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Live Poll: World Peace Day: Give Peace a Chance

World Peace Day is observed annually on 21 September. The United Nations-sanctioned holiday, officially known as the International Day of Peace, is dedicated to promoting world peace. (Poll idea inspired by rubyfruit76)

Which modern peace activist do you admire the most for their leadership in the use of nonviolence as a means to achieve political and social change?

See the partial list of peace activist who espouse nonviolence to achieve political and social change here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049914598/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/V8ihsxOlDxo/

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All icons but I choose Nelson Mandela

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Does the United Nations organization conflate nonviolence with peace? I would not do so.

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INTERNATIONAL PEACE MONTH.
August is International Peace Month and a time to reflect on the First World War.

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All of them are monuments, but I choose Mahatma Gandhi.

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The list is kind of too male centric (especially given the examples ... ((cough cough)) womanizers....

FYC:
Toni Morrison, RIP.
Yoko Ono

Nobel Peace Prize winning women.
Malala Yousafzai
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5324796/?ref_=tt_rv_t0
Bertha von Suttner (1843–1914),
first woman to ever have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0903080/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Leymah Gbowee. I just added the related image file to the Daily Show episode in which she was interviewed (if this is an image list related poll suggestion). Give it a day for approval and posting (no doubt it will be).

Jane Addams (there isn't an image of her IMDb... though I'm scrounging around to see if the 1914 animated short documentary with her featured ... ((WTH?!)) is online).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4236798/reference




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Hi Urb,

I'm sorry that I didn't notice that you changed the intro for August. I had it noted for September. Let me know if you have a preference. 

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Mandela didn't exclusively advocate nonviolence.

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/pea...

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Urb,

I'm getting the message that your list is not public.

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Urb, the list is no longer public. Do you still have it? It'd be great for this Friday. If you don't want to do it, I can copy it and credit you. 

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I deleted it, but I felt inspired to re-create it as an image poll suggestion and expand it based on the feedback to include more world famous individuals. As well as, better explain how NVR is a type of a peace or pacifistic solution to the world's problems. https://www.imdb.com/list/ls095710473/

World Peace Day, Give Peace a Chance

World Peace Day is observed annually on 21 September. The United Nations-sanctioned holiday, officially known as the International Day of Peace, is dedicated to promoting world peace. One proven and effective alternative to war, revolution or armed conflict is nonviolent action. According to Wikipedia, "Nonviolent resistance is the practice of achieving goals such as social change through symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic or political noncooperation, satyagraha, or other methods, while being nonviolent." (Poll idea inspired by rubyfruit76.)

Which modern peace activist do you admire the most for their leadership in the use of nonviolence as a means to achieve political and social change?


Mohandas K. Gandhi
Indian anti-colonial and India independence activist
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Gandhi (1982)

Emmeline Pankhurst
British suffrage activist
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Suffragette (2015)

Martin Luther King
American civil rights activist
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Selma (2014), King (1978), Boycott (2001)

Susan B. Anthony
American suffrage activist
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999)

Nelson Mandela
South African anti-apartheid activist
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Invictus (2009)

Vera Brittain
British pacifism activist
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Testament of Youth (2014)

The Dalai Lama
Tibetan world peace activist
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Kundun (1997), Road to Peace; Ancient Wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet (2012)

Malala Yousafzai
Pakistani female education activist
Biopic and Documentary Movies: He Named Me Malala (2015)

John Newton
British abolition activist, "Amazing Grace" hymn composer
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Amazing Grace (2006), But Now I See, Bill Moyers: Amazing Grace (1990)

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Perhaps you shouldn't include "revolution" alongside war and armed conflict as some "revolutions" are not very violent. The Wikipedia article you refer to also cites such examples.

FYC:

Lech Walesa (Polish democracy activist)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0907408/m...

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'Looks good, Urb, and I like the expanded version. I'm glad you brought it back. And I love that you added Malala and Lech Walesa.

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Jimmy Carter: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0141699/mediaviewer/rm3510802944
He is the only US President to never use violent action and never kill anyone. Also, after his Presidency, he has been central to world peace and justice for so many people, including women, the homeless, and occupied Palestinians, among many others. He has many times worked as an unpaid diplomacy consultant and advocates diplomatic solutions over military solutions. He also writes books, some that have been very influential, on such subjects.

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Al Gore? Seriously?
AL GORE is in the poll with a question of ''Which modern peace activist do you admire the most for their leadership in the use of nonviolence as a means to achieve political and social change?''
Is this list some kind of a joke?
Wasn't Al Gore one of the leading people in organizing a 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia, without the permission of the United Nations World Security Council?
It's a disgrace that Al Gore is in the same poll as many of these actual peacemakers.