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Upcoming events 23 April 2010: Book Launch: Women and Conscientious Objection

Housmans Bookshop, 7pm


Women Conscientious Objectors - An AnthologyWomen Conscientious Objectors - An AnthologyOn 23 April, War Resisters' International will launch its new publication "Women and Conscientious Objection" at Housmans Bookshop in London. The editors and some of the contributors will be present.

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)
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Testimonies of Conscience sent from the Soviet Union to the War Resisters' International 1923-1929

This pamphlet is a collection of reports sent to the War Resisters' International from the Soviet Union. They are excerpted from the War Resisters' International Bulletin and its continuation appearing under the title The War Resister.

These are testimonies mostly by Tolstoyan communities in the Soviet Union, sent to the WRI office.

This booklet helps to illuminate Soviet COs' second "time of trouble" and aids in understanding of how an antiwar movement of such initial promise ended in defeat and tragedy after only a few years.

Author(s)/editor(s): 
Peter Brock
Publisher: 
War Resisters' International and Peter Brock
Year published: 
1997
ISBN: 
978-0-9690997-2-7


Price: £3.00 (US$5.03 ; €3.84)
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Opening doors to peace. A memorial to Myrtle Solomon

Reduced price!

Author(s)/editor(s): 
Mitzi Bales
Publisher: 
War Resisters' International
Year published: 
1991
ISBN: 
978-0-903517-13-3


Price: £0.50 (US$0.84 ; €0.64)
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Nonviolent Struggle and Social Defence

New reduced price!

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)
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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.

Book review

Dedovshchina in the Post-Soviet Military: Hazing of Russian Army Conscripts in a Comparative Perspective

Françoise Dauce and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (ed.), ibidem, Stuttgart 2006

This book is not written from a pacifist perspective -- hardly so, and many authors write from a clearly pro-military perspective. But this is not a weakness, as we as readers can easily add this perspective. What the book offers is some insight into the phenomenon of dedovshchina -- the hazing of Russian conscripts to a degree unknown in Western societies.

Nonviolence and Social Empowerment

edited by Chris Ney

Timed to coincide with the launch of its new Nonviolence Programme, War Resisters' International finally publishes articles based on presentations at its 'Nonviolence and Social Empowerment Study Conference" in February 2001. While not complete, these articles reflect some of the discussion at the conference. which was the result of a process over several years.

War is a crime against humanity: The Story of War Resisters’ International


Published by War Resisters’ International
5 Caledonian Road
London N1 9DX
2005

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C O N T E N T S

PART ONE

CHAPTER 1

The motive force

CHAPTER 2

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