Monday, June 28, 2010

adopt a personal ethic of pascifism!

In the use of civil disobedience as testimony against the despoiling of the environment, a credo of nonviolence is all-important. It is embodied in the Peaceful Direct Action Code many environmental protesters affirm before taking part in a road blockade or tree-sit:

1- Our attitude is of openness, friendliness and respect toward all beings we encounter.
2 - We will use no violence, verbal or physical, toward any being.
3 - We will not damage any property and will discourage others from doing so.
4 - We will not run.
5 - We will carry no weapons.

from Christopher Manes' Green Rage:
Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization

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