Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745329017 Published October 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329024 Published October 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity

Howard Clark

People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity

Howard Clark

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256 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745329017 Published October 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329024 Published October 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Across the world, nonviolent movements are at the forefront of resistance against repression, imperial aggression and corporate abuse. However, it is often difficult for activists in other countries to know how best to assist such movements.

The contributors to People Power place nonviolent struggles in an international context where solidarity can play a crucial role. Yet they also warn that good intentions are not enough, solidarity has to listen to local movements.

Examining movements from Zimbabwe to Burma and Palestine, the contributors assess various forms of solidarity, arguing that a central role of solidarity is to strengthen the counter-power of those resisting domination and oppression.

Contents

Foreword
Introduction, by Howard Clark
Section I: Resisting Repression, Civil War and Exploitation 2000-2008: Analyses of Unarmed Struggle
1. Serbia - Nonviolent struggle for democracy: the role of Otpor
by Danijela Nenadic and Nenad Belcevic
1a. Serbia Eight Years After
by Ivan Franovic
2. Burma - Dialogue with the Generals: the sound of one hand clapping
by Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan
3. Zimbabwe - Unarmed resistance, civil society and the limits of international solidarity
by Janet Cherry
4. Nonviolent Movement for Peace in Colombia and International Solidarity
by Mauricio García Duran
5. India - MacroViolence and MicroResistance: Development Violence and Unarmed Grassroots Resistance
by Anand Mazgaonkar
Section II: Nonviolent Citizens' Intervention Across Borders
6. Making Accompaniment Effective
by Brian Martin
7. Developing Strategy for Accompaniment
by Luis Enrique Eguren
7a. With Peace Brigades International in Colombia
by Louise Winstanley
8. Civilian Peacekeeping: Providing Protection without sticks and carrots
by Christine Schweitzer
8a. Making Peace Practical with Nonviolent Peaceforce in Sri Lanka
by Rita Webb
9. Cross-border Nonviolent Advocacy during the second Palestinian intifada: the International Solidarity Movement
by Véronique Dudouet
9a. The work of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
by Ann Wright
9b. International Women's Peace Service in Palestine
by Angie Zelter
10. Voices in the Wilderness: Campaigning against Sanctions on Iraq 1995-2005
by Kathy Kelly and Milan Raid
Section III: Bases of Solidarity: Shared Identities, Interests and Beliefs
11. Feminist solidarity: Women in Black against War
by Cynthia Cockburn
12. Transnational solidarity and war resistance: the case of Turkey
by Andreas Speck
13. Solidarity based on Sexual Orientation: Regional Organising in Africa
by Chesterfield Samba
14. Diasporas: potential partners in struggle
by Andrew Rigby
15. Global Movements and Local Struggles: The Case of World Social Forum
by Stellan Vinthagen
16. Worker Solidarity and Civil Society cooperation: blocking the Chinese arms shipment to Zimbabwe, April 2008
Section IV: Controversies in transnational action
17. External Financing of Opposition Movements
by Jorgen Johansen
18. Nonviolence Training and Charges of Western Imperialism: a Guide for Worried Activists
by George Lakey
Afterword: the Chain of Nonviolence
Howard Clark
Works Cited
Index

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