Peaceful Revolution

Literature

The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action by Michael Nagler – Borrow it for $0.25 or buy it for $7.25

How to Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh – Borrow it for $0.25 or buy it for $6

Call for Revolution by the Dalai Lama – Borrow it for $0.25 or buy it for $11

The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Minford) Borrow it for $0.25 or buy it for $9

The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Denma group translation – Borrow it for $0.25 or buy it for $9

Peaceful revolution is the only kind of revolution that can get us out of this difficult situation.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

Nonviolent nonaggressive conflict management.

Dialogue with people of different beliefs.

Maintaining a foundation of basic respect for our opponents – occupying the moral high ground – swaying indecisive minds to our side.

Coercing our opponents to work with us – nonaggressively.

During this age of anguish and unrest, reclaiming and reviving irenology and polemology (the sciences of peace and conflict), and the philosophy of pacifism, are crucial strategies for serious revolutionaries.

Vengeance is a turn-off. Nonaggression is essential to gaining and keeping allies in our fight against archenemies. Nonviolence is the only weapon powerful enough to dismantle modern oligarchies and imperial death machines.

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TORRINGTON, CT

Can Torrington fulfill its destiny to become a bastion of peace and justice? Or will our cruel archenemies of the warmonger class stomp us to our doom? It’s going to take a full-scale peaceful revolution to dismantle oligarchs’ imperial death machines and secure the blessings of peace and liberty for ourselves and our posterity.

Torrington, CT has at least 25 distinct neighborhoods:

  1. Torrington Downtown District (also known as Spruce Swamp, The Pine Timber, The Pine Timber District, Mast Swamp, The Horns, New Orleans Village, Wolcottville, and Torrington Center)
  2. Torrington West End
  3. West Torrington
  4. South End
  5. North End
  6. Southwest Torrington
  7. East End
  8. North Torringford
  9. Centre Torringford
  10. South Torringford
  11. Burrville
  12. Wrightville
  13. Drakeville
  14. Newfield
  15. Daytonville
  16. Shawngum Valley
  17. Brandy Hill
  18. Newberry Corner
  19. Hall Meadow
  20. Germantown
  21. Green Woods
  22. Highland Village
  23. Heart Hollow
  24. East Branch
  25. Cotton Hollow

Sources: Orcutt, Samuel. “History of Torrington, Connecticut.” 1878. Albany, J. Munsell, printer.

Pape, William Jamieson. “History of Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut” S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1918

Connecticut State Register and Manual. Secretary of the State., 1911

The Connecticut Magazine, Volume 9. 1905.

Plan of Conservation and Development, 2010. City of Torrington. http://ahhowland.com/regulations/litchfield-county/Torrington/planning-and-zoning/torrington-plan-of-conservation-and-development-2010.pdf

Torrington, CT has 572 streets.

If we’re going to make this municipality a resilient, revolutionary hub we must create an environment where every street has neighbors who know each other and share a mutual desire for increased peace and justice in our communities and cultures. In other words, we need revolutionary neighborhoods and revolutionary streets.

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