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Lakey-DancingwithhistoryGeorge Lakey’s Memoir Dancing with History: A life for peace and justice

His national tour of over a hundred author events covers Lakey’s (85) six decades of nonviolent action and strategy.

Altar to an Erupting SunChuck Collins AltartoanEruptingSun

Chuck Collins’s new novel for and about climate and justice activists and change comes out May 2023. See his 5-min. video interview, description, praise and buy now.

Michael Beer Civil Resistance Tactics in the 21st Century (Expands Gene Sharp’s findings on Nonviolent Action strategy and methods) 2021 Sum FREE Video
Nadine Bloch Beautiful Trouble, Beautiful Solutions & Beautiful Rising 2012 Sum FREE Video
Steve Chase How Agent Provocateurs Harm Our Movements 2022 Sum FREE Video
Coover, Deacon, Esser, Moore Resource Manual for a Living Revolution 1985 Sum FREE Video
Chuck Collins et al. BOOKS: Class Lives; Wealth Hoarders; Shifting Fortunes; Economic Apartheid; Born on Third Base; Robin Hood Was Rights… ’00-’22 Sum FREE Video
Betsy Leondar Wright Class Matters, and other class books and articles 2005 Sum FREE Video
George Lakey BOOKS: How We Win; Viking Economics; Powerful Peacemaking; Facilitating Group Learning many Sum FREE Video
Bill Moyer w/ Mary Lou Finley Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements 2002   FREE Video
Christopher W Moore & Peter Woodrow Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation 2015 Sum FREE NA
Stephen Zunes BOOKS: Nonviolent Social Movements; Western Sahara; Tinderbox: U.S. foreign policy and the roots of terrorism; PLUS hundreds of articles and interviews 2000 Sum FREE Video

More MNS-Related Authors & Titles

Greg Bates Mobilizing Democracy: Changing the US Role in the Middle East 1991 Sum FREE Video
Karen Brandow No Bosses Here! 1981 Sum FREE Video
Karen Brandow The Sky Never Changes: Testimonies from the Guatemalan Labor Movement 1996 Sum FREE Video
Andrew Cornell Oppose and Propose: Lessons from Movement for a New Society 2011 Sum NA Video
David Hartsough Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist 2020 Sum FREE Video
Pamela Haines Quaker Quicks: Money and Soul, Clear and Certain Sound; Alive in This World and more many Sum FREE Video
Shel Horowitz Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World 2016 Sum FREE Video
Robert Irwin Building a Peace System 1990 Sum FREE Video
Barbara Jensen Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America 2012 Sum FREE Video
Jerry Koch-Gonzalez Who Decides & Many Voices One Song 2014 Sum FREE Video
Bill Moyer, George Lakey, Susan Gowan & Richard Taylor Moving Toward a New Society 1980 Sum NA Video
Steven Wineman Power-Under: Trauma & NV Social Change & The Politics of Human Services 2003 Sum FREE NA

More about MNS Authors+Books

Visit Professor Stephen Zunes’s site for his many articles, interviews, videos and books, including: Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution; Nonviolent Social Movements; and Tinderbox. Also see videos of his and other presentations at the MNS 50th Anniversary plus best nonviolence resources.

Download Free: How Agent Provocateurs Harm Our Movements by Steve Chase (2022, 45 pages), from Solidarity 2020 and Beyond and ICNC Press. OR Order the paperback or e-book copies. See George Lakey’s review in and the trailer to Lakey’s bio-doc.

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Movement for a New Society alumni have published scores of books and hundreds of articles and pamphlets including:

David AlbertMichael Beer (, Steve Chase (Solidarity 2020 and Beyond), Chuck Collins (, George Lakey, Robert A. Irwin ( Building a Peace System ; digital searchable), Barbara JensenJerry Koch-Gonzalez, Pamela Haines, Betsy Leondar-Wright, Peter Woodrow & Christopher Moore , and Stephen Zunes. Prolific MNS writers now deceased include: Felice Yeskel and MNS co-founders Lynne Shivers, Lillian and George Willoughby, and Bill Moyer, whose organizing manual Doing Democracy presents his widely acclaimed Movement Action Plan.


Perhaps no process MNSers developed has been more ambitious or used than “Macroanalysis” study groups, in which participants prepare presentations summarizing select readings so all may discuss and benefit from a wide range of articles on each week’s topic. Alumni are now updating both the process and readings, but meanwhile, please
Download and use free these 4 editions of the Guide (Creative Commons download):
1973, 1976 Pages 1-42 & Pages 43-106, 1981 and START 2014 (i.e., Study Think Act Respond Together)

Members also established two activist publishing houses, New Society Publishers and Common Courage Press. Former MNSers founded and/or contribute frequently to other news and activist sites, including: Institute for Policy Studies and, whose writers have appeared on the BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera and Democracy Now!  Many larger outlets have republished their movement coverage, including: The Guardian, The Nation, In These Times, Salon, Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine and . Some have been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Vox and Peace News (UK).


Find key and historic MNS documents in the Swarthmore Library Peace Collection.
For a critique of MNS and why it disbanded, read “Oppose and Propose: Lessons from MNS

Also see more Bill Moyer and George Lakey books, videos, plus Lakey’s spring 2023
national tour (at 85) for his memoir, Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice.

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