Pacifism

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American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
Anarchism's Mid-Century Turn : A Review & Response: Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century,
Williams, Kristian
Article
2016
No matter how one feels about it, the current state of anarchism has represented something of a mystery: What was once a mass movement based mainly in working class immigrant communities is now an ar...
Anarcho-pacifism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A form of anarchism which completely rejects the use of violence in any form for any purpose.
The Catonsville Nine: Connexipedia Article
Article
Nine Catholic activists who burned draft files in 1968 to protest the Vietnam War.
Christian pacifism: Connexipedia Article
Article
The theological and ethical position that any form of violence is incompatible with the Christian faith.
Comfort, Alex: Connexipedia Article
Article
Medical professional, gerontologist, anarchist, pacifist, conscientious objector and writer. (1920-2000).
Critique of Nonviolent Politics: From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Designing Pacifist Films
Goodman, Paul
Article
1961
Doukhobors: Connexipedia Article
Article
A sect of Russian dissenters, many of whom came to Western Canada.
Doukhobors: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A sect of Russian dissenters, many of whom came to Western Canada.
Drawing the Line: The Political Essays of Paul Goodman
Goodman, Paul; (edited by Stoehr, Taylor)
Book
1977
Goodman stresses that massive, uncentered governments and huge, sprawling communities alientate the individual and force people to conform to the status quo rather than to what they are or might becom...
Duckworth, Muriel: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
Article
Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
Duckworth, Muriel: Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
Excerpts from Endgame: Pacifism : Part 1 of 3
Jensen, Derrick
Article
2016
Derrick Jensen looks at the main arguments normally presented by pacifists and examines them to see if they make any sense.
Gandhi, Mohandas: Connexipedia Article
Article
The pre-eminent political and spritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. (1869-1948).
Gandhi Today: A Report on Mahatma Gandhi's Successors
Shepard, Mark
Book
1987
Activists in India who are attempting to follow Gandhi's path.
The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It
Ehrlich, Judith
Film/Video
Men who took the unpopular position of pacifism in the face of World War II.
Goodman, Paul: Connexipedia Article
Article
American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
Grace Paley (1922-2007): Against The Current vol. 131
Huber-Humes, Sonya
Article
2007
Grace Paley described herself as a “somewhat combative pacifist and a cooperative anarchist,” and saw the role of the artist as that of “listener” who would relay stories of those made invisible by so...
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. ...
Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist
Kneen, Brewster
Book
2014
Kneen describes his book as his “political theological autobiography.” The book is a personal life-story with a focus on the 1950s and '60s, coming from someone who was active in the peace and social ...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume 5: War & Revolution
Draper, Hal; Haberkern, E.
Book
2005
The subject of this volume is Marx and Engels' views on the relation between war and revolution. Its thesis is that, over the course of decades, their views on this question changed -- evolved is a be...
Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths
Shepard, Mark
Book
1990
Tackles some of the myths of about Gandhi, such as the idea that he was a "saint", or the idea that non-violence is the same as passivity, or that non-violence may have worked in India but wouldn't wo...
Nonviolent Defence, The Road Not Taken: The Case of India
Mecartney
Article
1990
One of the most unfortunate missed historical opportunities occured when India, after achieving independence through nonviolent action, took the course of military defence. Let us imagine what might h...
Ossietzky, Carl von: Connexipedia Article
Article
German radical pacifist. (1889-1938).
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
Pacifism: Connexipedia Article
Article
The opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes or gaining advantage.
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
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...
People or Personnel and Like a Conquered Province
Goodman, Paul
Book
1968
Goodman offers his analysis of what is wrong with American society, and what could be done about it.
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...
The Post- Industrial Utopians
Frankel, Boris
Book
1987
Prison Journals of a Priest revolutionary
Berrigan, Philip
Book
1970
A collection of interviews, meditations and reflections on the current American prison system from the perspectives of past and current inmates. Berrigan, a political prisoner in Connecticut, shares t...
A Prophet in Politics: A Biography of J.S. Woodsworth
McNaught, Kenneth
Book
1959
A biography of the Canadian socialist who became the first leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
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...
The Social Passion: Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-28
Allen, Richard
Book
1973
An account of the movement within Canadian protestantism which sought to revive the neglected social dimensions of Christianity and to involve the church in social action.
Some Questions the Radical Peace Movement Should be Asking Itself
Moffatt, Gary
Article
Questions radical peace groups need to consider.
Twentieth Century Pacifism
Brock, Peter
Book
1970
The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map
Franklin, Ursula; Swenarchuk, Michelle
Book
2006
A prominent Canadian peace activist discusses peace, technology, justice and women's issues in a collection of essays, speeches and unpublished musings.
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
What is Nonviolence Anyhow?
Hastings, Tom H.
Article
2015
What is it, this nonviolence? Who gets to define it? A kindergarten teacher is nonviolent when she puts a vase of fresh flowers on her desk and smiles at her little students, right? A young man who pu...

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George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.