Texts on nonviolence and resistance

Civil disobedience without protest – postprotest


“I never intend to adjust myself to the tragic inequalities of an economic system which takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes. I never intend to become adjusted to the madness of militarism and the self-defeating method of physical violence.”

Martin Luther King
Highlander Institute for activists in 1957


“How many protesters does it take to convert a president?
“Only one, but the president has to got to want to change.”
“So no need for mass actions!”

Texts on civil disobedience

Thoreau: Civil Disobedience – 1849
Discourse on Voluntary Servitude – 1548
The Tyranny of Structurelessness
Emma Goldman: Against Mass Movement
Deleuze and becoming resistance
Civil disobedience Duty rather than a right
Albert Einstein – Obedience or intervention
Overcome Masculine Oppression Bill Moyers
Plowshares movement
Manual for Civil Disobedience
Postprotest Resistance


Texts by Per Herngren
Kurdish, Polish

Arabic, Spanish, Dutch