Satyagraha

Durban has a strong tradition of resistance against oppression and injustice, and following in the footsteps of Gandhi we support non violent direct action against the polluters, institutions and governments that are preventing strong action on climate change.

Satyagraha[pronunciation?] (Sanskrit: सत्याग्रह satyāgraha), loosely translated as “insistence on truth satya(truth) agraha(insistence) soul force”[1] or “truth force” is a particular philosophy and practice within the broader overall category generally known as nonviolent resistance or civil resistance. The term “satyagraha” was conceived and developed by Mahatma Gandhi. He deployed satyagraha in the Indian independence movement and also during his earlier struggles in South Africa. Satyagraha theory influenced Nelson Mandela‘s struggle in South Africa under apartheidMartin Luther King, Jr.‘s campaigns during the civil rights movement in the United States, and many other social justice and similar movements

Taken from wikipedia/satygraha

 

 

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