Notes from the Nov. 20 class
What does it
take to make a nonviolent action campaign work?
Without War: The Emerging Era of
Nonviolent Conflict, by Jack DuVall
is not a single instance in the past 100 years in which terrorism or
violent insurrection has succeeded in creating a society in which
political liberty and economic development have flowered.
cannot avoid the reality that terrorism is a law enforcement problem that
may require military force as a form of police action in some cases
oppressors are at the heart of the global crisis.
to 50 non-democratic, repressive regimes left in the world today
can no longer afford to wait for indigenous civilian movements to engage
in the trial-and-error process of reinventing nonviolent struggle
global community must invent new ways of providing assistance to these
- Training in
strategic nonviolent action
- Need a new,
nongovernmental, international foundation to provide this support
- Expand and
strengthen international sanctions
- It is time to recognize that no government can exercise
sovereignty unless it is based on the peoples consent.
Long-Term Strategy for American Security
Jayne Docherty and Lisa Schirch
Strategy: (Increased security in the next 2 years)
a defensive military strategy.
a civilian-based defense program in the United States.
Strategies (Increased security in the next 10 years)
the interconnected nature of the conflicts in the Muslim world.
long-term multilateral arrangements and organizations for addressing
problems in the regions of the world that are home to large Muslim
for and support an authentically Afghan government after the removal of Al
(Increased security in the next 10 years)
build a global environment that does not support terrorism.
new relationships with Muslim countries.
democratization in Muslim countries currently led by dictators.
our dependence on oil.
Terror from the Perspective of Conflict Resolution, by John Paul Lederach
can we pursue rigorous accountability for the atrocity committed
at the same time promote
systemic prevention that stops this phenomenon from recycling into our
can we increase personal responsibility for the individual leaders that
promote this use of violence
at the same time change the
social, economic, political, and cultural milieu that produces generations
can we (U.S. and West) strategically respond as outsiders in the Middle East
and Central Asia
at the same time support and
encourage internal agents of change and the elimination of terrorism within
the cultural, religious and political milieus of the region?
Are there other places I can teach this class (History and
Strategy of Nonviolent Action)?
2004, Compleat Scholar: Religion: Source of Conflict, Resource for Peace