NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE

The Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) has published three books to give activists around the world the tools and knowledge to build nonviolent movements and resist violent repression oppression.

Canvas Core Curriculum:
English | Arabic | Farsi | Slovak

Making Oppression Backfire: 
English

50 Crucial Points:
English | Spanish | French | Arabic | Farsi |Serbian


Pressing Your Case: Nonviolent Movements and the Media

This educational video series explores ways that nonviolent campaigns and movements can better relate to world media. It discusses best practices in enhancing the value of media coverage that campaigns receive through interviews with activists, resistance leaders and scholars.


The Fight in the Fields: César Chávez and the Farmworker’s Movement

This documentary traces the history of the United Farmworkers Union and the life of its founder, Cesar Chavez, from his birth in Arizona, his education into organizing and non-violence, his formation of the union, to his death in 1993.


Burma VJ

Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.


Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders is the powerful story of six months in 1961 where more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives to defy segregation laws in the south of the United States.


Branding in Serbia:

Advertising for the Revolution

A short video on the importance of branding and marketing in any movement, taking the Otpor movement, which played a key role in the Bulldozer Revolution against Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic, as a case-study.