About the Cover

The cover artwork is by Gael Levy. The other original drawings are by Gael and Tamsin Edwards.

Printing by Reprographics, Griffith University.



3 Confession of a Semi-Supporter Tom Hastings

4 Seattle says No to Newt and his Policies Geov Parrish

12 A Cautionary Tale from a Kindred Movement Cove Mallard Coalition


6 Global Nonviolence Network Robert J Burrowes


13 Peace and Nonviolence: How do we get there? Jan de Voogd


15 Protest Actions Workshop Philip White


15 Gun Control Chris McLean

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We hope Nonviolence Today will promote nonviolence in a broad sense. It is strictly nonprofit and all editors donate their time and use of personal resources. The editors for this issue were Jan, Janelle and David. We hope you will continue to support our efforts to promote the understanding and practice of nonviolence.

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