Nonviolence Resources

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.

Howard Clark
Pluto Press
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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.

Shelley Anderson and Janet Larmore
War Resisters' International
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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;

The Women Peacemakers Programe Training of Trainers: 2009 - 2010

Gender lies at the root of war and peace. As a marker of identity, an exploration of gender is becoming increasingly critical in understanding the complexity of violent conflict. In practical terms, too, concrete ways must be found to implement a gender perspective in third-party interventions in armed conflicts.

Iran - Nonviolent Action videoclips

Enjoy these two Iranian videos about nonviolent action:

The Door


And here is a link to the petition in support of nonviolent protesters in Iran on the web page of the Center for the Study of Strategic Nonviolent Defense


New Website Launches to Cover Nonviolent Actions and Campaigns Around the World

New York – June 4 – Journalists and activists have launched a new website, called Waging Nonviolence (, that provides news, analysis, and original reporting on the use of nonviolence by ordinary people around the world in their struggle for justice.

21 March 2009 - NATO GAME OVER: peace activists close NATO headquarters

From all over Belgium, by bus, bike, taxi, public transport and even by walking, hundreds of activists came to NATO's headquarters in Evere, Brussels. They tried non-violently to enter the NATO terrain and seal gates, windows and doors. At the same time, the NATO has been symbolically buried during a farewell ceremony. Today, this burial is still a symbolic act, but the will to turn this symbol into reality is very high.

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.

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