Nonviolent Response to Terrorism

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McFarland, 31 дек. 2003 г. - Всего страниц: 252
Terrorism, which by definition targets civilians, is unacceptable, but a violent response to violence usually causes more violence. This book outlines some of the best thinking about nonviolent methods of resisting terrorism in the growing fields of international aid and nonviolent interposition. The first section covers immediate nonviolent response to terrorism: international negotiations, mediations, and adjudication, UN and citizen sanctions, cross-cultural communication, citizen initiatives, international treaties and the World Court, the International Criminal Court, and nonviolent resistance through raising consciousness to mobilization and resisting state-sponsored terror. The second section, on long-term non-violent response to terrorism, discusses halting arms trade and militarism, stopping arms flow to terrorists, “defunding” the military, building sustainable just economies, aid to the poor, reducing privileged overconsumption, peace and conflict education, understanding and using the media, refugee repatriation, and helping indigenous liberation struggles. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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Стр. 127 - In the councils of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist "We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
Стр. 75 - The Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommenda tions, or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with Articles 41 and 42, to maintain or restore international peace and security...
Стр. 69 - Rights, the ideal of free human beings enjoying freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his economic, social and cultural rights, as well as his civil and political rights...
Стр. 75 - Should the Security Council consider that measures provided for in Article 41 would be inadequate or have proved to be inadequate, it may take such action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security.
Стр. 62 - State, or in any other manner in violation of the principles of international law embodied in the Charter of the United Nations...
Стр. 228 - But what if man had eyes to see the true beauty - the divine beauty, I mean, pure and clear and unalloyed, not clogged with the pollutions of mortality and all the colours and vanities of human life - thither looking, and holding converse with the true beauty simple and divine?
Стр. 114 - The fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural.
Стр. 82 - The following acts or any of them, are crimes coming within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal for which there shall be individual responsibility : "(a) Crimes Against Peace: namely, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing.
Стр. 75 - In order to prevent an aggravation of the situation, the Security Council may, before making the recommendations or deciding upon the measures provided for in Article 39, call upon the parties concerned to comply with such provisional measures as it deems necessary or desirable.

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Tom H. Hastings teaches in the graduate program of Conflict Resolution at Portland State University.

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