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Violence & nonviolence

Judith Butler, The Force of Nonviolence: an ethico-political bind

Verso, 2020; 224pp; £14.99


Vicky Osterweil, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action

Hachette USA, 2020; 288pp; £28


The power of nonviolent action

Veteran activist Lisa Fithian reflects on what really threatens the powers that be


Still rolling with the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative

Study sessions, days of action and a new book - an update from Pat Gaffney


Countering Trump’s coup

Milan Rai reports on US activists' impressive efforts in nonviolent deterrence and preparation


Case Study: Malawi 1992–1993

Bringing down a 30-year dictator




‘Campaign Nonviolence’ Action Week 2020, organised by US Christian peace group, Pace e Bene, was beginning as this issue of PN was being written.

Richard Wrangham, The Goodness Paradox – How Evolution Made Us Both More and Less Violent

Profile Books, 2019; 400pp; £10.99


Evan Perkoski and Erica Chenoweth, Nonviolent Resistance and Prevention of Mass Killings During Popular Uprisings

International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict, 2018; 30pp; free download.


Chile 2011

Magellans roll back gas price rise