Understand when to talk and when to fight with this model for talking about conflict, negotiation and resistance.
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How people can find a place within social movements where they comfortable, effective & supported, & how organisers can help them to feel so.
Lessons from social and labour movements that discuss how movements bringing people together for common preservation arise and can be built.
Learn about cohesion fostering practices and processes in this article by Liane Munro about how activist groups can be more cohesive and effective.
This extract from the book Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership outlines the value of identity groups, also known as caucuses and affinity spaces.
Scaling framework tool for campaigners to evaluate existing efforts and think about new ways of broadening and deepening impact.
Max Smith, co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship, outlines his thoughts on the practice of leadership for community organisers, and what it’s like to practice leadership during uncertain times created by the pandemic.
Tasmanian Wilderness Society activists blockaded the Tasmanian Franklin below Gordon Dam site, proposed by the Hydro Electric Commission.
Australian Rainforest Action Groups blockaded ships bringing rainforest timbers logged in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Nestle artificial baby milks infant formula marketing Third World International Baby Food Action Network.
Hazara refugee asylum seekers engaged in hunger strikes to protest their continuing detention by Australia on Nauru.
Save Our Sons opposed military conscription for Australia’s role in the United States invasion and occupation of Vietnam.
Brisbane unionists organised a general strike in 1912 to protect and enhance the rights of tramways workers to organise.
Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions (BUGA UP) campaigns against tobacco advertising, Australia, 1978-1994
Civil disobedience actions reversed tobacco advertising messages to show the negative health effects of cigarettes.
Street marches and trade union action typified Australian resistance to the building of nuclear reactors and uranium mining and export.
Quotes which draw on contemporary experiences of living beyond the gender binary to inspire collective action, resistance and solidarity.
A study of 44 dilemma actions over the last 90 years examines the many benefits of creative protests for social movements.
Anti-apartheid protesters impeded the South African Springboks rugby tour, and stopped the cricket tour, to protest racial inequality.
House Meeting Handbook: Harnessing the Power of Personal Networks and Storytelling to build Leadership and Support for your Campaign
The goal of this handbook is to help you build leadership, power, and the commitment to win your campaign with the help of house meetings.
Actions and learnings from Australia’s Disrupt Land Forces Campaign at the Brisbane’s 2021 Land Forces weapons expo.