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Generic handbook for nonviolent action produced by the War Resisters League.
In April 1987, citizen action intended to make visible what the U.S. government wanted to keep hidden. On Monday, April 27, 1987, hundreds of people made history by engaging in the first nonviolent civil disobedience action at the CIA's headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The action was the first time the American peace and justice movement directly challenges the post-Vietnam strategy of secret warfare. In this appeal, guidelines were given on how participants should engage in the action accordingly to maximize impact. Guidelines for the event included no property destruction, no weapons, no hopping of the White House fence, along with a full itinerary and a map of the C.I.A. exterior. Offered by the organizers was a preliminary in-person nonviolence training the day before and legal advice deemed necessary in case of arrests, such as the amount for bail and fines. In an effort to change detrimental policies, citizens organized and informed themselves of nonviolent etiquette and risk to improve the chance of success through the power of the people.
To Reagan's Doorstep. . . Handbook for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at the White House, April 22, 1985
This in an event handbook on nonviolent civil disobedience released in 1985 in Washington DC, for the April Action for Peace, Jobs, and Justice, that consisted of four days of direct actions against the Reagan Administration. The handbook not only outlines the intention of participants but also provides preparatory steps for the participants. The topics include nonviolence, scenarios/guidelines, maps, legal, noncooperation, representing yourself, affinity groups and support, decision making, racism, overcoming male oppression, a sign up sheet and a calendar. The demands of April Action for Peace, Jobs, and Justice in the book included stopping U.S. military intervention in Central America, supporting human freedom and dignity by also ending intervention in in the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, and Europe, creating jobs, and cutting the military budget.