Stephanie Van Hook

Stephanie is the Executive Director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence (www.mettacenter.org) and serves as the Director of Conflict Resolution Services for the Green Shadow Cabinet. She can be reached at stephanie@mettacenter.org.

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 7:50am
Stand Your Ground... For a Better World
Poet Maya Angelou once said that courage is “the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” It takes courage to “stand your ground” and I am not talking about the law in Florida (or others like it around the country) which cruelly allows a person to commit murder without meaningful legal accountability.
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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 8:23am
How Violence Protects the State
On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, he spoke passionately in a sermon at Riverside Church in New York about the war in Vietnam.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 9:00am
Corporations Are Not People: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident…
When is a Person not a Person? Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PSR) recently answered this absurd question with the obvious and embarrassing answer: when it’s a corporation. According to PSR’s statement , in case anyone is confused, a human being:
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 12:55pm
Can We Be the 100 Percent?
Occupy Wall Street has signaled the changing weather of a looming “American Autumn” and consequently galvanized the progressive movement. The 99 percent, as they call themselves for the interests they want to represent, have shown tremendous courage in the face of police brutality. They have also demonstrated remarkable perseverance, despite the general lack of accurate mainstream attention on their efforts to reclaim a democracy that takes the human being into account over corporate interests.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 9:28am
Why Racism Doesn’t Die
This country is famous for one of the most organized and inspiring nonviolent movements in modern history. It unfolded sixty years ago in the aftermath of the Holocaust in Europe and focused on the racism that was an unresolved legacy of the Civil War. It was brilliant, but sadly, not enough.
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