"A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict"

If you are interested in the following offer, please contact David
Hartsough (email PEACEWORKERS@igc.apc.org ) directly
Bob Stewart

Many of you have heard about the powerful video series called "A
Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict". It is six
30 minute segments showing how, during a century of extreme
violence, millions chose to battle the forces of brutality and
oppression with nonviolent weapons and won. The series, made by
filmmaker Steve York, tells six stories: the student sit-in
movement and boycott that broke the system of segregation in
Nashville, Tennessee; Gandhis campaign against British rule in
India; the consumer boycott campaigns against apartheid in South
Africa; the valiant resistance of Danish citizens to Nazi invaders;
Solidarity's factory occupations and strikes that won the right to
free trade unions in Poland; and the peoples movement that
challenged and eventually defeated the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto
Pinochet in Chile. I believe it is a very effective tool for
helping people understand the power of nonviolent action and the
potential for peaceful change.

The producers have offered to make copies available free of charge
to activists and educators who will use the video actively in work
in communities and countries around the world in educating and
organizing nonviolent movements and working for peaceful change.

If you are interested in getting a set of the videos, please let me
know and send me your name, organization (if any), mailing address,
and whether you would like to have the videos in NSTS or PAL format
and if you would like it in English or Spanish. Please also write
a sentence or two about how you would hope to use the videos. In
the subject line, write A Force More Powerful.

If you or your organization can afford it, I would encourage you to
order it from the distributor at 1-800-257 5126 or fax in the USA
609 275 3767. They cost $29.95 per set.

If you are interested, we can also send you a copy of the book A
Force More Powerful (free of charge). Tracing the century-long
progression of ideas about nonviolent power and how it was applied,
the book includes more detailed accounts of the six conflicts
covered by the television series and also the first Russian
revolution in 1905, the French invasion of Germany in 1923, the
removal of a dictator in El Salvador in 1944, the fall of Marcos in
the Philippines, the nonviolent part of the Palestinian intifada,
the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and Mongolia in 1989, and
the peoples movements against the military junta in Burma and
Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia today.

Again, if you want to order it from the publisher and can afford
it, I encourage you to do so. 1-800 221 7945 at St Martin's Press.
The authors are Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall. It will be out in
paperback in October 2001.

We are delighted that the producers of this powerful video are
making this generous offer and we hope you want to order the videos
(and book) and use them widely in your country. After seeing it, if
you feel it would be good to get it shown on TV in your country,
that would be great as well. Get back to us and we will put you in
touch with the producers.

In some very selected countries where there are crucial nonviolent
movements now or developing, if having the video series in English
or Spanish will not be able to reach many of the people, the
producers are willing to consider translating the videos into other
languages and getting that dubbed into the video. So if you feel
you fall into that category, let us know along with a more in depth
letter about your nonviolent movement and how you would use it, and
we will forward that to the producers.

The Global Nonviolent Peace Force is developing well. See our web
site at www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org for developments, latest
version of the proposal, and list of endorsers, etc. Let us know if
you are not receiving our electronic newsletter called Rumors of
Peace which comes out 6 times a year.

Hope you are well and we look forward to hearing from you.

Peace, David Hartsough

Things undreamt of are daily being seen, the impossible is ever
becoming possible. We are constantly being astonished these days at
the amazing discoveries in the field of violence. But I maintain
that far more undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries will
be made in the field of nonviolence. -- M.K. Gandhi

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