Nonviolence

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Strength to Love. (1963)
By Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Across That Bridge.  Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.
By John Lewis, United States Congressman

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An autobiography: the story of my experiments with truth.
M.K. Gandhi. Available from the Ottawa Public Library.

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Gene Sharp’s work on nonviolence.  The focus is on nonviolence as a tactic rather than a way of life, but the information is very useful when tactics are needed.  See http://www.aeinstein.org/  There are a lot of free downloads.  See also http://howtostartarevolutionfilm.com/

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Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
By John Lewis and Michael D’Orso

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Civil Disobedience
By Thoreau, Henry David. This is available online.  Also note that the Ottawa Public Library has many of Thoreau’s books. http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=ThoCivi.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=1&division=div1 

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A Force More Powerful (DVD and book both available from the Ottawa Public Library).  Explores how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world.

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Getting to Peace
By William Ury.  Available from the Ottawa Public Library. See also www.williamury.com and The Third Side www.thirdside.org

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Metta Center for nonviolence offers free on-line courses:

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
By Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD. Available from the Ottawa Public Library

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Revolution of Conscience: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence By Moses, Greg. Available from the Ottawa Public Library

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Trumpet of Conscience
by Martin Luther King Jr. Available from the Ottawa Public Library.
Five lectures delivered in 1967 for the CBC Massey Lectures.  This is a slim volume and a fast read, but if you don’t want to read the whole thing, read IV: Nonviolence and Social Change.

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What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication
By Judith Hanson Lasater and Ike K. Lasater. Available from the Ottawa Public Library

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The Heart of Social Change: How You Can Make a Difference in Your World
A transcript of a Nonviolent Communication workshop given by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.

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