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Violence & nonviolence

How I fought off a motorcycle gang

Seeing the humanity in her enemies enabled one German activist to derail an attack by a motorcycle gang. In this piece, originally published on the Waging Nonviolence website, Antje Mattheus teases out some of the lessons for activists.

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Experiments with truth force

Eric Stoner, co-founder of the US radical nonviolence website Waging Nonviolence, spoke recently to PN staffer Gabriel Carlyle

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Case Study: Orange Free State, South Africa: 1912 – 1918

Black women defeat pass laws

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Marie Dennis, Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence

Orbis Books, 2018; 272pp; $25

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The power of nonviolence

Faith-based campaigners from around the world share stories of effective action

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Working inside the Catholic church to revitalise the tools of nonviolence

In 2016, 80 Catholics from 35 countries gathered in Rome to discuss peace & nonviolence. Pat Gaffney explains what happened next.

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Case Study: Argentina: December 1917 – October 1918

Students force university reforms

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Case Study: France: February – April 2006

Students and unions defeat jobs law

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Robert M Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Penguin Press, 2017; 800pp; £10.99

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After King’s assassination, radical pacifists debated his contribution

Did Martin Luther King really do 'more harm to the progress of non-violence than any single person connected with it'?

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