Michael Randle

Michael Randle has been active in the peace movement since registering as a conscientious objector to military service in 1952.  In the late 1950s/early 1960s he was Chair of the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War, Secretary of the Committee of 100, and a Member of the Council and Executive of War Resisters International. He coordinated the Alternative Defence Committee in the 1980s which examined a nonnuclear defence for Britain, and was for many years a visiting lecturer and research fellow at the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University.  His publications include Civil Resistance, (Fontana, 1994).

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    Remembering Howard Clark
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    Michael Randle charts the course of Howard Clark’s life and career in peace activism and research, including his time working with Clark on the Alternative Defence Commission during the 1980s. In his politics and personality, Clark committed himself to building networks and coalitions.

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    When is violence necessary?
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    Can peaceworkers rule out the possibility of using violence ? Or is it time to recognise that the threat or use of armed force can contribute to conflict transformation?

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