On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking About the Fundamentals

The Albert Einstein Institution has released Robert Helvey’s On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking About the Fundamentals as a free-for-download PDF.

On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict delves into the question of how to build a strategy for nonviolent struggle. Covering a variety of topics — such as ways to identify a movement’s objectives, preparing a strategic estimate for a nonviolent struggle, and operational planning considerations — this publication contains insights on the similarities between military and nonviolent strategy. It represents a major new contribution to this field of study. Additional topics covered in the book include psychological operations and propaganda, contaminants that may affect the efficiency of a nonviolent movement, and providing consultations and training for members of movements and organizations.

The IRS has released Revenue Ruling 2005-20, which “emphasizes to taxpayers and to promoters and return preparers that liability for federal taxes does not depend on whether the taxpayer agrees with the government programs or policies that are funded with tax receipts.”