Tactics

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The Age of Outrage: Values-based Action and the positive power of public protest
Sopow, Eli
Book
1997
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
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1997
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.
Book
1968
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.)
Book
2014
Ideas for organizers.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Counter Power: Making Change Happen
Gee, Tim
Book
2011
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
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1994
The case for civil disobedience.
The Fire This Time: Burning Bridges
D'Arcy, Steve; Canyon, Syrah
Article
2010
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
Diemer, Ulli
Book
1972
Organizational tactics communities can use to fight projects or developments being foisted on them.
How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers
Labor Notes
Book
2014
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
Whyman, Ritch
Article
2010
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
Strauss, Jesse
Article
2010
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
Goldner, Loren
Article
2005
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
Goldner, Loren
Article
2005
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
Website
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
Article
2011
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...
1905
Trotsky, Leon
Book
1922
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
Book
1977
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)
Book
1972
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.)]
Book
2004
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Alinsky, Saul
Book
1971
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
Rees, John
Book
2011
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
Book
1969
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
Summit Protests Are Obsolete
Giordano, Al
Article
2010
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
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1990
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
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.)
Book
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
Article
2011
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
Frank, Thomas
Article
2013
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...