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Violence & nonviolence

Editorial: Anti-cuts, pro-change

There are converging agendas for different movements - anti-cuts, climate, disarmament, labour movement...


Spain, austerity and police brutality

Eye witness: holding Neptuno Square for hours despite a police riot 


40 years ago: Approaches to nonviolent revolution

Soon after PN first regularly added the subtitle 'for nonviolent revolution' to its masthead, Bob Overy (who'd worked on the paper not long before) wrote a two-part article analysing the many different takes on the subject. This is part of his setting the scene for the two pieces.


Diversity of tactics and the 1%

The practical advantages of nonviolent strategies in mobilising for revolution. 


Avaaz in Syria

Ian Sinclair, London

ImageThe May 2012 Peace News editorial on Syria (PN 2545) argued ‘we

Norman Finkelstein, What Gandhi Says: About Non-violence, Resistance and Courage

OR Books, 2012; 100pp; £6


Erica Chenoweth & Maria J Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

Columbia University Press, 2011; 296pp; £20.50


Feel the fear and do it anyway

April’s Symposium on Nonviolent Movements & the Barrier of Fear brought dozens of activists and researchers from around the world to Coventry.


Ardently pro-Arden

Sergeant Musgrave continues to dance


Nonviolent people power, some fundamental questions

Extended text by Diana Francis on nonviolent revolution