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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

July: New Resources to help you Change the System

  • Virtual Progress 2020, Systems Thinking, Black Lives Matter, Learning from the past, Reset Reading Group

June: 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?

April: 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

March: 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


December – 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!



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