Interview with Erica Chenoweth…

Interview with Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan on their current research on the power and superior efficiency of nonviolent protest: http://t.co/22HvAoc5 Some short snippets from the interview: “nonviolent resistance campaigns were twice as likely to achieve success compared to their violent counterparts” “particularly against dictatorships, that nonviolent resistance is overwhelmingly more effective than armed...
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Why Civil Resistance Works

Here I present a video recording of a speech by Erica Chenoweth focusing on her research  and that of others on why civil resistance works. Erica Chenoweth presents her findings including data on nonviolent resistance, creating a strong link between successful resistance against violence and using nonviolent methodology:...
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Is world peace possible?

Here comes 15 minutes of a very insightful speech by Paul Chappell. This excerpt is mostly about the lengths, armies would go to to make people kill others and how many techniques, tricks and manipulations you actually need to achieve that. “What is the greatest problem of armies…? … Keeping in mind armies have lots...
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Postwar trauma

The effects of war are tremendous, me myself never having experienced one thankfully, those who do and speak out about it, are both courageous and changed by it. Here some former soldiers from Serbia are exchanging short personal stories and statements about the aftermath of war for their personal lives: Some former US combatants from...
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Stay down

No more war in Libya

The last months have seen remarkably results of nonviolent protests in Tunesia and Egypt. Yemen may finally see a nonviolent solution to its people’s struggle, after many lives were lost in the last days. The people of other countries were not so lucky (yet) – and probably not as experienced in nonviolent protest as the...
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Climb into a bright future and open the windows into the light

Found a handbook on creating nonviolent campaigns

How cool is that! Found a new handbook on how to create nonviolent campaigns created by war resisters international. They provide detailed informations and discussions around several important topics starting with an introduction to nonviolence, tasks and tools for doing trainings,  talking about the effect of campaigns, presenting success stories and 21 pages of exercises!...
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