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Mar: New Tools & Tactics to Build Power
Digital Campaigning, Nifty Frameworks, Creative Tactics & Board Games!
Feb: New Year, New Activist Resources
Commons Podcast, Making Sense of Advocacy, The Power of Questions & More!
Dec: Summer Listening & Learning for Activists
Commons Conversations, Team Review Tool, Systems Thinking & More!
Nov: New Research on Organising
Climate Justice, Pre-Suasion, First Aid Pro-Tips, Organising Models Research & More!
Oct: New Resources to Create Change
Global Grassroots Support Network, Designing Infographics, How to Design & Facilitate Training,Australian Campaign Case Studies, What Else is New?
Sept: New Campaign Strategy Guide
Campaign Strategy: Start Here, New Collection from Campaign Bootcamp, Legal Guides for Activists about Protests, Activist Handbook, Commons Community
Aug: Learn from the Past and Shape the Future
Learn with the Commons, Activism and Campaign History: Start Here, Australian Arms Fair Protest Case Studies, How to write a book review, New Narrative and Framing Resources
Jul: New Activist Resources & Training Sessions!
Commons Skills Sessions; Fundraising; Evaluation; and more.
Jun: New Government = New Resources on the Commons!
Tips & tools for holding the new govt accountable.
May: Keep Going, Keep Learning!
Last minute election resources, tune up your team with help from the Commons, & a new collection full of best practice campaigning insights!
Apr: Build Power this Election! New Campaign Resources
Mar: Ready for the next election? New Guides on The Commons
Volunteer with the Commons Library, Elections and Activism, Perspectives on Ukrainian Civil Resistance, Disaster Recovery, Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline, What else is new, New Collection – Waging Nonviolence
Feb: A bumper edition of Social Change Resources
Resources from FWD + Organise 2021, Women’s Stories of Environmental Activism, Campaign Monitoring and Evaluation: Measuring What Matters, Leading Change Network Resource Center, Tending the Soil: Lessons for Organizing
Dec: Fresh Resources to Power Social Change in 2022
Deep Canvassing to Shift Hearts, Mind and Votes, Lessons from Winning Campaigns, Guides to Digital & Organising Practices, Cell Phones for Collective Action
Nov: Resources to Support Social Change
New Resources for Organisers, Climate action now, Trans Awareness Week, Commons Library Annual Report 2020/21
Oct: Resources for Coalition Building & Community Leadership
Resources for Coalition Building, Community Organising Leadership, House Meeting Handbook, Activist Legal Resources, Learnings from Disrupt Land Forces
Aug: Tips for Lockdown & Building a Better World
Campaign case studies, Tips for Lockdown Life, Passing the Message Stick, Transformative Justice,
Jul: Locked Down But Still Powering! New Resources
First Nations Resources, Working in Groups, Psychology of Change, Tips and tools for building strategic campaigns
Jun: Recommended Resources from 3 Activists
Timely resources for movement moments, Naming an Advocacy Campaign, Curated Summaries for breadth and depth
May: New Activist Resources… & a helping hand
Diversity and inclusion, Blockades that changed Australia, Digital Security for Everyone, How small groups make big change
Apr: New Activist Resources… and it’s our birthday!
Civil resistance tools, tactics and terms, Powerful local groups and effective protests, Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Electoral Campaigning
Mar: Special Edition: Women’s March 4 Justice Follow Up
Did you March 4 Justice? Ideas for next steps, Films about women and social change, All about power and movements, Leading women
Feb: How To Campaign Effectively In 2021
Volunteer at the campaigns, 5 principles to guide campaigning in 2021, Tools for online meetings, training and conferences, Mobilisation Lab, Learn from experts in campaigning and organising
Dec: End 2020 Well with Activist Resources from the Commons
Survey, Activist Holiday Gift Guide, Ending the Activist Year Well, How to Deal with Racism at Christmas, Top 10 Resources of 2020
Nov: US Election Lessons & More Activist Resources
NAIDOC, US Election Resources, Creative Action Planning, Reset Recommended Reading, Environmental Blockading in Australia, The Commons 2021 Calendar
Oct: Highlights from The Commons Library
Commons Crowdfunder, Highlights from The Commons, New collection – Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia, Digital Security Guide for Everyone, Learning from History
Sept: New and old resources for Social Change
Featured resources: Lobbying and Advocacy, New Organising articles, Housing and unwaged activism, Virtual Progress Videos, Online Training Monster Manual
Aug: Activist Wisdom and Innovation for Challenging Times!
Featured resources: Organising, Campaigning in the Pandemic, Fundraising, Policy Bank, Reset Wrap Up
Jul: New Resources to help you Change the System
Virtual Progress 2020, Systems Thinking, Black Lives Matter, Learning from the past, Reset Reading Group
Jun: New Activist Resources on Racial Justice, Campaigning & Wellbeing
Resources about police violence and racial justice, Activist wellbeing, Organising and digital campaigning videos, Reset Reading Group, Covid-19 related resources
May: Activist Resources for the Pandemic & Beyond
Ideas for Action during Covid-19, Activist inspiration and learning in lockdown, Reset 1 Readings, Pandemic Podcasts, New to the Commons Social Change Library?
Apr: Coronavirus Special Edition 2
Reset Reading Group: Join the conversation to create a just future, Tips for tactics, Coronavirus art, Better online meetings, Entertainment and learning in lockdown, Feature Resources: Coronavirus / COVID-19
Mar: Coronavirus Special Edition 1
Feature Resources: Coronavirus/COVID-19, Online meeting guides to get through COVID-19, Progressive framing of COVID-19, Coronavirus and Community Care, Social Change Radio Directory, Digital campaigning
Coronavirus and Community Activism, The case for laughter in social change, Website accessibility, How to frame issues for social change impact, Feature Resources: Coping with Climate Anxiety & Grief
Feature Resources: FWD + Organise Conference Presentations and Papers, Big organising tools to build momentum, ActionStation resources, It’s all about VIDEO
Talking About Bushfires & Climate Change, Resources for Psychological Resilience, New Year… New Action for Transformation, Feature resources: Disaster relief & recovery
Dec – Special Edition
Activist Holiday Gift Guide, Support the causes they are passionate about, Give some summer reading, Look after their wellbeing, Pay for a training session, Support The Commons
FWD+Organise conference; The Blueprints for Change Progressive Organizing and Campaigning Manual; How to Run a Campaign Clinic; Online facilitation tips and tools; The Commons Social Change Radio Directory; Feature Collections: Organising and Digital Campaigning
Articles by George Lakey, The Hong Kong Democracy Movement: An in depth look, Activist trauma support and recovery, 6 Websites about the Australian Federal Government and MPs, Where do I find images reflecting diversity, Feature Collection: Nonviolent Direct Action
Feature Tag: Archives, Help with climate feels, Activist legal support, New Podcasts from Anat Shenker-Osorio, Solidarity in times of crisis
Feature Topic: Arts and Creativity, Learning from the Bentley Blockade, The history of Australian school strikes, S11, Parasols of protest
From Little Things Big Things Grow: Events That Changed Australia, Tools for campaign strategy by MobLab, Four ways to build highly effective community organisers, Watch: TED Talks galore – Inspiration and learnings, The Intertwine Charter: Going beyond anti-discrimination and towards pro-active change to welcome others, Feature Collection: the change agency
We celebrate NAIDOC Week, 7-14 July, Top 3 Messaging Tips from Anat Shenker-Osorio at Progress 2019, How to do video content faster, lighter and without a big budget, Up Your Digital Game, Rebels & Reformers Unite!, Feature Collection: Blueprints for Change
Climate Resistance Handbook, Post-Election Resources, Election Recovery Tips, The Library that gives away books!