Greenham Common Nonviolent Resistance

by National Committee of 100

Despite the dangers of nuclear tests and the possibilities of nuclear war, we believe that there is hope. Despite the obstacles, we believe that:

  • Men are capable of sanity and courage;
  • Men can be moved to action to preserve life;
  • Effective action is possible.

We believe that action against nuclear war by nonviolent resistance is our human and democratic responsibility. What is nonviolent resistance, why do we use it, and how is it democratic?

Nonviolent resistance is a way of acting against policies of violence. It means that people act to withdraw their support, and at times nonviolently intervene, in opposition to the policies they oppose. They may use such methods as marches, vigils, refusing certain jobs, strikes, boycotts, fasting, sit-downs, silence, civil disobedience, and nonviolent intervention. In it people must be nonviolent while taking part in resistance, but resisters do not have to be pacifists.

Read the pdf of the complete pamphlet here: Greenham Common Nonviolent Resistance

Reference: IISG/National Committee of 100: London Committee Archive, Box 17. We are grateful to IISG for their assistance and permission.

“When planted in the garden, the mustard seed, smallest of all the seeds, became a large tree, and birds came and made their home there.” Luke 13:19

“For me whatever is in the atoms and molecules is in the universe. I believe in the saying that what is in the microcosm of one’s self is reflected in the macrocosm.” M. Gandhi