Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in India. This article draws from the book Iron Will.
Nonviolent Direct Action
Strategic nonviolence is a rich tradition within social change movements, generating theoretical exploration, research, different group formations and tactical innovation. In this topic you’ll find case studies, manuals, inspiring quotes, training materials, and practical how-to-guides.
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 […]
The 1938 Dalfram dispute involved workers at Port Kembla in Australia striking and refusing to load iron on a ship bound for Japan in 1938.
Frontline Action on Coal (FLAC) have used blockades and non-violent direct action to oppose new fossil fuel projects in Australia.
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
Learn all about the successful Franklin River Campaign that took place in Tasmania in the 1980s. Includes videos & school resources.
This article from The Activist Handbook explains step by step how to organise a protest to draw attention to your cause.
Introduction In recent times Australia and other countries have seen the introduction and threat of new laws aimed at further criminalizing blockades, lock-ons and other forms of non-violent direct action. The following resources canvas a range of ways in which campaigners and protesters have responded to arrest and imprisonment for political activities. Whilst much of […]
Access and learn about environmental conflict case studies in Australia and around the world using the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice.
Read an account of Perth’s first two major conservation campaigns, the preservation of Kings Park bushland and the survival of Mounts Bay.
Introduction Emotions play an important role in mobilising people to take action on social and environmental issues. In this study of the anti-coal seam gas movement in regional Australia the authors found that anger about coal seam gas mining mobilised people to take action, but the combination of anger with the joy of connecting with […]
Watch this video presentation about beer strikes and the history of hotel / pub boycotts in Australia in the early 1900s.
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.
Nick Beuret discusses the strategies required to solve the climate crisis… he argues for a focus on movement building and direct action.
Points of Assumption – A list of Australian examples of tactics and actions that have reframed debates and beliefs and made social change.
Australian examples of actions that intensify impact in terms of ensuring visibility, challenging opponents, and disrupting narratives.
How can activists reframe debates & beliefs? By challenging the assumptions that underpin them using powerful actions at points of intervention.
Learn about the Sydney Opera House ‘work-in’ carried out by construction workers who expelled management & continued work under workers’ control.