How populist nationalist leaders across various democracies are employing a playbook involving fear exploitation, institutional undermining, truth erosion, and more to erode democratic values and consolidate power.
Looking for inspiring videos, films and documentaries about social change and activism? The Commons Library has collated them for you.
Learn about the history of Australian workers rights, strikes & campaigns from resources at the Australian Trade Union Institute ATUI Library.
Insights into Indigenous Solidarity, Creativity and Social Justice with Laniyuk & Te Raukura O’Connell Rapira (Commons Conversations Podcast)
A Commons Conversations Podcast featuring an interview with Laniyuk and Te Raukura O’Connell Rapira about Indigenous Solidarity, Creativity and Social Justice.
An introduction to degrowth – the aims, character, values and principles of degrowth along with a comprehensive list of resources.
Interactive, Self Paced Mini Courses on Organising: Global Organizing and Leadership Development GOLD
These online courses explore the foundations of organising, distributed leadership, social movements, and the concept of the Movement Cycle.
The message at the heart of The Neutrality Trap is that, when it comes to the important social issues that face us today, avoiding conflict is a mistake.
Digital campaigning leverages technology to create change through emails, petitions, and platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and more. Here is a list of resources to get you started.
Objectives and Key Results are a simple goal-setting technique that can help increase organizational learning and improve performance.
These videos focus on “movement moments” – events during which Australian activists pushed forward issues & created conditions for social change.
Learn more about Palestine, to inform your advocacy or solidarity actions. APAN has gathered many useful materials to get you started.
Organising builds people power for change. Here is a list of resources to get you started including introductions, different approaches, manuals, tactics, videos and more.
Two introductory videos where you can learn more about the Commons Library. The videos are presented by Iain McIntyre, Commons Librarian and Historian.
In the aftermath of a challenging referendum loss, our communities are facing a critical juncture. GetUp and Australian Progress offer a messaging guide for social change organisations, helping you speak out and channel emotions into constructive action. Read an excerpt and download the full report.
A guide to Coalition Building resources in the Commons Social Change Library including frameworks, training sessions, podcasts, and case studies.
Welcome to the Lobbying & Advocacy topic in the Commons Social Change Library. This article guides you through a wide range of materials to inform the public in relation to lobbying, advocacy and policy-making.
A guide to First Nations campaigning and activist resources in the Commons Social Change Library including stories and perspectives.
Persuasive messaging to build widespread support for transformative change, like treaties, truth-telling and representation, now and beyond the referendum.
This report discusses Golden Dawn, a far-right party in Greece that engaged in criminal activities and was exposed through civil society efforts, offering lessons for combating extremism worldwide.
Examples and lessons from 350.org of different ways Movement Support Teams can work. Movement Support Teams are peer-to-peer learning.
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.