• Short Summary

    THE PROBLEMS OF THE NON-VIOLENT REVOLUTIONARY, WHO NECESSARILY CANNOT TAKE THE SHORT CUT OF FORCE TO ACHIEVE A DIFFERENT SOCIETY, HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED IN A THREE-DAY SYMPOSIUM IN LONDON, ORGANISED BY THE MARTIN LUTHER KING FOUNDATION, WHICH ENDED YESTERDAY (30 JUNE).

  • Description

    THE PROBLEMS OF THE NON-VIOLENT REVOLUTIONARY, WHO NECESSARILY CANNOT TAKE THE SHORT CUT OF FORCE TO ACHIEVE A DIFFERENT SOCIETY, HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED IN A THREE-DAY SYMPOSIUM IN LONDON, ORGANISED BY THE MARTIN LUTHER KING FOUNDATION, WHICH ENDED YESTERDAY (30 JUNE).

    THE MARTIN LUTHER KING FOUNDATION IN BRITAIN WAS LAUNCHED IN APRIL 1968 AT THE REQUEST OF MRS CORETTA KING, WIFE OF THE ASSASSINATED CIVIL-RIGHTS LEADER, AS A FUND TO PROMOTE AND ASSIST RESEARCH INTO FACTS ABOUT RACE. IT HAS A PARALLEL WITH THE UNITED STATES FOUNDATION.

    ATTENDING THE SYMPOSIUM WERE SUCH WELL-KNOWN 'PROTEST' FIGURES AS DANILO DOLCI, CANON JOHN COLLINS (CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH FOUNDATION), AND GEORGE CLARK OF THE NOTTING HILL HOUSING SERVICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE SYMPOSIUM WAS TO DISCUSS 'WHAT KIND OF SOCIETY DO WE WANT AND HOW CAN WE ACHIEVE IT?'
    MR SATISH KUMAR, AN INDIAN GANDHIAN, TOLD THE SYMPOSIUM OF HIS SURPRISE IN COMING TO WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS A 'WONDERLAND' IN THE WEST TO WHICH MANY INDIANS LOOKED FOR A PATTERN OF DEVELOPMENT. HE HAD FOUND INSTEAD A SOCIETY IN WHICH THE ONLY MEANS OF HUMAN FULFILMENT WAS 'IN COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER AND TRYING TO LEAVE THE OTHER MAN BEHIND'.

    OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE SYMPOSIUM WERE GROZDANA OLUJIC (ON 'NON-VIOLENCE AS A PRINCIPLE AND METHOD OF CHANGES'), ROBERT JUNGK ('TIME OBSERVATORIES'), AND ROSALIND SCHAMA ('SOCIETY MEANS SHARING').

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29LW5JP7E328VDY5L3F2Z11P1
    Media URN:
    VLVA29LW5JP7E328VDY5L3F2Z11P1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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