Post Tagged with: "nonviolence"

Why Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral Used Nonviolent Action as Tactic

Why Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral Used Nonviolent Action as Tactic

September 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

HUFFINGTON POST 09/30/14 By Michael Shank and Jamila Raqib The Occupy Movement has returned and is resurrecting itself in Hong Kong. But in this case, the “occupying” is not associating itself with the Occupy Wall Street of recent years. Instead, a new political initiative in Hong Kong – called Occupy […]

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Fed Up With Climate Change Apathy

Fed Up With Climate Change Apathy

September 19, 2013 at 8:53 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/19/13 By Michael Shank This week, as U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power regarding the administration’s climate change policy, there was the palpable absence of constituent opinion. […]

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CJP Grad Addresses Tens of Thousands at MLK Anniversary March in D.C., Decrying U.S.-Fostered Violence

CJP Grad Addresses Tens of Thousands at MLK Anniversary March in D.C., Decrying U.S.-Fostered Violence

August 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

EMU NEWS 08/26/13 By Bonnie Price Lofton Speaking to tens of thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday (08/24/13), EMU grad Michael Shank cited Martin Luther King Jr.’s abhorrence of U.S.-sponsored violence around the world. In a two-minute speech marking the 50th anniversary of King’s March […]

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What Would MLK Think of America’s Modern Wars?

What Would MLK Think of America’s Modern Wars?

August 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/15/13 By Michael Shank This month, Washington – and the world – commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been […]

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‘Amish Mafia’ is a Shameful, Unrealistic Portrayal of Plain People

‘Amish Mafia’ is a Shameful, Unrealistic Portrayal of Plain People

November 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm

WASHINGTON POST 11/29/12 By Michael Shank If anyone thinks that the Discovery Channel is about actual discovery of, say, science, history, space, or tech, as their Web site claims, think again. Or if you think that its sister company, The Learning Channel (TLC), is about learning new insight or information, […]

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Political Discourse: A Family Affair

Political Discourse: A Family Affair

September 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm

WASHINGTON POST 09/04/12 By Michael Shank In pursuing politics in Washington, and as a senior congressional staffer, I am the odd one out in my extended family: many, if not most, of my relatives are farmers, preachers or teachers. At family reunions, consequently, like the one I recently returned from, […]

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Time for the Peace Vote?

Time for the Peace Vote?

January 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

WASHINGTON POST 01/24/12 By Michael Shank It is ironic that Amish and Mennonites — arguably some of the least politically active Christian sects in America — settled in some of the most politically important regions of the country, in states that are critical for their primary caucus value or swing […]

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Islam’s Nonviolent Tradition

Islam’s Nonviolent Tradition

May 16, 2011 at 11:40 am

THE NATION 04/27/11 By Michael Shank This article appeared in the May 16, 2011 edition of The Nation. As the world witnesses revolution erupting throughout North Africa and the Middle East and watches autocrats give way to people power, there is increasing fascination in the West with the nonviolent nature […]

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Obama, McCain Don’t Grasp Roots of Pakistan’s Instability

Obama, McCain Don’t Grasp Roots of Pakistan’s Instability

September 12, 2008 at 10:17 pm

THE HILL 09/12/08 By Michael Shank (Regarding article “McCain, Obama applaud Musharraf’s resignation,” Aug. 18.) Have presidential candidates Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) learned nothing from the resignation of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf? Both noted the exit of coup-installed Musharraf should “open the door to cooperation…in the […]

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