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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NMW-Workcamp impressions from Burlington USA

Volunteers for Peace, a United States partner organisation of Service Civil International organized this workcamp together with the local partner, Burlington Friends Meeting and they had a public panel talking about Nuclear armament / disarmament. This is an interesting video of the panel, which mostly consists of the workcamp volunteers are giving informations on the...
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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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As if Hell Fell on Me

Amnesty International published a report on the suffering of civil society in Northern Pakistan – being hit by Taleban, Pakistani army and deadly U.S. drone strikes – as Huffington Post describes it in this article. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism – an NPO founded 2010 to strengthen independent journalism – brought this topic up again...
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Late article for Hiroshima day (6th of August)

The people over at http://www.wagingpeace.org/ did a video contest earlier this year – perhaps thats a good incentive for people within SCI to get creative like this as well Here is the second winner (my personal favorite) For something even more SCI related I found this article in our international archive, where the work of...
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Social movements, for good or bad

Just found this interesting video-clip. Maajid Nawaz, a former islamistic extremist (since he was 17), now trying to find ways to create a global culture to fight hatred and any form of extremism. Some of his summaries may be a bit rough, but the overall story, including his personal story are very interesting and I...
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