Take a trip to the Digital Library of Nonviolent Resistance

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

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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.

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

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.

This story was produced by International Institute for Peace


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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