Swarthmore College Peace Collection
NEW BOOKS, PERIODICALS, AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA
SWARTHMORE COLLEGE PEACE COLLECTION,
September 2011 - September 2012
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue,
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator);
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: email@example.com (Curator);
For more information about these items,
search them on Tripod, the Tri-College electronic catalogue:
ABOUT FACE: MILITARY RESISTERS TURN AGAINST WAR / EDITED BY BUFF WHITMAN- BRADLEY, SARAH LAZARE, CYNTHIA WHITEMAN-BRADLEY. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2011.
Voices from the Courage to Resist audio project.
ALL LABOR HAS DIGNITY / MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; EDITED WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY MICHAEL K. HONEY. Boston: Beacon Press, c2011.
Martin Luther King was as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as twin pillars for social reform. King’s prophetic writings and speeches underscore his relevance for today. Includes compact disc of rare Martin Luther King speeches.
AMERICAN DREAMERS: HOW THE LEFT CHANGED A NATION / BY MICHAEL KAZIN. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
A history of the American left—of the reformers, radicals, and idealists who have fought for a more just and humane society revealing a new way of looking at two centuries of American politics and culture.
THE AMERICAN NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT DILEMMA, 1945-1963 / DAVID TAL.
Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2008.
The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 quickly ushered in a popular and political movement toward nuclear disarmament. Across the globe, heads of state, high-ranking ministers, and bureaucrats led intense efforts to achieve effective disarmament agreements. Ultimately these efforts failed. David Tal offers a detailed analysis of U.S. policy from 1945 to the summer of 1963, exploring the reasons for failure and revealing the complex motivations that eventually led to the Limited Test Ban Treaty.
AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH / BY ROBERT SHETTERLY. New York: Dutton Children's Books, c2005.
A collection of portraits, quotations, and biographical sketches of American political activists, writers, and social reformers.
AND STILL PEACE DID NOT COME: A MEMOIR OF RECONCILIATION / AGNES KAMARA-UMUNNA AND EMILY HOLLAND. New York: Hyperion, c2011.
In 1990, when bullets hit Agnes Fallah Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia,
she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army of children was approaching, under the leadership of Charles Taylor. Slowly, they made their way to the safety of Sierra Leone. They were the lucky ones. After years of exile, with the fighting seemingly over, Agnes returned to Liberia, a country now devastated by years of civil war. Families had been torn apart, villages destroyed, and it seemed as though no one had been spared. Reeling, and unsure of what to do in this place so different from the home of her memories, Agnes accepted a job at the local UN-run radio station. Their mission is peace and their method is reconciliation through understanding.
ANTI-MILITARISM: POLITICAL AND GENDER DYNAMICS OF PEACE MOVEMENTS / CYNTHIA COCKBURN. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
People come together in movements to end war from many political traditions. They are socialists, communists and anarchists, people of a variety of faiths, secularists, pacifists and feminists. They share a belief that peace is possible, but have divergent views on the causes of militarism and strategies to end it. As both peace activist and social researcher, Cynthia Cockburn is well placed to ask, "How coherent and cohesive are we?" The book presents original case studies of anti-war, anti-militarist and peace
movements in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Uganda and the UK, of international networks against military conscription and the proliferation of guns, and of singular campaigns addressing aggression against Palestinians and the expansion of NATO.
ANTI-WAR ACTIVISM: NEW MEDIA AND PROTEST IN THE INFORMATION AGE / KEVIN GILLAN, JENNY PICKERILL, FRANK WEBSTER. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
The first academic account of the 21st century anti-war and peace movement. Empirically rich and conceptually innovative, Anti-War Activism pays especially close attention to the changed information environment of protest, the complex alliances of activists, the diversity of participants, as well as campaigners' use of new (and old) media.
DER ATOMKRIEG VOR DER WOHNUNGSTÜR: EINE POLITIKGESCHICHTE DER NEUEN FRIEDENSBEWEGUNG IN DER BUNDESREPUBLIK 1970-1985 / SUSANNE SCHREGEL. Frankfurt am Main; New York: Campus Verlag, c2011.
A history of the peace movement in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1970 through 1985, and how it led to the political culture of today.
AWOL [DVD]/ DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY BRIGID MAHER. New York, NY: Third World Newsreel, 2005. Daad Rizk, Ida Smith. DVD format.
In this drama, Keisha Johnson, an African American soldier, goes AWOL and encounters an Iraqi family.
A BAND OF NOBLE WOMEN: RACIAL POLITICS IN THE WOMEN'S PEACE MOVEMENT / MELINDA PLASTAS. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, c2011.
Brings together the histories of the women’s peace movement and the black women’s club and social reform movement in a story of community and consciousness building between the world wars. Believing that achievement of improved race relations was a central step in establishing world peace, African American and white women initiated new political alliances that challenged the practices of Jim Crow segregation and promoted the leadership of women in transnational politics. Under the auspices of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), they united the artistic agenda of the Harlem Renaissance, suffrage-era organizing tactics, and contemporary
debates on race in their efforts to expand women’s influence on the politics of war and peace.
BE THE CHANGE: POEMS, PRAYERS, AND MEDITATIONS FOR PEACEMAKERS AND JUSTICE SEEKERS / STEPHEN SHICK. Boston, MA: Skinner House Books, 2009.
BEFORE THE FIRST SNOW: STORIES FROM THE REVOLUTION / WALTER M. BRASCH. Sacramento, CA: Greeley & Stone, 2011.
Journalist Brasch builds a fictional account of greed, corruption, and intrigue, set against the backdrop of social protest. He weaves a story of history and contemporary American values between 1964 and 1991.
BEYOND CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP: THE NEW YORK CATHOLIC WORKER MOVEMENT / BY MICHELE TERESA ARONICA. New Brunswick, U.S.A.: Transaction Books, c1987.
Starting from the notion of charismatic leadership, the author converts the Catholic Worker Movement into a test case for the classical analysis of social organization. Through participant observation, Aronica uncovers and explains the system of power and authority, the process of incorporation and the services provided to the poor by the Catholic Worker Movement. The Movement's paper, the Catholic Worker, was used to help provide a typology of membership categories. The book is more than a study in the transformation of charismatic leadership; it is also a study of the place of radical social thought within American Catholicism. Aronica shows the problems that the church structure has with grass-roots activities. She also illustrates the difficulty that a grass-roots organization has in transforming itself into a functioning bureaucracy. The book adds a new organizational dimension to the growing number of books on social movements.
BEYOND JUST WAR AND PACIFISM: NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE TOWARDS JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND PEACE / GENE SHARP. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1996.
BEYOND THE MUSHROOM CLOUD: COMMEMORATION, RELIGION, AND RESPONSIBILITY AFTER HIROSHIMA / YUKI MIYAMOTO. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012.
Explores the ethics and religious sensibilities of a group of the hibakusha (survivors) of 1945's atomic bombings. Unfortunately, their ethic of "not retaliation, but reconciliation" has not been widely recognized, perhaps obscured by the mushroom cloud symbol of American weaponry, victory, and scientific achievement. However, it is worth examining the survivors' philosophy, supported by their religious sensibilities, as it offers resources to reconcile contested issues of public memories in our contemporary world, especially in the post 9-11 era.
BIRTHING MASCULINITY: DIALOGUES OF PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE / EDITED BY LINDAH MHANDO. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, c2012.
Explores how different people today, respond to and shape the world around them. It explores both the powerful forces of global capitalism and the world's challenges to those forces by people who address systemic problems and suggests a broad range of possible dialogue among different communities.
BLIND SPOT: WAR AND CHRISTIAN IDENTITY / DOROTHY GARRITY RANAGHAN. Hyde Park, N.Y.: New City Press, c2011.
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF S. BRIAN WILLSON: A
PSYCHOHISTORICAL MEMOIR / S. BRIAN WILLSON. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2011.
After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace protester and pacifist, and this memoir details the drastic governmental and social change he has spent his life fighting for. Chronicling his personal struggle with a government he believes to be unjust, Willson sheds light on the various incarnations of his protests of the U.S. government, including the refusal to pay taxes, public fasting, and, most famously, public obstruction. On September 1, 1987, Willson was run over by a U.S. government munitions train during a nonviolent blocking action in which he expected to be removed from the tracks. Providing a full look into the tragic event, Willson, who lost his legs in the incident, discusses how the subsequent publicity propelled his cause toward the national consciousness. Now, 23 years later, Willson tells his story of social injustice, nonviolent struggle, and the so-called American way of life.
BROTHER OUTSIDER [DVD]: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN / PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMING CONSORTIUM; PRODUCED BY QUESTION WHY FILMS LLC. [S.l.: Question Why Films, 2008].
Voice of Bayard Rustin: Erick Todd Dellums. Originally released as a motion picture in 2002; originally broadcast on television in 2003.
A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin who, although one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual.
BUILDING A JUST AND SECURE WORLD: POPULAR FRONT WOMEN'S STRUGGLE FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE IN CHICAGO DURING THE 1960S / AMY C. SCHNEIDHORST. New York: Continuum, c2011.
This work discusses the activism in the 60s of progressive women who came of
age during the Popular Front era of the 30s and 40s.
Chapter titles: The emergence of Women for Peace and the revitalization of citizen activism, 1960-1962 -- One thing leads to another: from the Test Ban Treaty to multi-issue peace politics, 1963-1964 -- Activism against the Vietnam War and the dangers of Cold War anticommunism, 1963-1965 -- The YWCA and older women's activism: women mobilized for change and racial justice in Chicago, 1965-1967 -- Modeling a new social vision: a response to law and order, 1967-1968 -- All politics are local: adult activist resistance to Vietnamization 1969-1975.
A CALL TO CONSCIENCE: THE ANTI/CONTRA WAR CAMPAIGN / ROGER PEACE. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, c2012.
THE CATHOLIC WORKER AFTER DOROTHY: PRACTICING THE WORKS OF MERCY IN A NEW GENERATION / DAN MCKANAN. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, c2008.
When Dorothy Day died in 1980, many people assumed that the movement she had founded would gradually fade away. But the current state of the Catholic Worker movement - more than two hundred active communities - reflects Day's fierce attention to the present moment and the local community. The Catholic Worker after Dorothy explores the reality of Catholic Worker communities today."
CHALLENGING EMPIRE: GOD, FAITHFULNESS AND RESISTANCE / EDITED BY AIM ATEEK, CEDAR DUAYBIS AND MURINE TOBIN. Jerusalem: Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, 2012.
This book is a compilation of most of the papers that were presented at Sabeel's
Eighth International Conference that was held February 23-28, 2011, in Bethlehem,
Palestine...The focus of the conference, and this subsequent book, is the analysis of Empire, its impact on religion, politics, social movements, and economics.
CHILDREN AND PEACEBUILDING: TOWARD A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH / BY MICHELLE MAYS. Thesis (M.A.)--American University, 2008. American University, School of International Service.
THE CHILDREN OF WAR: CHILD SOLDIERS AS VICTIMS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THE SUDAN CIVIL WAR / CHRISTINE EMILY RYAN. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2012.
The use of child soldiers in the Sudan Civil War has shattered the accepted understanding of why children join armies. Thousands of children signed up to participate in Africa's longest running civil war, yet so far the international community and the academic world have viewed them as victims rather than participants. In this groundbreaking new study, Ryan challenges preconceptions which have held back aid work and reconstruction in the Sudan region.
CHRISTIAN PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY / EDITED BY MICHAEL G. LONG; FOREWORD BY STANLEY HAUERWAS.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, c2011.
A comprehensive survey of two thousand years of Christian voices for peace.
These documents, which bear witness to the Christian commitment to peace across time, clarify that nonviolence is not a mere exception it is at the very heart of what it means to be a follower of Christ.
CIVIL SOCIETY, USA: A GUIDE FOR CITIZENS OF RUSSIA, UKRAINE, AND OTHER NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES TO SELECT ORGANIZATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LINKAGES WITH AMERICAN SOCIETY / BY HOLT RUFFIN, RICHARD UPJOHN, LUCY DOUGALL. Seattle, Wash.: Center for Civil Society International, c1992.
CIVILIAN JIHAD: NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE, DEMOCRATIZATION, AND GOVERNANCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST / EDITED BY MARIA J. STEPHAN. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
COLORED COSMOPOLITANISM: THE SHARED STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN THE UNITED STATES AND INDIA / NICO SLATE. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, c2012.
THE CONCISE KING [spoken word on compact discs]: FEATURING RECORDINGS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. / EDITED BY CLAYBORNE
CARSON, PETER HOLLORAN AND KRIS SHEPARD. New York, NY: Hachette Audio, c2009. Abridged. Sound recording on two compact discs. Includes a bonus PDF of photos. Previously published as: King for Kids.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most recognizable names in American history. His devotion to equality, peace, and civil rights completely changed the way that society operates in the United States. Here, listeners will be inspired by King's most memorable speeches.
CONFERENCE REPORT: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, WAR TAX RESISTANCE [AND] PEACE TAX CAMPAIGNS, WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, JULY 6-9, 2000. Washington, D.C.: National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund; Ithaca, NY: National War Tax Coordinating Committee, .
THE COURAGE OF CONVICTION: THE CORRESPONDENCE OF A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR / AUSTIN REGIER WITH SUSAN MILLER BALZER AND RAYMOND REGIER. North Newton, KS: Raymond Regier, c2000.
CRITICAL ISSUES IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND PEDAGOGY /EDITED BY THOMAS MATYÓK, JESSICA SENEHI, SEAN BYRNE. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, c2011.
Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) includes scholars and practitioners throughout the world working in peace studies, conflict analysis and resolution, conflict management, appropriate dispute resolution, and peace and justice studies. They come to the PCS field with a diversity of ideas, approaches, disciplinary roots, and topic areas, which speaks to the complexity, breadth, and depth needed to apply and take account of conflict dynamics and the goal of peace. Yet, a number of key concerns and dilemmas continue to challenge the field. [This book] is a collection of essays that explores a number of these issues, providing a means by which academics, students, and practitioners can develop various methods to confront the complexity of contemporary conflicts. Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies discusses the emerging field of PCS, and suggests a framework for the future development of the field and the education of its practitioners and academics.
DAMNED FOOLS IN UTOPIA: AND OTHER WRITINGS ON ANARCHISM AND WAR RESISTANCE / NICOLAS WALTER; EDITED BY DAVID GOODWAY. Oakland, Calif.: PM; London, c2011.
A collection of noted anarchist Nicolas Walter’s writings, this history recounts the anarchist and peace movements in the United Kingdom alongside the author’s adventures through activism.
DAMNED NATIONS: GREED, GUNS, ARMIES, AND AID / SAMANTHA NUTT. Toronto: Signal, c2011.
In 1995, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Nutt, a recent medical-school graduate and a field volunteer for UNICEF, touched down in Baidoa, Somalia, the "City of Death." What she saw there would spur her on to a lifetime of passionate advocacy for children and families in war-torn areas around the world
A DECLARATION OF CONSCIENCE ABOUT PAYING FOR WAR [DVD]: WITH GUIDANCE FOR WRITING A STATEMENT OF CONSCIENCE / WRITTEN AND EDITED BY NADINE HOOVER. [Alfred, NY]: Conscience Studio, c2010.
A DVD to use with discussion or working groups to learn about the Declaration of Conscience and organize writing statements of conscience to join in signing the Declaration on the web at ConscienceStudio.com. Funded in part by: National Endowment for the Arts, The Media Foundation, Inc. Sponsored by: Institute for Electronic Arts, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; Rochester Friends Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
DEFYING VICTIMHOOD: WOMEN AND POST-CONFLICT PEACEBUILDING / EDITED BY ALBRECHT SCHNABEL AND ANARA TABYSHALIEVA. New York, NY: United Nations University Press, c2012.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF WAR STORY: A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR IN WORLD WAR II / EDWARD M. ARNETT. [S.l.]: Xlibris Corp, c2012.
The book carries the writer through his experiences in World War II as a draftee into Civilian Public Service (CPS), the official structure for handling conscientious objectors (COs). Among his various assignments to CPS camps and projects are that to the Forest Service Smokejumper unit where he parachuted into remote areas of the Rockies to put out small forest fires before they become big. Also of special interest is his description of transferring 1,200 wild horses on a cargo ship to Poland as aid for reestablishing Polish agriculture, and some observations on Poland under the Soviet occupation during the early years of the Cold War.
DOROTHY DAY: PORTRAITS BY THOSE WHO KNEW HER / ROSALIE G. RIEGLE. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006. Originally published: Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, c2003.
Memories of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), Catholic Worker activist.
EARTH DAY: VISION FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND EARTH CARE: MY LIFE AND THOUGHT AT AGE 96 / JOHN MCCONNELL; EDITED BY JOHN C. MUNDAY JR.
Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications, c2011.
EDUCATING FOR PEACE: CURRICULUM PLANNING WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: PRE-KINDERGARTEN, KINDERGARTEN, AND EARLY ELEMENTARY GRADES / BY BETTY REID FORD. Grand Rapids, Mich. (1400-B Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids 49506): Institute for Global Education, c1997.
EMBATTLED ECUMENISM: THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, THE VIETNAM WAR, AND THE TRIALS OF THE PROTESTANT LEFT / JILL K. GILL.
DeKalb [Ill.]: NIU Press, c2011.
EMBRACING ISRAEL/PALESTINE: A STRATEGY TO HEAL AND TRANSFORM THE MIDDLE EAST / MICHAEL LERNER. Berkeley, Calif.: Tikkun Books; North Atlantic Books, c2012.
Much of this book first appeared in 2003 as a Tikkun Books edition titled: Healing
ENGENDERING PEACE AND TRUTH: WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN RECONCILIATION PROCESSES IN AFRICA / BY CARLEY JAYNE ROBB.
2009. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Guelph, 2009.
EQUIPPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO CHOOSE NON-VIOLENCE: A VIOLENCE REDUCTION PROGRAMME TO UNDERSTAND VIOLENCE, ITS EFFECTS, WHERE IT COMES FROM AND HOW TO PREVENT IT /GERRY HEERY. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
A 12-session program for those working with young people aged 10+ whose use of violent or aggressive behavior is problematic. Designed to be used individually, the program is grounded in restorative justice principles and encourages young people to take responsibility for their behavior. It also supports them in recognizing the effects of their actions and in identifying ways to repair the harm caused, and teaches them new skills in dealing with conflict and avoiding future violence.
THE ESSENCE OF JANE ADDAMS'S TWENTY YEARS AT HULL HOUSE / EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HUNTER LEWIS. Mount Jackson, VA: Axios Press, c2012.
Originally published: New York: Signet Classics, 1961.
EVERY CITIZEN A SOLDIER: THE U.S. ARMY'S CAMPAIGN FOR UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II / BY WILLIAM A. TAYLOR.
2010. Thesis (Ph. D.)--George Washington University, 2010.
Beginning in 1943, U.S. Army leaders such as John M. Palmer, Walter L. Weible, George C. Marshall, and John J. McCloy mounted a sustained and vigorous campaign to establish a system of universal military training (UMT) in America. Fearful of repeating the rapid demobilization and severe budget cuts that had accompanied peace following World War I, these Army leaders saw UMT as the basis for their postwar plans. As a result, they marketed UMT extensively and aggressively. However, boosters of UMT found that their attempts to overcome the objections voiced by many educators, labor leaders, and clergy often had unintended consequences. In the end, advocates had to admit that their primary goal contributed little to immediate national security. A weary but alarmed Congress approved selective service instead of UMT as the short-term answer for the Army's manpower dilemma. This paradox resulted in advocates of UMT begrudgingly accepting selective service because it was the more efficient although less democratic option available.
A FAITH NOT WORTH FIGHTING FOR: ADDRESSING COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTIAN NONVIOLENCE / EDITED BY TRIPP YORK AND JUSTIN BRONSON BARRINGER; FOREWORD BY STANLEY HAUERWAS; AFTERWORD BY SHANE CLAIBORNE. Eugene, Or.: Cascade Books, c2012.
Editors Justin Bronson Barringer and Tripp York have assembled a number of essays by pastors, activists, and scholars, in order to address the common questions and objections leveled against the Christian practice of nonviolence. Assuming that the command to love one's enemies is at the heart of the Gospel, these writers carefully, faithfully--and no doubt provocatively--attempt to explain why the nonviolent path of Jesus is an integral aspect of Christian discipleship. By addressing misconceptions about Christian pacifism, as well as real-life violent situations, this book will surely challenge the reader's basic understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
FASLANE 365: A YEAR OF ANTI-NUCLEAR BLOCKADES / ANGIE ZELTER ... [ET AL.]. Edinburgh: Luath, 2008.
Faslane naval base, just 30 miles outside Glasgow, holds Britain's entire nuclear arsenal. Despite continued protest in 2006/2007, while Scotland voted against Trident, Westminster voted to re-commission the nuclear submarines. With political disempowerment keenly felt after the war in Iraq, political activist Angie Zelter formed an ambitious plan: Faslane 365 was an attempt by protesters to blockade Faslane every day for a year. This book not only takes the reader behind the scenes of this remarkable display of non-violent civil resistance but also garners opinions from contributors on all aspects of nuclear disarmament and protest.
FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF JANE ADDAMS / EDITED BY MAURICE HAMINGTON. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, c2010.
50TH [FIFTIETH] ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOPEKA I-W PROGRAM 1952-2002. [Topeka, Kan.: Reunion Planning Committee, 2002].
Includes a list of men who participated in I-W (alternate) service in Topeka, Kansas from 1952 through the 1970s.
50TH [FIFTIETH] PUGWASH CONFERENCE: ELIMINATING THE CAUSES OF WAR: CAMBRIDGE, UK, AUGUST 2000 / EDITOR: JEFFREY BOUTWELL; GUEST EDITORS: ROBERT HINDE AND JOSEPH ROTBLAT; ESSAYS BY ROBERT HINDE...[ET. AL.]. Cambridge, [Eng.]: Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, c2001.
FOR PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP OF ALL COUNTRIES: SOVIET CITIZENS' OPINIONS OF PEACE DURING THE COLD WAR, MAY 1960 / AARON TODD HALE-DORRELL. Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.
This thesis analyzes a public opinion survey that sociologist Boris Grushin conducted in the Soviet Union in May 1960. His survey asked average Soviet citizens about war and peace immediately following a Cold War incident in which the Soviet military destroyed an American U-2 spy plane that had violated Soviet airspace. This thesis questions why, despite resulting heightened tensions between the superpowers, 96.8 percent of survey respondents expressed confidence that humanity could prevent war. I argue that, while propaganda promoting Khrushchev's peaceful coexistence policy influenced every respondent, some respondents emphasized different official policies and explanations for events, demonstrating a degree of independence from propaganda. Furthermore, respondents justified belief in peace and integrated themselves into a collective war narrative by describing experiences of World War II. Finally, I show that official interest in public opinion reflects Khrushchev-era political and cultural reforms, especially in Soviet journalism and sociology.
FORMING A CULTURE OF PEACE: REFRAMING NARRATIVES OF INTERGROUP RELATIONS, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE / EDITED BY KARINA V. KOROSTELINA. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
FOUR FEET, TWO SANDALS / WRITTEN BY KAREN LYNN WILLIAMS & KHADRA MOHAMMED; ILLUSTRATED BY DOUG CHAYKA. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2007.
For children. Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers. Includes author's note about refugees.
FRIEDENSSCHAUPLÄTZE: FRIEDEN UND SICHTBARKEIT IN DER ASYMMETRISCHEN WELT = THEATER OF PEACE: PEACE AND VISIBILITY IN AN ASYMMETRICAL WORLD. Berlin: Argobooks 2010.
The exhibition Theater of Peace brings together artistic and activist strategies that make visible the hidden stories behind the different scenes of crisis around the world, intervene in public discourse, and resist the logic of war.
Text in German and English.
FROM ABOVE = JŌKŪ YORI / PAULE SAVIANO; [COMPILER, IZUMI; GERMAN TRANSLATORS, CAROLA HÄNEL, BETTINA ADLER; EDITOR, TOMOKO NAGAI].
Tokyo: Contents Factory, . In English and Japanese, with some translated from German.
Photographic portraits and testimonials from survivors of the atomic bombing of
Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the fire bombing of Tokyo and Dresden, and the hydrogen
bomb testing in 1954 of the Marshall Islands.
FROM HIROSHIMA TO FUKUSHIMA / EDITED BY TONY SIMPSON. Nottingham: Spokesman for the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 2011.
FROM WARRIORS TO RESISTERS: U.S. VETERANS ON TERRORISM / EDITED BY MARGARET KNAPKE. Yellow Springs, Ohio: FxBear; Washington, DC: SOA Watch [distributor], c2002.
U.S. military veterans write about terrorism, patriotism, and their transformation from warriors to peace activists. These veterans talk about the tens of thousands of people killed by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA), later called the Western Hemisphere Institute on Security Cooperation (WHISC).
GANDHI AND THE UNSPEAKABLE: HIS FINAL EXPERIMENT WITH TRUTH / JAMES W. DOUGLASS. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, c2012.
In 1948, at the dawn India's independence, Mohandas Gandhi, father of the Indian independence movement and a beloved prophet of nonviolence, was assassinated by Hindu nationalists. In riveting detail, author James W. Douglass shows how police and security forces were complicit in the assassination and how in killing one man, they hoped to destroy his vision of peace, nonviolence, and reconciliation. Gandhi had long anticipated and prepared for this fate. In reviewing the little-known story of his early experiments in truth in South Africa the laboratory for Gandhi's philosophy of satyagraha, or truth force Douglass shows how early he confronted and overcame the fear of death.
GANDHI'S LIST OF SOCIAL SINS: LESSONS IN TRUTH / FRANK WOOLEVER. Pittsburgh: Dorrance Pub. Co., c2011.
GENDER, SEX, AND THE POSTNATIONAL DEFENSE: MILITARISM AND PEACEKEEPING / ANNICA KRONSELL. New York: Oxford University Press, c2012.
Scholars have argued that the end of the Cold War and the War on Terror have radically changed the context of war and defense, diminished the role of nation-states in favor of multi-lateral defense activities, and placed a new focus on human security. International peacekeeping has superseded the traditional act of war-making as the most important defense strategy among wealthy, liberal-democratic nations. And, per UN Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, all member nations must consider the needs of women and girls during repatriation, resettlement, and post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Gender, Sex, and the Postnational Defense looks at the way that a postnational defense influenced by SC 1325 and focused on human security affects gender relations in militaries. Interestingly, despite the successful implementation of gender mainstreaming in training, the number of women involved in military peacekeeping remains low. Contradicting much of the gender mainstreaming literature, Annica Kronsell shows that increasing gender awareness in the military is a more achievable task than increasing gender parity.
GENERAL LEWIS B. HERSHEY AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION DURING WORLD WAR II / NICHOLAS A. KREHBIEL. Columbia, Mo.; London: University of Missouri Press, c2011.
GLOBAL NUCLEAR SECURITY: BUILDING GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY AND COOPERATION / PAVEL PODVIG. Geneva: UNIDIR, 2011.
GLOBALIZING RESISTANCE AGAINST WAR: THEORIES OF RESISTANCE AND THE NEW ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT / TIINA SEPPÄLÄ. London; New York: Routledge, 2012.
THE GLORIOUS ART OF PEACE: FROM THE ILIAD TO IRAQ / JOHN GITTINGS.
New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
John Gittings demolishes the myth that peace is dull and that war is in our genes, and opens an alternative window on history to show the strength of the case for peace which has been argued from ancient times onwards. Beginning with a new analysis of the treatment of peace in Homer's Iliad, he explores the powerful arguments against war made by classical Chinese and Greek thinkers, and by the early Christians. Gittings urges us to pay more attention to Erasmus on the Art of Peace, and less to Machiavelli on the Art of War. The significant shift in Shakespeare's later plays towards a more peace-oriented view is also explored. Gittings traces the growth of the international movement for peace from the Enlightenment to the present day, and assesses the inspirational role of Tolstoy and Gandhi in advocating non-violence. Bringing the story into the twentieth century, he shows how the League of Nations in spite of its "failure" led to high hopes for a stronger United Nations, but that real chances for peace were missed in the early years of the Cold War.
HANDBOOK ON BUILDING CULTURES OF PEACE / EDITED BY J. DE RIVERA.
New York: Springer, c2009.
HANOI'S WAR: AN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR PEACE IN VIETNAM / LIEN-HANG T. NGUYEN. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2012.
HARDWIRED FOR WAR: A WORKBOOK TO HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND WHAT CREATES CONFLICT: 20 HELPFUL AND CREATIVE LESSONS / BY TERRENCE WEBSTER-DOYLE WITH ADRYAN RUSS. [Middlebury, VT]: Atrium Society Publications, c2011.
HARDWIRED FOR WAR: WHAT CREATED THIS BATTLE IN MY BRAIN?: A SPECIAL CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THEIR WAR-LIKE FEELINGS / BY TERRENCE WEBSTER-DOYLE WITH ADRYAN RUSS. [Middlebury, VT]: Atrium Society Publications, c2011. "For ages 11-14."
HELL NO, WE WON'T GO: VIETNAM DRAFT RESISTERS IN CANADA / ALAN HAIG-BROWN; FOREWORD BY PIERRE BERTON. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 1996.
Based on interviews with draft resisters.
AN HISTORICAL STUDY OF UNITED STATES RELIGIOUS RESPONSES TO THE VIETNAM WAR: A MATTER OF NATIONAL MORALITY / RICK L. NUTT; WITH A FOREWORD BY RANDALL BALMER. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, c2012.
A HOLE IN THE WORLD: AN UNFOLDING STORY OF WAR, PROTEST, AND THE NEW AMERICAN ORDER / JONATHAN SCHELL. New York: Nation Books, c2004.
Drawing from historical precedents to comments on the current political and cultural situation, Schell presents compelling arguments against America’s imperial ambitions, explores the dangers posed by the resurgence of nuclear proliferation, and argues that the public can and must hold their leaders accountable for their actions.
HOW TO START A REVOLUTION [DVD] / DIRECTED [AND WRITTEN] BY RUARIDH ARROW; PRODUCED BY RICHARD SHAW; A BIG INDY PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH LION TELEVISION. Northampton, Mass.: Media Education Foundation, c2011. Originally produced as a motion picture in 2011.
Profiles Gene Sharp through interviews with his ally, Retired U.S. Army Colonel Robert Helvey, and key leaders of nonviolent revolutions around the world -- all of whom testify to the power of Sharp's work in practice. This film shows how one man's thinking has contributed to the liberation of millions of oppressed people living under some of the most brutal dictatorships in the world, and how his work in direct action and civil disobedience continues to be used today to topple dictators using the sheer force of nonviolent people power.
HUMAN SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY: SHARING REVERENCE FOR THE DIGNITY OF LIFE / DAISAKU IKEDA. Tokyo: Soka Gakkai International, c2012.
HUNGRY FOR PEACE: HOW YOU CAN HELP END POVERTY AND WAR WITH FOOD NOT BOMBS / BY KEITH MCHENRY. Tucson, AZ: See Sharp Press, 2012.
I MUST RESIST: BAYARD RUSTIN'S LIFE IN LETTERS / INTRODUCED AND EDITED BY MICHAEL G. LONG; FOREWORD BY JULIAN BOND. San Francisco: City Lights Books, c2012.
Bayard Rustin was a Quaker, raised by his Quaker grandmother, Julia Rustin.
I SHALL NOT HATE: A GAZA DOCTOR'S JOURNEY ON THE ROAD TO PEACE AND HUMAN DIGNITY / IZZELDIN ABUELAISH. New York, NY: Walker & Co., 2011.
A Palestinian doctor with a degree from Harvard who was born and raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Abuelaish has been crossing the lines in the sand that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life---as a physician treating patients on both sides of the line; as a humanitarian who sees improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East; and, most recently, as a father whose daughters were killed by Israeli soldiers. His response to this tragedy made news and won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, Abuelaish called for the people of the region to start talking to each other. His deepest hope is that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."
IMMORAL WARS AND ILLEGAL LAWS: HISTORY, RELIGION, MILITARISM AND PEACEMAKING IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS STRUGGLE FOR PALESTINIAN INDEPENDENCE / WILLIAM R. DURLAND. [Colorado Springs, CO?: W.R. Durland?], c2011.
..Immoral Wars and Illegal Laws is a reference book, an account of personal experiences and observations on the ground, and an analysis of the stubborn historical, religious and political views and positions contributing to this seemingly insoluble conflict. Readers will find complete lists of all relevant international laws and violations of those
laws, a review of all partition and resolution plans and proposals, and...descriptions of grass-roots, hands-on peacemaking efforts such as International Solidarity and Christian Peace Teams movements and the recent Gaza Humanitarian Aid march and flotillas. Tie-ins to post 9-11 erosions in U.S. human rights ideals provide chilling and strongly relevant food for thought. Unabashedly controversial, Immoral Wars and Illegal Laws is a passionate advocacy for peace with justice in the Middle East.
IMPROVING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION: THE 2007-2010 INTERSESSIONAL PROCESS / PIERS MILLETT, EDITOR. New York: United Nations; UNIDIR; UNODA, 2011.
Implementation of the obligations of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) has lagged seriously behind other disarmament and non-proliferation regimes. Without an international organization to shoulder the burden, states have been left alone to establish ad hoc national arrangements… Over the last decade it has become increasingly clear that effective action will require a concerted effort from all those who can play a role in ensuring that the life sciences continue to be used safely, securely and solely for beneficial purposes.
INTERFAITH JUST PEACEMAKING: JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, AND MUSLIM PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEW PARADIGM OF PEACE AND WAR / EDITED BY SUSAN BROOKS THISTLETHWAITE. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
A collected work by 27 Jewish, Muslim, and Christian scholars and religious leaders on the ten "practice norms" of the peacemaking paradigm called "Just Peace." Just Peace theory, like the paradigm it most resembles, Just War theory, is a list of specific practices that are applied to concrete contexts. In Interfaith Just Peacemaking, a wholly new work, each "practice norm" is a separate chapter with a general introduction and then commentary by one Christian, Jewish, and Muslim contributor and a short conclusion. It is intended both as a general introduction to Jewish, Christian and Muslim views on just peacemaking, and as a textbook for interfaith and peace studies courses.
INTERPRETATIONS OF PEACE IN HISTORY AND CULTURE / WOLFGANG DIETRICH; TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY NORBERT KOPPENSTEINER. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
"ISLAM" MEANS PEACE: UNDERSTANDING THE MUSLIM PRINCIPLE OF NONVIOLENCE TODAY / AMITABH PAL. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger, c2011.
This book focuses on the tradition of nonviolence in modern Muslim societies. By spotlighting recent peaceful protest movements in Muslim communities, the book underscores the truly global and multicultural nature of the Islamic tradition of nonviolence.
THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE MOVEMENT: COMBATANTS FOR PEACE / DONNA J. PERRY. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
JANE ADDAMS AND HER VISION FOR AMERICA / SANDRA OPDYCKE. Boston: Prentice Hall, c2012.
A biography of Jane Addams, who established Hull House in Chicago in 1889 to provide medical and legal services, educational opportunities, and social interactions to immigrants and other victims of poverty.
JANE ADDAMS: HUMANITARIAN / LOUISE CHIPLEY SLAVICEK. New York: Chelsea House, c 2011.
A biography of Jane Addams, who established Hull House in Chicago in 1889 to provide medical and legal services, educational opportunities, and social interactions to immigrants and other victims of poverty.
KEEPER OF THE NUCLEAR CONSCIENCE: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JOSEPH ROTBLAT / ANDREW BROWN. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Chapter titles: Growing up in Warsaw -- Liverpool -- Paradise denied -- The bitterness of victory -- Stepping off the atomic train -- Bart's, Bikini, and the BBC -- Remember your humanity -- Pugwash -- Of mice and Moscow -- Towards a test ban --Eggheads and warheads -- Years of eclipse -- Latent progress -- Reaching for the impossible? -- An old man in a hurry.
LAZARUS, COME FORTH! HOW JESUS CONFRONTS THE CULTURE OF DEATH AND INVITES US INTO THE NEW LIFE OF PEACE / JOHN DEAR. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, c2011.
According to Father John Dear, S.J., the Gospel urges us to carry on the liberating work of Jesus today: to remove the stone that keeps us trapped in cultures of violence, to call each other out of the tombs, to unbind one another and set each other free to live in peace. In pursuing this work, we fulfill our vocations as disciples of Jesus and enter the fullness of life today.
THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND THE ORGANISATION OF PEACE / MARTYN HOUSDEN. Harlow, England; New York: Pearson Longman, 2012.
Martyn Housden sets out to balance the League's work in settling disputes, international security and disarmament with an analysis of its achievements in social and economic fields. Supported by previously unpublished documents and photographs, this book illustrates how an understanding of the League of Nations, its achievements and its ultimate failure to stop the Second World War, is central to our understanding of diplomacy and international relations in the inter-war period.
LEO TOLSTOY AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITHIN YOU: A NEW TRANSLATION AND ANALYSIS OF LEO TOLSTOY'S MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPOSITIONS / [TRANSLATION AND ANALYSIS BY] DANIEL H. SHUBIN.
[United States: s.n.] c2009.
LOCAL PEACEBUILDING AND NATIONAL PEACE: INTERACTION BETWEEN GRASSROOTS AND ELITE PROCESSES / EDITED BY CHRISTOPHER R. MITCHELL AND LANDON E. HANCOCK. London; New York: Continuum, c2012.
A collection of essays that examines the effects of local peacebuilding efforts on national peace initiatives. The book looks at violent and protracted struggles in which local people have sought to make their own peace with local combatants in a variety of ways, and how such initiatives have affected and have been affected by national level strategies.
THE LONG SIXTIES: FROM 1960 TO BARACK OBAMA / BY TOM HAYDEN. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, c2009.
Barack Obama would not be possible without the Sixties, writes Tom Hayden. Obama was conceived because of changing mores on interracial marriage; was electable because of the civil rights movement and voting rights laws; and was successful because of a new social movement that applied participatory democracy online and door to door. Hayden shows that movements throughout history triumph over Machiavellians, gaining social reforms while leaving both revolutionaries and reactionaries frustrated. Only the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King prevented the Sixties from ending with a progressive presidency propelled into power by social movement activism, Hayden says. But the Sixties did leave a critical print on America, from civil rights laws to the birth of the environmental movement, and forced open the political process to women and people of color.
MAHATMA GANDHI'S WORLD-VIEW / M.P. MATHAI. New Delhi: Gandhi Peace Foundation, c2000.
MAKING PEACE LAST: A TOOLBOX FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACEBUILDING / ROBERT RICIGLIANO. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, c2012.
MASTER OF DECEIT / MARC ARONSON. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2012.
About J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI.
MEDIATING LAND CONFLICT IN BURUNDI: A DOCUMENTATION AND ANALYSIS PROJECT / THIMNA BUNTE AND LAURELINE MONNIER. Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa: ACCORD, c2011.
ACCORD has been active in Burundi since 1995, playing a second-track diplomacy role in the Arusha peace negotiations that led to the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Burundi in 2000. As a third party advocating the inclusion of civil society in the peace process, it subsequently engaged in the promotion of peace, reconciliation and effective governance as well as the facilitation of a National Dialogue on Mechanisms for Transitional Justice. In November 2004, ACCORD established its Legal Aid Clinic Project, supported by the UNHC), to provide the local population, and specifically the returning refugees, with assistance to deal with the challenges faced by both the welcoming communities and the returnees in the repatriation process.
MERE CITIZENS: UNITED, CIVIL AND DISOBEDIENT / LIANE ELLISON ORMAN. Pittsburgh, PA: Smoke and Mirrors Press, 2012.
Tells the story of a group of ordinary Pittsburgh people of the River City Nonviolent Resistance Campaign who took on several giant locally-based corporations which manufactured components of first strike nuclear weapons. These were Westinghouse, Rockwell International and the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University...these "ordinary" people challenged profitable policies for close to a decade…
MIGHTY BE OUR POWERS: HOW SISTERHOOD, PRAYER, AND SEX CHANGED A NATION AT WAR: A MEMOIR / LEYMAH GBOWEE WITH CAROL MITHERS.
New York: Beast; London: Perseus Running [distributor], c2011.
In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia's women together-- and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realization that it is women who suffer most during conflicts--and that the power of women working together can create an unstoppable force. In 2003, the passionate and charismatic Gbowee helped organize and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace.
THE MILITARIZATION OF CHILDHOOD: THINKING BEYOND THE GLOBAL SOUTH / EDITED BY J. MARSHALL BEIER. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
MILITARY RECRUITMENT AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION: A THEMATIC GLOBAL SURVEY. Belgium: Conscience and Peace Tax International, [2005?].
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI: THE LAST EIGHTEEN YEARS: A NONVIOLENCE AND SOCIAL CHANGE SOURCE BOOK / EDITED BY STERLING P. OLMSTED, MIKE HELLER, AND RUTH OLMSTED.
Wilmington, OH: Wilmington College Peace Resource Center, c2011.
This book attempts to present Gandhi's life beginning with the Salt March in 1930...and ending with his last writings before his assassination in 1948, drawing chiefly on selections from his own writings, but also occasionally on writings of associates, personal friends, and opponents, to enable readers to understand Gandhi's later years.
MORAL MINORITY: THE EVANGELICAL LEFT IN AN AGE OF CONSERVATISM / DAVID R. SWARTZ. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012.
How did the evangelical right gain a moral monopoly and why were evangelical progressives, who had shown such promise, left behind? In Moral Minority, the first comprehensive history of the evangelical left, David R. Swartz sets out to answer these questions, charting the rise, decline, and political legacy of this forgotten movement.
MULTILATERALIZATION OF THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE: A LONG ROAD AHEAD / YURY YUDIN. New York: UNIDIR, 2011.
NATO?: NO THANKS! / EDITED BY TONY SIMPSON. Nottingham, England: Spokesman for the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 2011.
THE NIGHT WANDERERS: UGANDA'S CHILDREN AND THE LORD'S RESISTANCE ARMY / WOJCIECH JAGIELSKI; TRANSLATED BY ANTONIA LLOYD-JONES. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press, 2011.
On an average night in northern Uganda, tens of thousands of children head for the city centers to avoid capture by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). They find refuge on the floors of aid agencies or in the streets. In recent years, the civil society was almost completely destroyed by the LRA, itself made up almost entirely of kidnapped children. Piecing together what has been broken is proving to be a nearly impossible task. Polish journalist Wojciech Jagielski inserts himself into this hellish landscape and finds a way to speak of these children and their wounded world. In The Night Wanderers, Jagielski shows his readers the horror of children who have been abducted from their homes and forced to kill their own family members; children who, even after they have escaped the LRA, carry the weight of their own acts of murder on their young shoulders.
NO ENEMIES, NO HATRED: SELECTED ESSAYS AND POEMS / LIU XIAOBO; EDITED BY PERRY LINK, TIENCHI MARTIN-LIAO, AND LIU XIA; WITH A FOREWORD BY VÁCLAV HAVEL. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
When the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on December 10, 2010, its recipient, Liu Xiaobo, was in Jinzhou Prison, serving an eleven-year sentence for what Beijing called "incitement to subvert state power." In Oslo, actress Liv Ullmann read a long statement the activist had prepared for his 2009 trial. It read in part: "I stand by the convictions I expressed in my ‘June Second Hunger Strike Declaration’ twenty years ago—I have no enemies and no hatred. None of the police who monitored, arrested, and interrogated me, none of the prosecutors who indicted me, and none of the judges who judged me are my enemies." That statement is one of the pieces in this book, which includes writings spanning two decades, providing insight into all aspects of Chinese life. These works not only chronicle a leading dissident’s struggle against tyranny but enrich the record of universal longing for freedom and dignity.
NOT IN OUR NAME: AMERICAN ANTIWAR SPEECHES, 1846 TO THE PRESENT / EDITED BY JESSE STELLATO.
University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012.
A collection of American antiwar speeches from every major conflict starting with the Mexican-American War. Includes critical analyses, biographical and bibliographical information, and an appendix describing common rhetorical devices used by antiwar speakers.
NOTES OF A MILITARY RESISTER: A MEMOIR / BY HOWARD LISNOFF. [United States: Howard Lisnoff], c2011.
An account of the author's forty-five year resistance to war, from the Vietnam War era to the battle to clear the author's name from the file that the F.B.I. maintained for thirty-eight years.
ON THE LINE [DVD] / PRODUCED BY RON SCHMIDT AND TIM GLENN. [S.l.]: December 2nd Productions/Ndugu Films, 2007. Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Fr. Roy Bourgeois, John Perkins, Brian Derouen, Bob Barr, Gerry Weber.
An inside look at the people behind one of the largest nonviolent movements in America today: the movement to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC, a U.S. Army school that trains Latin American soldiers. In a world where politics, passion, and
Constitutional rights collide, protesters discuss their activism, the dark side of U.S. foreign policy, and the challenges of protesting since 9/11.
ONE THOUSAND TRACINGS: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF WORLD WAR II / LITA JUDGE. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, c2007.
The author describes her family's efforts to help their friends and others who were left homeless and hungry in the aftermath of World War II.
ONE VOICE AGAINST MANY: A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF ELMER BERGER, 1948-1968 / MARK GLICKMAN. 1990. Thesis (Rabbinic)--Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, 1990.
OPPOSE AND PROPOSE! LESSONS FROM MOVEMENT FOR A NEW SOCIETY / ANDREW CORNELL. Oakland, CA: AK Press; Washington, DC: Institute for Anarchist Studies, 2011.
Where do the tactics, strategies, and lifestyles of today's activists come from? Many ways of doing radical politics pioneered by Movement for a New Society in the 1970s and 1980s have become central to anti-authoritarian social movements: consensus decision making, spokescouncils, communal living, unlearning oppressive behavior, and co-operatively owned businesses.
OUR CPS STORIES: PRAIRIE STREET MENNONITE CHURCH IN CIVILIAN PUBLIC SERVICE 1941-1946 / PRODUCTION COMMITTEE: DORSA J. MISHLER, HAROLD L. WEAVER, JOHN E. LEHMAN, DONALD R. WEAVER. Elkhart, Ind.: Prairie Street Mennonite Church, 1996.
OUR PRAYERS RISE LIKE INCENSE: LITURGIES FOR PEACE / COMPILED AND EDITED BY CINDY PILE. Erie, PA: Pax Christi USA, c1998.
This book offers a variety of 52 liturgies, some of which include the eucharist, to be used for occasions when people of faith need to speak out boldly and clearly for justice and peace in the world.
OVERCOMING VIOLENCE: RELIGION, CONFLICT AND PEACEBUILDING / EDITED BY RODNEY L. PETERSEN AND MARIAN GH. SIMION; FOREWORD BY JESSE L. JACKSON, SR. Newton Centre, Mass.: Boston Theological Institute, 2010.
This volume is a collection of essays, interviews, papers, lectures, book reviews, etc., published by the Boston Theological Institute during the past decade in its weekly BTI Newsletter, BTI Magazine and Bulleting. Authors in this volume include theologians, academics, political leaders, peace activists, clergymen, and journalists. Most chapters were previously published in the weekly Boston Theological Institute newsletter.
THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF THE ECONOMICS OF PEACE AND CONFLICT / EDITED BY MICHELLE R. GARFINKEL AND STERGIOS SKAPERDAS. New York: Oxford University Press, c2012.
PACIFISM, JUST WAR, AND TYRANNICIDE: BONHOEFFER'S CHURCH-WORLD THEOLOGY AND HIS CHANGING FORMS OF POLITICAL THINKING AND INVOLVEMENT / DAVID M. GIDES. Eugene, Or.: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's perplexing and controversial shift from admitted pacifism to tyrannicide has been the source of scholarly and popular inspiration and criticism. How could an admitted Christian pacifist be involved in a plot to assassinate a political figure? Is there a way to understand and explain this phenomenon comprehensive enough to encompass all relevant data? One that takes into account the nuances of Bonhoeffer's theology and all of the elements of his complex historical and personal contexts? This study attempts to offer an explanation by linking Bonhoeffer's political thinking and action with his understanding of the church-world relationship and by evaluating the changes in that thought-action dyad as his life progressed. What emerges is a portrait of a bold and visionary thinker and political agent whose church-world theology, while discontinuous, is consistent enough to be authentic and yet flexible enough to meet the extraordinary challenges presented by Nazism and its intrusion into the churches.
PARK PRISONERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946 / BILL WAISER. Saskatoon: Fifth House Pub., c1999.
Between 1915 and 1946, the Canadian government put some ten thousand unskilled foreigners, jobless and homeless people, conscientious objectors, perceived enemies of the state, and prisoners of war to work in western Canada's national parks. These men
had committed no crimes, but because of war or depression, they were seen as a possible threat to public order and a potential source of civil unrest.
THE PARTNERSHIP: FIVE COLD WARRIORS AND THEIR QUEST TO BAN THE BOMB / BY PHILIP TAUBMAN. New York: Harper, 2012.
A terrorist attack with nuclear weapons is the most dangerous security issue America faces today--and we are far more vulnerable than we realize. Driven by this knowledge, five men--all members of the Cold War brain trust behind the U.S. nuclear arsenal--have come together to combat this threat, leading a movement that is challenging the United States and other nations to reconsider their strategic policies. This book tells the little-known story of their campaign to reduce the threat of a nuclear attack and, ultimately, eliminate nuclear weapons altogether. It is an intimate look at these men--Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, William Perry, and the renowned Stanford physicist Sidney Drell--the origins of their unlikely joint effort, and their dealings with President Obama and other world leaders.
THE PATH TO ZERO: DIALOGUES ON NUCLEAR DANGERS / RICHARD FALK & DAVID KRIEGER. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, c2012.
PEACE AND CONFLICT 2012 / J. JOSEPH HEWITT, JONATHAN WILKENFELD, TED ROBERT GURR; WITH BIRGER HELDT, GUEST EDITOR. [College Park, Md.]: Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland; Boulder [Colo.]: Paradigm Publishers; Stockholm, Sweden: Folke Bernadotte Academy, c2012.
Peace and Conflict is a biennial publication that provides key data and documents trends in national and international conflicts ranging from isolated acts of terrorism to internal civil strife to full-fledged inter-country war.
PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES: A READER / EDITED BY CHARLES P. WEBEL AND JøRGEN JOHANSEN. London; New York: Routledge, 2012.
PEACE EDUCATION AND THE ADULT LEARNER: EDUCATIONAL TRENDS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD/ JASON J. CAMPBELL AND NOËL E. CAMPBELL.
Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, c2012.
This book offers educational models for teaching adult learners interested in peace education and conflict resolution.
PEACE EDUCATION: HOW WE COME TO LOVE AND HATE WAR / NEL NODDINGS. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
A PEACE OF AFRICA: REFLECTIONS ON LIFE IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION / DAVID ZAREMBKA. Washington D.C.: Madera Press, c2011.
As a Quaker and a peacemaker, Zarembka has been deeply involved in Africa for more than forty-five years. Through personal experience with his Kenyan family, friends, and colleagues, Zarembka captures the essence of cultural and societal issues and skillfully deciphers the differences between African and American culture that frequently escape casual visitors and expatriates alike. By weaving personal stories with historical narratives, A Peace of Africa explores how the Great Lakes region of Africa went from optimism at the time of independence to the conflict, corruption, wars, and genocide that have engulfed the region since then.
A PEACE OF MY MIND: EXPLORING THE MEANING OF PEACE ONE STORY AT A TIME / INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN NOLTNER; [FOREWORD BY ELA GANDHI]. [Minnesota: A Peace of My Mind], c2011.
In a world that often asks us to consider the things that can separate us...whether that is race, politics or ethnicity...A Peace of My Mind explores the common humanity that unites us. "A Peace of My Mind" is a 120-page book that features the b&w portraits and personal stories of 55 individuals who answer the simple question, "What does peace mean to you?" Since 2009, Noltner has photographed and interviewed Holocaust survivors, refugees, political leaders, artists, homeless individuals, and others, asking them to reveal what peace means to them, how they work towards it in their lives and what obstacles they encounter along the way.
PEACE PSYCHOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA / EDITED BY DIANE BRETHERTON, NIKOLA BALVIN; SERIES EDITOR, DANIEL J. CHRISTIE. New York; London: Springer, 2012.
PEACE PSYCHOLOGY IN THE BALKANS: DEALING WITH A VIOLENT PAST WHILE BUILDING PEACE / EDITED BY OLIVERA SIMIC, ZALA VOLCIC, CATHERINE R. PHILPOT. New York; London: Springer, 2012.
PEACE RESEARCH: THEORY AND PRACTICE / PETER WALLENSTEEN. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon [England]; New York: Routledge, c2011.
This book of essays by Peter Wallensteen presents an overview of the thematic development of peace research. It presents articles on such key issues in peace research as the causes of war, conflict data, conflict diplomacy, non-violent sanctions and third- party diplomacy.
PEACE, THEY SAY: A HISTORY OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, THE MOST FAMOUS AND CONTROVERSIAL PRIZE IN THE WORLD / JAY NORDLINGER. New York: Encounter Books, c2012.
PEACE-WORK QUILT: WRITINGS OF J.E. MCNEIL / J.E. MCNEIL. Washington DC: Center on Conscience & War, 2011.
Essays by J.E. McNeil about work for peace and justice
PEACEBUILDING: CATHOLIC THEOLOGY, ETHICS, AND PRAXIS / EDITED BY ROBERT J. SCHREITER, R. SCOTT APPLEBY, AND GERARD F. POWERS. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, c2010.
Peacebuilding refers to a range of topics, ranging from conflict prevention to post-conflict reconciliation. In this volume a strong cast of Catholic theologians, ethicists, and scholar-practitioners join to examine the challenge of peacebuilding in theory and practice. While many of the essays deal with general themes of reconciliation, forgiveness, interreligious dialogue, and human rights, there are also case studies of peacebuilding in such diverse contexts as Colombia, the Philippines, the Great Lakes region of Africa, Indonesia, and South Africa. Contributors include: John Paul Lederach; Maryann Cusimano Love; Daniel Philpott; William Headley and Reina Neufeldt; Todd Whitmore; Peter-John Pearson; Thomas Michel; Kenneth Himes; Lisa Sowle Cahill; Peter Phan; and David O Brien.
PEACEMAKER 101: CAREERS CONFRONTING CONFLICT / EDITED BY ROY J. EIDELSON, JENA LASKE, LINA CHERFAS. Philadelphia, Pa.: Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania, c2007.
PEACEMAKING AND PEACEKEEPING: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES MILITARY / UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, .
A United States Institute of Peace Panel at the National Defense University Conference on Nontraditional Roles for the U.S. Military in the Post-Cold War Era.
PEACEMAKING: FROM PRACTICE TO THEORY / SUSAN ALLEN NAN, ZACHARIAH CHERIAN MAMPILLY, AND ANDREA BARTOLI, EDITORS. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger, 2011.
PEACEMAKING UNDER FIRE: A VIETNAM WAR MEMOIR / BY JOHN ARNOLD. [United States: J. Arnold], c2011.
By the fall of 1968, the Vietnam War was tearing apart America as well as Vietnam. But what could a 17-year-old college freshman do to stop such a conflict? As he walked to class one day pondering that question, John Arnold suddenly heard an answer in his thoughts as clearly as if someone had spoken it: "You can't stop a war if you aren't where the war is." His first reaction was, "You're kidding, right?" But 1968 was not a time for kidding. People were dying. Thousands of people, every week. So after considering the matter for a few minutes, John dumped his books in a trash can, dropped out of college, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, the only military branch that could guarantee that he would get to Vietnam in his pursuit of peace.
THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: SAMARITANS AND SAVIORS IN MIDDLE-CLASS WOMEN'S SOCIAL SETTLEMENT WRITINGS, 1895-1914 / BY SARAH JO LOCK. 2008. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Texas Christian University, 2008.
This thesis examines U.S. women's diverse literary contributions to the social settlement movement at the turn of the twentieth century. Beginning with Jane Addams's Twenty Years at Hull-House (1910) and examining other fictional and non-fictional considerations of the settlement project, it explores the ways in which the authors individually and collectively confront a Progressive-Era ideal of societal regeneration.
PERSECUTION BY PROXY: THE CIVIL PATROLS IN GUATEMALA / WRITTEN BY ALICE JAY; EDITED BY KERRY KENNEDY CUOMO, HELET MERKLING AND NAN RICHARDSON. New York: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, c1993.
PLAYING WAR / KATHY BECKWITH; ILLUSTRATED BY LEA LYON. Gardiner, Me.: Tilbury House, 2005.
Fiction for children. Dan, Jen, Jeff, and Luke enjoy dividing into soldiers and enemies to play war, but when Sameer, a new boy in the neighborhood, tells of losing his family in a real war, they feel differently about the game.
A POLITICAL ODYSSEY: THE RISE OF AMERICAN MILITARISM AND ONE MAN'S FIGHT TO STOP IT / MIKE GRAVEL AND JOE LAURIA; FOREWORD BY DANIEL ELLSBERG. New York: Seven Stories Press, c2008.
Until the first Democratic presidential debate on April 26, 2007, former Alaskan senator Mike Gravel had campaigned in almost total obscurity since becoming the first Democrat to declare candidacy more than a year before. All that changed with a few provocative remarks he made from the debate stage with his seven better-known rivals looking on. The response to his antiwar fervor from the established media and the blogosphere overwhelmed his shoestring campaign.
THE PORT HURON PROJECT: REENACTMENTS OF NEW LEFT PROTEST SPEECHES / MARK TRIBE; ESSAYS BY REBECCA SCHNEIDER AND NATO THOMPSON. Milano: Charta, 2010.
A PORTRAIT OF PACIFISTS: LE CHAMBON, THE HOLOCAUST, AND THE LIVES OF ANDRÉ AND MAGDA TROCMÉ / RICHARD P. UNSWORTH; WITH A FOREWORD BY PETER I. ROSE. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2012.
This biography tells the story of André and Magda Trocmé, two individuals who made nonviolence a way of life. During World War II, the southern French town of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and its surrounding villages became a center where Jews and others in flight from Nazi roundups could be hidden or led abroad, and where children with parents in concentration camps could be nurtured and educated. The Trocmés’ courage during World War II has been well documented in books and film, yet the full arc of their lives, the impulse that led them to devote themselves to nonviolence and their extensive work in the decades following the war, has never been compiled into a full-length biography. Based on the Trocmés’ unpublished memoirs, interviews, and the author’s research, the book details the couple’s role in the history of pacifism before, during, and after the war. Unsworth traces their mission of building peace by nonviolence throughout Europe to Morocco, Algeria, Japan, Vietnam, and the United States. Analyzing the political and religious complexities of the pacifist movement, the author underscores the Trocmés’ deeply personal commitment. Regardless of which nation was condoning violence, shaping international relations, or pressing for peace, and regardless of whose theology dominated the pulpits, both André and Magda remained driven by conscience to make nonviolence the hallmark of their life’s work.
POSITIVE PEACE: REFLECTIONS ON PEACE EDUCATION, NONVIOLENCE, AND SOCIAL CHANGE / EDITED BY ANDREW FITZ-GIBBON; WITH A GUEST FOREWORD BY ARUN GANDHI. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi, 2010. This book addresses positive peace.
In his introduction, Arun Gandhi, fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, asks, "For generations human beings have strived to attain peace, but with little or no success. Why is peace so elusive?" Twelve philosophers and educators suggest creatively and pragmatically that peace education has a large part of play in meeting the challenge.
THE POWER POTENTIAL OF NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE / GENE SHARP, BRUCE JENKINS. New Delhi: Gandhi Media Centre, 1996.
This work builds on 50 years of Gene Sharp’s definitive academic research and practical experience aiding nonviolent struggles around the world. Recently, advocates have applied these methods and strategies with great success in Serbia and Ukraine.
The author shows how to strategically plan nonviolent struggle and make it more effective. He documents 23 significant—and often successful—20th century nonviolent struggles in a range of cultural and political contexts, and reaffirms nonviolent action as a realistic and powerful alternative to both passivity and violence.
PRIVATIZING THE DEMOCRATIC PEACE: POLICY DILEMMAS OF NGO PEACEBUILDING / BY HENRY F. CAREY. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
RABBI OUTCAST: ELMER BERGER AND AMERICAN JEWISH ANTI-ZIONISM / JACK ROSS. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, c2011.
Elmer Berger was undoubtedly the best-known Jewish anti-Zionist during most of his lifetime, particularly from World War II through the 1967 Six-Day War and its aftermath. A Reform rabbi, Berger served throughout that period as the executive director of the American Council for Judaism, an anti-Zionist organization founded by leading Reform rabbis.
RADICAL CHAPTERS: PACIFIST BOOKSELLER ROY KEPLER AND THE PAPERBACK REVOLUTION /MICHAEL DOYLE. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2012.
Roy Kepler opened Kepler's Books and Magazines in San Francisco in 1955, which became one of the most influential bookstores in United States history. Kepler was also a radical pacifist, antinuclear and antiwar activist.
REBORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY: THE CHALLENGE OF FAITH, PATRIOTISM & CONSCIENCE /LOGAN MEHL-LAITURI; FOREWORD BY SHANE CLAIBORNE.
Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Books, c2012.
Logan Mehl-Laituri grew up in a community that celebrated military service. His faith reinforced his love of country and his sense that that love was best expressed by fighting its battles. Then he went to war, and then he was born again. In Reborn on the Fourth of July he demonstrates the real cost of war to military personnel, the real challenges to Christians that are raised by military service on and even off the battlefield, and the real questions that each of us must wrestle with as we hold in tension our love of country with God's love for the world.
REDEFINING DUTY: STORIES OF ALTERNATIVE SERVICE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST, 1942-70 / COLLECTED BY KERN ROAD MENNONITE CHURCH, PEACE AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE. South Bend, IN (18211 Kern Road, South Bend, IN 46614): Kern Road Mennonite Church, c2010 (Nappanee, Ind.: Evangel Press).
This book is a collection of interviews of twenty-two young men, and in some cases their wives, who chose alternative service rather than participation in the military from 1942 through 1970. Their decisions of conscience led them from Rhode Island to Mississippi, and from Greece to Indonesia. In these settings, they were witnesses to their faith, and were profoundly shaped and changed by their experiences.
RETHINKING THE AMERICAN ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT / SIMON HALL.
New York: Routledge, 2012.
Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and local levels, Americans vehemently protested the country's involvement in the Vietnam War. Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and key figures, the movement's strengths and weaknesses, how it intersected with other social and political movements of the time, and its lasting effect on the country.
RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ: HAS THE TRUTH BEEN TOLD? / BY BENEDETTA SELLARS. 2008. Thesis (M.A.)--Hofstra University, 2008.
This dissertation defends Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú against charges of deception in autobiographical accounts of her life. These charges were made primarily by David Stoll in his 1999 book "Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans."
SCORCHED EARTH: LEGACIES OF CHEMICAL WARFARE IN VIETNAM / FRED A. WILCOX; PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRENDAN B. WILCOX. New York: Seven Stories Press, c2011.
This is the first book to chronicle the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, where, even today, more than 3 million people—including 500,000 children—are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure.
SENSING PEACE / SUZANA E. YODER; ILLUSTRATED BY RACHEL HOFFMAN-BAYLES. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, c2010.
Children ages 4 to 7 are encouraged to see what peace looks, sounds, feels, tastes and smells like in their everyday moments--things like laughing, cooking, gardening, singing or sharing ice cream.
SPACE SECURITY 2011: BUILDING ON THE PAST, STEPPING TOWARDS THE FUTURE: CONFERENCE REPORT 4-5 APRIL 2011. New York: UNIDIR, 2011.
Space Security 2011: Building on the Past, Stepping towards the Future is the
tenth annual conference held by UNIDIR on the issue of space security, the
peaceful uses of outer space and the prevention of an arms race in outer space.
This conference focused on current and emerging threats in the space domain and
the ongoing efforts to address them, the technical aspects of ensuring space
security and enabling regimes supporting that end, the necessity and benefits of
cooperation among the many actors now involved in space and space-related issues,
and identifying and engaging those actors that will be necessary to the success
of regimes set up to protect and encourage the long-term safety and
accessibility of space.
STORI WALDO WILLIAMS: BARDD HEDDWCH = THE STORY OF WALDO WILLIAMS: POET OF PEACE / ALAN LLWYD.
[Wales?]: Barddas Publications, 2010.
Text in English and Welsh.
STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM: THE MONTGOMERY STORY / BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; INTRODUCTION BY CLAYBORNE CARSON.
Boston: Beacon Press, c2010.
Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, 1958.
SWEET FRUIT FROM THE BITTER TREE: 61 STORIES OF CREATIVE & COMPASSIONATE WAYS OUT OF CONFLICT / EDITED BY MARK ANDREAS.
Boulder, CO: Real People Press, c2011.
Stories of how real people dealt with conflict situations - from wartime to the
broken down car - by responding in unusual and creative ways that most of us
would never think of. They take place in the community, the workplace, the
schoolyard, and the backyard. These stories show how each person came face-to-
face with a challenge and found their own unique way to meet it.
SYRIA AND IRAN / EDITED BY TONY SIMPSON. Nottingham, England: Spokesman for the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 2012.
THINK, CARE, ACT: TEACHING FOR A PEACEFUL FUTURE / BY SUSAN GELBER CANNON. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Pub., c2011.
Depicts the daily successes and struggles a peace educator undergoes in encouraging students to envision peace and gain tools to build a culture of peace.
A THOUGHTFUL CONSCIENCE: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT OBJECTING TO WAR / BY ALLAN BLACKMAN AND NEIL DAVID BLACKMAN.
[United States: Allan Blackman?], 2011.
An account of Neil David Blackman's struggle with his conscience during the
Vietnam War and of the counsel of his uncle, Allan Blackman, told through their
correspondence and other documents. Neil Blackman became a conscientious
objector to the war. Also discusses the case of U.S. conscientious objector
Jeremy Hinzman, who deserted during the Afghan War in 2004.
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE VICTIMS: THE STORY OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT / ALEX AWAD. [Bethlehem: Bethlehem Bible College, c2001].
The story of Palestinian suffering comes alive through the witness of a Palestinian pastor and Bethlehem Bible College professor.
TO LOVE ONE'S ENEMIES: THE WORK AND LIFE OF EMILY HOBHOUSE COMPILED FROM LETTERS AND WRITINGS, NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS / BY JENNIFER HOBHOUSE BALME. Cobble Hill, B.C., Canada: Hobhouse Trust, c1994.
Emily Hobhouse was a feminist, pacifist, internationalist, and humanitarian. She
worked for the disadvantaged and, in the case of the South African women and children who were herded into concentration camps by Lord Kitchener, was relentless in expounding their cause.
2011 YEARBOOK ON PEACE PROCESSES / VICENÇ FISAS. [Bellaterra, Spain]: Icaria Editorial; Escola de Cultura de Pau, .
UNDERSTANDING PEACE RESEARCH: METHODS AND CHALLENGES / EDITED BY KRISTINE HÖGLUND AND MAGNUS ÖBERG.
Abingdon, Oxon. England; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Peace and conflict research as a discipline encompasses a number of different approaches for obtaining empirical information which serve as a basis for analyzing various research topics. This book provides a comprehensive overview of different methods and sources of information-gathering for students and researchers, as well as the challenges presented by such work. It offers: tools for evaluating sources and information, suggestions on where different types of information can be found,
advice on using different types of sources, including news reports and written narratives, practical guidelines for constructing large-scale datasets, insights and guidelines for comparative fieldwork, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and surveys, and reflection and discussion on important ethical concerns in peace research.
UNDERSTANDING THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT: A PRIMER / PHYLLIS BENNIS. Northampton, Mass.: Olive Branch Press, 2007.
Phyllis Bennis, long time analyst of the region,answers basic questions about Israel and Israelis, Palestine and Palestinians, the US and the Middle East, Zionism and anti-Semitism; about complex issues ranging from the Oslo peace process to the election of Hamas. Her answers point the way toward a comprehensive understanding of the long standing Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
VIOLENCE AND NON-VIOLENCE IN AFRICA / EDITED BY PAL AHLUWALIA, LOUISE BETHLEHEM AND RUTH GINIO.
London; New York: Routledge, 2007. Paperback edition published in 2011.
VISIONS OF A BETTER WORLD: HOWARD THURMAN'S PILGRIMAGE TO INDIA AND THE ORIGINS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN NONVIOLENCE / QUINTON H. DIXIE & PETER EISENSTADT. Boston: Beacon Press, c2011.
In 1935, at the height of his powers, Howard Thurman, one of the most influential African American religious thinkers of the twentieth century, took a pivotal trip to India that would forever change him—and that would ultimately shape the course of the civil
rights movement in the United States. When Thurman (1899–1981) became the first African American to meet with Mahatma Gandhi, he found himself called upon to create a new version of American Christianity, one that eschewed self-imposed racial and religious boundaries, and equipped itself to confront the enormous social injustices that plagued the United States during this period. Gandhi’s philosophy and practice of satyagraha, or "soul force," would have a momentous impact on Thurman, showing him the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance.
THE VOICES OF GIRL CHILD SOLDIERS. SUMMARY / YVONNE E. KEAIRNS.
New York, NY: Quaker United Nations Office; London: Coalition to Stop the Use
of Child Soldiers, c2002.
VON LIEBE UND WIDERSTAND: DAS LEBEN VON MAGDA UND ANDRÉ TROCMÉ / HANNA SCHOTT. Schwarzenfeld [Germany]: Neufeld Verlag, c2011.
The story of Magda and André Trocmé, who, with the people of the French village
of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, courageously rescued many Jews and political refugees
during World War II. Includes information about their involvement with the
Fellowship of Reconciliation and Eirene, an international service for peace.
WALKING THROUGH THE WALL / KEVIN JAMES SHAY. Raleigh, NC:
Lulu Press, 2012.
"A journalist from Texas, Shay walked for peace from Dallas to Moscow in 1984-85,
A Walk of the People, and about 600 miles in India in 1987-88. Walking
Through the Wall is his account of these walks. When in 1984 the nuclear arms
race intensified -- nuclear arms increasing on both sides and leaders seemingly
intransigent -- Shay and others joined together in A Walk of the People to raise
awareness of the nuclear danger and to break through the governments' walls. His
journey's urgent purpose and the stories he tells of individual and official
breakthroughs during the march call us today to join the struggle to avert
nuclear war." -- Danish Peace Academy review.
WAR AND OCCUPATION IN IRAQ / PREPARED BY GLOBAL POLICY FORUM;PRINCIPAL AUTHORS, JAMES PAUL AND CÉLINE NAHORY.
[New York, NY]: Global Policy Forum, 2007.
Published by: Arab Commission for Human Rights, Center for Constitutional Rights,
Center for Development of International Law, Code Pink, Council on International
and Public Affairs, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Global Action on Aging, Global
Exchange, Global Policy Forum, Hague Appeal for Peace, Instituto del Tercer
Mundo, Institute for Policy Studies, International Center for Law in Development,
International Women's Tribune Center, Iraq Analysis Group, Jewish Voice for
Peace, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, Mennonite Central Committee, Middle
East Research & Information Project, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, PLATFORM,
Presbyterian United Nations Office, Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the
Arab World, Social Watch, Tavola della Pace, Transnational Institute, United for
Peace & Justice, United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society,
U.S. Labor Against the War, Weltwirtschaft, Ökologie & Entwicklung (WEED), and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
WAR IS A LIE / BY DAVID SWANSON. Charlottesville, VA: David Swanson, 2010.
War is a Lie refutes every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those wars that have been most widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, a manual to be used in debunking future lies before future wars have a chance to begin.
WE ARE ONE: THE STORY OF BAYARD RUSTIN / LARRY DANE BRIMNER.
Honesdale, Pa.: Calkins Creek, c2007.
Captures a story of passion, courage, and triumph through Bayard's own words and
archival photographs, and through spirituals and protest songs that Rustin often
sang. Bayard Rustin's role is too often left out of young people's history
books. He worked most often behind the scenes, finding practical and nonviolent
solutions, serving as an adviser. He was protesting bus and lunch-counter
segregation long before better-known figures. Rustin had a lifelong, consistent
commitment to Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolence. Working behind the scenes because of his sexual orientation and unpopular political stands, African-American pacifist and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, a trusted adviser to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., organized the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Succinct prose,
powerful quotations and fresh historical photographs place the story of Rustin’s life
alongside the story of the March, revealing the breadth and depth of Rustin’s
decades of commitment to confronting racism and promoting peace in the United
States and in countries around the world.--Jane Addams Peace Association Award
citation. Winner of the 2008 Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award.
WHY CIVIL RESISTANCE WORKS: THE STRATEGIC LOGIC OF NONVIOLENT CONFLICT / ERICA CHENOWETH & MARIA J. STEPHAN.
New York: Columbia University Press, c2011.
WINDOWS AND MIRRORS: REFLECTIONS ON THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN / EDITORS: CAROL TASHJIAN, AMY H. WINTER. [Philadelphia, PA?]: American Friends Service Committee; Godwin-Ternbach Museum, .
Catalog of a traveling exhibition of more than 45 large scale paintings by
artists from all over the United States which memorialize Afghan War civilian
casualties. The catalog includes an explanation of each image and a short
biography of the artist who created it.
WOMEN BUILDING PEACE: GRASSROOTS PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES AND THE PEACEBUILDING COMMISSION IN BURUNDI / BRIANNA AMES. Thesis (M.A.)--Joint Graduate Program, York University and Ryerson University, 2009.
WOMEN OF COURAGE: INSPIRING STORIES FROM THE WOMEN WHO LIVED THEM / [EDITED BY] KATHERINE MARTIN.
Novato, Calif.: New World Library; [Berkeley, Calif.]: Distributed by Publishers Group West, c1999.
This book explores the kinds of courage that is really undervalued in our culture; everyday courage. In Women of Courage more than 40 women tell intimate tales of bravery that expand the definition of courage. By writing about the times in their lives when they have been most in despair, and revealing the inner resources that helped them survive, these strong women inspire readers to recognize their own acts of courage.
WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY: TRANSLATING POLICY INTO PRACTICE / EDITED BY FUNMI OLONISAKIN, KAREN BARNES AND EKA IKPE.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon [England]; New York: Routledge, 2011.
WORDS AT WAR: PAROLE DI GUERRA E CULTURE DI PACE NEL PRIMO SECOLO DELLE GUERRE MONDIALI / A CURA DI MARINA CAMBONI, GIGLIOLA SACERDOTI MARIANI, BIANCAMARIA TEDESCHINI LALLI.
Grassina (Firenze) Italy: Le Monnier Università, 2005.
Includes some of the papers presented at the international conference Networking
Women 1890--1950: Trans-European and Circum-Atlantic connections, held Nov. 11-
13, 2004, Florence, Italy.
WORKING FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE: MEMOIRS OF AN ACTIVIST INTELLECTUAL / LAWRENCE S. WITTNER. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c2012.
Wittner traces the dramatic course of a life and career that took him from a Brooklyn boyhood in the 1940s and ’50s to an education at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin to the front lines of peace activism, the fight for racial equality, and the struggles of the labor movement. He details his family background, which included the bloody anti-Semitic pogroms of late-nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, and chronicles his long teaching career, which comprised positions at a small black college in Virginia, an elite women’s liberal arts college north of New York City, and finally a permanent home at the Albany campus of the State University of New York. Throughout, he packs the narrative with colorful vignettes describing such activities as fighting racism in Louisiana and Mississippi during the early 1960s, collaborating with peace-oriented intellectuals in Gorbachev’s Soviet Union, and leading thousands of antinuclear demonstrators through the streets of Hiroshima. As the book also reveals, Wittner’s work as an activist was matched by scholarly achievements that made him one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of the peace and nuclear disarmament movements—a research specialty that led to revealing encounters with such diverse figures as Norman Thomas, the Unabomber, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Caspar Weinberger, and David Horowitz.
THE WORLD AS IT IS: DISPATCHES ON THE MYTH OF HUMAN PROGRESS / CHRIS HEDGES. New York: Nation Books, c2010.
Drawing on two decades of experience as a war correspondent and based on his numerous columns for Truthdig, Chris Hedges presents The World As It Is, a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad, from the coarsening effect of America's War on Terror to the front lines in the Middle East and South Asia and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Underlying his reportage is a constant struggle with the nature of war and its impact on human civilization. "War is always about betrayal," Hedges notes. "It is about betrayal of the young by the old, of cynics by idealists, and of
soldiers and Marines by politicians. Society's institutions, including our religious institutions, which mold us into compliant citizens, are unmasked."
YOU BACK THE ATTACK! WE'LL BOMB WHO WE WANT! REMIXED WAR PROPAGANDA / MICAH IAN WRIGHT; FOREWORD BY KURT VONNEGUT; INTRODUCTION BY HOWARD ZINN; COMMENTARY BY THE CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. New York: Seven Stories Press, c2003.
"You Back the Attack!" is the brainchild of U.S. Airborne Ranger turned dissident
comic book artist Micah Wright. Stunning, hilarious, and politically incendiary,
this full-color poster book reworks classic American World War I and II
propaganda into commentaries on war, peace, and patriotism for the post-
September 11 era. The forty one-sided posters make fun of war mentality, the
Bush White House, Homeland Security, the War on Terror, Ashcroft, the 2000
Presidential election, the military-industrial complex, and much more. Forty
posters of yesteryear such as Uncle Sam's "I Want You," and "Loose Lips Sink
Ships" are reworked with new messages of peace and protest.
YOU CAN CHANGE AMERICA / THE EARTH WORKS GROUP.
Berkeley, Calif.: Earthworks Press: Distributor to the book trade, Publishers
Group West, c1993.
"YOUR SON AND BROTHER SOL": LETTERS FROM SOLOMON E. YODER WHILE SERVING WITH THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE IN POST-WORLD WAR I EUROPE / EDITED BY S.DUANE KAUFFMAN. Morgantown, PA: Masthof Press, 2011.
Letters from Solomon E. Yoder, born in a Mennonite Pennsylvania farming
community, while serving in post World War I reconstruction and reconciliation
projects under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee. The 61 letters were written between April 1919 and April 1920.