I AM Dr. Tom Hastings, nonviolent activist with 44 years experience, jail and prison time, and author of six books on nonviolence, terrorism and conflict transformation. AMA!
My name is Dr. Tom Hastings and I am a professor of nonviolence and conflict resolution at Portland State University. I've been a nonviolent activist for the past 44 years, spent time in jail and three prisons for nonviolent actions, and have written extensively on the subject. Ask me anything!
My books are available on Amazon here
You can read my blog here
Here's my proof: http://imgur.com/prMuBdn
Edit: I'm headed out - Thanks to everyone who asked such thoughtful questions. I hope I was able to answer each of you to your satisfaction. I will be around later to get back to the unanswered questions when I can. Thanks again!