Srdja Popovic, Slobodan Djinovic, Andrej Milivojevic, Hardy Merriman andIvan MarovicCANVAS Core Curriculum: A Guide to Eective 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-proit purpose statement: CANVAS and the authors conirm that thepurpose o this project is educational and not or proit.CANVAS Curriculum IntroductionBeore you is a wealth o knowledge about the planning, conduct, and evaluationo strategic nonviolent conlict. 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 conlict 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, dierent 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 eective communication techniques in amovement (Chapters 9 and 10)• address the eects 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 speciic goals, needs, and opportunities o their circumstances.This is entirely appropriate. This impressive text should not be seen as a ormulaor how to wage nonviolent struggle, but rather a set o ideas that can helppeople think about and analyze nonviolent conlict. 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.