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    Nonviolence is a simple yet broad term that can reflect two smaller more complex terms that many people turn away from. Within nonviolence there is principled nonviolence and there is strategic nonviolence. To see the difference in the two clearly one only needs to think of separate leaders associated with the two methods: Mohandas K. Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. with principled nonviolence, and retired political theorist Gene Sharp with strategic nonviolence. The problem with the two different methods is that people are unaware that there is a distinction that needs to be seen. Just because principled and strategic nonviolence are both methods of nonviolence does not mean they encompass the same ideas. To better understand the distinction is to better understand nonviolence. To appreciate nonviolence fully it is important to gather the distinctions between the two categories and to understand the strengths and the disadvantages…

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    Chavez’s essay relies on many contrasts to support his claim of the superiority of nonviolence. The author consistently contrasts the pitfalls of violence with the benefits that nonviolence creates. He argues that while resorting to violence causes “many injuries and perhaps deaths” as well as “total demoralization of the workers” nonviolence “has exactly the opposite effect” allowing Chavez and his followers to “attract people’s support” and “gather the support of millions who have a…

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    This is the question that will be explored throughout this paper in regards to the applicability of the nonviolence paradigm to a Canadian setting and civil society initiatives. The nonviolence paradigm is based on “achieving without harm…things that are normally thought to be attainable through violence”. (Funk, 2015) This paradigm challenges the normality of achieving something with violence, by using non-violent measures. Much like world order this paradigm challenges power politics, with…

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    From the very beginning, two philosophies argued against each other deciding whether or not nonviolence is the right choice, but what is truly the right decision?The power of nonviolence is the answer to freedom. Nonviolence in this situation, is getting your way without any harm going to others. Nonviolence makes the most sense for America because it has more chance of succeeding, many people have used nonviolence, and because we don’t need any more violence than what we had with other…

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    We live in a world today where we are surrounded by violence. It seems to me that violence has increased within the last few years due to cultural and religious differences. Although violence has increased, has it really been effective? In my eyes, violence does nothing but hurt others. Instead, I believe that nonviolence is more effective. Like once said by the very influential Mahatma Gandhi, “Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest…

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    “[People] find it difficult to grasp the idea of nonresistance”(Doc G). There is an adequate amount of evidence from historical examples that nonviolence can be an effective and conclusive method of social action, and this can be shown through Gandhi and and King’s strategic methods. Gandhi brought independence to India and King brought civil rights to the United States. Ultimately, deep religious conviction was the underlying source of nonviolent success. Gandhi was a Hindu and believed…

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    In this passage, Gandhi talks about what nonviolence means to him. He talks about how important it is for him and his people to fight with the method of nonviolence. He talks about how nonviolence is a part of his life and how important it is for his movements like satyagraha, noncooperation, and civil disobedience. He also says non violence is the only way India can gain freedom. I believe that he is right, India gained their freedom, because of Gandhi and his non-violence method of fighting.…

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    Civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez, in his magazine article, "Nonviolence", highlights the flaws associated with violent actions. Chavez's purpose is to promote nonviolent retaliations as opposed to violent ones. He adopts an earnest tone in order to appeal to the social morals in his audience. Chavez begins his second paragraph by discussing how God says human life is a natural right and cannot be taken away. Through the use of appealing diction, Chavez appeals to religious readers by stating…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love.” Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the biggest advocates of demonstration through civil disobedience in world history. The purpose of civil disobedience is to be able to peacefully protest laws. This type of outcry can spur change without the violence other types of protests involve. It is the best way for citizens to express their discontent with the government and current laws without causing injury…

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    For years Gandhi used nonviolence protests against the British Empire and yes it was as hard as it sounds. Mahatma Gandhi was relentless when facing the economic, social, political, and environmental obstacles which he had to overcome. To start off, while Gandhi was an attorney in South Africa during 1893 he was thrown off a train for sitting in first class and being-what they call-colored, even though he acquired the proper payed ticket. This discrimination did not settle with Mr. Gandhi.…

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