Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Martin, B, Nonviolence versus terrorism, Social Alternatives, 2002, 21(2), 6-9. The original journal may be found here.


The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 were an enormous setback for the cause of nonviolence. They provided a stimulus and ostensible justification for a spiral of violence in which nonviolent alternatives are marginalised. Nonviolence offers numerous ways to oppose and prevent terrorism, but such responses are totally at odds with the way government leaders conceive the world.