I learned that an effective nonviolent action needs satyagraha, because you have to be brave to take the risk to do what’s right, not only for yourself, but for others too.

Satyagraha to me means the weapons of the brave, or to be ready for the great pain and suffer for others.

In my nonviolent intervention in support of Iraq, satyagraha means to be brave enough to suffer and fast for days, showing other people that you are not doing it for yourself.

Dear GCE students and staff, you may help me promote this satyagraha in Iraq by fasting for 24 hours on Wednesday. I will take a risk or be brave enough to do what is right for Iraqis. I hope you will participate on this.

*Video edited by GCE instructor Carlos Pittella-Leite.