Examining approaches of the various actors involved in civil resistance and peace building throughout each phase of conflict in Liberia.
Movements_Campaigns – Peace
A strategic framework for activists, peacebuilders, and organizers working to transform violent conflict and advance a just peace.
Lessons from Peace Brigades International and how it can be applied to understanding and resisting repression in an Australian context.
A personal account of Australian activist, Bryan Law, the ‘Peace Preacher’. Learn about his anti-war campaign and its execution.
Steve Killelea -one of Australia’s successful businessmen and a self-described peace maker! We talk about why he combined these two passions.
A collection of quotes to be used as part of training on strategic nonviolence and nonviolent direct action.
Training resources by Pt’chang for practical ways to intervene in violence, to transform conflict and to build peace.
Resource for activists engaged in work for peace including practical ways to intervene in violence, to transform conflict and to build peace.
In 1991 over 1000 protesters blockaded the National Exhibition Centre in Canberra with the goal of shutting down the Australia International Defence Exhibition. This book includes a detailed account of the blockade, the context of the growth of the Australian arms industry, and the words of the protesters themselves.
The massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida is similar to many that have happened at schools across the USA. But there is a hope here in Florida that feels different to previous tragedies, because of the powerful political analysis and leadership coming from students.
Many conflicts get worse than they actually need to be because the participants lose control of themselves and retreat into self-reinforcing patterns of attack and counterattack. Here are some suggestions, drawn from the literature of conflict resolution and psychotherapy, that can be used to de-escalate conflicts.
Active listening is a fundamental skill for peacebuilding and social change. It is more than hearing, it involves processing what has been heard and skilfully selecting a response. Active listening serves to encourage the person to tell more and most importantly, communicates to the person that you are interested and listening.
Learn about the three major approaches to peace identified by Johan Gultung: peacekeeping, peacemaking, peacebuilding.
In the second part of this article Mark and Paul Engler further explore Bill Moyer’s Movement Action Plan and its implications for social movements.
We tend to talk about activist burnout as an individualised experience – but the Movement Action Plan, a framework for understanding social movements, factors in perception of failure, providing insights and hope for navigating the downs in movement life.