Monday, October 08, 2007

95 years before 9/11, Gandhi launched 'truth-force'

On September 11, 1906, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a 37-year old lawyer, rose to address the packed Empire Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. This speech was the first salvo in the non-violent movement that would overthrow the British Empire. The movement came to be known as Satyagraha—the force which is born of truth and love or nonviolence.

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