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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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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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Conscientious Objection

Source: Johansen, J. (2009). Conscientious Objection: Legal Rights, in The Oxford international Encyclopedia of peace. N. Young. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1: 461-463. Buy the Book here. Conscientious Objection (CO) is to refuse participation in a system of obligatory service when

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War Resistance in a international perspective

Originally Published in xxx There are two basic strategies regarding nonviolent resistance in general and war resistance in particular. The first one is based on the fact that Power is dependent on cooperation. Power can then be broken by refusing

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Conditions for Civil Resistance

Originally published in xxx History When Gandhi introduced the concept of Passive Resistance in his article on “The Benefits of Passive Resistance” on September 7 1907 he for sure did not understood how that concept would develop over the years.

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