Friday, July 20, 2007

Protest with Flowers and love actually works...


Immigration Voice, a group that advocates for high-tech immigrants in the U.S. on visas recently protested in a compassionate and Gandhian way...
The situation...
Engineers, computer programmers, and tech workers aren't known for outspoken collective action and political protest. But when denied the permanent U.S.residency they'd been promised, high-skilled workers took to the streets in non-violent protests and even sent flowers to the USCIS.
The point here is the method they dealt with...
Hundreds of green-card applicants sent flowers to the director of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The flowers and the rally were modeled after the nonviolent protests of Mahatma Gandhi, and they emerged from Immigration Voice...
The result...
The USCIS has reversed its memorandum and provided an extension for the application process.
For details please click here...
and here...
Picture Courtesy: Immigration Voice
No matter what the situation, there is always a peaceful alternative to deal with it...the point I was trying to make through this - is highlight the method of protest... What will happen if all the humans decide to end poverty through a peaceful protest all over the world? What if children took to the streets to persuade the adults into finding a solution for poverty and hunger in this world? What if Protests had more flowers than deadly weapons? Then, PEACE might be possible...let us think about it!!!

1 comment:

Shilpa said...

This is one of the modern day instances of Peace prevailing over the violence...Gandhian principle at its best.