Read an account of Perth’s first two major conservation campaigns, the preservation of Kings Park bushland and the survival of Mounts Bay.
Books, Journals and Excerpts
Introduction During the 1980s and 1990s a series of campaigns saw workers fight back against attacks on their wages and conditions, jobs, unions and rights in Australia. Occurring in the context of the 1983-1996 ALP-ACTU Accord, a number of companies increased their union busting efforts. Disputes in the then highly unionised mining industry were common. […]
Brave Enough to say ‘No’: William White and the Fight against Military Conscription during the Vietnam War
Learn about the teacher’s, William White, fight against Military Conscription during the Vietnam War in Australia.
Read about the role that women played in unemployed movements during the Depression Years in Australia in this book excerpt by Janey Stone.
Learn about and understand the ups and downs of social movements from Bill Moyer’s Movement Action Plan and the Four Roles of Activism.
A recent study verifies an increase in the size and frequency of protests and paints a fascinating picture of the characteristics of protests around the world.
How can activists reframe debates & beliefs? By challenging the assumptions that underpin them using powerful actions at points of intervention.
Learn about the Sydney Opera House ‘work-in’ carried out by construction workers who expelled management & continued work under workers’ control.
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.
A list of inspring books for children collated by the Little Bookroom on the topics of government, politics, elections, the law and activism.
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.
This book features nine never-before-told stories of remarkable women and their courageous pursuits of climate justice in Australia.
Australian radical historians and activists, Rowan Cahill & Terry Irving, share a selection of books about radical Australian history.
From Protest to Politics: The Effectiveness of Civil Society in shaping the Nuclear-free Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand
A case study about what made anti-nuclear activism successful in Aotearoa New Zealand between the 1960s – 1980s.
Extinction Rebellion member Kyle R Matthews explores how scholarship regarding civil resistance campaigns seeking regime change has been used by environmental activists.
A book about how small-scale drones, satellites, kites, and balloons are used by social movements for the greater good.
Case study of anti fracking campaign in Canada. Interviews with mobilization leaders presents ten practices deemed as particularly effective.
The practicalities and possibilities of using holograms to challenge and subvert anti-protest laws are explored in this case study from Spain.