“A nonviolent revolution is not a programme of ‘seizure of power’ but it is a programme of transformation of relationships, ending in a peaceful transfer of power.”

-Mahatma Gandhi
 

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

As we organize to exercise our right to free expression we must dedicate ourselves to promoting democracy and human dignity alike. The March Against Corruption is an international march that utilizes the tactic of direct action to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money and special interests in governance and public policy making and we welcome all individuals to participate with respect to our commitment toward nonviolent action.

Check out this pamphlet: 198_Methods of Nonviolent Action.pdf

 

OUR STATEMENT ON NONVIOLENCE:

The March Against Corruption is an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money and special interests in governance and public policy making; to provide a forum for people to organize and speak out against corruption; and to educate the public about the consequences of corruption.

Corruption does not present itself as one entity. So, as we unite in a showing of international solidarity, we will take direct action to fight corruption by employing diverse tactics to combat this diverse enemy. In order to do this we must prepare ourselves emotionally, mentally, and spiritually before we act. We must recognize that our opposition is to a system of violence and militarism, and not toward any individual person or entity. In order to continue to spread awareness about corruption and create positive change, we must ensure that our tactics are positive contributions to our cause.

We exist in a paradigm that has chosen violence to maintain illegitimate power and privilege both within borders and across the globe. We reject both the inequality created by this system and the methods used to achieve and maintain it. In no way will the March Against Corruption engage in, insight, or promote violence as part of our activist agenda. We deplore violence. We will peacefully protest and march at all costs and we encourage and implore all participants in the March Against Corruption to do the same.

We actively embrace the values of democracy and human dignity. Together we seek to implement them within our revolution and foster their development around the world. While the definition of violence varies and can be debated, as it is a matter of international perspective, our global campaign encourages all localized and individual efforts to take the initiative to reflect upon our statement of nonviolence and implement a philosophically nonviolent approach toward all actions in the fight against corruption.

 
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