Here are some links to other great resources and groups.
- General Resources
- Collective Liberation
- Magical Activism
- Trainer Groups and Resources
- Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action & Strategies, from the folks who help create Otpur, the people power movement that overthrew Slobadan Milosevic, the brutal Serbian dictator.
- Gipfelsoli, based in Europe, news, resources, and archives from the global justice movement.
- Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns, War Resistors League International, excellent online manual
- Pace e Bene,resources for nonviolent action and living
- 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.
- Social Movements & Culture, a resource website for the study of social movements from Washington State University
- The Vernal Project, a project by Randy Schutt, offers lots of great resources and training agendas
- Nonviolence International
- Seeds for Change, trainers collective from the UK with lots of great resources
- The Virginia Organizing Project, great articles and advice for organizers
- Turning the Tide. Program of Quakers for Peace and Social Witness to advance the understanding of active nonviolence and its use for positive social change.
Art and Action
- Bread and Puppet Theater, based in Vermont, this group offers amazing political performances, marches in protests, offers trainings in their base in Glover, Vt. Great puppet museum and stencil art!
- Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, European-based site of interesting culture jamming, artistic actions and more
- Clandestine Insurgent Radical Clown Army, CIRCA
- Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, has been using water, flour, newspaper, paint, and unlimited imagination to tell stories that explore the struggles and celebrations of human existence.
- The Puppeteers’ Cooperative Home Page , Boston, includes sketches to show how to make large puppets and ideas for puppet processions.
- 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.
- The Puppetry Homepage is a very comprehensive puppetry resource.
- 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!
- Applied Resource Center – provides research, analysis and training
- AORTA Collective – devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy, based in Philadelphia
- Catalyst Project – provides political education and movement building in the Bay Area
- People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond – long time training group focuses on Un-Doing Racism based in New Orleans
- The Highlander Center – long time social justice political education and cultural center
- Movement Strategy Center – provides an array of resources, education and training
- Project South – grassroots organization developing people of color leadership for social justice and liberation.
- Western States Center – provides trainings and resources in the Pacific Northwest
- Colours of Resistance – lots of good tools and resources
- Racial Equity Tools – numerous resources
- ColorLines, a national news magazine about race and politics
- List of Anti-Racism Resources and Organizations, from the UN Cyber School Bus
- Critical Resistance, organizing against the prison-industrial complex
- Anti-Oppression Resources, from the School of the Americas Watch
- Class Matters
- Race: The Power of Illusion, from PBS
- Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
- Online Fundraising Tips from the Network for Good
- Fundraising Guide for Activists, from Seeds for Change
- Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
- First Aid for Radicals and Activists: Fight the power, do no harm. Downloadable handbooks on street medic preparation, good info on chemical weapons from the Black Cross Health Collective
- Power-Under: Trauma & Nonviolent Social Change free e-book
- American Civil Liberties Union,offers support on civil litigation to defend rights, offers resources including downloadable on “know your rights card”.
- Just Cause Law Collective Great downloadable handbooks for legal and jail preps, legal observer handbooks, & activist handbooks.
- National Lawyers Guild, offers criminal defense work for protests, online resources and all around good legal ally for political movements
- Midnight Special Law Collective, provides training, action support and online legal resources and training agendas.
- Jail Support and Solidarity
- Reclaiming Community
- How to Organize a Council Circle – a magical approach to consensus-based meetings
- Magical Chants
- 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.
- Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation engages in media activism, media analysis and provides resources.
- Media Alliance is a San Francisco-based training and resource center for media workers, activist and community organizations. Promotes a diverse, accountable and ethical media.
- Progressive Communicators Network – great online tools for media activists
- Project Censored maintains a large list of media activist organizations.
- 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.
- Earth Activist Training
- Permaculture Resources from Starhawk
- Rising Tide North America Resource Packet, tons of games, information, resources, and ideas for explaining and coping with climate change
- Permaculture Resources
- Carbon Enshroudment Diagram
- Demotech Design for Self-Reliance, how to build just about anything by yourself
- Composting Toilets
- Living Outside the Box
Trainers Groups and Resources
- 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 Action Mill – based in Philadelphia,
- The Change Agency– an Austrialian group with a lot of great resources!
- Nonviolence International – works to build nonviolent movements around the world.
- Rainforest Action Network based in San Francisco, good activist resources
- 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.