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LaOnf (means No Violence) and is an Iraqi Nonviolence Group. PT members have travelled to Iraq and support their work.

We Are Part of a Global Struggle: Building International Solidarity

by ICSSI Baghdad on Jan 25, 2017 • 20:57 Nonviolent, Civil-Society Organizing in the U.S. and Opportunities for Solidarity with Iraq Terry Kay Rockefeller September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows… Read more »

Iraqi Nonviolence Activists Denounce “Barbaric Attack” on Church

Peaceful Protests in Iraq Celebrate the Nation as a Mosaic of Many Faiths


The ­Iraqi civil-society organization LaOnf (which means “no violence” in Arabic) is a network of Iraqi activists building a nonviolence movement to resist occupation, terrorism and corruption in Iraq.  Click… Read more »

Sixth Report on the Week of Nonviolence: LaOnf Week of Nonviolence in Iraq Comes to a Close.

Summary of the Week of Nonviolence For Download: An overview of the week’s events, with photos. Summary_Week_of_NV_FINAL.doc La’Onf’s Third Annual Week of Nonviolence has concluded. But banners still proclaim and… Read more »

Fifth Report on the Week of Nonviolence: Focus on Youth as the Future of Iraq

“Nonviolence brings you gifts and games. Violence brings terrorism and murder.” -Message of La’Onf members in Kirkuk when distributing gifts to children (October 13, 2008) Many parents would prefer to… Read more »

Fourth Report on Week of Nonviolence: Women of La’Onf

Front row seated: Zainab from Baghdad, Martina Pignatti Morano (Un Ponte Per…) Rear row standing: Terry Rockefeller (Peaceful Tomorrows), Salama from Diwaniyah, Adele Welty (Peaceful Tomorrow), and Thawwar from Najaf.

Before the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, women played many important roles in Iraqi society. Despite the horrors of Saddam’s rule, women’s rights were guaranteed by a secular constitution. Large numbers of women were well educated and worked outside the home, in business, medicine, education, and important government positions. Today, lack of security and growing repression have forced many women to stay at home. Violence against women has increased dramatically.

Third Report on the Week of Nonviolence: Inspiration from Iraqi Artists

As we continue to receive updates from the La’Onf Iraqi Nonviolence Group during their third annual Week of Nonviolence, we would like to dedicate this report to the heart-full voice of Iraqi artists and poets. Movements around the world and throughout time have been led, accompanied and inspired by the imagination and beauty of musicians, singers, dancers, poets, painters, sculptors, actors, authors and many others who find creative expression for the essential yearnings of humanity.

Second Report on the Week of Nonviolence: Highlights from Day One

Highlights from Day One of the Week of Nonviolence

La’Onf Week of Nonviolence

Peaceful Tomorrows is honored to be working with a broad coalition of peace and nonviolence groups to make the activities of the members of La’Onf more widely known throughout the US. We are trying hard to obtain up-to-date information about events in Iraq as quickly as possible. But there have been some interesting challenges.

Photos of LaOnf Activists from Iraq and Activists from Around the U.S.

Click Here to View photos of LaOnf Activists from Iraq and Activists from Around the U.S. Who Support LaOnf­

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