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Nonviolence

Conscientious objection is one important aspect of nonviolence and antimilitarist action. I myself refused to perform military and substitute service in 1986, and got some trials which lasted until 1991.

This section contains some articles I wrote, and gives some information on the field of nonviolence and antimilitarism. I try to expand this section step by step

Empowerment: International Dimensions

Although international cooperation among political movements is as old as the movements themselves, it has become more important in times of economic globalization. Since the UN Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, solidarity has entered official discourse in discussion of an international "civil society." Rather than add to that discussion and the growing NGO-ization of popular movements, I want to examine the experience of one movement--War Resisters' International (WRI)--with international cooperation through the lens of empowerment. As an international network of pacifist and nonviolent organizations, WRI focuses on the grassroots level and works to achieve change at the leadership level by indirect means.

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by Dr. Radut