Nonviolence Resources

Living the Intifada online

Andrew Rigby's 1991 book, Living the Intifada (Zed, 1991) is now online at http://civilresistance.info/rigby1991. At the time he wrote this, Andrew was convener of the WRI Middle East Working Group. This is a full-length study of the first intifada, including useful discussion on the issues of violence and nonviolence.

Doing Democracy. The MAP model for organizing social movement

Doing Democracy presents the Movement Action Plan (MAP), Bill Moyer's practical strategic model that describes how social movements work. The book presents a general theory of how social movements work, including sections on democracy, power, powerholder strategy and movement strategy; describes the four roles that activists need to play effectively (compared to ineffectively) and explains in detail the eight stages of the road to success along which activists need to guide their social movement.

Author(s)/editor(s): 
BillMoyer, with JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley and Steven Soifer
Publisher: 
New Society Publishers
Year published: 
2001
ISBN: 
978-0865714182


Price: £15.50 (US$25.97 ; €19.83)

People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity - edited by WRI chair Howard Clark

Contributors include:

Anand Mazgaonkar, Andreas Speck, Andrew Rigby, Angie Zelter, April Carter, Brian Martin, Chesterfield Samba, Christine Schweitzer, Cynthia Cockburn, George Lakey, Janet Cherry, Jorgen Johansen, Kathy Kelly, Milan Rai, Quique Eguren, Stellan Vinthagen, Véronique Dudouet and Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan

Housmans World Peace Database now available for online search

The Housmans World Peace Database, the main project of the Housmans Peace Resource Project, is now available online.

The Housmans Peace Resource Project was established in the early 1990s by Peace News Trustees primarily to develop the World Peace Directory which has appeared annually in the Housmans Peace Diary since its first edition in 1954.

People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity

Transnational solidarity can be crucial for movements of nonviolent struggle – in helping them emerge, in accessing contacts and resources, and in applying leverage on a regime or corporation. Some “transnational advocacy networks” have been criticised for “taking over” from local organisers and for in effect having a disempowering impact on the struggles which they intend to support. The central argument of this book is that the prime role for transnational solidarity is to strengthen the counter-power of those resisting domination and oppression.

Author(s)/editor(s): 
Howard Clark
Publisher: 
Pluto Press
Year published: 
2009
ISBN: 
9780745329017


Price: £15.00 (US$25.13 ; €19.19)

Waging Nonviolent Struggle

In Waging Nonviolent Struggle, Dr. Sharp documents 23 significant—and often successful—20th century nonviolent struggles in a range of cultural and political contexts, and reaffirms nonviolent action as a realistic and powerful alternative to both passivity and violence.

Building on the power analysis of his seminal Politics of Nonviolent Action, Dr. Sharp coherently integrates his theories into praxis, with a vitality tested on the frontlines, often under extreme violence.

Author(s)/editor(s): 
Gene Sharp
Year published: 
2005
ISBN: 
978-0875581620


Price: £16.95 (US$28.40 ; €21.68)

Uprooting War

This book is about developing strategies for grassroots activists to challenge and replace the war system. Brian Martin presents a wide ranging critic alanalys is of social institutions and also draws upon his experiences as a social activist in the environmental and peace movements in Australia. Some of the alternative directions examined are social defence, peace conversion, and building self- managing political and economic institutions.

Author(s)/editor(s): 
Brian Martin
Publisher: 
Freedom Press
Year published: 
1984
ISBN: 
978-0-90038-426-4


Price: £6.00 (US$10.05 ; €7.67)

The Conquest of Violence

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Author(s)/editor(s): 
Bart de Ligt
Publisher: 
Pluto Press
Year published: 
1989 (originally 1937)
ISBN: 
978-1853050572


Price: £5.50 (US$9.22 ; €7.03)

Nonviolent Struggle and Social Defence

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Unarmed communities have ways of defending what they value, be it their environment or their very integrity as communities, be it basic rights and freedoms or particular social structures. There are alternatives to submission or violent resistance. This is illustrated both in many day-to-day social struggles and by populations without weapons defying the might of the military.

Author(s)/editor(s): 
Shelley Anderson and Janet Larmore
Publisher: 
War Resisters' International
Year published: 
1991
ISBN: 
978-0-903517-14-0


Price: £1.00 (US$1.68 ; €1.28)

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)
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