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A Guide to Civil Resistance


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Contents: Preface, Foreword, Introduction, General Introductory Titles; Part A: Campaigns for Social and Economic Justice, Campaigns by Workers, Urban Campaigns against High Rents, Forced Evictions and Homelessness, Struggles over Land, Resistance to Multinationals, Transnational Solidarity with Exploited Workers: Campaigns against Sweatshops, Global Justice Movement, Opposing IMF Policies and Privatization, Resistance since Financial Crisis of 2008. Part B: Indigenous Movements, Campaigns for Civil, Political and Cultural Rights, Indigenous Resistance to Government and Corporate Threats to their Environment. Part C: Green Campaigns and Protests; Green Movements, Campaigns on Specific Issues. Part D: Peace Movements Since 1945, General: National and Transnational Movements, Opposition to Nuclear Weapons since the 1950s, Autonomous Peace Protest in the Soviet Bloc up to 1989, Protests Against Militarism. Part E: Resistance Movements Against Specific Wars, Introduction and resistance to French war in Algeria, Resistance to the Vietnam War, 1961-73, Opposing Wars Against Iraq: The Gulf War 1991 and US-led Invasion 2003, Opposing Other Wars and Occupations. Part F: Feminist Movements and Protests, The "Second Wave" of Feminism: Pressure and Protests in the West, Women under Communism and Post-Communism, The Global Women's Movement:1970s-2000s, Feminism in the West: From Third to Fourth Wave, War and Women's Resistance. Part G: LGBT: Campaigns for Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Rights, The 'Homophile' Movement and Rise of Gay Liberation in the West: 1950s-1970s, Global Struggles for LGBT rights in 21st Century, Minorities within LGBT. Part H: Campaigns Against Government, Challenging Authoritarianism, Neoliberalism, Corruption and Misspending 2013-2014, Campaigns for Transparency and Against Corruption: Focus on India, Campaigning for Just Taxes, Poll Tax Protests, Britain, 1989-90. Part I: Regional Campaigns for Civic, Cultural or National Rights, Welsh Nationalism, Northern Ireland. Part J: Preparation and Training for Nonviolence, Planning and Development of Campaigns, Training for Nonviolent Action. Addendum: Selected Titles on Nonviolent Action and Movements in French, German and Spanish. Author Index.

About the Author

APRIL CARTER was Secretary of the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War 1958-61 and then worked for the pacifist international weekly Peace News, and has been writing on nonviolent action for over 50 years. She taught politics at the universities of Lancaster, Oxford and Queensland, and published books on women's rights, arms control, peace movements and global citizenship, as well as several studies of democracy. She has also compiled a number of bibliographies on nonviolent action and Gandhi, and was a co-editor of People Power and Protest Since 1945: A Bibliography of Nonviolent Action (Housman Bookshop 2006). HOWARD CLARK was a nonviolent activist engaged in a variety of campaigns and projects at local, national and increasingly international level. He was chairperson and previously a coordinator of War Resisters' International. He died in 2013. MICHAEL RANDLE has been involved in the peace movement since the early 1950s and was a lecturer and researcher in Peace Studies at Bradford University from 1974-2006. Member of the Aldermaston March Committee, 1957-58, Chair of the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War, 1958-61 and Secretary of the Committee of 100, 1960-61. From 1979 to 1988 he coordinated the Alternative Defence Commission based at Bradford University and contributed to its two major reports, Defence without the Bomb, Taylor & Francis, 1983, and The Politics of Alternative Defence, Paladin 1987. His publications include People Power: the Building of a New European Home, Hawthorn Press, 1991, and Civil Resistance, Fontana 1994.


'A great resource for finding valuable source material about the resistance of millions of people around the world intent on social change to create a better world.' Angie Zelter

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