Live Poll: World Peace Day: Give Peace a Chance

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World Peace Day is observed annually on 21 September. The United Nations-sanctioned holiday, officially known as the International Day of Peace, is dedicated to promoting world peace. (Poll idea inspired by rubyfruit76)

Which modern peace activist do you admire the most for their leadership in the use of nonviolence as a means to achieve political and social change?

See the partial list of peace activist who espouse nonviolence to achieve political and social change here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049914598/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/V8ihsxOlDxo/
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Peter, Champion

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Mandela didn't exclusively advocate nonviolence.

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/pea...
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Thanks, I was aware of The dark side of Nelson Mandela and his Umkhonto we Sizwe connection. That portion of his early life was covered fairly in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), I would think a fair amount of pacifist have first hand experience with the horrors of war and blood on their hands. Like others, I think it is fair to credit him for his actions and opinions he held most of life.
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None of these people were saints.
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Perhaps you shouldn't include "revolution" alongside war and armed conflict as some "revolutions" are not very violent. The Wikipedia article you refer to also cites such examples.

FYC:

Lech Walesa (Polish democracy activist)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0907408/m...
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Lech Walesa
Polish pro-democracy activist and union organizer, leader of Solidarity (NSZZ "Solidarność"
Biopic and Documentary Movies: Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (2013), Czlowiek z zelaza (1981), Robotnicy '80 (1982)

Plus, a fair point on the use of the term, "revolution".
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/world/asia/myanmar-leader-war-crimes.html

Aung San Suu Kyi. I would have removed her name from the list before making this a live poll.


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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46552614 Gandhi is a controversial case too.