Articles by Rafael De la Rubia
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15-M in Spain: Nonviolence Is Now On the Streets
Rafael De la Rubia – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 23 May 2011
The important thing about the events that are happening is that they mark a before and an after in demonstrations. They are driven by “indignation”—like almost all rebellions—but they have a quality and a form of development which are totally new because they are based on the methodology of nonviolence. For the first time this is happening spontaneously, without leaders, without doctrines, in a totally new way.→ read full article
In Egypt and Tunisia Nonviolence Has Been the Motor of Transformation
Rafael De la Rubia – Pressenza Int’l Press Agency, 21 Feb 2011
The most important thing to happen in these weeks, hasn’t been the departure of Presidents Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, the most important thing has been the union of the people in non-violent protest, the most important thing has been to resist the violence of agents provocateurs, to resist the violence of their own institutions, to resist the violence of the police. The Egyptian and Tunisian armies were not defeated with weapons or confrontation, but rather with hugs and open hands.→ read full article