External Resources

Of course we are only scratching the surface in the ways that ordinary people can create extraordinary change. If you want to dig deeper and find more tools for you to engage your teams and influence your community, follow these links below.

Beautiful Trouble is a book, web toolbox and international network of artist-activist trainers whose mission is to make grassroots movements more creative and more effective. It is an extraordinary collection of stories, insights and principles to inspire your next creative action.

The grassroots climate movement 350.org has gathered a cutting edge collection of tools to help you share knowledge, build relationships and lead effective workshops. If you are wondering how you will host your next meeting, or what process you should facilitate within your team; this guide is for you.

The Ruckus Society is a multi-racial network of trainers dedicated to providing the necessary tools, preparation, and support to build direct action capacity for ecological justice and social change movements. They have distilled their campaigning and action planning knowledge into short manuals that will help guide your planning process.

The International Center on Non-violent Conflict provides practical and relevant information and educational opportunities about civil resistance to activists and organizers around the world. Their view is that nonviolent struggle is a social science that can be studied and understood, and that practitioners can increase their chances of success by learning lessons from each other as well as from cutting edge academic scholarship on this topic.

Surveillance Self Defence is a toolkit to provide you with the basics in protecting yourself online. Compiled by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, some aspects of this guide will be useful to people with very little technical knowledge, while others are aimed at an audience with considerable technical expertise and privacy/security trainers.

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