Bridging the gap between strategic and principled nonviolence

Some people think nonviolence is nice and ethical, but not strong enough to win results in the real world.

Actually, “people-power” movements that are strictly nonviolent have been proven to be much more effective than movements that include some violence.  Nonviolence is a powerful methodology, especially when the organizers develop savvy nonviolent strategies to activate their principles.

See this article about bridging the gap between strategic and principled nonviolence

Stellan Vinthagen’s 2015 book “A Theory of Nonviolent Action” develops a new theoretical framework for what nonviolence is.






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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093