International Center for Nonviolent Conflict

Social Change and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)

Annon, Playing the Field: A Conversation with Ivan Marovic, Hardy Merriman, and Steve York, Social Policy, Fall 2006.

Barker, A Force More Powerful: Promoting ‘Democracy’ through Civil Disobedience, State of Nature, February 25, 2007. (Response to Social Policy article which in place of a letter is linked to from Social Policy’s Web site)

King, Interview with Eva Golinger: US continues destabilisation push in Venezuela, Green Left Weekly, June 28, 2007.

Duvall, Letters to the Editor: Gollinger Interview, Green Left Weekly, July 22, 2007.

Barker, Promoting ‘Democracy’ Through Civil Disobedience, Green Left Weekly, August 25, 2007.

Zunes, Inaccurate and unfair attacks on the ICNC, Green Left Weekly, August 31, 2007.

Barker, An Accurate and Fair Critique of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (First Response to Stephen Zunes), Green Left Weekly, September 22, 2007.

Zunes, Additional inaccurate and unfair attacks against the ICNC, Green Left Weekly, October 6, 2007.

Barker, ‘False accusations and major leaps of logic’?, Green Left Weekly, December 10, 2007.

Barker, Peace Activists, Criticism, and Nonviolent Imperialism, MR Zine, January 8, 2008.

Zunes, Spurious Attacks against Supporters of Nonviolent Resistance to Oppression, MR Zine, January, 2008.

Foster, Reply to Stephen Zunes on Imperialism and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, MR Zine, January 17, 2008. Also see the 18 comments posted at the bottom of this article by assorted commentators which include theorists of nonviolence like Lester Kurtz and Randy Schutt.

Zunes, Nonviolent Action and Pro-Democracy Struggles, Znet, February 17, 2008.

Gowans,Stephen Zunes and the Struggle for Overseas Profits, What’s Left, February 18, 2008.

Zunes, A Reply to Stephen Gowans’ False Allegations against Stephen Zunes, Znet, February 25, 2008.

Gowans, Zunes’ Compromising with Capitalism’s Sad Reality, What’s Left, February 25, 2008.

Barker, Nonviolent Imperialism: Zunes on Gowans, The Fanonite, March 8, 2008. (Major Revision)

Zunes, Opposing Imperialism, Green Left Weekly, March 1, 2008.

Barker, Rethinking ‘Opposing Imperialism’, Green Left Weekly, March 9, 2008.

Gowans, 10 Rules for Understanding Civil Society Imperialism, What’s Left, March 16, 2008.

Zunes, Comment Left on The Fanonite Blog, March 17, 2008.

Zunes, Comment Left on What’s Left Blog, What’s Left, March 17, 2008.

Zunes, Sharp Attack Unwarranted, Foreign Policy in Focus, June 27, 2008.

Barker, Sharp Reflection Warranted: Nonviolence in the Service of Imperialism, Swans, June 30, 2008.

Zunes, Letters: Stephen Zunes has a Few Words of his Own: Michael Barker’s Sharp Reflection Warranted, Swans, July 3, 2008.

Barahona, Letters: Strugglers Should Decide their Methods of Struggle: Michael Barker’s Sharp Reflection Warranted, Swans, June 30, 2008.

Ropers, Letters: Direct Rebutall to Stephen Zunes’s letter on Michael Barker’s Sharp Reflection Warranted, Swans, July 14, 2008.

d’Amery, Letters: Indirect Rebutall to Stephen Zunes’s letter on Michael Barker’s Sharp Reflection Warranted, Swans, July 24, 2008.

Zunes, The Cooties Effect, Foreign Policy in Focus, November 3, 2008. (Also see comments left by d’Amery and Ropers)

Barker, Co-opting Intellectual Aggressors: The “Progressive” Face of the CIA (FOOTNOTE 22), Swans Commentary, November 17, 2008.

Barker, Activist Education at the Albert Einstein Institution: A Critical Examination of Elite Cooption of Civil Disobedience, Referred paper presented to Activating Human Rights and Peace: Universal Responsibilty, Byron Bay, Australia, July 1-4, 2008.

Barker, Michael Beer, Nonviolence International, and the National Endowment for Democracy Swans Commentary (Letters), August 10, 2009.

Related Articles

Barker, People Power or Political Puppetry?, The Fanonite, January 16, 2008. (Open Letter to Cynthia Boaz)

Boaz, Reply to Barker’s Open Letter, The Fanonite, April 6, 2008.

George Ciccariello-Maher, Einstein Turns in His Grave: AEI and VenezuelaCounterPunch, April 16, 2008.

George Cicariello-Maher, The Albert Einstein Institute and VenezuelaVenezuelanalysis, May 5, 2008.

George Cicariello-Maher & Eva Golinger, Debate on the Albert Einstein Institution and its Involvement in Venezuela, Venezuelanalysis, August 5, 2008.

Stephen Zunes, George Cicariello-Maher & Eva Golinger, Debate on The Albert Einstein Institution and its Involvement in Venezuela, Pt. 2, Venezuelanalysis, August 28, 2008.

David Peterson, Non-Violence 101, ZNet Blog, June 30, 2009.

Zunes, A Reply to David Peterson, ZNet Blog, July 1, 2009.

David Peterson, A Reply to Stephen Zunes, ZNet Blog, July 5, 2009.

Stephen Gowans, Overthrow Inc.: Peter Ackerman’s quest to do what the CIA used to so, and make it seem progressive, What’s Left, August 6, 2009.

Al Giordano, Toppling a Coup, Part 1, Narcosphere, August 7, 2009. (see comments by David Sketchley and responses by Giordano and Ivan Marovich)

David Sketchley, Reply to Al Giordano re “Toppling a Coup, Part 1, The Daily Sketch, August 9, 2009.

David Sketchley, Further Reply to Al Giordano re “Toppling a Coup, Part 1, The Daily Sketch, August 11, 2009.

William I. Robinson, Email to David Sketchley, The Daily Sketch, August 15, 2009. (Extract: “That Ackerman is a part of the U.S. foreign policy elite and integral to the new modalities of intervention under the rubric of “democracy promotion”, etc., is beyond question. There is nothing controversial about that and anyone who believes otherwise is clearly seriously misinformed or just ignorant. …”)

Stephen Gowans, Peaceniks for Imperialism, What’s Left, August 11, 2009.

Stephen Gowans, Nonviolent Warfare: Questioning Ends, Not Means, What’s Left, August 11, 2009. (A response to Brian Martin’s critique of Overthrow Inc. — when the ICNC revealed their board of advisors in 2010 Martin was on the list.)

Stephen Gowans, A Wrecking Ball of Imperialism, What’s Left, September 7, 2009. (Includes Brian Martin’s response posted on September 22, 2009.)

Barker, Nonviolence International and Imperialism, Swans Commentary, July 13, 2009.

Stephen Zunes, The Indigenous Roots of Nonviolent Struggle: A Reply to Steve Weissman, After Downing Street, October 13, 2009. (Steve Weissman)

Lynda Brayer, Accuracy? Michael Barker’s Nonviolence International And Imperialism, Swans Commentary (Letters), November 2, 2009.

Barker, Nancy Nye and Humanitarian Capitalism (for Palestine), Swans Commentary, November 16, 2009.

George Salzman, Response to: Ansel Herz Nov 17, 2009 Article, Narcosphere, November 17, 2009. (Includes further responses from Salzman, Al Giordano, Jack DuVall, and Stephen Zunes.)

Annon, Fake Peace Activism Tied to the Military and CIA, Dave From Queens, November 17, 2009. (Include long and enlightening debate with Al Giordano.)

Anthony Fenton, Help the Narcosphere Authenticate, Web of Democracy, November 29, 2009.

Barker, Failure of Progressive Thought, Swans Commentary, December 14, 2009. (Includes criticisms of Al Giordano’s funding ties to the ICNC.)

Al Giordano, Letters: The Al Giordano Saga: Knowingly False Claims?, Swans Commentary, December 28, 2009. (Includes details of previous email exchanges.)

Stephen Gowans, Letters: More on Giordanotito and Michael Barker’s Failure Of Progressive Thought,Swans Commentary, December 28, 2009.

Eva Golinger, Colored Revolutions: A New Form of Regime Change, Made in USA, MR Zine, February 6, 2010. (Includes a very interesting discussion in comments section.)

George Salzman, Reply to Comments by Jack DuVall and Stephen Zunes: Assault on Independent Authentic Journalism, Narcosphere: Reporter’s Notebook, February 16, 2010.

George Salzman, Our Common Struggle For a Good World For All Humanity and Other Life Forms, Narcosphere, February 19, 2010.

Open Letter to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, The Lab: Narco News School of Authentic Journalism, Undated. (Petition signed by various students and professors of the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism; includes a response from Al Giordano and the ICNC)

Ansel Herz, Re: Narco News and the ICNC, Mediahacker, February 20, 2010.

George Salzman, Alberto Girordano & George Salzman, Mortal Friends – A Tempest in a Teaspoon, Notes of an Anarchist Physicist, March 4, 2010. (Last updated April 28, 2010)

Barker, Buying Freedom for Africa, Swans Commentary, March 8, 2010.(Includes an extensive critique of Peter Ackerman, see especially footnote #18.)

George Salzman, Michael Barker on Progressive Intellectuals and Liberal Philanthropists, Narcosphere: Reporter’s Notebook, March 10, 2010.

Gowans, The Revolution Will Not Be Assisted By The ICNC (The Counter-Revolution Is Another Matter), What’s Left, March 12, 2010. (see response from Brian Marin posted on March 17, and Gowans’ reply on the same day)

Barker, The Violence of Nonviolence, State of Nature, April 15, 2010

Barker, Mother Jones and the Defense of Liberal Elites, Swans Commentary, April 19, 2010.

Salzman, Giordano & Salzman, from “Mortal Friendship” to Mutual Contempt – Part IINotes of an Anarchist Physicist, April 28, 2009.

Barker, Preventing Independent Action in the Congo, Dissident Voice, May 11, 2010.  (Critique of the Center for Preventive Action, of which Peter Ackerman is an adviser of.)

Barker, Stephen Zunes and the Zionist Tinderbox, PULSE Media, May 12, 2010.

Barker, George Soros and South Africa’s Elite Transition, Swans Commentary, May 31, 2010.

Barker,The Philanthropic-Zionist Complex, The Unrepentant Marxist, June 8, 2010.(Includes new information on Peter Ackerman.)

Barker, In Honour of Berel Rodal, Swans Commentary, June 14, 2010. (Berel Rodal is the Vice Chair of the ICNC.)

Barker, From Sharp to Lovins; Elite Reform as Social Change, Swans Commentary, July 26, 2010.

Gowans, Reply to Peace Activist Stellan Vinthagen, What’s Left, November 23, 2010.

Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, Reply to Stephen Zunes, Znet, December 30, 2010.

Gowans, Leftist Overthrow Advisor Lester Kurtz: “I talked with the CIA,” What’s Left, January 6, 2011. (Lester Kurtz is an advisor to the ICNC.)

Gowans, Lester Kurtz’s Duty, What’s Left, January 15, 2011. (Includes Kurtz’s full response to Gowans previous article.)

Barker, Promoting the Real Spirit of America, Swans Commentary, February 14, 2011. (Critique of Peter Ackerman’s latest neoconservative project.)

Gowans, Is Gene Sharp Superhuman?, What’s Left, February 16, 2011.

Zunes, Credit the Egyptian People for the Egyptian Revolution, truthout, Febuary 17, 2011. (See my comment after the article.)

Maidhc Ó Cathail, The Junk Bond “Teflon Guy” Behind Egypt’s Nonviolent Revolution, Dissident Voice, February 18, 2011.

Louis Proyect, Gene Sharp’s Goal: Liberty in a World of Market Imperatives, The Unrepentant Marxist, February 21, 2011.

Adrienne Pine, Comment, Quotha, February 21, 2011. (Related to ICNC and Egypt.)

Barker, The Velvet Slipper and the Military-Peace Nonprofit Complex, Swans Commentary, February 28, 2011.

Adrienne Pine and Michael Barker, Peter & Joanne Ackerman and the Sketchy Ties of the Neoliberal Non-Violence Industry, Quotha, March 9, 2011.

Barker, More on ICNC and the “Nonviolent” Military Industrial Complex, Quotha, March 10, 2011.

Barker, Blinded by People-Power: Stephen Zunes on the Ousting of Dictators, Swans Commentary, March 14, 2011.

Barker, People Power in Egypt: Defusing a Revolution? (pdf), Countercurrents, March 15, 2011.

Barker, CANVAS[ing] for the Nonviolent Propaganda Offensive: Propaganda in the Service of Imperial Projects (pdf), Countercurrents, March 26, 2011.

Barker, Stephen Zunes, Libya, and Seemingly Moral Imperatives, Rebuttal to Zunes’ article left at WagingNonviolence, March 31, 2011.

David Peterson, Stephen Zunes Falsifies Libya (Etc.), Medialens Message Board, April 1, 2011.

Gowans, Scholars or Bamboozlers?, What’s Left, April 10, 2011. (Critique of ICNC advisor Brian Martin)

Barker, People Power Leashed: Kurt Schock on the Ousting of Dictators, Swans Commentary, April 11, 2011.

Gowans, Moralism or Instrumentalism in Peace Scholarship, What’s Left, April 20, 2011.

Barker, Capitalising on Nonviolence, Swans Commentary, June 20, 2011.

Adrienne Pine, Resisting the Cult of Non-Violence, Quotha, November 1, 2011. (Related to ICNC and Egypt.)

Maidhc Ó Cathail, Antiwar.com – Your Best Source for Antiwar News?, Dissident Voice, January 9, 2011.

Barker, The Politics of Food Banks, Counterpunch, May 2, 2013.

Barker, Cancerous-Celebrity-Charity, Swans Commentary, August 12, 2013.

Carl Gibson and Steve Horn, Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated with Intelligence firm StratforOccupy, December 2, 2013. (Critique of CANVAS)

Gibson and Horn, How Defending Private Intelligence Firm Collaborators Screws Grassroots Activists, Occupy, December 5, 2013.

Zunes, The Truth About Nonviolent Movements, In These Times, December 17, 2013. (An earlier version of this article was published by The Real News Network.)

Barker, Conspiracy Theories and NonviolenceThe Real News Network, January 6, 2013.

Zunes, Barker’s Bizarre Attacks Against Progressive Scholars and Proponents of Nonviolent ResistanceThe Real News Network, January 15, 2013.

Ruling-Class Peace?Swans Commentary, April 7, 2014. (Concise critique of Peter Ackerman.)

Zunes, Letter to Swans Commentary, Swans Commentary, April 12, 2014.

Gilles d’Aymery, Blips #141, Swans Commentary, April 21, 2014. (Response to Zunes

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