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What are the right questions to ask?

Originally published at xxx Statement from Jørgen Johansen, former WRI chair, on the attacks of the 11.September 11 Sep 2001 — warresisters What are the right questions to ask? While the smoke from burnt flesh is still stinking from the

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War Crimes Law

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “War Crimes Law.” In The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace, edited by Nigel Young, 339-341. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Buy the Book here. War Crimes Law  War crimes can be defined as “violations of the laws or

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Sending the Protest Message

Source: Johansen, Jørgen, and Brian Martin. 2008. “Sending the Protest Message.” Gandhi Marg no. 29 (4):503-519. Sending the Protest Message By Jørgen Johansen and Brian Martin What makes a protest action effective? Organisers have lots of potential choices: what, when, where,

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Nonviolent Social Change

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2012. “Nonviolent Social Change.” In The Medical Peace Work Textbook, 2nd edition, Course 1-7, edited by J. Salvage, M. Rowson and K. Melf. London: Medact. Nonviolent Social Change In this lesson you will: You will learn about historical

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Nonviolence Versus US Imperialism

Source: Johansen, Jørgen, Brian Martin, and Matt Meyer. 2012. “Nonviolence versus US imperialism.” Economic & Political Weekly no. 47 (38):82-89. Read the article on the original site. Nonviolence Versus US Imperialism Jørgen Johansen, Brian Martin and Matt Meyer For valuable comments

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Nonviolence as a Constructive Force

Source: Johansen, Jørgen, 2006: “Nonviolence as a Constructive Force.” Gandhi Marg no. 27 (3&4):365-374.   The 20th century is the most violent period in the history of mankind. More people have suffered and more people have been killed by organised violence

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Nonviolence – More than absence of violence

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2007. “Nonviolence: More than the absence of violence.” In Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies, edited by Charles Webel and Johan Galtung, 143-159. London, New York: Routledge. Buy the book here. Introduction Research on nonviolence has never

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International Peace Research Institute

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “International Peace Research Institute.” In The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace, edited by Nigel Young, 457-458. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Buy the book here. International Peace Research Institute. The International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) is based in

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Human Shields and pre-emptive Backfire

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2012. “Human shields and pre-emptive backfire.” In Backfire Manual, Tactics Against Injustice, edited by Brian Martin, 103-106. Sparsnäs: Irene Publishing. Buy the book here or here. Human Shields and pre-emptive Backfire It is normally not advisable to provoke

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Environmental protests in Norway

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “Environmental protest, Norway, 20th century.” In International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, edited by Immanuel Ness. New York: Blackwell Publishing. Buy the book here.   Environmental protest, Norway, 20th century In 1996 the Norwegian Parliament decided to build

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