MNS members have published scores of books and hundreds of articles and pamphlets addressing and fostering Movement for a New Society: Training, vision, strategy more. Here are a few of the more prominent MNS authors, theorists and strategists. Click each name to find their writings, bios and photos, as well as the sampling of cover images at the right:
David Albert, Michael Beer (NonviolenceInternational.net), Steve Chase (ICNC), Chuck Collins (IPS-DC.org), George Lakey, Robert A. Irwin ( Building a Peace System ; digital searchable), Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Betsy Leondar-Wright, Stephen Zunes, and the late Bill Moyer, developer of the widely acclaimed “Movement Action Plan” and author of:
Other prolific MNS writers now deceased include: Lynne Shivers, Lillian and George Willoughby, and Felice Yeskel.
Members also established two activist publishing houses, New Society Publishers and Common Courage Press.
And former MNSers founded and/or contribute frequently to other news and activist sites, including: Institute for Policy Studies and WagingNonviolence.org, whose writers have appeared on the BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera and Democracy Now! Many larger outlets have republished their movement coverage, including: The Guardian, The Nation, In These Times, Salon, Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine and openDemocracy.org . Some have been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and Vox.
For a critique of MNS and why it disbanded, Read “Oppose and Propose: Lessons from MNS“
Find key and historic MNS documents in the Swarthmore Library Peace Collection.
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