Think Outside The Protest Box

By Rivera Sun, LA Progressive. -

Protest. Petition. Call your senators. Nothing changes, right? No matter how large our demonstrations get, no matter how many millions of people write and petition politicians, no matter how many [...]

Healthy Group Accountability: Learning How To Learn

By Michael Strom And Joshua Kahn Russell, Organizing Upgrade. -

A team of facilitators from our organization, The Wildfire Project, was invited to support a base-building group whose staff was absolutely burnt out. Our first workshop brought their staff [...]

Social Banditry For The 21st Century

By Phil Wilmot, ROAR Magazine. -

At least as early as the first century A.D., shiftas of the Horn of Africa renounced their allegiance to emperors, government and law, and took to the wild where — through their disruptions of [...]

Digital Corbynism

By Katrina Forrester, Dissent Magazine. -

The first time I saw protesters dancing on the roof of a police van was at a May Day demonstration in London in 2002. Over the dulcet acid techno beats of a bike-powered sound system, a friend [...]

Beyond Mobilizing: Towards A Movement That Builds A Base For Power

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

As I wrote not long ago, the North American anarchist movement has reached a crossroads. The movement must decide whether it will continue to remain a relatively isolated subculture or broaden [...]

Get Up And Get Going: How To Form A Group

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

Becoming radicalized in a small town by yourself, seemingly in the “middle of nowhere,” can often be one of the most difficult experiences you may ever encounter. But even harder than the feeling [...]

Navigating The White Water Of These Turbulent Times

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

The latest lurch in global statecraft — Trump’s dissing NATO allies then playing footsie with Vladimir Putin — leaves many scrambling to maintain some balance. Republicans for whom the enemy [...]

How To Get New Activists To Stay Engaged For The Long Haul

By Eileen Flanagan, WagingNonviolence.org -

I’m convinced that finding a group where they felt both included and effective has been a key difference between the students who have engaged in meaningful, ongoing activist work and those who [...]

Using Public Spaces To Organize Communities

By Sam Allen, transitionnetwork.org -

By Sam Allen for Transition Network - One summer night in 2014, Lucille Burns, a 34-year-old mother, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Tamar Manasseh, a mother of two who had [...]

Organizing Tenants In The Rentier Society

By Michael Byrne, roarmag.org -

By Michael Byrne for ROAR Magazine - These organizations are developing new ways of responding to the growing conflict between tenants and landlords and between housing as a right and housing as [...]

A Manual For A New Era Of Direct Action

By George Lakey, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence - Movement manuals can be useful. Marty Oppenheimer and I found that out in 1964 when civil rights leaders were too busy to write a manual but wanted one. [...]

What Kind of Movement Moment Are We In?

By Mike MIller, www.counterpunch.org -

By Mike MIller for Counterpunch. We need to build it. That will require talking with people who now don’t think the way present movement activists do; it will mean listening to them, and gaining [...]

The Power Of Deep Organizing

By Sam Gindin, www.socialistproject.ca -

By Sam Gindin for The Bullet - The profound defeat of the U.S. labour movement over the past three to four decades is usually measured by the loss of things that workers once took for granted [...]

Twelve Ideas Post-Election from Front Line Organizers

By Bill Quigley, www.commondreams.org -

By Bill Quigley for Popular Resistance - When you find yourself in a suddenly darkened room, what do you do? Some rush blindly to where they think the door might be. Others stand still, let [...]

Organizing Prisons In 1960s And 1970s: Part One, Building Movements

By Staff, www.processhistory.org -

By Staff of Process - On the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison rebellion in 1971, Process speaks with seven scholars of the carceral state about prisoners’ organizing in the 1960s and 1970s [...]