Direct Action Everywhere Statement of Nonviolence
Nonviolence is both a strategy and a way of life. It is the foundation of everything we do at DxE. We are nonviolent in our action, our word, and our tone. We aim not to "win" or "beat" people but to unite communities around common values of compassion toward animals to create a more just food system for all.
While many people have practiced and developed the philosophy of nonviolence, we are heavily influenced by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Several DxE organizers are certified Kingian Nonviolence trainers and host frequent trainings.