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The cover artwork is by Ztzislaw Genek.

The other original drawings are by Ely Robertson and Ztzislaw.

Printing by Reprographics, Griffith University.



3 Why I am Prepared to go to Jail Jason McLeod

Tax Redirection

5 Conscientious Objection to the Military Use of my Taxes

David Keenan

6 Who Breaks a Butterfly upon a Wheel Dr. Mark Hayes


9 A Visit to India Peter D. Jones

Book Reviews

11 A Short History of People Power Cameron Edwards

11 Nonviolent Action: A Research Guide


12 Conference on Religion, Security and Civilian Based Defence Phil Helms

13 Monkeywrenches or Hammers: Sam Bombadill & Stephen Hancock

15 More Power Than We Know Howard Clark

17 Symbolic or Direct Disarmament? Michael Randle


18 AntiMilitarism Philip White

19 Online Journal

19 Gandhi on the Web Mark Shepard

15 Sydney Olympics 2000 Bicycle Idea Gerard Hogan

Editorial Collective

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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