International day of Nonviolence special offer: Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns

Two books for the price of one! 2nd October is 'International day of Nonviolence', so until the 9th October, if you buy a copy of the 2nd edition of the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns, we'll include a copy of the first edition to pass on to a friend! Both editions are available in English and Spanish.

In 2009, War Resisters' International released the 'Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns'; a toolbox of ideas and resources to support activists to run more effective campaigns. The full first edition is available online here: The original was translated into over ten languages, including Spanish, German, Tigrinya (spoken in Eritrea), Nepalese, Turkish, and Arabic, and has been used by activists all over the world.

Second edition of the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns is launched!

The new handbook is available from the WRI webshop, here:

At the 'Small Actions, Big Movements' conference in South Africa, War Resisters' International released the new edition of the 'Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns'. At a launch event, different contributors read from the handbook, described the inspiration behind creating a new edition, and explained their various contributions.

The handbook aims to show how a group can achieve their goals by developing a strategy (a plan as to how they will exert the necessary pressure to make change), before exploring what strategy looks like in reality. The handbook was written by over 30 people from countries all over the world, and aims to reflect and empower nonviolent activists internationally.


Back to the Contents of the book

WRI's Countering the Militarisation of Youth project - (our forthcoming website of short articles, visual, audio, and other resources documenting the militarisation of youth around the world and sharing ideas on how to challenge it, will be linked to from here)

Countering the Militarisation of Youth 2012 conference Reader -

Venezuela: la Revolución como espectáculo

La Revolución como espectáculoLa Revolución como espectáculo

Rafael Uzcátegui: Venezuela: La Revolución como espectáculo.
Una crítica anarquista al gobierno bolivariano.

ISBN: 978-84-937144-5-1

El Libertario/ La Cucaracha Ilustrada / Libros de Anarres / Tierra de Fuego / LaMalatesta

Techniques for consensus decision making in large groups: the spokespersons council method

back to table of content The processes and techniques which can be found below show/ prove that even in large groups of hundreds and thousands of people, it is possible to make decisions in a democratic, horizontal, participative manner, without hierarchy, delegations, hierarchies or votes/ voting.

La Guerrilla de la Comunicación explicada a los niños y a las niñas

De la corrección de vallas publicitarias al tartazo pasando por el fake y el camuflaje

¿Acaso la mejor subversión no es la de alterar los código en vez de destruirlos?
Roland Barthes

Encrypted email

This page is work in progress. Once finished, it should explain how to use encrypted email via a range of software and on a range of operating systems.


Research sources

A. deployments

To research deployments you need:

  • information on military units getting deployed
  • information on the structure of the military, in order to make a good interpretation of the information
  • information on how troops deploy and their logistics

1. A good starting point is the website of the ministry of defense and of the military - an overview of links to the MoD of the NATO countries

On these website you often find:

People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity

Transnational solidarity can be crucial for movements of nonviolent struggle – in helping them emerge, in accessing contacts and resources, and in applying leverage on a regime or corporation. Some “transnational advocacy networks” have been criticised for “taking over” from local organisers and for in effect having a disempowering impact on the struggles which they intend to support. The central argument of this book is that the prime role for transnational solidarity is to strengthen the counter-power of those resisting domination and oppression.

Howard Clark
Pluto Press
Year published: 

Price: £15.00 (US$25.13 ; €19.19)

The Conquest of Violence

Reduced price offer

Bart de Ligt
Pluto Press
Year published: 
1989 (originally 1937)

Price: £5.50 (US$9.22 ; €7.03)
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