Lokashakti Library of Nonviolence, Peace, and Social Justice

Reflections on Gandhi

An essay written by George Orwell in 1949, a year after the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi in New Delhi by a Hindu radical. Orwell published this in Partisan Review, an American journal he had written for a number of times in years prior, perhaps most notably in 1942 with his rather provocative 'Pacifism and the War'.


Remembering Howard Zinn - Bill Moyers Journal

This segment was broadcast as part of the January 29, 2010 episode of 'Bill Moyers Journal' in which he remembers historian and activist Howard Zinn, who had passed away just two days earlier at the age of 87. As Bill Moyers describes, Zinn left a rich legacy behind of educating for social justice and popular empowerment.


Santa's Ghetto 2007 - Banksy & Co.

During his second trip to Palestine, Banksy once again uses street art on the security wall to make a statement about the West Bank conflict. This time, Banksy also brings along other prominent artists to create a pop-up Christmas gallery across the street from the supposed birthplace of Jesus.


Slavery in Massachusetts

An address delivered by Henry David Thoreau July 4, 1854 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The event came a month after a man named Anthony Burns was captured under the Fugitive Slave Act, held at the Boston Courthouse, and eventually returned to slavery in Virginia.


The Competition - This American Life

A beautiful and powerful episode of the award-winning radio program This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass, detailing how ordinary people can act to help make things right when economic globalization goes horribly wrong.


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  • Print   ( 15 )
    Books, articles, essays, and other literature related to nonviolence, peace, and social justice
  • Visual   ( 5 )
    Images reflecting art being used to shape our collective conscience toward justice and peace
  • Audio   ( 8 )
    Protest music, speeches, radio programs, etc., all in the spirit of nonviolent social change
  • Video   ( 5 )
    Moving images documenting or paying tribute to the world's rich history of nonviolent action
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