Peace Movement

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Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Alternative Press Center
Organization
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
Anti-nuclear movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
A international movement against the use of nuclear power and nuclear weapons.
The Anti-Nuclear Movement in Review: Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
Hall, Wayne
Article
1998
EVERY NOW AND then Time magazine comes out with front cover screaming something like: “Russian Nukes: Is Anyone in Control?” The idea of a fanatic blowing up New York City with a Russian nuclear weapo...
Asia: Militarisation and Regional Conflict
Sakamoto, Yoshikazu (ed.)
Book
1989
Asia is a region where both superpowers have intervened on land and stationed increasing naval forces. The continent has also witnessed numerous inter-state wars. In this book, scholars from the regio...
Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
Nakazawa, Keiji; Paul, Paula J. (foreword)
Book
1989
Barefoot Gen is the powerful, tragic story of the bombing of Hiroshima seen through the eyes of a young boy - the artist himself - growing up in a peace-loving Japanese family. It is a graphic 'lest ...
Barefoot Gen The Day After: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
Nakazawa, Keiji
Book
1989
The acclaimed Barefoot Gen story picks up the day after the bombing of Hiroshima as the Gen family encounters the effects of the bomb, hunger, the hardened hearts of those more fortunate than themselv...
Breaking Ranks
Everett, Melissa
Book
1989
The riveting inside account of men who have emerged from fulfilling, respected, and often lucrative and influential jobs in the military-industrial complex to work for peace. Based on extensive interv...
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Connexipedia Article
Article
An organization that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by Britain. It also campaigns for international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as t...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Committee of 100 (United Kingdom): Connexipedia Article
Article
A British anti-war group set up in 1960.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Doing Time for Peace: Moral Lights
Swanson, David
Article
2012
Hundreds of Americans, young and old, are regularly going to prison, sometimes for months or years or decades, for nonviolently resisting U.S. militarism.
Drawing the Line: A pamphlet
Goodman, Paul
Book
1946
Duckworth, Muriel: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
Article
Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Europe: Dimensions of Peace
Hettne, Bjorn (ed.)
Book
1989
What implication does Star Wars hold for European security? How has the collapse of detente affected European co-operation? These are among the questions raised in this unique dialogue between scholar...
Fighting Subpoenas and Gag Orders in Iowa: Against The Current vol. 110
Omidvar, Iraj
Article
2004
More than two months have passed since federal officials withdrew the grand jury subpoenas against four peace activists and Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The withdrawal of the subpoenas and th...
Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel! Gaza youth offers up a cry of despair : Rapid global reaction to cyber-manifesto surprises its drafters
Carbajosa, Ana
Article
2011
A group of Palestinian youth put out a manifesto that calls for an end to divisive party politics in Gaza and the West Bank. The youth want peace and freedom.
Gaza Peace Protester Is Prisoner In Own Home
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Nine months after he helped to organise protests against Israel's attack on Gaza, Samih Jabareen is a prisoner in his home in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, an electronic bracelet around his ankle to alert the...
Germany East: Dissent and Opposition
Allen, Bruce
Book
1989
An overview of oppositional movements in East Germany, ranging from the 1953 insurrection to the oppositional movements of the 1908s.
Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World
Bellar, Ken; Chase, Heather
Book
2008
Profiles 20 world's most effective activists in this five-part book. Each part highlights different types of peacemakers. Part One recognizes activists who stand out for their efforts of choosing non-...
The Handbook of Non-Violence: Including Aldous Huxley's An Encyclopedia of Pacifism
Seeley, Robert
Book
Aldous Huxley's An Encyclopedia of Pacifism, one of the key documents of the thirties peace movement in England known as the Peace Pledge Union, is here reprinted as the opening segment of this book. ...
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
The lessons we have learned: Palestine & Iraq: Any Signs of Hope?
Lowi, Henry
Article
2002
A speech on "the peace movement: lessons learned and the way forward." Henry Lowi argues that "There is no sign of hope, for the old prejudices and the old concepts, and there is no hope for the colon...
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
Making Waves: The Grindstone Story
MacAdam, Murray
Book
1984
Michael Berg for U.S. Congress in Delaware: A Voice Against War: Against The Current vol. 124
Horowitz, Roger
Article
2006
On June 8 Americans awoke to the news that the U.S. military in Iraq had killed Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, alleged leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. In the midst of press coverage that cravenly accepted governme...
My Friend, the Enemy
Avemy, Uri
Book
This is the remarkable story of the secret contacts between a daring group of Israeli patriots and the PLO - told by the man who started them in 1974 and who became the first Israeli politician to mee...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Our Generation against Nuclear War
Book
1984
A collection of articles on the issues of war and peace from Our Generation magazine.
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
Pauling, Linus: Connexipedia Article
Article
American chemist, peace activist, author, and educator. (1901-1994).
Peace movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
A social movement that seeks to achieve ideals such as the ending of a particular war (or all wars), minimize inter-human violence in a particular place or type of situation, often linked to the goal ...
Peace Movement (Canada): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Canada has a long tradition of an active and vocal peace movement. During the late 1950s and 1960s, concern over the dangers of atmospheric testing and the debate over the presence in Canada of nucle...
Peace Utopias
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1911
What is our task in the question of peace? It does not consist merely in vigorously demonstrating at all times the love of peace of the Social Democrats; but first and foremost our task is to make cle...
A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World
Dear, John
Book
2007
Jesuit priest John Dear ministers to the needy at the margins of society. He is a pacifist and anti-war activist who has spoken out against the Pentagon and the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. His vi...
Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
Book
1972
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
Powerful Peacemaking: A Strategy for a Living Revolution
Lakey, George
Book
This book presents an approach with historical examples for the creation of social empowerment and global change in the quest for a peaceful and just world. It proposes a five-stage strategy for non-v...
Remembering the War and the Movement: Against The Current vol. 90
Drucker, Peter
Article
2001
February 28, 1991. Thinking that weeks of war and antiwar organizing were still ahead (not my only mistake during those months!), I took a Canadian vacation at the end of February 1991 with my lover C...
Resisting the Bomb: A History of World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-1970
Wittner, Lawrence S.
Book
1997
Describes the gradual development of the worldwide movement for nuclear disarmament and research records from peace groups and government agencies.
A Response to Critics: Against The Current vol. 123
Baldock, Kale
Article
2006
David Finkel's comments (ATC 122) about my book Is Iraq Another Vietnam?, and about my position against immediately withdrawing the US military from Iraq, were well-informed and fair. So were the judg...
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger
Dellinger, Dave
Book
1970
Dellinger says that "those of us who oppose the violence of the status quo and reject the violence of armed revolt and class hatred bear a heavy responsibility to struggle existentially to provdew non...
Seeds of Fire: A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Seeds of Peace: A Catalogue of Quotations
Larson, Jeanne; Madge Cyrus-Micheels (eds)
Book
Seeds of Peace is an indexed and well-organized collection of more than 1,700 quotations on war and peace, nonviolence, and the quest for justice.
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Social Movements/Social Change: The Politics and Practice of Organizing - Socialist Studies 4
Cunningham, Frank; Findlay, Sue; Kadar, Marlene, et.al.
Book
1988
This collection of essays covers movements related to labour, ecology, childcare, peace, disability, gay rights, and access to abortion.
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Spies for Peace: Connexipedia Article
Article
A group of anti-war activists associated with CND and the Committee of 100 who publicized government preparations for rule after a nuclear war.
Sri Lanka: The Unfinished Quest for Peace
Piyadasa, L.
Book
1989
In August 1987, after years of violence, an accord was signed between the Jayawardene government and Tamil separatists. This clear and readable account explains why the accord failed and, in a fresh a...
A Strategy for Antiwar Organizing
Grosser, David
Article
2011
There is a paradox here: The organized antiwar movement’s effectiveness has declined, even while public opinion polls showed that antiwar sentiment among the public as a whole has grown steadily. A mo...
Subversive Nun’s Sophisticated Plot to Incite Peace
Rugh, Peter
Article
2013
83-year-old Catholic nun Megan Rice is facing 20 years in prison for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
SUPA - Student Union for Peace Action: Connexipedia Article
Stevenson, William
Article
2010
A Canadian student organization active from 1964 to 1967.
This Week in Peace History
Website
This Week in History is a collection designed to help us appreciate the fact that we are part of a rich history advocating peace and social justice. While the entries often focus on large and dramatic...
Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political
Rebick, Judy
Book
2009
Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.
The Wall Must Fall: End the Occupation and Violence in Israel-Palestine
Article
2005
A resource for interested union and community members featuring voices from the Israeli and Palestinian peace movements often shut out of the mainstream media. By highlighting the progressive peace mo...
We Are All Parts of One Another: A Barbara Deming Reader
Meyerding, Jane (ed.)
Book
These essays, speeches, letters, stories, and poems span four decades of writing on women and peace, feminism and nonviolence.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Founded 1915 in The Hague, the Netherlands, by women active in the women's suffrage movement in Europe and North America. They sought to end the war and seek ways to ensure that no more wars took plac...
Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools
Wollman, Neil (ed.)
Book
1985
A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Antiwar.com
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Bat Shalom
Feminist peace organization working toward a just peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours.
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Gush Shalom
Gush Shalom (Translated from Hebrew, the name means "The Peace Bloc") is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. Often described as "resolute", "militant", "radical" or "consistent", it is known...
Institute for Global Communications
Internet provider for social justice organizations; groups five online communities: PeaceNet, WomensNet, EcoNet, LabourNet, and ConflictNet. News, articles, features, links to progressive issues.
International Peace Bureau
The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. We are a Nobel Peace Laureate (1910); over the years, 13 of our officers have been recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize...
Movement for the Abolition of War
War is not inevitable. We aim to * spread the belief that the abolition of war is both desirable and possible * raise awareness of the alternatives to war for resolving national and international di...
Refuser Solidarity Network
Supports Israelis who refuse to serve in the Occupation. The Refuser Solidarity Network (RSN) was formed to provide support for the growing Refuser Movement in Israel. The initial impetus for the e...
War Resisters Support Campaign
A coalition of community, faith and labour groups organized to support U.S. soldiers seeking asylum to escape participation in the war in Iraq. Action includes campaigning, material support and the pr...

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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

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Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest
Kidron, Beeban
2013
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest. Thirty years on, the lessons of their occupation are as relevant as ever.

From the Connexions Archives

Assessing the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign
Langille, David; Scott, Jamie; Bickerton, Geoff; Monolson; Zeilig, Martin; Armstrong, Beverlee Bell
Article
1985
A letter to Canadian Dimension about how the publication of "The Politics of the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign" in its December issue did not make the journalistic or political contribution that was...
The Peace Movement's Limited Agenda
Bacher, John
Article
1987
In Canada, the peace movement's strength has been reduced by its limited agenda caused, for the most part, by a refusal to recognize the important value conflicts within it. Fundamental divisions occu...
The Peace Petition Caravan Campaign: The View From Sudbury
Delaunay, David (Project Ploughshares Sudbury)
Article
1985
The Politics of the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign
LaFramboise, Donna
Article
1984
LaFramboise on how the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign as a national campaign would now appear to be a tactical mistake of gargantuan proportions.
U.S. peace activism
Periodical profile published 1990
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1990