Two introductory videos where you can learn more about the Commons Library. The videos are presented by Iain McIntyre, Commons Librarian and Historian.
People active in social movements all around the world are using Commons resources to make their activism smarter and stronger.
Shorter Version (5:34 mins)
Extended Version (26:20 mins)
This extended video presentation was recorded for Gale’s November 2023 Power to the People Symposium. It introduces the Commons and, in line with the symposium’s orientation, has a focus on justice, diversity and inclusion, as well as how people can contribute to the library.
About the Presenter
Dr Iain McIntyre brings past social movements stories to present day change makers through regular Commons Library social media posts and articles. He also writes campaign case studies and researches social change related issues. He is a social movement historian who is currently working on a Gerda Henkel Foundation funded research project about direct action and democracy. Alongside producing radio documentaries, podcasts and audio tours he has written and edited eight books, including Environmental Blockades: Obstructive Direct Action and the History of the Environmental Movement (Routledge, 2021) and How To Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protests, Graffiti and Political Mischief Making From Across Australia (PM Press, 2013). Co-edited with Andrew Nette, his Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950–1985 (PM Press, 2021) won a Locus Award in 2022.
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