Wisdom Books: NonViolent Action Handbook by Sanderson Beck

I believe that our violent and plutocratic society needs a nonviolent revolution to end the neo-imperialist policies of the United States Government by democratic means so that we can have governments of real compassion, liberty, and true justice for all. This transformation of militarism must be nonviolent, not only because any violent attempt would be crushed by force, but because we are opposed to using violence. This ultimate revolution of our historic era is essentially a revolution to end the use of massive force in wars as instruments of social and political control. The process is one of converting hearts and minds by demonstrating the better ways of using education, communication, democracy, and active nonviolent persuasion. As George Harrison sang, “With our love we can change the world, if they only knew.” I have faith that the actions of loving people will bring about a more peaceful society. I hope you will help.

~ Sanderson Beck

CONTENTS:

Nonviolence

Between Submission and Retaliation
Open Friendliness
Honest Communication
Respect for Freedom and Equality
Courageous Compassion
Detached Trusting
Patient Persistence
The Politics of Nonviolence
Nonviolence Discipline
Nonviolence Preparation
Highlights of Nonviolence in History

Liberation from Seven Deadly -Isms

Sexism
Racism
Imperialism
Militarism
Materialism
Dogmatism
Egotism

Group Process

Affinity Groups
Consensus Decision-making
Overcoming Discrimination

Creative Actions

Investigation and Research
Negotiation or Arbitration
Public Education on the Issue
Vigils and Demonstrations
Boycotts and Strikes
Legal Suits and Noncooperation
Civil Disobedience
Fasting
Constructive Activity
Individual Conscience and Finding Your Roles

Legal Process

Vigils and Free-Speech Demonstrations
Nuremberg Actions of Civil or Divine Obedience
Arrest
Solidarity Issues and Methods
Pleading
Trial
Jail
International Law and Nuclear Weapons
Nuremberg Principles
War Tax Resistance
Building Community in the Peace and Justice Movement
Call to Conscience

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