Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigns

(This is section 64 of the World Beyond War white paper A Global Security System: An Alternative to War. Continue to preceding | following section.)

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World Beyond War believes that little is more important than advancing common understanding of nonviolence as an alternative form of conflict to violence, and ending the habit of thinking that one can ever be faced with only the choices of engaging in violence or doing nothing.

Die-in at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada to protest U.S. drone killings. (Photo courtesy Shut Down Creech!)

In addition to its education campaign, World Beyond War will work with other organizations to launch nonviolent, Gandhian-style protests and nonviolent direct action campaigns against the war machine in order to disrupt it and to demonstrate the strength of the popular desire to end war. The goal of this campaign will be to compel the political decision makers and those who make money from the killing machine to come to the table for talks on ending war and replacing it with a more effective alternative security system.

This nonviolent effort will benefit from the education campaign, but will also in its turn serve an educational purpose. Huge public campaigns/movements have a way of bringing people’s attention to questions they have not been focused on.

(See related post: Nonviolence: The Foundation of Peace)

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  1. From “A Winning Strategy For The Left” by Michael Schwartz & Kevin Young on Popular Resistance ( ) “[W]hile it is usually assumed that the best way to change government policies is to pressure politicians or elect different ones, movements are actually more effective when they target the corporate and institutional interests that control public policy behind the scenes . . . . “

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