Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on strategic nonviolent conflict. While not meant to be comprehensive, the links are representative of analysis and research, organizations, and resources described in the Special Report. For regional information, please see related links at Regional Resources, particularly Supporting Democracy in Yugoslavia. For topical information, please see related links at Topical Resources, specifically Religion and Peacemaking Web Links.
These links complement the institute Special Report: Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Lessons from the Past, Ideas for the Future.
Analysis and Research
- Albert Einstein Institution
The web site of the organization contains a description of its mission, background information, policy and outreach (under development) and publications, which include handouts such as 198 Methods of Non-Violent Action and Correcting Common Misconceptions About Nonviolent Action. Also features information on the documentary film and companion book, A Force More Powerful: a Century of Nonviolent Conflict.
- American Political Science Association (APSA) Symposium on Nonviolent Collective Action
Symposium in the June 2000 issue of PS Online "explores the relationship between nonviolent collective action and the evolution and development of democratic societies. The essays complement A Force More Powerful." This documentary aired on PBS in September 2000.
- Program on Nonviolent Sanctions and Cultural Survival (PONSACS)
Web site has a description of the program, list of publications, and research using techniques of Integrated Data for Event Analysis (IDEA) and Protocol for the Assessment of Nonviolent Direct Action (PANDA).
Documents and Resources
- Bringing Down a Dictator
Web page on the PBS documentary covering the nonviolent political movement that brought about the fall of Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia. Includes classroom activities, background information on key organizations and a list of related material: books, web sites and articles.
- A Force More Powerful: a Century of Nonviolent Conflict
Web site for the documentary film and companion book. Includes reviews/comments, author information, book excerpts, study and community guides for the film, annotated links to related organizations and web sites, and books and materials for additional information. The television series first aired in September 2000 on PBS, which has additional resources on its web site for the stories presented in the film, including film clips, background information, classroom material and a discussion forum.
- Greensboro Sit-Ins: Launch of a Civil Rights Movement
Web site produced jointly by the online division of the News & Record and the Greensboro Public Library features audio clips from interviews with participants (audio requires Real Player), historical photos and stories, a timeline of the sit-ins and a timeline of selected events in civil rights, a link to the Greensboro Public Library's Civil Rights Collection, and electronic bulletin board and links to related web sites.
- Philippine Democracy: a Brave Example for the World
Written by Gene Sharp, senior scholar at the Albert Einstein Institution, as a foreword for People Power: An Eyewitness History, The Philippine Revolution of 1986.
- People Power Redux
Time Magazine story from January 2001 on the people power movement to oust President Estrada of the Philippines.
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Special Report: Ten Years After: the Fall of Communism in East/Central Europe
Reports from November 1999 on the ten-year anniversary of the fall of Communism in East/Central Europe provide an overview and look at movements in several countries, including the Velvet Revolution on Czechoslovakia. Contains text and audio excerpts (audio requires Real Player).
- Radio Prague's History Online Virtual Exhibit: The Velvet Revolution
This web page gives a brief history of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in November 1989, part of a longer piece on Czech history.
Organizations and Movements
- Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID)
In Serbian and English, the web site contains information about the organization, regional offices, contacts, recent elections, current news, and publications, including one on Guide through Electoral Controversies in Serbia in PDF (requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view).
- The King Center
The web site contains documents, audio clips, news and information of "Dr. King's life, work and his philosophy and methods of nonviolent conflict-reconciliation and social change." Includes excerpts from writings and speeches by Dr. King, the complete transcript and related material of the 1999 assassination conspiracy trial and a glossary of nonviolence terms.
- Nonviolence International
Web site has three portals, for South East Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States (under development) and the United States. From the USA portal, a statement about the organization's goals, publications, and selected readings on training resources for nonviolent action.
Web site, in English, of the Student Resistance Movement contains background information about the organization, a news archive, documents, international press articles, actions by Otpor!, abstracts and some full text of articles on the history of student protests in Yugoslavia, artwork and links to related web sites including Otpor! in Serbian.
Updated: May 29, 2002