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Three covers of resources on disability justice including the movie covers for Crip Camp and Defiant Lives and the podcast Disability Visibility

Disability Justice Links

A crowdsourced list of disability justice resources from Virtual Progress 2020. Includes resources from the Lessons from the Disability Justice Movement plenary and Deconstructing Ableism in Progressive Movements workshop.

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Make Change: How-To’s for Effective Peaceful Protest

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement this article includes tips and links to make what you need for safe, peaceful, and effective protest. Includes signs, effigies, banners, street art, ways to manage pepper spray and tear gas, surveillance considerations and interactions with police liaison.

Reset Reading Group No. 4: A New Economy

Reset Reading Group resources for A New Economy theme introduced and curated by Godfrey Moase. Includes The Take, a documentary about worker controlled workplaces in Argentina.

Protestors in a line with one protestor kneeling on knee (in honour of George Floyd) in front of line of police at protest in street in Washington, D.C, USA

Tracking Movement Moments: #BlackLivesMatter Case Study

Documenting and amplifying police brutality has been a crucial aspect of the Black Lives Matter movement, including during the May-June 2020 protests. These resources include examples of how people are documenting BLM as well as links to tips and articles to help you get started with documenting and archiving.

4 images of protestors at Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 in the US

Defund the police! (Creatively)

A look at the creative tactics being used to defund the police. Protest resources from Beautiful Trouble for the Black Lives Matter movement.

People at protest with signs saying 'black lives matter' and 'fire and jail terrorist cops #georgefloyd'

Resources About Police Violence and Racial Justice

The murder of George Floyd by police in the US has sparked a powerful response from the Black Lives Matter movement and communities of colour. The following resources give context to the US situation as well as related struggles in Australia.

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Standing in Solidarity with People of Colour

Awareness of racial injustice is spreading and many white people are wondering how they can challenge white supremacy and act in solidarity. This article outlines Democracy in Colour’s Solidarity Network and shares thought provoking resources. 

Reset 3: Revitalising Democracy

Reset Reading Group resources for the Revitalising Democracy theme introduced and curated by Tim Hollo. Includes Libertarian Municipalism and Murray Bookchin’s Legacy.

Disaster Capitalism & How To Build A People's Response

Reset 2: Disaster Capitalism & A People’s Response

Reset Reading Group resources for discussion curated and introduced by Alex Kelly. Includes Coronavirus Capitalism and the Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein as well as manifestos for climate justice and disaster recovery.

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Theories of Change

A theory of change can help guide campaigners, their teams and communities. James Whelan from the Change Agency addresses four common pitfalls and some remedies so your theory of change works for you and your team.

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Climate Justice and Feminism Resource Collection

A comprehensive list of resources about climate justice (including First Nations, gender, disability and other resources) collated by the Womens Climate Justice Collective (WCJC) and CounterAct.

Reset 1: First Nations Resistance & Climate Justice

Reset Reading Group resources for discussion curated and introduced by Karrina Nolan from Original Power. Includes Indigenous Principles for Just Transition, interviews, videos, podcasts, campaign links and prompts for discussions.

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