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Prefigurative Politics in Practice

The concept of prefigurative practices can help us identify and cultivate the many forms of activism that help to open up the space of possibilities from within which we can co-create better futures.

Book cover for Iron Will: Global Extractivism and Mining Resistance in Brazil and India

Mining Resistance in India

Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in India. This article draws from the book Iron Will.

Book cover for Iron Will: Global Extractivism and Mining Resistance in Brazil and India

Mining Resistance in Brazil

Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in Brazil. This article draws from the book Iron Will.

Cover of Robert Cialdini's book Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade.

Activism and Pre-Suasion

Lessons for activists on how to be more persuasive and effective, drawing on the book Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini.

The Power Matrix

This matrix presents how different dimensions of power interact to shape the problem and the possibility of citizen participation and action.

The Power Cube

The Power Cube is a tool to analyse the power your targets hold so you can create a more effective campaign strategy and bring about change.

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Welcome to the Progress Capacity Building Hub

Australian Progress’ Capacity Building Hub supports small nonprofits and grassroots movements to survive the pandemic and thrive beyond it. This article provides a guide to the resources gathered in the CBH collection.

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Make the First 100 Days Count: Steps for Holding the New Government Accountable

Introduction The ‘first 100 days’ comes from when Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd US President, was elected to power and he and his government made a phenomenal amount of change in a very short time including passing 76 pieces of legislation. For more see Why Do We Care About the First 100 Days? (David Roos, […]

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Campaign Wellbeing Bingo

A bingo sheet full of low barrier things folks can do to stay healthier and handle stress better when under pressure.

Painting of bell hooks with her face purposeful and compassionate, resting her chin on her hand. Her hair is an afro over which text is written in white capital letters" "“The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. That action is testimony as the practice of freedom.”

bell hooks – Ideas for Social Justice

bell hooks’ ideas have resonated widely. This resource-set focuses on her contributions to three key concepts in social justice movements: understanding intersecting structures of power; practising love, as a verb, as a pathway to justice; and the transformative power of teaching/learning as activism.

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Home Grown: Mapping Australian Organising Models

A new research project to map organising models in Australia, with examples from three organisations: Australian Conservation Foundation, Results Australia, and Amnesty International Australia. Presented at FWD+Organise 2021.

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