Shuttering up Non​vi​o​lence​.org

In a move sure to be a sur­prise no one, I’m shut­ter­ing up my Non​vi​o​lence​.org site. Sure it’s a great domain, sure it still gets more traf­fic than all of my oth­er sites com­bined, but I just don’t have the time to keep it going in any kind of coher­ent way. It’s always sur­prised me that I could nev­er get sub­stan­tive finan­cial sup­port for a project that has reached mil­lions. It seems par­tic­u­lar­ly iron­ic to shut it down in the midst of one of the longest wars in U.S. history.

For those want­i­ng good activist news, the Dave the Quak­er Agi­ta­tor is always on top of cur­rent events and the Fel­low­ship of Reconciliation’s new’ish group blog at FOR​Peace​.net is a great addi­tion to the peace blog­ging scene. Archive posts from Non​vi​o​lence​.org have been migrat­ed here to the Ranter.

  • Madeleine Y. Gomez

    I just learned about non​vi​o​lence​.org from the Blos­som­ing Lotus cook­book. Sor­ry I learned about you so late. I, too, work for non­vi­o­lence in all human inter­ac­tions — espe­cial­ly pos­i­tive par­ent­ing and the rights of the child to non­vi­o­lent “dis­ci­pline.”
    I wish you the best and am amazed that so many peo­ple remain pas­sive regard­ing peace and thought­ful car­ing for all lev­els of our world.

  • @Wess: the major dis­ap­point­ment hap­pened years ago, I’ve long ago got­ten over the grief state of anger (and long ago nego­ti­at­ed down the major cred­it card debt that denial helped ring up as I tried to keep Non​vi​o​lence​.org going full time in the late 90s). It’s actu­al­ly a relief to not have the guilt of the site – over the last few years it’s been the most neglect­ed of my sites.
    @Madeleine: well, I think we can trust that any real move­ment toward non­vi­o­lence will con­tin­ue with­out this one web­site. I think it quite like­ly that my own writ­ing about peace will be freed now that I don’t feel the need to write about only the “impor­tant” issues.