The Power of Non-Violence
...The Power of Non-Violence The movies “Gandhi” and “A Force More Powerful” showed how Gandhi focused on non-violence and fought for the Independence of India. The movie “Gandhi” is a dramatization of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s life, which covers how he was thrown off a South African train for being in a whites only compartment, India’s Independence, India-Pakistan’s partition and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. It has more story and characters than the movie “A Force More Powerful,” which is a documentary film. The documentary focuses on Gandhi’s leadership of the Indian Independence movement and the Salt March. In this movie, they showed real clips of videos of that time. In the order to advance the cause of a free India, Gandhi began the Salt March in 1930, which protested the salt taxes imposed by Britain. In the Salt March from Ahmedabad to Dandi, Gandhi traveled 250 miles to make salt from the ocean water, in order to avoid paying the salt tax. Millions of Indians joined him to show their support. Like African-Americans in the United States, the Indian people longed for freedom, as well as for the full spectrum of rights denied them by the British government. The Salt March resulted in the mass civil disobedience and non- violent struggle against British rule. As Gandhi and his followers reached the coast, he picked up a handful of salt, breaking the law. A month later, Gandhi was arrested. This started a series of protests and boycotts,......
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Non Violent Resistance Movement
...and some are non-violent. Personally I think that non-violent resistance is the best method because nobody gets hurt and the resistors gain respect. One example of a successful non-violent resistance movement was the bus boycott. Rosa Parks was sitting in the front of the bus, while she was sitting there a white man told her to go to the back of the bus. Rosa Parks refused and she was arrested for not listening to the man. In return all of the African Americans quit riding the buses and walked to school and work. The bus companies struggled financially because a large number of their customers were black. Eventually the bus companies gained respect for the African Americans. Another good example of a successful non-violent resistance movement was the EPHS teacher strike. The teacher strike was successful because it gave the community awareness on what was happening in the school system. The teachers simply didn’t go to work and they stood on the streets and protested. The school board realized that what the teachers wanted would benefit our education so the teachers and the school board compromised. Another good example of a good non-violent resistance movement was John Lennon’s, “in bed for peace”. John and his newly wed wife were against the Vietnam War so they proved their point by showing their deep opposition by staying in their bed for a week. During that week they wrote and sang a song called, “give peace a chance”. Eventually the word got out about what they......
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...Martin Luther King once said that “non-violence is a just and powerful weapon; a sword that heals; it cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.” Nov violence is more effective than violent confrontations in the fight for justice, fairness and equality. The use of violence to fight for justice in most cases escalate to the point where the fighters remaining agenda is vengeance, victory and self-defense. When violence is the tool for getting justice, any moral arguments of the people fighting for justice are rendered irrelevant. Having used violent means, the opponent is justified to retaliate violently. The irony in all these is that each side of the divide is usually able to argue as to who started the violence (Miller 2005). The use of violence usually leads to the loss of innocent lives, the destruction of property, and in most instances, do not achieve the objective that it set out to achieve. Non-violence methods, such as those castigated by Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi try to avoid this trap by evading any violent confrontations. Far from being termed as cowardice, non-violence requires tremendous self-control, courage and a ready heart to endure pain, suffering and death. Non-violent strategies dwell on the strength that they reduce the moral legitimacy of those who persist in their use of violence against non-violence. This loss of legitimacy is a double sword in that it leads to efforts in coalition building that eventually leads to the......
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Gandhi and Non-Violence
...Gandhi and non-violence After the sound of the gun, a great man was killed. The whole India held the funeral ceremony for him. People will always remember this great leader. His name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi was the leader of the national liberation movement and the Indian National Congress Party. He is the father of modern India. His “non-violence”(ahimsa) and philosophy affected the international movement of nationalists around the world. Elements of Gandhi's philosophy were rooted in the Indian religions of Jainism and Buddhism. The Acaranga Sutra, a Jainist text, describes the fundamental need for non-violence: “All beings are fond of life; they like pleasure and hate pain, shun destruction and like to live, they long to live. To all, life is dear” Gandhi strongly believed that if violence was used to deal with the issue between India and the Britain, the result would be more violence. Gandhi’s emotional speech concluded his principle that all violence was evil and could not be justified. When I was in elementary school, I have heard about a story about Gandhi. In the age of 15, Gandhi stole a small piece of gold from his brother’s bracelet. After that, Gandhi felt extremely guilty. Therefore, he wrote a repentance letter to his father. Gandhi thought his father would punish him heavily. However, his father forgave him. Actually, Gandhi’s father was very proud that Gandhi could admit his mistake bravely. Gandhi was deeply moved. This is the first lesson......
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Work Place Violence
...Business Assets Protection April 4, 2014 Week 3 Violence in the workplace continues to be a major concern and recently the concern has been growing by situations that have taken place. An assault, or threat of an assault, directed toward a worker on duty falls under the category of workplace violence. There are a lot of issues that can cause workplace violence. Stress, economic hardship and the inability to control anger are all some issues that can lead to health and safety issues. OSHA, as well as state and government agencies give practical guidelines to establish safe working environments, the role of a manager is very important in aiding in the prevention of workplace violence. Manager/supervisors responsibilities are to first ensure that your own behavior and management is the example you want their employees to follow. They need to make sure that their behavior is appropriate. Certain behaviors or allowing certain behaviors from employees can cause a hostile or “unhealthy” work environment. Always remember that allowing any form of aggressive or inappropriate conduct can cause a hostile or threatening work environment. Their employees may feel intimated or harassed while at work. The following are just some things that managers need to do to prevent workplace violence. Involving employees in making decisions can make them feel as if they are valuable versus being frustrated. Managers should always make sure that they assist their employees with......
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What Made Non-Violence Work?
...T194 Date Class Name Date Class Name CHAPTER Section 13.1 continued 13 In your textbook, read about gas pressure. STUDY GUIDE FOR CONTENT MASTERY CHAPTER 13 STUDY GUIDE FOR CONTENT MASTERY States of Matter Circle the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 13. Pressure is defined as force per unit a. area. 14. What is an instrument designed to measure atmospheric pressure? a. barometer b. manometer c. sphygmomanometer b. mass. c. time. Section 13.1 Gases In your textbook, read about the kinetic-molecular theory. d. volume. Complete each statement. 1. The kinetic molecular theory describes the behavior of gases in terms of particles in d. thermometer motion a. altitude. b. atmospheric pressure. . 15. The height of the liquid in a barometer is affected by all of the following EXCEPT the c. density of the liquid in the column. d. diameter of the column tube. Chemistry: Matter and Change 16. The pressure of the gas in a manometer is directly related to which of the following 2. The kinetic-molecular theory makes the following assumptions. a. In a sample of a gas, the volume of the gas particles themselves is very small quantities? compared to the volume of the sample. b. Because gas particles are far apart, there are no significant attractive or repulsive forces random motion. d. a c. a a. height of the mercury column in the closed-end arm b. height of......
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1. “Leaders Are Born Not Made”
...NIRD – OB and OD Assignment in Leadership 1. “Leaders are born not made” – Discuss your argument citing two leaders of your choice. 2. Compare and contrast the leadership styles of any two pairs listed below: a. Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru b. JRD Tata and Dhirubhai Ambani c. Bill Gates (Microsoft) and Jack Welch (General Electric) 3. From the leaders cited in Question 2, discuss the following: a. How did their personality traits interact with situations to shape the outcomes b. Is there a commonality in the styles of leadership exhibited c. Are good and poor leadership, qualitatively different phenomena ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Leaders are born not made Many people say leaders are made. This is the greatest delusion ever concocted by man. Any leader who is worth his salt is a born leader. Society presents circumstances that enable one to be fashioned or molded into a leader. That’s the greatest contribution of society to mankind – it identifies a leader from its surroundings. A distinction has to be made between true leaders and quack leaders. True leaders know that they are born for a purpose. Society is their laboratory. They experiment and display various leadership skills which benefit society as a whole. There are also true leaders......
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What Are the Differences in How Bottleneck and Non-Bottleneck Work Centers Are Scheduled?
...What are the differences in how bottleneck and non-bottleneck work centers are scheduled under TOC? Why are these differences desirable? The theory of constraints scheduling involves the preparation of an exact schedule of jobs for bottleneck work centers, and sequencing the non-bottleneck work centers by a priority-sequencing rule. Any resource whose capacity is equal to or less than the required demand is referred to as a bottleneck. As a consequence the basic principle of TOC systems is that only those work centers that are bottlenecks are of critical concern in scheduling. This is because the bottleneck work centers limit all of the production output of a plant. Further output past the constraint of the bottleneck can be attainable only by improved utilization of the bottleneck facilities, using approaches such as reduced downtime, improved productivity, and reduced changeover times. The objective of TOC scheduling is to maximize throughput. Because the bottleneck resources limit throughput all the efforts are focused on maximizing capacity utilization in these work centers. Therefore, TOC scheduling systems focus on the identification of bottleneck work centers, and the scheduling of these work centers. 2. Why should buffers be located in front of bottleneck work centers under TOC scheduling? How should the size of the buffers be determined? The buffers are located in front of bottleneck work stations because they are a safety net of product stored just in case......
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Peace Action and Non Violence
...Lance Erickson Dr. Grey Peace Action and Nonviolence 12/13/13 Cumulative Essay Throughout the history of the world, we have come to realize that violence is often ubiquitous. Whether it be of domestic concern or international, most nations have, at least at one point in time, had to deal with these conflicts to prevent further damage. How a nation decides to address these sources of violence determines whether or not the conflict will be settled and put to an end, or merely pushed further, in most cases as a means of retaliation. However, in many instances we see these sources of violence to be pushed further, even though it may be unintended, which thus keeps the cycle of violence in our world in constant flow. In order to prevent this perpetuation and continuation of violence from happening, it is important for nations to implement peace action in their response to conflicts. Even though there have been many instances of peace action and nonviolent resistance that have impacted the world we live in, there have been more cases of violent action which outweigh acts of peace and may hold a greater impact on our world. This is why I believe it is safe to say that there is a constant need, or struggle, for peace action and non-violence to be present within all our nations. When looking at all the nations in our world, we see that certain governing and military forces are more influential than others, usually through wealth. Thus, the actions of these forces are...
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Is Islam a Religion of Violence or Non-Violence? an Examination of Misconceptions in the Western World?
...Is Islam a religion of violence or non-violence? An examination of misconceptions in the Western World? The world is full of acts of violence and acts of peace and non violence. We as people try to comprehend these acts by establishing whys. The why that we will examine is one of consistent misunderstanding and misrepresentation specifically in the Western world. When a suicide bombing occurs why is it if you asked most individuals in the west what the offending individual’s religion was their almost instant response is they were a Muslim. Does Islam automatically mean every Muslim is willing to attack peoples who do not believe as they do. Does it mean they espouse killing all Jews? Or is the truth that a majority of all Muslims would consider themselves peace loving individuals, that you would more likely see them working alongside Jews and Christians in a nature of acceptance and love for them. But yet when we look at history we see Islam in wars against Arab peoples, in the Crusades, and in the more recent conflicts in the Middle East. So does the Quran allow for wars against others or are they more of the outcome of societal problems and conflicts in the region. We will most likely see that circumstances beyond their control contribute to the rise and the necessity to defend themselves in these various conflicts through out history. Overall it will probably be a surprise to most Westerners the...
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...Case Study 1:-Workplace Violence Name: Yasser Gharib Hashem Group: 49K Spring 2015 -Problem Definition:- Workplace Violence became a National Epidemic in USA. -Causes:- A. Job Stress B. Verbal abuse C. Verbal threats of violence D. Sexual harassment. E. Discrimination. F. Failure to educate managers and supervisors in recognizing early warning signs or symptoms of impending violence and their responsibility to take action. G. Negligence in the hiring, training, supervision, discipline and retention of employees. H. Employee Layoff. I. Mental Illness or Psychological disturbances. J. Mishandled Terminations. K. Improper work environment (Poorly distributed tasks, Bureaucratic management, unfairness,…etc) L. Addiction to Drugs or Alcohols. M. No Appropriate Mechanism to report Violence and Failure to take immediate action against those who have threatened or committed acts of workplace violence. N. Inadequate physical security system. -List of Alternatives:- Preventing work violence will differ from work place to another. As a manufacture prevention of work violence will be different from a hospital. But here we will try to put three common alternatives. -Adopting a high strong security Program - Adopting a high strong violence Program Reporting every single violent event - Adopting a strong preventive program -Alternatives......
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Work Place Violence
...Work Place Violence Problem Definition: It’s the behaviors performed by individuals in order to harm others with whom they work or previously worked, it can occur at or outside the workplace and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. Justification of the Problem: Work place violence is a result of personal and organizational outcomes as individuals may have personal issues (Psychological as depression, anxiety or Post traumatic stress), as for the organizational outcomes it may be due to fear of reoccurrence of an incidence of violence or the fear from the negative thoughts of being attacked regarding past incidence in the same company that you work in. List of Alternatives: * Enhancement of workplace Security. * Reduce the risk of violence through environmental design and employee training. * Better communication between the employees and the management to enhance loyalty and commitment to the company. Evaluate Alternatives: 1. Enhancement of Workplace Security The Security System has to be more efficient, this could be done by re-evaluating the company security plan through increasing the number of cameras and view the hidden places in the building like the stairs or the company store. Change the Security company and use up-to-date technology gates to enable the guards to detect any unfavorable / illegal material that could enter the building and be used to induce violence in the organization ( e.g. guns,......
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Work Place Violence
...Identify three preventive steps that an employer might take to avoid incidents of workplace violence. Workplace violence can be any act of violence, against persons or property, threats, intimidation, harassment, or other inappropriate, disruptive behavior that causes fear for personal safety at the work site and affects or involve employees, visitors, contractors. “Violence disrupts productivity, causes untold damage to those exposed to the trauma . . . and costs employers billions of dollars” (Cascio, p.614).Different actions in the work environment can trigger or cause workplace violence such anger over disciplinary actions or the loss of a job, resistance by a customer to regulatory actions; it may be the result of non-work-related situations such as domestic violence, “road rage,” or hate incidents or crime - violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Workplace violence can be inflicted by an abusive employee, a manager, supervisor, co-worker, customer, family member, or even a stranger. Given the potential liability caused by dangerous employees and work environments, what can an employer do to reduce the risk of workplace violence? 1. Implement a "zero-tolerance" policy as to violence that is communicated from, and modeled by, every level of management. Include a statement in that policy that weapons are......
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What Made Gandhi's Non-Violence Movement Work?
...Background Essay The history of violence in the world is well documented. However it is also possible to use non-violence to bring about change. This DBQ will look at two countries where a non-violent movement was successful. Historic Context India and South Africa were two important nations on two different continents. But although they looked strong on the outside, each one suffered from a disease that threatened the health of the whole. For India, the disease was colonization. For South Africa, it was racial segregation. Three Conditions In each of these nations three conditions help explain why non-violence worked. The first condition was that both of them had been colonies of England. And like England both countries thought law was very powerful – more powerful even than government officials. The second condition was the presence of violence. Without the possibility of a violent revolution, the government might not have been willing to change. The third condition was the presence of a leader – Mohandas Gandhi in India and Nelson Mandela South Africa. Each of these men was so charismatic he could lead his followers to a non-violent victory. Both of them gave their lives to the cause. Gandhi was shot by an assassin while Mandela spent almost twenty-seven years of his life in prison. These are their stories. Mohandas Gandhi – “An eye-for-an-eye only makes the whole world blind” Mohandas Gandhi was born......
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Work Place Violence
...WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: Criminology-CJ102-D04 December 3, 2003 THESIS: WORKPLACE AS IT RELATES TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE I INTRODUCTION: • Crime and violence • Workplace violence a major concern • The three entities involved II STATISTICS • The Bureau of Justice Statistics • Statistics from 1992 to 1996 • National Crime Victimization Survey and The Bureau of Labor Statistic III WORKPLACE VIOLENCE A LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUE • Responsibility of Law Enforcement • The impact and ramification • The direction of Law Enforcement IV WORKPLACE VIOLENCE A CORRECTIONAL ISSUE • Correctional facilities a breathing ground for violence • Domestic violence to workplace violence • Introduction of a new program V WORKPLACE VIOLENCE A PRIVATE SECURITY ISSUE • The direction of Professional security • The scope of Professional security • The challenge of Professional security INTRODUCTION Initially, when we consider crime and violence the average American may envision or think of the inner city streets, area populated by “lower class status”, and poor neighborhoods. They may even think of sub cultural conflict, or conflict overseas. Then when asked what causes violence, the average American may consider poverty, racial disparity, ineffective families, substance abuse, and the list goes on. In most cases the average American maybe right, in their estimate of crime and violence. However, we tend to avoid or exclude the issue of crime and violence in the......
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The history of violence in the world is well documented. However it is also possible to use non-violence to bring about change. This DBQ will look at two countries where a non-violent movement was successful. India and South Africa were two important nations on two different continents. But although they looked strong on the outside, each one suffered from a disease that threatened the health of the whole. For India, the disease was colonization. For South Africa, it was racial segregation. In each of these nations three conditions help explain why non-violence worked. The first condition was that both of them had been colonies of England. And like England both countries thought law was very powerful, more powerful even than government officials. The second condition was the presence of violence. Without the possibility of a violent revolution, the government might not have been willing to change.
The third condition was the presence of a leader, Mohandas Gandhi in India and Nelson Mandela South Africa. Each of these men was so charismatic he could lead his followers to a non-violent victory. Both of them gave their lives to the cause. Gandhi was shot by an assassin while Mandela spent almost twenty-seven years of his life in prison. Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela all achieved a revolution and independence in their countries through non-violence. The reason this worked is because the non-violent people would be beaten and killed for doing nothing wrong, this made the attackers look like idiots for killing defenseless people. This would make the attackers realize what they’re doing and they would grant the country independence. The documents provided could be situated into four categories: civil disobedience, self-control, willingness to accept punishment, and embracing the enemy.
Document 1 is a letter from Gandhi to Lord Irwin, the English governor in India. The point of view is Gandhi because he is basically telling the governor what his plans of civil disobedience are: Gandhi and the community are going to ignore the Salt Laws and march to the sea to make their own salt. The tone of this letter is very calm and peaceful. Document 2 is an excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s autobiography along with a photograph of a 1963 sit-in of integration supporters at a lunch counter. The point of view is MLK and the tone of his excerpt is proud because he knows that what he’s saying is right. This is a good example of non-violence and civil disobedience because the lunch counter was for white people only, and the integration supporters did not fight back at all to the people who may have been throwing stuff at them, pouring stuff on them, or spitting at them.
Finally, Document 3 is an excerpt from Nelson Mandela’s book, Long Walk to Freedom, and he is contemplating which tactic to use in order to achieve independence. The tone of this document is just boring because Mandela is simply thinking to himself. After pondering over the situation, he obviously selects the non-violent approach and it works like a charm. An additional document that could be helpful for this category could be a picture of a group of people who are being civilly disobedient and being beaten.