People’s Global Action,website and archive, a worldwide co-ordination of radical social movements, grassroots campaigns and direct actions in resistance to capitalism and for social and environmental justice. PGA is part of the anti-globalization movement.
Starhawk’s Activist Resources, this web page you’ll find resources for nonviolent direct action and anti-oppression trainers/preparers and magical activism workshop facilitators. You’ll find sample agendas, exercises, wall charts, handouts, and notes on how trainings went.
Puppet Uprising in Philly presents performances by puppeteers from all over the world. Some are full-length theatrical works that utilize puppets, other events are cabarets of several short puppet shows.
Theatre of the Oppressed , uses interactive theater and stories. Developed by Augusto Boal, Brazilian theatre director during the 1950’s and 1960’s to move a “dialogue” between audience and stage. The workshops are virtually a training ground for action not only in these performance forms, but for action in life.
Wise Fools Community Arts Bay Area Puppeteers that uses art and theatre as vehicles for community building, self-determination, social and political change. Great puppet-making manual!
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), the national media watch group, advocates for greater diversity in the press, and scrutinizes media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. FAIR has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. As an anti-censorship organization, FAIR exposes important news stories that are neglected and defends working journalists when they are muzzled.
FAIR’s Media Activist Kit includes “how-to” guides for identifying, documenting and challenging inaccurate or unfair news coverage, along with information about how to promote independent media.
Free Press– Free Press is a national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector.
The Mainstream Media Project is a resource for access to talk radio and for trainings in how to be successful in that curious medium that reaches into the midlands and mainstream. They call this training “From Advocate to Expert.”
The Spin Project – is dedicated to working with social justice organizations ready to deploy communications strategies for social change.
Smartmeme – buils movement and amplifies the impact of grassroots organizing with a new strategy and training resources, values based communication, collaborations and meme campaigning.
Alliance of Community Trainer – based in Austin Texas, provides trainings on environmental sustainability, permaculture, bioremediation, strategic campaigns, nonviolent direct action and organizer skill-building.
Seeds of Peace Collective, A dedicated group of people who formed a collective to support non-violent direct action after the Great Peace March in 1986
The Ruckus Society based in the Bay Area, this site has training manuals for action planning, media, climbing, scouting, video taping, and hanging from a billboard.
SmartMeme – resources on strategic messaging and campaign work using the power of story
Tools for Change– based in Seattle, TFC provides consulting, facilitation, mediation and training services. 25 years of help individuals and organizations address issues of power, embrace cultural diversity and tap into intuitive and creative resources.
Tool for Change – Canada -A project of OPIRG Toronto, Earthroots, and Greenpeace Canada, Tools for Change helps people develop skills to advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice.Tools for Change also posts resource guides, case studies, and other useful material on their website at Toolsforchange.net.
Training for Change This training organization, led by George Lakey, has descriptions of exercises to be used during trainings.