Take a Trip to the Digital Library of Nonviolent Resistance

ACTIVISM, 15 Jul 2019

Kurt Schock | International Institute for Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service

Nonviolence International and IIP have created an open access online collection of training manuals and handbooks from the 1960s onward.

The Trojan Decommission Alliance Occupation Handbook is one of dozens of historic training manuals in the collection.

Nonviolence International and the Rutgers University International Institute for Peace (IIP) are collaborating to create the Digital Library of Nonviolent Resistance, an open access online digital collection of training manuals and related material, such as reports on training workshops, tools, exercises, preparatory material for campaigns, and legal and direct action handouts.

A demonstrator against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, films the protest with her tablet computer in central Belgrade on February 25, 2012.

This Digital Library includes materials from the 1960s onward, used in a wide variety of struggles, from the Anti-Nuclear, Peace, and U.S. Civil Rights movements to Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and Black Lives Matter.

The Digital Library includes annotation, keyword and text search capabilities, and will be continually updated through the inclusion of material used in future manifestations of people power across the globe.


Kurt Schock is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of the International Institute for Peace at Rutgers University, Newark. Study people power with a free online course

Founded in 2011, the International Institute for Peace is a UNESCO Category II organization based at Rutgers University, Newark. We are dedicated to the promotion of research and education on peacebuilding and conflict transformation through nonviolent struggle, and the cultivation of a culture of peace.

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