Tag: violence

Better Active than Radioactive! Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

Published with Oxford University Press. During the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of people across Western Europe protested against civil nuclear energy. Nowhere were they more visible than in France and Germany-two countries where environmentalism seems to have diverged greatly since. This volume recovers the shared, transnational history of the early anti-nuclear movement, showing how low-level…
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Review: Smith, Terror and Terroir

Reviewed in French History. Summary: In the summer of 1907, France’s Midi rouge (the ‘red South’) was in revolt, with regular Sunday protests in towns throughout the region drawing as many as 600,000 participants. After protesters torched buildings in Narbonne, the military occupied the town, leading to the deaths of six people and the mutiny…
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‘Peaceful but Offensive’ Protest: Varieties of Violence in the 1970s Anti-Nuclear Movement

Presented at the Violence and Militancy from ‘68 to the G20 symposium organised by Ali Jones at Pembroke College, Cambridge on 14 September 2017. 

“Ein zweites Wyhl” or “Ein zweites Brokdorf”? Nonviolence and Violence in the Movement Against Nuclear Power, 1968-1981

Presented at the annual conference of the German Studies Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 23 September 2011. Abstract: In the history of the West German opposition to nuclear power, the first mass demonstrations in Wyhl (1975) and Brokdorf (1976) would seem to stand at opposite ends of the spectrum: whereas the occupation of the nuclear power plant…
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Transnationality as Liability? The Anti-Nuclear Movement at Malville

Presented at “Transnationality of Social Movements” conference, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 20 May 2010.