Publications from the IFOR Secretariat and Membership

A Lexicon of Spiritual Leaders of IFOR

 A Lexicon of Spiritual Leaders In the IFOR Peace Movement by Dave D’Albert is a  publication generously gifted to IFOR by the author. This is a compilation of peace leader profiles from around the world that were or still are friends of “the movement.” The IFOR Spiritual Leader profiles are ordered by countries, find inside notables as Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (Argentina), Friedrich Siegmund-Schultze (Germany), and Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnam).

Active Nonviolence Across the World

In this booklet, Richard Deats (former Director FoR USA) has compiled a summary of 30 stories of nonviolent success. Available from the FoR England office (£1.75). Published by FoR England (2010).

Study War No More

A report on military involvement in 26 UK universities, by FoR England and Campaign Against Arms Trade in 2007.  Request a hard copy (£3) or download it here.

Convenient Killing: Armed Drones and the Playstation Mentality

Researched and written by Chris Cole (formerly FoR England, now heading up Drone Wars UK) together with Mary Dobbing and Amy Hailwood, this is a thorough analysis and critique of drone warfare published by FoR England (2010). Download here, or contact the FoR England office for a hard copy.


Reports on Colombia and U.S. Policy

The Rise and Fall of 'False Positive' Killings in Colombia: The Role of U.S. Military Assistance, 2000-2010

In this report, we document and analyze the impact of the billions of dollars that the United States spends each year to strengthen the military and police forces of other countries. The study focuses on Colombia, which U.S.officials cite as a model they are proud of and exporting to Mexico and Central America. Critics say it’s an example of the U.S. aiding gross abuses and war.


What’s Land Got to Do with it?

A 36 page pocket-size booklet made for the grassroots education about Colombia, land, and how armed conflict affects ordinary people. With lots of graphics, pictures, quotes, and written in language accessible for kids and adults, What’s Land Got to Do with It? describes the history and human face of the violence in Colombia and its focus on land. Order copies from the link above or download below.

For a more comprehensive list of reports go here.


General Resources on Peace and Nonviolence

2014 EBCO Annual Report

The European Bureau of Conscientious Objection has published this report on the state of  conscientious objection to military service in Europe.