Guide for Nonviolent Direct Actions

The Pacific Life Community is a group of grass-roots activists dedicated to nonviolent citizen intervention for the abolition of nuclear weapons which threaten all life on earth. The San Francisco Bay Area hosts of PLC 2011 endorse this Guide for Non-violent Acts of Witness from Ground Zero.

Guide for Non-violent Citizen Intervention

·Refuse to engage in verbal abuse or physical violence;

·Pledge not to bring or use any drugs or alcohol other than for medical
purposes;

·Carry no weapons;

·Refuse to retaliate if injured;

·Maintain a spirit of openness, friendliness and respect toward police
officers, court officials, and all others I encounter;

·Share my message of peace with clarity;

·Listen with my self fully present and alert;

·Remain gentle, never self-righteous or hostile;

·Keep in mind that transformation and conversion to peace must
begin with my own life;

·Sustain this discipline throughout all consequences, even under arrest.

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