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January 21st, 2013
Waging Nonviolence
MLK’s Final Marching Orders
“Now, Bernard, the next movement we’re going to have is to institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.”  It was a comment made almost in passing. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., then the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Campaign, was walking out of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s motel room in Memphis, Tenn. Click here to read the entire story.

December 5, 2012
Street Spirit, San Francisco CA
Bringing Dr. King’s Message to a New Generation
This is how a legacy is passed on to a new generation: Martin Luther King gave his life to spreading the message of nonviolence. After he was assassinated, Bernard Lafayette picked up the fallen torch, and passed it on to Kazu Haga. Now Kazu shares this vision with the next READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

December 5, 2012
Street Spirit, San Francisco CA
Building the Positive Peace Warrior Network: Interview with Kazu Haga
Kazu Haga is dedicated to spreading Martin Luther King’s vision of the Beloved Community to the next generation. Rev. King believed that his philosophy of nonviolent resistance could be effective not just in the struggle against segregation, but also in the struggle against militarism, and in the struggle against economic READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE.


October 5, 2012
Street Spirit, San Francisco, CA
Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: The Street Spirit Interview with Dr. Bernard Lafayette
“From my conjecture and my observations, the assassination was designed to stop the work of Martin Luther King. And the reason I went and prepared myself for this work is because I wanted to make sure that those who attempted to assassinate Martin Luther King’s dream — missed.” READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE.


October 5, 2012
Street Spirit, San Francisco, CA
Keeper of the Dream: Bernard Lafayette Carries on the Living Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
More than five decades work of hard-fought and extremely costly lessons in building nonviolent movements for social change walked into the Humanist Hall on Oakland on September 20, in the person of Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE.


September 13, 2012

Oakland Post Newsgroup, Oakland CA
Speaker on King’s Nonviolence
Dr. Bernard Lafayette, who served in 1968 as National Coordinator of MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign, will speak about practicing the spirit of Dr. King’s philosophy of non-violence, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Humanist READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE.

April 29, 2012
KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley CA
The Sunday Show
An hour-long interview with PPWN National Coordinator Jonathan Lewis and West Coast Coordinator Kazu Haga on Kingian Nonviolence, May Day, the Occupy movement, and more.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to the entire three-hour show, or click below to listen to the one-hour segment featuring PPWN.

April 13, 2012
KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley CA
Full Circle
Interview with PPWN National Coordinator Jonathan Lewis and West Coast Coordinator Kazu Haga on Kingian Nonviolence, Trayvon Martin, the Occupy movement, and more. Click below to listen to the program.

Spring 2012
Tikkun Magazine
Nonviolence vs. “Diversity of Tactics” in the Occupy Movement
The question of whether Occupy should adopt a code of nonviolence has stirred contentious debates among activists since the movement began.  A general assembly at Occupy D.C. decided to explicitly require that participants in the local encampment agree to “practice nonviolence and respect for all.” Occupy Oakland, on the other hand READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE.

April 4, 2012
Yes Magazine
Eyes on the Prize: MLK’s Lessons for Occupy

By Valerie Schloredt
When he was assassinated in April, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. had just begun “The Poor People’s Campaign.” This focus on economic injustice, which included plans for a mass encampment of poor people in Washington, D.C., was remarkably similar to that of today’s Occupy movement. The connection is clear to present-day activists Kazu Haga and Jonathan Lewis, who are promoting King’s philosophy of READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE.

Winter 2011/2012
Rethinking Schools
Chicago’s Peace Warriors
By Kazu Haga
A group of students from Chicago’s North Lawndale College Preparatory High were in the middle of a weeklong summer training to become Peace Warriors—peer nonviolence leaders. Suddenly, a sophomore named Alicia got a text message alerting her that one of her close friends was just involved in a shooting and was in critical condition at READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE.

February 4, 2012
KEXP 90.3 FM, Seattle WA
Community Forum with Mike McCormack
Interview with PPWN West Coast Coordinator Kazu Haga about the role of Kingian Nonviolence in the Occupy movement.  Click below to PLAY, here to DOWNLOAD the mp3, here to WATCH, or here to READ the interview.

February 2nd, 2012
KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco CA
Your Call with Malihe Razazan
The Future of Occupy Oakland
Interview with Kazu Haga and other Oakland activists and journalists about the future of Occupy Oakland, following a controversial “move-in day” actionCLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

January 17, 2012
National Radio Project’s Making Contact
How to Change a System: Occupy and the Question of Non-Violence
The Occupy movement has changed the way Americans view political activism.  And there’s a raging debate over what tactics should be used.  How is social change achieved, and does violence have a role to play?  On this edition, a debate from Oakland, California between practitioners of non-violence, versus those who believe a diversity of tactics is what Occupy needs to move forward. LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE.

December 13, 2011
Oakland Local
Kingian Nonviolence Workshop
By Howard Dyckoff
This deeper look into nonviolence followed the NVDA and Peace Keeper trainings a day earlier.  During this workshop attendees studied the nature of human conflict, the roots of violence, the principles of nonviolence, and the READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE.

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