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This website is full of resources for organizers, activists, students, journalists, or anyone trying to learn about creating positive social change.  The resources are broken up into section corresponding with the Building Blocks of Change, along with some others. Action Planning Resources: tools and resources for planning actions, including tactics, affinity groups, legal support, health, media, communications, direct action manuals, and training agendas Action Planning Template: a template for planning effective actions Anti-Oppression Resources: articles, exercises, tools, and links to trainers groups Campaign Planning: overview of how to plan a direct action campaign Campaign Planning Tools: a variety of power maps for strategizing Campaign Planning Worksheet: use this to plan out the phases of your campaign Corporate Research: tools...

posted on: Dec 2, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Strategy Resources

From Dictatorship to Democracy,  PDF Version: http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations/org/FDTD.pdf Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action & Strategies, Manual from the folks who help create Otpur, the people power movement that overthrew Slobadan Milosevic, the brutal Serbian dictator. History is a Weapon by Bill Moyer Eight Stages of Movement Development – PDF Version Movement Stages 5 Stages of Social Movements, by George Lakey, Training for Change Strategy Questions for Each Stage of a Movement, by George Lakey, Training for Change Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns, War Resistors League International, excellent online manual Strategic  Resistance: Historical and Theoretical Overview of Nonviolent Social Change Six Important Points About Nonviolent Resistance, based on writings by Martin Luther King Jr. The Triple Evils of Poverty, Racism, and War, from the King Center...

posted on: Dec 1, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Campaign Planning Worksheet

What are the Shorter Term Achievable Goals 1) 2) more… What are the Longer Term Goals of the Campaign 1) 2) more… INVESTIGATE Goals: Get the facts, understand the nature and extent of the problem. How does it effect us/the community? Sort out participants own relation to the proble, and willingness to work on it Find out who has the power/to do what? What need to be investigated, researched? What information is Needed? 1) 2) 3) more… NEGOTIATE Goals: Help both sides understand each other Give opponent a clear, fair, documented and publizied opportunity to resolve the conflict;exhaust the establish channels for change. Possibly achieve resolution of the conflict. How will you negotiate? With who? 1) 2) 3)...

posted on: May 15, 2009 | author: organizingforpower

Corporate Research

Researching Corporations, Institutions, and Power-Holders Research for Radicals a how-to guide for activists of all kinds… TheyRule.net map out relationships between the U.S. ruling class and top companies (current as of 2004, but much of it is still good) DataCenter Research tools designed to help organizers and activists think strategically about the role of information in developing actions and campaigns and to provide a practical guide for doing effective campaign research CorpWatch: Hands-On Corporate Research Guide this interactive guide will take you step by step through researching corporations on the internet Corporate Research Project a non-profit center that assists community, environmental and labor organizations in researching and analyzing companies and industries. Guide to Researching Your Campus a 20...

posted on: May 14, 2009 | author: organizingforpower

Resources in Spanish

GROUPOS DE AFINIDAD Y CONSEIO DE POATAVOCES CONSENSO NO ES UNANIMIDAD DECISIONES TOMADAS CON ESPÍRITU DE COOPERACIÓN HERRAMIENTAS PARA GRUPOS QUE USAN EL PROCESO DE CONSENSO  LOGRANDO QUE LA NO VIOLENCIA FUNCIONE HERRAMIENTAS PARA GRUPOS QUE USAN EL PROCESO DE...

posted on: May 14, 2009 | author: organizingforpower

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