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An Action a Day: Keeps Global Capitalism Away
The Age of Outrage: Values-based Action and the positive power of public protest
Based on direct experience and extensive research including law enforcement reports, public opinion surveys, and ongoing scanning and anaylysis of news and Internet sources, this book reveals the six ...
The Art of Activism
The unique style of 'protest as performance' pioneered by the queer rights group OutRage!
The Art of Negotiating: Psychological Strategies for Gaining Advantageous Bargains
Nierenberg, Gerard I.
Negotiation cannot be considered a game accord to Nierenberg; everyone must win. If participants were to try to co-operate instead of compete, they would be more likely to reach a lasting, mutually be...
Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition: A Toolbox for Revolution
Boyd, Andrew; Mitchell, Dave Oswald (eds.)
Ideas for organizers.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Counter Power: Making Change Happen
Argues that no major movement has ever been successful without counterpower, or the power that the "have-nots" can use to remove the power of the "haves." This book sets out to demystify the power dyn...
Defiance with Freedom in Mind
The case for civil disobedience.
The Fire This Time: Burning Bridges
D'Arcy, Steve; Canyon, Syrah
Some activists hold back from condemning tactics that are politically stupid and destructive, like the recent Ottawa arson attack by an anarchist group, because of a commitment to the doctrine of a 'd...
The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression - Review: A report on Britain's Government Machine
Organizational tactics communities can use to fight projects or developments being foisted on them.
The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression.
How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers
How to Jump-Start Your Union tells how activists transformed their union and gave members hope. Readers will learn how to run for office, work with their communities, build stewards' networks, train n...
In the Aftermath of the G20: Reflections on Strategy, Tactics and Militancy
The tactics of the Black Bloc make it clear that, for them, it is more important to smash windows than to try and march with thousands of workers and engage them in arguments about how to move struggl...
Lessons From Arizona: Direct Action Organizing From 1999 to Now
What we saw in Arizona over the summer showed a new model of organizing, wherein cooperation between people who are dedicated to different tactics as well as space for accountability within the strugg...
Marx et Makhno a la rencontre de McDonald's
A Paris, les travailleurs précaires qui sont sortis vaniqueurs de plusieurs grèves en ont perud d'autres avec les honneurs à cause des méthodes à la fois légales et illégales des syndicats et des ultr...
Marx and Makhno Meet McDonald's
Over the last several years, a revolving network of militants in Paris, France, have developed a strategy and tactics for winning strikes by marginal, low-paid, outsourced and immigrant workers agains...
New Tactics in Human Rights
Featuring innovative tactics that may more effectively advance human rights and end persistent human rights problems. Many innovations have been valuable, yet are not well known outside their regions....
The Next Step for Occupy Wall Street: Occupy Buildings, Occupy Workplaces
The occupation movement needs to build on the creative militancy in the streets of thousands of people (as shown in Oakland, Portland, Seattle, New York and elsewhere) to reach out to that large major...
For a number of years, when the reaction was triumphant, the year 1905 appeared to us as a completed whole, as the Russian revolution.
Resource Manual for A Living Revolution: A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists
Coover, Virginia, Deacon, Ellen, Esser, Charles, Moore, Christopher
A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to tra...
Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Political Writings
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited with an introduction by Robert Looker)
A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Alinsky's Rules for Radicals provides perspectives, principles and lessons for realistic radical organizers.
Strategy and tactics: how the left can organise to transform society
John Rees draws on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions to suggest ways in which the left can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want to transform society.
Student Power and the Canadian Campus
Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
Summit Protests Are Obsolete
I can understand why a lot of folks went to the G20 protests, sincerely wanting to stand up and be counted against savage global capitalism and its consequences. The problem is, almost nobody who didn...
Time for Civil Disobedience
The lesbian and gay movement should be committed to a strategy of non-violent civil disobedience to force the repeal of Britain's discriminatory anti-homosexual laws.
Tree sitting: Connexipedia Article
A form of environmentalist civil disobedience in which a protester sits in a tree, usually on a small platform built for the purpose, to protect it from being cut down.
A Troublemaker's Handbook 2
Slaughter, Jane (ed.)
A manual for workers who want to take control over their lives at work. In hundreds of first-person accounts, workers tell in their own words how they organized and struggled to do that.
When Push Comes to Shove
When the police are ordered to move against the OWS demonstrators, we must move to counter the police. Our response should be that workers in all different kinds of jobs act immediately to interrupt b...
Yes, But What Are You For?: Occupy Wall Street and its Evil Twin, the Tea Party
Reading all the accounts of Occupy Wall Street’s theorising in Zuccotti Park can send you to sleep: all academic prose and no real world action or demands. They also make explicit Occupy’s resemblance...
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New Tactics in Human Rights
A peer network & community for people committed to human rights. The New Tactics in Human Rights Project, led by a diverse group of partner international organizations, advisors and practitioners, pr...