Tasmanian Wilderness Society activists blockaded the Tasmanian Franklin below Gordon Dam site, proposed by the Hydro Electric Commission.
Looking for inspiring videos, films and documentaries about social change and activism? The Commons Library has collated them for you.
Australian Rainforest Action Groups blockaded ships bringing rainforest timbers logged in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Save Our Sons opposed military conscription for Australia’s role in the United States invasion and occupation of Vietnam.
Street marches and trade union action typified Australian resistance to the building of nuclear reactors and uranium mining and export.
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.
The words we use matter! The Passing the Message Stick report gathers research and recommendations about the messages that work to promote First Nations justice. Read an excerpt, watch the briefing session, and download the full report.
A timeline of events related to the Australian campaign for marriage equality along with reflection and analysis related to Australian, Irish and US campaigns.
This article introduces some of the key concepts of transformative justice and provides links to a wide array of resources. Transformative justice describes a systems approach to identifying root causes of conflict and responding to these as a community.
A video series from the Social Change Lab, University of Queensland explores how to use learnings from psychology to create social change.
What are the key elements of a grassroots campaign? Tips and tricks learnt from working with grassroots activists.
Ideas for next steps after the Women’s March 4 Justice – including action, skills development, videos, books and podcasts.
ChangeMakers Organising School – Training (videos and slides) to connect and deepen knowledge to organise for social change.
Want to know how to run a large scale volunteer led phonebank? Learn from the Sunrise Movement and how they managed their teams.
These new resources (publication and webinar) from the International Center of Nonviolent Conflict ICNC adds new methods of nonviolent action to the list of 198 methods categorized by Gene Sharp in 1973 in his book, The Methods of Nonviolent Action. It inspires, analyzes, and summarises Dr. Sharp’s tactics and updates his work by documenting additional methods of nonviolent action and scholarship.
Learn how to organize your first protest – Resources from the Article 20 Network including a recorded discussion with experience organizers.
Access videos and presentations from the first Australian convention for independent, community-minded candidates.
A webinar series from Australian Progress exploring insights from Australia and around the world on how to best organise and lead digital campaigns. Includes election case studies from the US, Northern Territory (Australia) and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Transformational Change Leadership – A roadmap for leadership in collective, community-led & collaborative action.
An introduction to the concept of framing, drawing on George Lakoff’s book Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate.