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strategy-iconThe section provides articles on strategy to assist you in making your campaigns more effective. They include case studies of social movements and information about the current resistance environment. Visit the Resources Page for links to organizations that provide both online and in-person training on strategy and tools for designing and evaluating your campaigns and actions.

A Demonstrator’s Guide To Understanding Riot Munitions

By Crime Thinc. -

This article offers an overview of less-lethal projectiles—both chemical weapons and impact munitions. The police themselves don’t bother distinguishing the two. We’ll cover chemical weapons like tear gas and pepper spray. We’ll cover impact [...]

The Right To Protest Wasn’t Given – It Was Won

By Apsana Begum, Tribune Magazine. -

United Kingdom - Over the last few weeks, the brutal policing of protests in Bristol has been profoundly disturbing. The right to peaceful assembly and protest are fundamental principles of any democracy, and the rich history of dissent in this [...]

The Necessity Of Dismantling The US

By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, Hampton Think. -

On February 26th, I interviewed Ajamu Baraka for my podcast. Baraka is a veteran grassroots organizer whose roots are in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American solidarity struggles. He is an internationally [...]

Fred Hampton Was Right

By Lauren Araiza, Truthout. -

On March 15, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced that the film Judas and the Black Messiah, about the assassination of Chicago Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, received six Oscar nominations, including one for best [...]

What Is Climate Feminism?

By Nicole Greenfield, EcoWatch. -

Last fall, two powerful hurricanes, Eta and Iota, slammed into Central America within two weeks of each other, causing massive flooding and landslides and affecting millions of people, primarily in Honduras and Nicaragua. Thousands were uprooted [...]

Syria War: Who Are The Real Anti-Imperialists?

By Joseph Massad, Middle East Eye. -

In the history of post-World War Two US imperialism, there have been various cases of aggression against countries and regimes that many anti-imperialist, socialist leftists around the world have considered reactionary, or at least not worthy of [...]

Manifesto: Draft Proposal For The Founding Of The International Working Peoples Association, 1979

By Editors, Black Agenda Report. -

Lorenzo Kom’boa  Ervin is probably best known for Anarchism and the Black Revolution, a fifty-six page manifesto that was arguably the first work to systematically apply the principles and theories of anarchism to the history of Black struggle [...]

Lula After The Annulment Of Convictions

By Brasil de Fato, Orinoco Tribune. -

“The word ‘give up’ does not exist in my dictionary. I learned from my mother: ‘always struggle,’” affirmed former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Wednesday March 10, in the main office of the ABC Metalworkers’ Union in São [...]

Vaccine Diplomacy Is Paying Off For China

By Yanzhong Huang, Foreign Affairs. -

Vaccines have had a place in diplomacy since the Cold War era. The country that can manufacture and distribute lifesaving injections to others less fortunate sees a return on its investment in the form of soft power: prestige, goodwill, perhaps [...]

The Forest Occupation Movement In Germany

By CrimeThinc. -

Since February 26, 2021, people have been occupying a forest near Ravensburg called Altdorfer Wald. A gravel pit is threatening the forest’s existence and some activists who had earlier built climate camps and tree houses in the inner city of [...]

That’s Not ‘How Fascism Works’

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

Donald Trump’s election in 2016 was a watershed moment in the national and international arena, one that marked a new step in the accelerated decline and crisis of the U.S. empire after 2008. Trump’s popularity and the support he found in [...]

Third Parties In The US Are More Important Than You Think

By Steve Fraser, Jacobin. -

Donald Trump put the kibosh on the idea of a new right-wing party at last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Trump’s followers will remain in the Republican Party, where they’ve established themselves as the biggest and [...]

How A Poor School Groundskeeper Took On Monsanto And Won

By Roland Close, St. Louis Today. -

If a company hides information that suggests its top money-making product is unsafe, keeps adverse findings from regulators, employs ghostwriters to gin up favorable scientific studies and media coverage, funds front groups in an attempt to [...]

It’s A Myth That Presidents Welcome Movement Pressure

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler, Nation of Change. -

In early 2009, as Barack Obama prepared to move into the White House, a particular historical anecdote rapidly gained in popularity, repeated in dozens of talks and articles as a parable for how supporters should respond to the new president [...]

What Ever Happened To Class Struggle?

By Bruce Gagnon, Space for Peace. -

As the fight amongst the oligarchs heats up over Trump's 2nd impeachment, one must wonder what ever happened to the days when the poor and the working class were clear-eyed enough to see their real struggle was against the rich?  Wall Street [...]