bell hooks’ ideas have resonated widely. This resource-set focuses on her contributions to three key concepts in social justice movements: understanding intersecting structures of power; practising love, as a verb, as a pathway to justice; and the transformative power of teaching/learning as activism.
This extract from the book Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership outlines the value of identity groups, also known as caucuses and affinity spaces.
Quotes which draw on contemporary experiences of living beyond the gender binary to inspire collective action, resistance and solidarity.
A wiki of insights and resources around community-led or community-driven design featuring movements, tools, writing, audio and video.
This book chapter by Aidan Ricketts is about the key moments and positive sides of the old forest growth campaign in northern NSW in the 1990s.
Despite the global challenges presented by coronavirus, activists can use this moment to strengthen solidarity between movements.
Movement Generation share key principles for building resilient organised communities during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Includes emphasis on local self-governance and networks of mutual care.
Community broadcasters are an important part of social movements. The Commons Social Change Radio Directory includes details of almost 100 radio shows from 5 Australian states.
Want to help your community during the Covid-19 pandemic? A collection of resources about stopping the spread of Coronavirus and setting up mutual aid.
How can you engage different groups in your communities? Run an art project! Dr Tammy Wong ran an art project in 2019 to engage new immigrants in Melbourne – using art as a tool to build inclusivity.
What is community mapping? Learn from organisers that have used the community mapping model to empower their own communities.
This guide introduces the vision and model of a resilience hub, a place where neighbours can deepen a sense of belonging, learn new skills together, provide for basic needs, prepare for disasters, and build a more inclusive and joyful community.
The climate crisis exacerbates pre-existing inequalities. Movement Generation provide a framework for Just Recovery from extreme weather events including root cause remedies, revolutionary self-governance, rights-based organizing, reparations, and ecological restoration for resilience.
As Australia’s horrific bushfire season continues Alex Kelly shares suggestions for people new to climate activism who want to take action.
In the 2019 Australian federal election, two local campaigns stood out. Two Independents, from two very different electorates, made history. We’re referring of course, to Indi in regional Victoria, and Warringah in Sydney.
Many successful campaigns have based their direct action from blockade camps and include the wins against the damming of the Franklin river, stopping the Jabiluka uranium mine, and the proposed gas hub at Walmadan/James Price Point. It can be a scary thing, heading to a blockade camp for the first time. Here are some tips to get you started.
Victoria street squats: Anti development struggles in Sydney in the 1970s Interview with Ian Milliss
Iain McIntyre talks with Ian Milliss about his involvement with Sydney’s Victoria St squats. During the early 1970s this street in Kings Cross became the focus of a long running anti-development struggle that brought together long term residents, unionists and squatters in a campaign which reignited squatting across the city.
This article outlines key ingredients for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to consider in relation to mining and resource proponents and projects. These ingredients come from interviews, discussion and campaigning with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples impacted by the mining industry.
The struggle between the developers of unconventional gas (coal seam, shale and tight gas), farmers and communities has struck a chord with people all over the country and has rightly been referred to by Lock the Gate as ‘the fastest growing social movement in the country’. This short case study shares some of the keys to success of the LTG approach.
Anne O’Brien interviewed John Croft, developer of the Dragon Dreaming project model. John’s ‘Empowered Fundraising’ approach challenges groups to take their projects seriously and invite others to contribute funds, as a way to further their own social change values and make a difference in the world.