Eleven issues of ‘Dawn Train’ appeared in
the period 1982 – 1992, initially as part of Dawn (which ceased monthly
publication in 1984-5) and later as part of INNATE (which was formed in 1987). Three
of the issues were ‘single topic’ issues – on the Irish anti-nuclear
power movement, education, and the Peace People – while the rest had a
variety of different features. The contents of each are listed below.
1, Spring 1982
The same but different – an appraisal
of 3 traditions of Nonviolence by Robin Percival; Nonviolence in Northern
Ireland – the Peace People experience by Steve McBride; Campaign focus on
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament by Peter Emerson; The Nonviolence Study Group
– a participant’s and a trainer’s view by Dawn Ruth nelson, Eoin Dinan
and Owen Casey; reviews, letter.
Parents of Nonviolence – A J Muste by
Larry Bond, Martin Luther King by Patrick Comerford, Dietrich Bonhoeffer by
Patrick Comerford, Francis Sheehy Skeffington by Andrée Sheehy Skeffington,
Michael Davitt by Leo Murray SM; Lanza Del Vasto by Wolfgang Schlupp ;
Nonviolence Trainers Gathering, France May 30 June 5; Going Dutch, Going Irish
– a discussion on nonviolent action, The Netherlands, training and
Ireland; Gandhi’s nonviolent hunger strikes by James Healy.
Erratum: An erratum slip was included with Dawn Train 2 concerning the order of the text in the article on
Martin Luther King. This is included in the PDF. Please note this was the era
of printing being typed up, cut out in columns and then pasted down, and such
confusion was easier to happen than now…
nuclear syndrome, victory for the Irish anti-nuclear power movement by Simon Dalby (an edited extract from his thesis):
The Nuclear Option; Local Opposition;
Nuclear Safety Association; Alternative Energy; The Intervening Years; The
Controversy Rekindled…and Develops; Political Opposition; A Hot Summer; The
National ANM; O’Malley Gives Ground; The Controversy Continues; A New Year, a
New Minister, a New Policy; The Radicals; Mass Movement or Lobby Group?; The
Carnsore Rally; Motion Sickness; In Wexford Again; To Belfast, Carnsore;
Leadership and Control; A Delicate Structure?; Non-Violence; A Public Inquiry?;
ANM Legacy; The Anti-Uranium Campaign; The CND Revival; Summary; Conclusions;
Irish Politics; Significant Events.
The Peace People - an Overview: The scene
in 1976, The beginnings, Ideology, Structure, The rallies, Programme, Welfare,
Lifeline, Reactions to the Peace People, Relationship with others, Terminology,
Triumvirate and leadership, Nobel Prize, Women, Youth for Peace, Group development,
The crack, Administration, Peace caused by Peace People?, The split, Since 1980.
Where the Money went; The Finances of the
Peace People Community, Trust and Company, Some details, Controversy over loan
write-offs, Some Trust grants, Comparisons.
The Local Experience; Andersonstown,
Ballygally, Ballymena, Ballynafeigh, Botanic, Cloughfern, Derry, Dungannon,
Lower Falls, Fermanagh, Finaghy, Holywood, Kilrea, Lisburn, Malone,
Mountpleasent, Newry, North Circular, Rathcoole, Greater Shankill, Saintfield
Road, Suffolk, Sydenham, Taughmonagh, Whitewell, Woodbreda];
Interviews; Ciaran McKeown, Derry Peace and
Reconciliation Centre, Hazel Senior, Mairead Maguire, Margaret Watson, Marion
Graham, Peter McLachlan.
Appendices; Further reading, Vox Pop,
Southern Movement for Peace, Right of Reply, Replies.
Mediation – Making the big time: An
introduction to mediation by Jerry Tyrell, Interview with Barry Hart, Northern
Ireland Conflict and Mediation Association by Oliver Johnston, Conflict
Management Services by Joan Broder, Geoffrey Corry and Sr Christina O’Neill; Conferences
reports: Feminism and Nonviolence, North Atlantic Network ‘Nuclear Free Seas’;
Rus v. Urbs, Rural and Urban organising, an interview with Niall Fitzduff;
Anti-nuclear action in Gujarat by Narayan Desai; Short reviews; Peace people
experience – writer replies; ‘Yawn’ at the end of Dawn.
The Bishopscourt Peace Camp Retrospective
broadsheet which appeared with No.6 already appears separately; it contains
pieces by Brendan Munnelly, Peter Emerson, Sara Whelan and Rob Fairmichael.
Lignite – nonviolent – Action says
‘Neagh’ to BP; Nonviolence training in the States by Lynne Shivers; Peace Forum
umbrella folds, by Rob Fairmichael; ‘What a State’ broadsheet; Defence without
offence broadsheet on alternative defence possibilities for Ireland including
material by John Morgan; ‘Concrete Nonviolence’, INNATE conference report and
papers; Sylvia Thompson reviews books on Dorothy Day and making enemies
Difficult berth for US Nuclear warship; Peace
Day report by Rob Fairmichael and reply by Joanne Elliott, pictures;
Desecration of Black Mountain by Laurence Speight; Irish Peace Council by Mike
Garde; Prejudice reduction by Jerry Tyrrell; Alinsky organising, Rob
Fairmichael reports; Goss – Mayr visit: Nonviolence as truth in action,
including Corrymeela seminar reports.
Editorial on Nonviolent change; The wheels
of change by Peter Emerson; Fredheim; Yarning from experience - some
reflections (INNATE conference report) - Stop the By-pass, Sectarianism,
Housing action, Campaign against hospital closures, Health and Poverty, Lignite
Action – from protest to development; Drumcree pictures 1989; Dove in the
belly of the beast, the American Peace movement by Lynne Shivers; Walking
peacefully, Rob Fairmichael interviews Sue and Steve Williams of Quaker House;
Nonviolent Methods, a review article by Rob Fairmichael.
A personal view of Nonviolence by Sue
Williams; Observing the sons and daughters of Ulster by John Watson;
Disarmament and bread queues, a Russian perspective from Peter Emerson; Social
Defence Conference in Bradford in April 1990 training report by Rob
Fairmichael; Christian Nonviolence – Patrick McManus reports on a
workshop with June and Walter Wink; Social Defence, Bradford conference report
by Rob Fairmichael; De Expeditie, international nonviolence training week in Netherlands,
report by Rob Fairmichael; Changing: summary of concluding chapters from Mary
Fitzduff’s thesis on what has allowed people in
Northern Ireland to change Training the world, extract from IFOR minutes
on worldwide trainings needs.
Editorial on ‘Rooting out the men of
violence’; Feature on Nonviolence, culture and training: Introduction, Handel with
care (Conference report) by Rob Fairmichael, Total revolution in India; No one
is an island, interview with IKG Chandrasena of Sri Lanka; Insert on Observing
[monitoring] – a third party nonviolent response, A report and
recommendations on its relevance in Northern Ireland; Nonviolence in the African
context, an interview with Stella Sabiiti by Jim Forest; Facilitating political
discussion, handout material by Sue and Steve Williams; Consensus by Peter
The report on observing [monitoring]
appears at the end of the other material.