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Strategy Resources

From Dictatorship to Democracy,  PDF Version: 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

People Power

From winning concrete improvements in people’s lives to toppling dictators, people power is a method that works. Every successful social change movement in US history has had a key element of people power and mass direct action; abolition, women’s suffrage, workers, civil rights, anti-Viet Nam war, anti-nuclear, Central America solidarity, global justice, and other recent movements. It was in the heat of struggle by communities of color and poor and working white communities that people-power methods were developed in the US. But people power is more than just a set of civil-disobedience and direct-action tactics. It is a different understanding of power and a wide range of organizing and tactics based on that understanding. The conventional view of power sees some people holding power-the...

posted on: Nov 28, 2012 | author: organizingforpower


Interest is something that benefits a person or group or institution or community. Self-interest is a way to cross boundaries. Not everyone has the same interests and our interests change over time We need to identify our interests and our opponent’s interests. Our problems are usually a result of our opponents’, interests. The process of achieving a solution to our problems is by making our problems their problems, or said another way, making our interests their interests. To do this we need to build an organization that has the power to act. In the workplace or community we have a problem that is not being addressed… Problem Solution They don’tknow about our problems Inform Them Bad/IncompetentManagers/Leaders Change managers/trainthem...

posted on: Nov 27, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Strategy & Campaigns

Strategy is your plan to win. Strategy is choosing the ground on which to engage the enemy Strategy means: Looking at the big picture Knowing who has the power to make the decision. Concentrating the right resources in the right place(s) at the right time(s) In Ancient Greece… Strategos = General Tacticas = Foot Soldiers Strategic campaigns are an important part of building a movement. They focus our energy on the forces that need to be changed, and can often result in some victory (big or small) or mitigation of damage. These efforts require participation and creativity. As we build power through campaigns, we model what can happen when we work together inspiring others and igniting imaginations that...

Strategy & Campaigns
posted on: Nov 26, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Deconstructing Empire, with Starhawk & Lisa Fithian...

posted on: Oct 1, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

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