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About Kazu Haga

Kazu Haga is a Kingian Nonviolence trainer based in Oakland, Calif. Born in Japan, he has been involved in many social change movements since he was 17. He conducts regular trainings with youth, incarcerated populations and activists. He is the founder and Coordinator of East Point Peace Academy, and is on the board of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, PeaceWorkers and the OneLife Institute.

Articles by Kazu Haga

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters

Nonviolence is a way of life, not just a strategy for organizing resistance.

Why black bloc tactics won’t build a successful movement

Nonviolence can be just as powerful and militant as violence, and it works.

Violence brought us Trump, but it’s not how we will stop him

The best way to protect those we love is to win over those who hate them.

The problem with wanting 'peace' in Baltimore

You can watch police get away with murder after murder and not take a stand, and you would be 'not violent'. 

The transformation of a warrior behind bars

I’m sick of seeing people die, I’m tired of losing loved ones. I don’t want to die on the streets, I don’t want to get shot over some nonsense and I don’t want to shoot anyone.

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