There are ways that social movements and organizers can handle violence to their advantage and why violence can backfire.
Direct action – Violent
What makes a protest movement successful? Nonviolence and numbers matter. See the research from the Social Change Lab.
Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in India. This article draws from the book Iron Will.
Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in Brazil. This article draws from the book Iron Will.
Introduction Street medicine has its origins in the civil rights movements in the US in the late 1960s. Over the years Street Medics have evolved into an international informal community of people who provide medical and first aid support at protests and direct actions. The Melbourne Street Medic Collective (formerly MelbFACT) came together through the Occupy […]
A video series from the Social Change Lab, University of Queensland explores how to use learnings from psychology to create social change.
A collection of stories from the Waging Nonviolence archives to offer inspiration, tools and other resources for those working to end police violence in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.
Chenoweth’s research of campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance revealed they were twice as successful as violent campaigns.
The economic depression of the 1930s saw thousands of Australians thrown out of their homes and into the streets. These actions however did not go unopposed. Across Australia pickets, occupations and protests were organised to disrupt and prevent evictions and auctions.