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Social movements and the (mis)use of research: Extinction Rebellion and the 3.5% rule 

In a 2020 article, which originally appeared in Interface: A journal for and about social movements, Extinction Rebellion member Kyle R Matthews explores how scholarship regarding civil resistance campaigns seeking regime change has been used by environmental activists. Matthews analyses the applicability of research conducted by Chenoweth and Stephan to protest movements in liberal democracies as […]

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Creative activism: Hologram protest

The practicalities and possibilities of using holograms to challenge and subvert anti-protest laws are explored in this case study from Spain.

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Civil Resistance against Climate Change: What, when, who and how effective?

Introduction Global concern about the climate crisis is growing, mirrored by a rise in climate change activism across the globe. However, emissions continue rising and the fossil fuel industry maintains its entrenched grip in our politics. Does this mean that activism demanding urgent climate action is not succeeding? In this monograph authors, Dr Robyn Gulliver, […]

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Organising our way out of Lockdowns

This article outlines themes from The Future of Community Organising event held in October 2021, exploring challenges as communities move out of Covid-19 lockdown.

A Strategy for Climate Insurgency

Lessons from social and labour movements that discuss how movements bringing people together for common preservation arise and can be built.

Fundraising: Start Here

Need some fundraising help? The Commons Library has collated a list of fundraising resources for not for profits and crowdfunders.

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