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Websites about activism

Resources for change-makers
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Last update: Jan 21, 2024

On this page, you will find all sorts of websites that contain information about activism. Below, you will find a list of websites that provide valuable resources for activists. Also make sure to check out books, podcasts, movies, scientific research, and blog articles on social change-making.

We have put the websites that publish their content under a Creative Commons licence apart, so that we know which ones to integrate with our platform.

Creative Commons websites

Many great resources about activism can be found on the internet. The following websites are published under a Creative Commons licence (lot's of love to the awesome rebels who made them freely available like this).

This means we can copy their articles to Activist Handbook as long as the appropriate credit is given. Feel free to add and integrate these resources on our platform!

  • Beautiful Trouble: A collection of stories, tactics, principles, theories and methodologies on activism.

  • The Commons Library: โ€œThe Commons Social Change Library is an online collection of educational resources on campaign strategy, community organising, digital campaigning, communications and media, working effectively in groups, fundraising, diversity and inclusion and much more.โ€

  • Seeds for Change: A collection of articles about campaign skills, consensus decision making, facilitation, skills for working in groups, resources for co-ops and running workshops. Various translations are available as well.

  • Community Tool Box: A large collection of guides for campaigners that want to make a difference in their local communities.

  • Blueprints for Change: A collection of shared Google Docs targeted at progressive activists about organising and campaigning strategies, online-offline approaches, tools and self-defence for organisers and campaigners.

  • Training for Change: A training organisation for activists in North America.

  • The Change Agency: A project to support activists through education and research

  • Paper Revolution: A library for anarchist activists.

  • Mobilisation Lab: A collection of reports, toolkits and guides about change-making.

  • AORTA Resources: A variety of toolkits, handouts, guides, and other resources created by the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance.

  • Effective Activist: Evidence-based guides on how to do effective change-making.

  • The Info-Activism How-To Guide: Strategies and tools for digital campaigning.

  • San Antonio Review Community Resources: Links to mostly free and all useful resources from around the Web curated by the SAR Editorial Collective.

  • The Hub: Ilga Europe's resource-sharing center for LGBTI activists in Europe and Central Asia.

  • Destructables: Seems to be inactive since 2018, but still has some great resources [Website currently broken: Archived version]

  • organising4all: A list of resources for (anarchist) activists

  • The Direct Action Movement (DAM): Australia-based organisation that supports actions and campaigns.

  • The Citizen's Handbook: Website with resources for activists

  • Rhizome Network: Seem to be inactive since 2020, but their website still contains valuable Creative Commons resources

  • Organizing for Change: Inactive - Organizing for Action (OFA) was a national grassroots issues advocacy organization, founded in 2013 to support the policy agenda the American people voted for in the 2012 elections.

  • Global Nonviolent Action Database (Twitter): Swarthmore College's Global Nonviolent Action Database provides free access to information about hundreds of cases of nonviolent action for learning and change.

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The following websites about activism are not available under a creative commons licence, but they contain great information nevertheless.

Blogs, journals & magazines

We also collected a few blog authors that write about activism:

  • Mobilizing Ideas: An academic blog on social movements produced by The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Thinking, doing, changing: A blog on social change by Natasha Adams.

  • Organizing for Power: A blog built to provide โ€œresources for organizers and trainersโ€.

  • Interface Journal: Learning from each other's struggles: activist and academic research and theory on social movements from around the world. As multilingual as we can be!

  • Convergence Magazine (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram): "Convergence works with organizers and activists on the frontlines to produce content that sharpens our collective practice and promotes strategic debate."

  • (Dis)solution Magazine: an Australian online and print journal published in Naarm/Melbourne. It is born out of a need for radical, critical thought and expression, particularly from emerging writers, artists and activists which challenges the catastrophic, ecocidal structures of the 21st century.


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