Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 16 (Apr 2020)


Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D., Anita McKone, and Anahata Giri – TRANSCEND Media Service

Defending Humanity against the Elite Coup

In lieu of the usual six-monthly report of the activities of signatories of the Nonviolence Charter, which would normally go out in April, we are sending this very brief report and invitation to action, in response to the events taking place around the world at the moment.

We believe that many of you will be interested in these two articles, the first of which discusses how the COVID-19 infection is being used to mask a deeper agenda.

‘Observing Elites Manipulate Our Fear: COVID-19, Propaganda and Knowledge’‘TRANSCEND Media Service: Solutions-Oriented Peace Journalism‘, Germany/Switzerland, 23 Mar 2020.

More importantly, mobilizing to defend against the elite coup being orchestrated against us is crucial:

‘Defending Humanity against the Elite Coup’‘TRANSCEND Media Service: Solutions-Oriented Peace Journalism’, Germany/Switzerland, 30 Mar 2020.

You are welcome, if so inclined, to consider your own involvement in this resistance and to share this report.

Both of these articles have been widely published on progressive news sites around the world (including, of course, by several Charter signatories: thank you!) so, if either of these articles disappear from the sites listed above (as happened on one site already), you will still be able to find them elsewhere by doing an internet search using the article title.

In nonviolent solidarity for the struggle ahead,

Love to you all; Robert, Anita and Anahata

P.S. This Charter report is being emailed, in a sequence of emails, to all signatories of the Nonviolence Charter for whom we have a current email address.


Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment and has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of Why Violence? Websites: (Charter)  (Flame Tree Project)  (Songs of Nonviolence) (Nonviolent Campaign Strategy) (Nonviolent Defense/Liberation Strategy) (Robert J. Burrowes) (Feelings First) Email:

Anita McKone is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment and has been a nonviolent activist since 1993. Her work on environmental and anti-war campaigns led to further intensive research into the deep psychological roots of violence. She works to fully comprehend and end behaviours that are destructive of the Self. She is the author of Fearless Psychology and Fearful Psychology: Principles and Practice and has also written and recorded eight ‘Songs of Nonviolence’.

Anahata Giri is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, a yoga and meditation teacher, and founder of One Heart Yoga and Meditation in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a supporter of the ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’, and her commitment to nonviolent parenting is part of her personal pledge to help create a nonviolent world. If you would like to sign The People’s Charter, see

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