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Direct Nonviolent Action

(see also Gandhi, Civil Rights Movement, Nonviolence Movement, Christian Pacifism, Anti-Nuclear Movement, Anti-War Movements Past, Anti-War Movement Today, Anti-Globalization Movement & School of the Americas)

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On the Web: Articles

Nonviolent Action Handbook. Sanderson Beck (n.d.)

Direct Action. Martin Kelley, Nonviolent Web (n.d.)

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Epstein, Barbara. "The culture of direct action: Livermore Action Group & the peace movement," Socialist Review 82/83 (1985):31-61.

Thoreau, Henry D. "Civil disobedience," in W. Harding (ed.) The Selected Works of Thoreau (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bakshi, Shiri Ram. Gandhi & Civil Disobedience Movement (New Delhi: Gitanjali, 1985).

Bay, Christian & Charles C. Walker. Civil Disobedience: Theory & Practice (Montreal: Black Rose, 1975).

Berrigan, Daniel (ed.) For Swords into Plowshares, the Hammer Has to Fall (Highland Park NJ: Plowshares, 1984).

Bleiker, Roland. Popular Dissent, Human Agency, & Global Politics (NY: Cambridge, 2000).

Block, Gay & Malka Drucker. Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Change in the Holocaust (NY: Monthly Review, 1992).

Bondurant, Joan. Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict (Berkeley: U. California, 1964).

Brown, Judith M. Gandhi & Civil Disobedience: The Mahatma in Indian Politics, 1928-34 (Cambridge: Cambridge, 1977).

Childress, James F. Civil Disobedience & Political Obligation: A Study in Christian Social Ethics (New Haven: Yale, 1971).

Cohen, Carl. Civil Disobedience: Conscience, Tactics, & the Law (NY: Columbia U, 1971).

Cooney, Robert & Helen Michalowski (eds.) The Power of the People: Active Nonviolence in the US [1977] (Philadelphia: New Society, 1986). History of nonviolent movement through the Vietnam War.

Dear, John. The Sacrament of Civil Disobedience (Baltimore: Fortkamp, 1994).

Durland, William. Conscience & the Law (Colorado Springs: National Center on Law & Pacifism, 1983).

Gandhi, Mohandas K. Nonviolent Resistance (NY: Schocken, 1962).

Gans, Chaim. Philosophical Anarchism & Political Disobedience (NY: Cambridge, 1992).

Gowan, Susanne & others. Moving Toward a New Society (Philadelphia:New Society, 1976).

Hall, Robert Tom. The Morality of Civil Disobedience (NY: Harper & Row, 1971).

Herngren, Per. Path of Resistance: The Practice of Civil Disobedience (Philadelphia: New Society, 1993).

King, Casey & Linda Barrett Osborne. Oh, Freedom!: Kids Talk about the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made it Happen (NY: Knopf, 1997).

Laffin, Arthur J. & Anne Montgomery (eds.) Swords into Plowshares: Nonviolent Direct Action for Disarmament (NY: Harper & Row, 1987).

Lakey, George. Strategy for a Living Revolution (NY: Grossman, 1976).

Lynd, Staughton. Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History (NY: Bobbs-Merrill, 1966).

McCarthy, Ronald M. Nonviolent Action: A Research Guide (NY: Garland, 1997).

Noel, Chuck & Bob Levering. Crisis: Nonviolent Direct Action as a Strategy for Social Change (Nyack NY: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 19??)

Sharp, Gene. The Politics of Nonviolent Action (Boston: Porter Sargent, 1973).

__________. Gandhi as a Political Strategist: With Essays on Ethics & Politics (Boston: P. Sargent, 1979).

__________. Social Power & Political Freedom (Boston: P. Sargent, 1980).

__________. The Role of Power in Nonviolent Struggle (Cambridge MA: Albert Einstein Institution, 1990).

Taylor, Richard K. Blockade: A Guide to Nonviolent Intervention (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1977).

Walker, Charles E. (ed.) Training for Nonviolent Action (Haverford PA: Center for Nonviolent Conflict Resolution, 197?).

Weber, David R. (ed.) Civil Disobedience in America: A Documentary History (Ithaca: Cornell, 1978).

Willson, S. Brian. On Third World Legs (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1992).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Where there is Hatred" [1990], dir. ?, 57m. From Video Project.

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