Looking at building a group? Here are key questions that any group should consider and define during its formation.
Books, Journals and Excerpts
Lessons for activists on how to be more persuasive and effective, drawing on the book Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini.
An in-depth account of the hundreds of campaigns and actions that were carried out across Australia against the war and conscription.
Read an excerpt from the book, The New Theatre: People Plays and Politics Behind Australia’s Radical Theatre.
The story of Vida Goldstein & the Women’s Political Association through their own words via a series of excerpts from speeches & publications.
Read an excerpt from the book, Without Bosses: Radical Trade Unionism in the 1970s, about workers retaining the right to strike.
Stories and event about the role of Aboriginal Change Makers in the fight for equality and a more just society for all of us.
Interview with Dave Burgess who graffitied No War onto the Sydney Opera House to show opposition to the war in Iraq in 2003.
Read an account of Perth’s first two major conservation campaigns, the preservation of Kings Park bushland and the survival of Mounts Bay.
Learn how workers in Weipa forced a mining company to accommodate collective bargaining by combining strike action and a port blockade.
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?