In memory of Howard Clark
This video was prepared in Howard Clark’s memory for his posthumous receipt of the James Lawson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Study and Practice of Nonviolent Conflict, presented to his family on June 18, 2014, at the Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict at Tufts University. (Video, 4 mins)
Be realistic, demand the impossible
In 2001, Howard Clark authored this piece for War Resisters’ International on the dangers inherent in extending the degree of social mobilisation. A common tendency for many of us is to mistake militancy for empowerment. Such militancy, however, has its price.
Land for the people!
Writing in 2012 for War Resisters’ International, Howard Clark sketches the situation facing nonviolent movements against land grab and militarism. For Clark, campaigns that combined attachment to land with opposition to war and militarism carried a special appeal.
“Someone is making a killing from war”
In this 2005 note for War Resisters’ International, Howard Clark explains why the campaign against war profiteering is integral to WRI’s broader promotion of nonviolence. Taking action against those who profit from war involves facing a powerful lobby in favour of military expenditure.
Choosing nonviolent action
In this 2007 piece, written for War Resisters’ International, Howard Clark explains why pacifists are required to develop nonviolent alternatives to organised violence. Nonviolence does not offer a ‘quick fix’, but it can set processes of fundamental change in motion.
Standing up to repression
In this 2012 essay, originally written for War Resisters’ International, Howard Clark reflects on the relationship between nonviolent strategy and dealing with fear. Social movements require solidarity and a spirit of learning in order to channel their defiance.