RESOURCES

1. CIVILIAN-BASED DEFENSE AND NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE; FREE ONLINE E-BOOKS

2. MALDIVES AND EX-PRESIDENT NASHEED

3. FEISTY DOVES CLIMATE ACTION BROCHURE


Note. Many other e-books are available of the website of the Albert Einstein Institution.

  1. CIVILIAN-BASED DEFENSE AND NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE; FREE ONLINE E-BOOKS
  • Olgerts Eglitis. Nonviolent Action in the Liberation of Latvia. Monograph Series Number 5. Albert Einstein Institution, 1993. Free Online
  • Johan Holst. Civilian-Based Defense in a New Era, Monograph Series Number 2. Albert Einstein Institution, 1990. Free online
  • Grazina Miniotaite. NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN LITHUANIA: A Story of Peaceful Liberation, Monograph Series Number 8, Albert Einstein Institution. 2002. Free online.
  • Adam Roberts. Civil Resistance in the East European And Soviet Revolutions, Monograph Series number 4. Albert Einstein Institution, 1991. Free online.
  • Gene Sharp (with the assistance of Bruce Jenkins). Civilian-based defense: a post-military weapons system. Princeton University Press, 1990. Free online.
  • Gene Sharp (con la colaboración de Caridad Inda). Cómo Funciona la Lucha Noviolenta. Albert Einstein Institution, 2014. Free online.
  • Gene Sharp. How Nonviolent Struggle Works. Albert Einstein Institution, 2013. Free online.
  • Gene Sharp. The Role of Power in Nonviolent Struggle. Monograph Series Number 3, The Albert Einstein Institution. 1990. Free online.
  • World Beyond War. A Global Security System: An Alternative to War. 2015. Free online. at http://worldbeyondwar.org

2. MALDIVES AND EX-PRESIDENT NASHEED

–“Moving From Condemnation to Action: The Case for the United States to Impose Targeted Financial Sanctions and Travel Bans on Serious Human Rights Abusers in The Maldives;”prepared By Freedom Now, 11 January 2016.  http://perseus-strategies.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Maldives-Report-1.11.16-.pdf. For Further Information: Jared Genser* jgenser@freedom-now.org +1 202 466 3069. Freedom Now – www.freedom-now.org – +1 202 223 3733.

–“Bill McKibben Condemns Jailing of Ousted Maldives President, a Hero of Climate Movement”, Democracy Now, December 2, 2015. You can watch the whole show at http://www.democracynow.org/2015/12/2/bill_mckibben_condemns_jailing_of_ousted

–“The Paris summit is missing one of the great world leaders on climate,” Bill McKibben, The Guardian, Monday 30 November 2015. As heads of state arrive in Paris, the Maldives’ Mohamed Nasheed is being held in a prison cell. Paris will feel the absence of one of the only true world leaders on climate change.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/30/paris-summit-is-missing-one-of-great-world-leaders-on-climate-change

–Maldives Documentary. YouTube video about the Maldives and Brunei (2014); an interesting piece of self promotion; high-end tourism is featured; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvc_hoenl-U.

 

3. FEISTY DOVES CLIMATE ACTION BROCHURE

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 OUR CURRENT PROJECT

Helping free imprisoned former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed.  He’s a very effective climate champion for the most vulnerable countries and an international figure. He has dramatized the fact that if trends continue, his entire island nation will be underwater. His creative idea to hold symbolic cabinet meetings underwater—in full scuba regalia—commanded international attention. In 2009, he was named Time magazine’s “Hero of the Environment.” He also became a leader of the climate change movement for setting a goal of making his nation carbon-neutral by 2020, and by dramatically influencing climate talks at the 2009 U.N. Copenhagen Conference. Nasheed was jailed for more than six years for promoting democracy. In 2008 he turned the tables by becoming the first democratically elected president of his small island nation. On Feb. 22, 2015 he was arrested and charged with terrorist activities. The arresting officers cited imprisonment of a senior judge during his presidency. While en route on Feb. 23 to the first day of his trial, Nasheed was brutally manhandled, injured, and dragged into the courtroom by police. He has been denied due process and legal representation.

Please sign the petition calling for the immediate release of Mohamed Nasheed at https://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/demand-the-release-of-ocean-advocate-and-former-maldives-president-mohamed-nasheed

GET INVOLVED

[] Sign up for our listserv: https://feistydoves.wordpress.com

[] Translate this website or part of it into Mandarin, Spanish, or whatever your native language is and send us your translation.

[] Send us your thoughts (paul@ancientstudiesinstitute.org): How could an alliance of countries nonviolently defend its members against climate deterioration, military invasions and coups d’état?

[] Organize a Feisty Doves Climate Action group in your community.

[] Join our advisory board.

FEISTY DOVES CLIMATE ACTION

ADVOCATING AN ALLIANCE OF NATIONS USING NONVIOLENT ACTION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND CLIMATE PROTECTION

Paul Emile Anders, Director

paul@ancientstudiesinstitute.org

https://feistydoves.wordpress.com

https://twitter.com/@feistydoves

Feisty Doves proposes and assists projects using nonviolent tactics to stop climate deterioration, including an alliance of nations to deal with two challenges that can be addressed by nonviolent action: climate disruption and military threats, including invasions, terrorists, drones, cyber attacks, and coups d’état.

 

This may seem like an unlikely combination, but nonviolent actions like boycotts and seizure of assets can effectively oppose these threats.

Such an alliance would offer mutual encouragement and assistance.  Security from invasion and climate deterioration needs to be a collective enterprise on the highest level.  Vetoes in the Security Council and other issues unfortunately limit the United Nations.   We need a coalition of nations willing to act on these issues.   What nations would be interested in such an alliance? Initially, nations that have contributed least to climate deterioration but are most vulnerable to its effects like Bangladesh, the Philippines, and the Marshall islands.

Drastically reducing greenhouse gas production requires immediate and sustained pressure on major producers. Military invasions and coups d’état also pose a threat, and enormous military resources are obviously used to deter them and to deal with them if they happen. The military has a huge carbon footprint even in peacetime.  With deteriorating climate, struggles between nations are apt to increase about water rights, environmental migration, and reparations for causing climate deterioration.  These struggles should be handled nonviolently, not militarily.

Feisty Doves advocate renewable energy and energy conservation and

replacing environmentally unsustainable military defenses with tested nonviolent tactics whose carbon footprint from would not be zero but less than what the military produces.

INFORMATION

http://sites.google.com/site/civilianbaseddefense/

http://rationalpoliticstoday.blogspot.com

2015 11 20 FEISTY DOVES BROCHURE mW2011

Updated 1 Dec 2016

 

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