Practical guidance for non-profits and community sector organisations about how to get started with data analytics projects.
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A climate action campaign tool to analyse if an institution-decision maker is in the Denial, Delay, Diversification or Decarbonisation stage.
Exposing the manipulation and damage wrought by the advertising industry and outline the ways in which subvertisers are fighting back.
Looking at building a group? Here are key questions that any group should consider and define during its formation.
A guide from The Commons Social Change Library with collated resources to help groups work together better.
Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in India. This article draws from the book Iron Will.
Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in Brazil. This article draws from the book Iron Will.
This guide was developed to support activists in making their spaces, events, meetings and communications more accessible, in order to ensure that everyone is welcome and encouraged to join a movement for justice in whatever way they can!
Results of the Organising Models Mapping Project survey focused on influences, structure, subgroups, and how models can be strengthened.
Organising Models Mapping Project survey results including images conveying how different organisations structure their organising model.
Results of the Organising Models Mapping Project survey focused on how people gather to take collective action as part of organising programs.
Lessons for activists on how to be more persuasive and effective, drawing on the book Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini.
Results of the Organising Models Mapping Project focused on how organisations manage autonomy, flexibility, accountability and absorption.
The results of the Organising Models Mapping Project survey which focus on how organisations attract, retain and support volunteers.
Introduction Street medicine has its origins in the civil rights movements in the US in the late 1960s. Over the years Street Medics have evolved into an international informal community of people who provide medical and first aid support at protests and direct actions. The Melbourne Street Medic Collective (formerly MelbFACT) came together through the Occupy […]
Why North-South Intersectionality Matters in Climate Justice: Perspectives of South Asian Australian Youth Climate Activists
What does climate justice actually look like in the Australian climate movement? Recommendations from a report by SAPNA reveal the need for diversity.
Introduction Since 2012 Frontline Action on Coal (FLAC) have regularly opposed new fossil fuel projects in Australia through the use of blockades and other means of non-violent direct action. In the process they have trained and involved thousands of people from all walks of life in creative and disruptive tactics. In this retrospective Andy Paine […]
Activist case studies are histories & accounts of campaigns and events which includes lessons and insights that can be applied more broadly.
Activism and Campaign history – A range of resources about the history of First Nations, social and labour movements in Australia and beyond.
Learn about the Divestment campaign case study in Australia which aimed to secure commitments from institutions to divest from fossil fuels.