Virginia Tognola chronicles how practical solidarity in the form of street kitchens and the “popular pot” has not only enabled migrants and others in Argentina to survive but also raise issues and campaign against sub-standard living conditions.
Looking for articles, books, case studies, tips about social change and activism? You’ve found the right place – The Commons Social Change Library.
Insights into how a grass roots community campaign based in Gloucester Valley, NSW scored a major victory against the Coal Seam Gas industry.
Community Organizing in France: A Collection of Resources from Organisez-Vous | Organisation collective en France : Recueil de ressources de l’association Organisez-Vous (French – Français)
Here is a collection of community organizing resources in French from Organisez-Vous (Organize!) in France.
Tips from Oxfam about how to write a letter that will have maximum impact on a Member of Parliament.
Resources produced and compiled by the Australian Services Union for workers organising around climate change and extreme weather related workplace health & safety.
The 2023 book Labour Power and Strategy, edited by Peter Olney and Glenn Perušek, is centred around a lengthy interview with labour organiser and historian John Womack Jr in which he argues for the importance of ‘strategic workplace organising’
Rendre le Militantisme plus Accessible (French – Français) [Making Your Activism Accessible in French]
Ce guide a été élaboré pour aider les militants à rendre leurs espaces, événements, réunions et communications plus accessibles, afin que chacun soit le bienvenu et encouragé à rejoindre un mouvement pour la justice de toutes les manières possibles !
The Transport for All campaign, coordinated by DRC Advocacy, is fighting for accessible public transport in Victoria, Australia. An interview with Ally Scott and Greg Ferrington about the campaign.
In this article Denver, Colorado based group Warm Cookies of the Revolution outline how they use innovative arts and cultural programs to help people exercise their “Civic Health” and engage in social change.
Easy Read Guides to learn about the commons library, social change, campaigning, organising, story and stories of campaigns and people.
Interview with Rochelle Porteous, experienced campaigner on a range of issues and the Advocacy Manager at the Council for Intellectual Disability.
This article provides a powerful way to use research to advance a range of economic, environmental, and social issues.
A timeline of the Green Bans implemented by NSW Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) in the early 1970s.
An exploration of different organising models being utilised in Australia/NZ: Decentralised organising, Directed network and Strike Circles.
Challenges and considerations faced by organisations in implementing the Ganz model of social change – Marshall Ganz organising model.
Artificial Intelligence AI presents new ethical challenges for political and advocacy campaigns. Ned Howey from Tectonica puts forward key principles and considerations.
Examining approaches of the various actors involved in civil resistance and peace building throughout each phase of conflict in Liberia.
A curated and comprehensive list of tools for democracies and their representatives to conduct an effective assistance program to nonviolent pro-democracy movements.
The article highlights the urgent need for peacebuilding in the United States due to deep political divisions and conflicts following the elections.
Lessons learned and tips from 350.org about making escalated actions bold and safe. These tips were learnt after an action in Brazil against fracking in 2015