which he used to popularize his drive to end the British monopoly on salt in India.
I was happy to see this bit of news from the Associated Press today:
Actor Ben Kingsley and U.S. philanthropists unveiled an Arabic version of the film Gandhi on , hoping to bring the legendary Indian revolutionary’s message of nonviolent resistance to Palestinian towns, villages and refugee camps.
The release of the Academy Award winning film, dubbed into Arabic by 129 Palestinian actors, comes at a key moment in the Mideast conflict. Many Palestinians are exhausted after of violence but say they have no intention of abandoning their fight for an independent state.
I’ve discussed Gandhi’s tax resistance and satyagraha theories before:
- — “I have made sedition my dharma,” said Gandhi; also, nonviolent resistance in Palestine takes the form of tax resistance in Beit Sahour.
- — An overview of Gandhi’s role as the commander-in-chief of the Indian National Congress.
- — Gandhian nonviolence not only can be an effective technique of political force, but it has certain built-in safeguards that make it difficult to use, even inadvertantly, in the service of injustice.
- — The spirit of Gandhi is interviewed by a clairvoyant and telepathic tapeworm living in the digestive tract of an imaginary friend of mine.
- — Could home-brewing beer be the American tax resister’s equivalent of Gandhi’s homespun cloth?