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Waves of Nonviolence and the New Revolutionary Movements

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “Waves of Nonviolence and the New Revolutionary Movements.” In Seeds of New Hope, Pan-African Peace Studies for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Matt Meyer and Elavie D. Ouédraogo, 69-124. Asmara: African World Press. In recent years, we

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Hitler and the challenge of non-violence

Originally published at opendemocracy.net, 26 March 2010. Read it there.   Hitler and the challenge of non-violence What was done to counter the ’rise and rise’ of Adolf Hitler, fascist German leader, in the 1930’s? What could have been done?  

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What is peace work?

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2012. “What is Peace Work?” In Medical Peace Work, 2nd Edition, Curse 1-7, edited by J. Salvage, M. Rowson and K. Melf. London: Medact. Lesson 1.2.4: What is peace work? Learning objectives By the end of this lesson

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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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Ikkevold som en revolusjonær kraft

Ursprungligen publicerad i Medlemsbladet for IPPNW Norge, Nr. 2 juni 2003. Ved inngangen til det 21. århundre har menneskeheten flere erfaringer med ikkevoldelige midler i store konflikter enn noensinne. Og ikkevolden ser ut til vinne frem som den mest effektive

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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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