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35) To say ‘no’ you must raise your head, you must show yourself, you must be a human being and not a slave. By saying ‘non-violence’ I begin by refusing a fatality: of violence, that is, of evil…. When I say ‘no’ to violence, I (Jean) act as a free man. I give man all his human dimension and in addition, I give him his divine dimension. 1) You just have to look around you to realise what methods all dictatorships throughout the world and throughout history use: lies, torture, political murder, hatred, injustice, exploitation of people and domination, open or latent.
In 1980 she founded Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament which concentrates on lobbying politicians both in Washington and, by supporting its local members and groups, in their constituencies. During this period Caldicott was called ‘America’s most effective one-woman recruiting agent for the anti-nuclear cause’, not only informing people through many speeches, press interviews and TV appearances, vividly conveying the physical and medical horrors of nuclear war, but effectively convincing them to become active on the issue.
148) In fact it is somewhat surprising that a relationship between governments of North and South should ever have been expected to benefit the Southern poor, because the majority of Southern governments are neither representative of nor sensitive to the interests of their poor. As already discussed, sixty-four developing countries were under military control in 1988, and forty-three countries were reported to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture for torturing their citizens. Yet many of these governments of these countries are precisely those to which it is often proposed that ever greater transfers of ‘aid’ should be effected.