Eric Bachman

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Eric Bachman "is a US citizen and transnational peace activist. He worked in Germany for 36 years as a conscientious objector, and recently returned to the USA. Since 1971 he has organised trainings and seminars in many countries on subjects including nonviolence and nonviolent action, civil disobedience, environmental issues, anti-nuclear movements, apartheid and racism, the conflict in Yugoslavia, peace work in a war zone, and civilian-based defense. He was one of the founders of the ZaMir Transnational Net, an electronic communication network that was set up in the Balkans during the wars in Yugoslavia to enable communication among peace and human rights groups. He also helps NGOs utilize information technologies, especially open source software, for social change and peace work. He has worked closely with the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, War Resisters International, German Federation for Social Defense, Balkan Peace Team - International, Peace Cottage Lippinghausen, and other peace groups in Europe and Germany. Recently he co-founded the project Bridges of Encouragement and a newsletter “Peace Across the Atlantic.”" [1]

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  1. Nonviolent Peaceforce International Governance Council, Nonviolent Peaceforce, accessed August 19, 2007.