This country is so self absorbed with the events of 9/11 5 years ago. As if we are the only country to have been attacked by terrorists. As if we aren't the world's major terrorist. Perhaps another 9/11 100 years ago points the way. My friend David Iles forwarded this link to me.
Satyagraha 100 Years Later: Gandhi Launches Modern Non-Violent Resistance Movement on Sept. 11, 1906
September 11th 2006 has a special significance. It not only marks the fifth anniversary of the attacks on New York and Washington, it also marks 100 years to the day that Mahatma Gandhi launched the modern nonviolent resistance movement. We speak with Gandhi's grandson, Arun, about "Satyagraha." [includes rush transcript]
ARUN GANDHI: Satyagraha is the pursuit of truth. My grandfather believed that truth should be the cornerstone of everybody's life and that we must dedicate our lives to pursuing truth, to finding out the truth in our lives. And so his entire philosophy was the philosophy of life. It was not just a philosophy for conflict resolution, but something that we have to imbibe in our life and live it all the time so that we can improve and become better human beings.