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Brazos Valley DSA

February 12, 2017

Like many Bernie groups around the cound, our Brazos Valley for Bernie organization has evloved into a Democratic Socialistsb of America organinzing committee. We are known asn2205133680_32502 Brazos Valley DSA.

We were recognized as a committee in late Novemebr of 2016. We currently have seventeen dues paying members and a number of allies from three counties.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. And “Six Principles Of Nonviolence”

January 20, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s essential strategy for advancing the civil rights of Black Americans was nonviolent direct action.

The King Center provides us with an overview of Dr. King’s six principles of nonviolence.

 Six Principles Of Nonviolence

Fundamental tenets of Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence described in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. The six principles include:

PRINCIPLE ONE: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. 

It is active nonviolent resistance to evil.

It is aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

PRINCIPLE TWO: Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding. 

The end result of nonviolence is redemption and reconciliation.

The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the Beloved Community.

PRINCIPLE THREE: Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.

Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people.

The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil not people.

PRINCIPLE FOUR: Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.

Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation.

Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and transforming possibilities.

PRINCIPLE FIVE: Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as the body.

Nonviolent love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish and creative.

PRINCIPLE SIX: Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win.

Nonviolence believes that God is a God of justice.