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Core Curriculum Students Book

Core Curriculum Students Book

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by CANVAS printed and published in Serbia
A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle
Srdja Popovic, Slobodan Djinovic, Andrej Milivojevic, Hardy Merriman andIvan MarovicCANVAS Core Curriculum: A Guide to Eective Nonviolent StruggleCopyright 007 by CANVAS. All rights reserved.Published in Serbia, 007.ISBN 978-86-7596-087-4Publisher: Centre or Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies(CANVAS) Masarikova 5/ XIII, Belgrade, Serbia, www.canvasopedia.orgGraphic design and illustrations: Ana DjordjevicPhoto on cover: Igor JeremicProduced and printed in Serbia by Centre or Applied Nonviolent Actionand Strategies (CANVAS) in 007.Non-proit purpose statement: CANVAS and the authors conirm that thepurpose o this project is educational and not or proit.CANVAS Curriculum IntroductionBeore you is a wealth o knowledge about the planning, conduct, and evaluationo strategic nonviolent conlict. This curriculum guide will be a valuablecompanion to new and experienced activists, as well as to others who wish tolearn about this subject.The authors combine classic insights about nonviolent conlict with new ideasbased on recent experience. The result is a synthesis that pushes the limits o what we thought nonviolent strategies were capable o achieving.The material covered includes time-tested analyses o power, dierent methodso nonviolent action, and ways to create a strategic plan or developing andmobilizing a movement. In addition, the authors include new material abouthow to:chart a movement’s history and progress (Chapter 8)• use marketing, branding, and eective communication techniques in amovement (Chapters 9 and 10)address the eects o ear on a movement’s members (Chapter 13)develop security measures within a movement (Chapter 14)• manage a movement’s material resources, human resources, and time(Advanced Chapters -4)Throughout these topics, the authors emphasize pragmatic learning and drawon their own experience applying these ideas in their own struggles. The resultis a versatile resource and an excellent training tool.Activists using this resource will likely want to study and adapt it in ways thatbest serve the speciic goals, needs, and opportunities o their circumstances.This is entirely appropriate. This impressive text should not be seen as a ormulaor how to wage nonviolent struggle, but rather a set o ideas that can helppeople think about and analyze nonviolent conlict. Combining it with otherresources on this subject, or adapting parts o it or one’s own circumstances,will help to increase people’s capacity or engaging in nonviolent resistanceeven urther.We applaud this curriculum and recommend to all activists that they exploreand apply it, as best suits their causes, organizations and campaigns.

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