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 […]
Learn about the Divestment campaign case study in Australia which aimed to secure commitments from institutions to divest from fossil fuels.
A collection of legal guides and resources for activists about protesting in Australia
This article from The Activist Handbook explains step by step how to organise a protest to draw attention to your cause.
Watch this webinar to learn the basics of social movement theory and how those insights can be applied to building durable political power.
A recent study verifies an increase in the size and frequency of protests and paints a fascinating picture of the characteristics of protests around the world.
Australian examples of actions that intensify impact in terms of ensuring visibility, challenging opponents, and disrupting narratives.
Interview with an Extinction Rebellion activist about a protest against BlackRock in 2019. She explains how the action was conceptualised, organised & run.
The first book to bring together a large collection of neurodiverse contributors to talk about events that shaped the movement, and which they themselves were involved with.
Covid 19 marshals can help ensure safety during demonstrations. Insights into what equipment is needed and how to organize teams of marshals.
From Protest to Politics: The Effectiveness of Civil Society in shaping the Nuclear-free Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand
A case study about what made anti-nuclear activism successful in Aotearoa New Zealand between the 1960s – 1980s.
The practicalities and possibilities of using holograms to challenge and subvert anti-protest laws are explored in this case study from Spain.
A report and analysis about Australian mainstream media coverage of climate protests and activists in 2019.
Summary of key resources about scaling – the process of increasing the size, strength, geographical reach, & impact of social movements.
Australian Rainforest Action Groups blockaded ships bringing rainforest timbers logged in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Save Our Sons opposed military conscription for Australia’s role in the United States invasion and occupation of Vietnam.
Street marches and trade union action typified Australian resistance to the building of nuclear reactors and uranium mining and export.
A study of 44 dilemma actions over the last 90 years examines the many benefits of creative protests for social movements.
Anti-apartheid protesters impeded the South African Springboks rugby tour, and stopped the cricket tour, to protest racial inequality.
Actions and learnings from Australia’s Disrupt Land Forces Campaign at the Brisbane’s 2021 Land Forces weapons expo.