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Prison and nonviolent Struggle

Timed to coincide with the annual Prisoners for Peace list and associated articles, Peace News takes a look at prison and nonviolent struggle.

To work or not to work...?

As a nonviolent activist who has been to prison for short periods on a number of occasions over anumber of years, the issue of how much we, as prisoners and as activists, participate in ou

So live!

A scholar of Gandhi and Tolstoy from the US asked the founder of the Vedchhi Ashram “How do you decide when to offer Satyagraha and when to continue with constructive (village dev

Terror, prison and the time to rebuild

At 8.30am on the morning of Tuesday 11 September, as my subway train took me just under the World Trade Center (WTC) from my home in Brooklyn to my job in upper Manhattan, I am struck by a

Prisoners of homophile conscience

I can't offer a historical analysis of the situation for the gai or lesbian community in prison.

Torture: its complexity, moral dilemmas and its introduction into our lives

I have been invited to write about torture for this issue on prisons and really, much or nothing could be said, the topic simply does not allow for neutrality or impartiality.

The Great Escape! - campaigning in support of a total objector in Finland

On 23 August a Finnish antimilitarist civil disobedience group - The Wall Breakers - symbolically attempted to rescue a total objector from prison.

Behind bars hotels

Internationally, the role of the private sector in the criminal justice system is now substantial and set to expand.

Quit tickling!

According to the Washington Post "FBI and Justice Department investigators are increasingly frustrated by the silence of jailed suspected associates of Osama bin Laden's

Gandhi and prison: an opinion

Gandhi practised two types of Satyagraha in his mass campaigns. The first was civil disobedience, which entailed breaking a law and courting arrest.