Learn about the Sydney Opera House ‘work-in’ carried out by construction workers who expelled management & continued work under workers’ control.
Looking for articles, books, case studies, tips about social change and activism? You’ve found the right place – The Commons Social Change Library.
Campaigners – Where is the best place to take action with the greatest impact? Learn about making change using points of intervention.
How workers at the Nymboida coal mine in NSW resisted mass sackings by taking over and running the mine themselves in 1975. firstly through an occupation and then via union ownership.
Find a comprehensive list of resources from The Commons Social Change Library on diversity, inclusion and solidarity in social movements.
Interview with an Extinction Rebellion activist about a protest against BlackRock in 2019. She explains how the action was conceptualised, organised & run.
A list of inspring books for children collated by the Little Bookroom on the topics of government, politics, elections, the law and activism.
An array of training resources for organizing, public narrative, campaigning trainers and coaches collated by the Leading Change Network.
Learn about campaigning, organizing, movement building with this list of resources and case studies from the Leading Change Network.
Learn all about public narrative developed by Marshall Ganz and the story of self, us and now with this collection of tools and resources.
A collection of organizing resources from the Leading Change Network including manuals, videos, tools, courses and training materials.
The following articles include opinion pieces on the current situation in Ukraine, the case for nonviolent civil resistance, information about the successful nonviolent Orange Revolution of 2014, and ways to keep up to date on the unfolding war.
Max Smith, co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship, reviews the Tools for Radical Democracy guide to electoral organising, and draws out some key considerations for deciding whether or how to engage in elections.
Key questions to ask in considering whether to undertake electoral organizing, such as will it help us achieve our campaign goals?
The first book to bring together a large collection of neurodiverse contributors to talk about events that shaped the movement, and which they themselves were involved with.
A collection of case studies of how activists have intervened in elections collated by The Commons Social Change Library.
This collection provides how-to guides and resources regarding the skills and tactics you’ll need to reach your goals in election time.
Explore the concepts and tensions that surround elections and activism with some interesting reading collated by the Commons Library.
Conference Proceedings from the FWD + Organise Conference 2021 held by Australian Progress for community organisers and digital campaigners.
A new book called “The Art of Activism” provides a deep dive on the process, principles, history and practice of artistic activism.
Learning to attune to the cycles of our own leadership can help us know when to do the right thing at the right time.