What mainstream commentators get wrong about the historic uprisings of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and what civil resistance gets right.
A collection of Australian Blockading Handbooks from the 1980s to the present including the Daintree, Franklin River, Jabiluka, etc.
350.org shares valuable lessons on organizing civil disobedience for newcomers, emphasizing trust-building, narrative development, preparation for repression, affinity groups, and post-action debriefing.
An interview with a member of the Western Australia-based Grevillea about how the group applied a dynamic and creative perspective to approaching issues such as militarism, pollution and international solidarity during the 1980s and 1990s.
Research from the UK on the effectiveness of disruptive animal rights protests and media reporting on UK public attitudes towards animals. Introduction Animal Rising disrupted the 2023 Grand National, the biggest horse racing event in the UK, kickstarting a national conversation about society’s relationship with animals. We conducted nationally representative public opinion polling to […]
Tips and checklists for planning and running accessible protests and other actions.
There are ways that social movements and organizers can handle violence to their advantage and why violence can backfire.
Security & safety practices, Verbal De-escalation, Office and Organizational Safety, and Security for events and actions by Vision Change Win.
Two pivotal events that set the platform for contemporary campaigning by Australian LGBTQI+ movements: union bans and 1978 Mardi Gras protest.
Read about the history of opposition to uranium mining in Australia in the 1970s and early 1980s regarding union bans and uranium exports.
What makes a protest movement successful? Nonviolence and numbers matter. See the research from the Social Change Lab.
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.