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Responses to Nonviolent Campaigns By Majken Jul Sørensen
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Nonviolent social movements and campaigns are frequently met with violent repression from their opponents and cheers of encouragement from their supporters. However, it is also common for both... More > authorities and third parties such as foreign governments, international organisations and media to be much more nuanced in their responses. In an attempt to prevent communication between activists, Egyptian authorities closed down the internet and mobile phone networks during the uprising in 2011. In Serbia in the late 1990’s, the opposition group Otpor was prevented from registering as a legal organisation and the activists were devalued and framed as drug addicts, terrorists and traitors. In Argentina in the 1970’s, many members of the human rights organisation Las Madras de Plaza de Mayo were protected from being disappeared and killed because of the recognition they received from independent international organisations.< Less
Humorous Political Stunts By Majken Jul Sørensen
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A group of anti-conscription activists break into a prison, demanding to be jailed together with their friend already locked up because of his beliefs. Clowns from the rebel clown army mimic police... More > sent to control political protests. Visiting Santas hand out presents taken from shop shelves without the approval of the shopping centre management. These are examples of humorous political stunts – public actions, hoaxes and happenings that confront systems of power. This book contains many amusing stories of such stunts, showing the boldness and creativity of the activists. Interviews and documents are used to show how humour can facilitate outreach, mobilisation and a culture of resistance. Humorous Political Stunts combines insights from the fields of nonviolence and humour studies and makes theoretical contributions to each area.< Less
På barrikaderne for fred By Majken Jul Sørensen
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Verdenshistorie fortælles ofte i glimt fra krig til krig. Denne fagbog ser på de glemte historier, hvor krigen ikke kom, og konflikter blev løst med fredelige midler. Volden er... More > aldrig uundgåelig, men et valg - måske kun valgt på grund af uvidenhed om de ikkevoldelige alternativer. Selv midt i et krigshelvede er der altid mennesker, som arbejder for fred uden selv at ty til vold. Gennem solidaritet og samarbejde skaber de lokale fredssamfund, og trodser brutalitet og undertrykkelse. ”På barrikaderne for fred” giver disse modige mennesker en stemme, og viser at en anden verden er mulig.< Less

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