Interesting Links




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sustainable activism

Burnout flyer from Activist Trauma Support – A handy wee flyer covering some basic information about burnout, like What is Burnout, What to Look out for, Causes, and Strategies to Avoid Burnout.
and the rest of the Activist Trauma Support website with lots of useful info, downloads and links

Self-Care & Self-Defense Manual for Feminist Activists

Road Raging Chapter 14 : sustaining the protest camp – from a classic 1990s book by Road Alert (UK) with advice on running direct action campaigns and protest sites.

Great podcast about lessons learnt from the occupation of the the occupation of the 4th precinct in Minneapolis in 2015 from irresistable. Also lots of other resources on their page.

Mindful Occupation – Rising Up Without Burning Out

Lifelong Activist a book by Hillary Rettig

Finding Steady Ground – A list of actions to take to help cultivate a resilient culture of resistance

Beautiful Trouble – A Toolbox for Revolution

Zine: Nachhaltiger Aktivismus: a zine about sustainable activism from Cre-Act

Book: Overcoming Burnout by Nicole Rose from Solidarity Apothecary check out also the great blog series

Workshop by Dr. Melanie Joy on sustainable vegan activism

Sustainable activism: managing hope and despair in social movements – An article about sustainable activism

Zine: Pieces#1 (English) / Parçalar#1 (Turkish) – a zine by a vegan, feminist activist living in Turkey. Reflects on unsafe and unsustainable organizing practices, and how they push people out of activism. Plus some nice music tips!

The Nap Ministry – Rest is Resistance

sick woman theory – great essay by johanna hedva

Growing Together: A guide to collective care by New Naratif  –  A nice comic about the importance of collective care rather than “self care”.

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trauma, repression, healing

zine from activist trauma support, supporting ourselves

Kurdish Freedom and PTSD: War, Depression, Suicide, Silence by Hawzhin Azeez

free panic attacks course

Police Brutality and Activist Trauma Support and Recovery – Roots of Change Collective, Aotearoa New Zealand. Direct link to zine here

Generative Somatics – a tool to “engage the body…to align our actions with values and vision, and heal from the impacts of trauma and oppression”.

Somatics for Activism – a group working to make generative somatics courses available for activists in Europe

Article from Hambi on (long term) effects of repression on people living in the occupation

Mutual aid, trauma and resiliency – a nice zine by the Jane Addams collective

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Plan to Thrive – “a collaborative blog project to encourage and support the health and wellbeing of people and groups engaged in working for social and ecological justice.” Lots of good resources.

EcoDharma – retreat center for activists in Catalan Pyrenees who run courses including Sustaining Resistance:Empowering Renewal

Ulex Project – Training center for social movements in Catalonia, Spain

Seeds for Change – “offer training, facilitation, online resources and other support for campaigns, community groups and co-operatives.” Resources for many aspects of campaigning.

Irresistible: plenty of ressources around sustainable activism and action support for BIPOC organisers and allies

Tripod training collective offers training, facilitation, conflict mediation and other support

The work that reconnects founded by Joanna Macy

Movement Generation – Resources for Resilience Based Organising

IDA USA Sustainable Activism resource list – many good links

Radical Herbalism UK – site of the uk radical herbalism gatherings. Has a lot of interesting resources and links.

Feros, center for nature connection and social transformation in Belgium

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Activist Mediation Network UK

Push or Pull Podcast on Conflict Mediation/Resolution/Transformation from European Youth For Action

Seeds for change conflict booklet

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Caring communities, collective care
Anti oppression work

The art of allyship, healing justice podcast from irresitible

Chronicles podcast about chronic illness

Very detailed collaborative document on how to make activism more accessible. Great resource.

Crippling the resistance: no revolution without us – empowering article with lots of ideas and examples of people being part of the revolution with disabilities, also check out their great book: Care work, dreaming disability justice

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Activist History
Protest Culture – interesting history about the anti roads movement in UK in the 1990s.

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