The field of civil resistance is dedicated to understanding how people can fight for rights, freedom, and justice, without the use of violence. This glossary provides definitions and expansive commentary on civil resistance terminology to support sharing of lessons learned and research across different languages.
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In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
This manual was written by activists in the Resistance in Hong Kong to share best practices, strategies and tactics for protesters against the 2021 military coup in Burma. Part I discusses roles in the resistance, while Part II discusses the “Hows” of movement-building.
This guide explains how to defend yourself against tear gas. The following tips are to be exercised only for defense purposes and in the event of police/government officials using tear gas in peaceful protests.
Based on the research collated and the ideas and experiences generated by the Smart CSOs Lab, the booklet Re.imagining Activism: A practical guide for the Great Transition is a practical tool for activists and social change leaders. It was written for grassroots activists and social change leaders working on diverse issues such as climate change, poverty, equality, health, human migrations and gender equality. It is for anyone committed to building or others who are already involved in the world of building and advocating alternative models of society and economy. They all work towards a just and ecologically sustainable world and are keen to learn how to create more effective strategies for deep systemic change
Smart CSOs Lab is a think tank and social innovation lab working with civil society leaders, researchers and funders aiming to develop and put into practice strategies that embrace the cultural and systemic root causes lying behind the social and environmental crises of our times.
CAUSE is the ethical social media platform dedicated to the people and movements committed to bringing about social change. By providing tools specifically tailored for activists and movement organisers, CAUSE is looking to change the face of social media for activists, providing a trusted, transparent platform that puts people, change and safety at the forefront.
This provocation is intended to intervene in some of the current tensions around solidarity/support work as the current trajectories are counter-liberatory from the author’s perspective.