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ELIC 140 - Luman - Civic Engagement

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Background reading on nonviolent and violent protests

The following links are to background, or overview, articles. Click on the link below to access the Gale Virtual Reference Library and use the search terms in the boxes in the left hand column to find articles, or click directly on the specific article titles below. If you're off campus, you'll need to sign in with your W# (without the W) and 6-digit birth date to access the database.

Key Search Terms for researching nonviolence

  • Civil disobedience
  • Non-violence
  • Peaceful protest

You can also search by names of people associated with nonviolence, such as:

  • Gandhi
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Cesar Chavez

Key Search Terms for researching violent protest

  • Violent protest
  • Violent uprising
  • Riots

You can also search by names of people or groups associated with violent protests, such as:

  • Rodney King
  • Michael Brown / Darren Wilson
  • Irish Republican Army

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

Search using the Search terms in box above, or use words more specific to your topic.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

General databases:

Specialized databases:

E-books and Print Books @ MJC

Sample articles on armed/violent resistance

Sample sources on nonviolent resistance

Sample topics

Hong Kong protests (ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong)

Protest in Afghanistan

Protest in Iran, 2019-2020

Violence against Cartels

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Political Grass Roots Movements

Protests/riots Against Racial Injustice in America, 2020

Palestinian / Israeli Conflict