huntswoman-whips-masked-protesters-anti-hunt-confrontation-caught/) The Telegraph reported Monday. 
As far as how others can get involved in fighting for what they believe politically, Newsome believes the first course of action is to act at the local level: "It's important for people to know that there is still power in non-violent direct action."
The organisation's website states they are a non-violent direct action group seeking to end the building and expanding of illegal Israeli settlements through non-violent popular struggle and civil resistance.
"We always advocate for non-violent direct action, and I hope the police get the message when they plan their own actions," Sketchley added.