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People Power

From Tunisia With Love

As Peace News goes to press, the leaderless people’s uprising in Tunisia is about to sweep away its second government in as many weeks, as part of a global youth revolt that stretches all the way to the student occupations in Britain.


Howard Clark (ed), 'People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity'

Pluto Press 2009; ISBN 978-0-74-532-901-7; 256pp; £17.99


People Power: a strategic political force

Michael Randle assesses civil resistance and its role in creating social change.


Abdul Ghaffar Khan

During the Indian struggle for independence, Mohandas Gandhi gained many followers, including a Muslim Pashtun (or Pathan) from what is now Pakistan, named Abdul Ghaffar Khan, who orga

Mary King, 'A Quiet Revolution: The First Palestinian Intifada and a Strategy for Non-violent Resistance'

Nation Books, 2008; ISBN 978-1-56025-802-5; pp488; £9.99


Gene Sharp, 'Waging Nonviolent Struggle - 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential'

Porter Sargent Pub, 2005; ISBN-10: 0875581625; pp598; £16.95*


True colours

Though I am one of the more prominent critics within the US academic left of US interventions and hegemonic aspirations, my research has found no evidence that the United States (nor any o

France May '68

The events of May ’68 began in the universities. At Nanterre (just outside Paris) and the Sorbonne, students had become increasingly vocal against the US war in Vietnam.

Matthew Collin, 'The Time of the Rebels'

Serpents Tail, 2007; ISBN 185242964X; 224pp; £12.99


Mark Kurlansky, 'Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea'

Vintage, 2007: ISBN 0099494124; 224pp; £7.99