Nonviolence Handbook

Manual para Campañas Noviolentas

El cambio social no sucede solo, este es el resultado del trabajo de gente comprometida luchando por un mundo de justicia y paz. Este trabajo se gesta en grupos o celulas de activistas, en discusiones, en sesiones de entrenamientos, en la reflexion de experiencias previas, en la planificación, en la experiencia y aprendizaje con otros. El prepararnos para nuestro trabajo por la justicia social es vital para su éxito.

Este manual compartelo que gente ya ha desarrollado a partir de contextos diferentes.

Introduction to the Indonesian version

Democracy, Civil Society, and Nonviolence

After decades of dictatorship under Suharto the democratic development in Indonesia is moving in a good direction. The state system is improving and a civil society is growing in size as well as importance. Any state pretending to be democratic is completely dependent on the existence of a strong civil society as a watchdog, corrective, and complement to the state.

Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns

Social change doesn't just happen. It's the result of the work of committed people striving for a world of justice and peace. This work gestates in groups or cells of activists, in discussions, in training sessions, in reflecting on previous experiences, in planning, in experimenting and in learning from others. Preparing ourselves for our work for social justice is key to its success. This handbook shares what people have already developed in different contexts. It includes sections on:

Author(s)/editor(s): 
Howard Clark, Javier Gárate, Joanne Sheehan, Dorie Wilsnack
Publisher: 
War Resisters' International
Year published: 
2009
ISBN: 
978-0-903517-21-8


Price: £5.00 (US$8.38 ; €6.40)

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute International Nonviolence Training Fund

This fund gives grants of up to $3,000 for trainings that help people learn how to collectively use the theory and practice of nonviolent action to effectively carry out struggles for social justice. Projects must be located outside the United States or within Native nations in the United States.

Projects eligible for support include:

those which build capacity and leadership among people engaged in nonviolent struggles;

those which prepare participants for specific nonviolent actions or campaigns;

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute - International Nonviolence Training Fund

This fund gives grants of up to $3,000 for trainings that help people learn how to collectively use the theory and practice of nonviolent action to effectively carry out struggles for social justice. Projects must be located outside the United States or within Native nations in the United States.

Projects eligible for support include:

  • those which build capacity and leadership among people engaged in nonviolent struggles;
  • those which prepare participants for specific nonviolent actions or campaigns;

Who Has Power in a School?

Exercise to help people see that virtually everyone has some power and to convey the basic nonviolent understanding of power – that power comes from the obedience of others, and that there are various kinds of sources of power.

Why do what teacher says?

This exercise is to convey the basic nonviolent understanding of power – that power comes from the obedience of others, and that there are various kinds of sources of power.

Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns

Social change doesn't just happen. It's the result of the work of committed people striving for a world of justice and peace. This work gestates in groups or cells of activists, in discussions, in training sessions, in reflecting on previous experiences, in planning, in experimenting and in learning from others. Preparing ourselves for our work for social justice is key to its success.

Principles of the Students' Union of the University of Prishtina, 1997

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1) We are firmly determined for nonviolence in our thoughts, opinions, words and behaviour, even when provoked by police or when it uses violence against us.

2) We are going to be open and honest towards everybody, without distinction.

3) The purpose of our protest is not political. Its intention is obvious: the unconditional release of premises, buildings and campus of the University.

4) We do not try to defeat our adversary, but we are demanding the respect of human rights and civil freedoms equally for all people.

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