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You’ll find on this page LINKS AND RESOURCES (and often already compiled guides of further resources) to assist anyone and everyone dealing with immediate and ongoing resistance work, political, social justice and human rights issues. There are also TOOLS and SYLLABI below. We aim to keep these resources easily accessible, clear, and readily available and shareable. When we find compiled resources we often eliminate others to reduce redundancy and confusion. All links and tools below have been reviewed for accuracy and continued access in the summer of 2022.
This is not an exhaustive list, and there are a number of categories below that we are actively in the process of researching and building resource guides around — as you may know, websites aren’t always maintained and some of our resources have gone dark and been removed. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with links, resources, or any suggestions for this guide, or if you’d like to volunteer to help update and maintain it.
USING THIS PAGE / NAVIGATING THE ACCORDIONS BELOW: Each of the below categories is followed by media types under which you will resources related to that topic area – click on any of the PLUS (+) symbols to expand the resources found there (ie: SYLLABI, READING LISTS, etc).
PLEASE NOTE: the information available here is largely US based and focused, as the OS is based in Lenapehoking / Brooklyn, though our community extends beyond this country’s imaginary borders. What we’ve gathered here is an attempt to have extensive tools for use without attempting to house “everything” for all global citizens. If there is an area you’d particularly like to see covered that is not included, we welcome your input!
PUBLIC HEALTH AND COLLECTIVE CARE
- Resources for Help
- Find a Verified Abortion Provider (Abortion Finder)
- Find Abortion Services Near You or call 1-800-230-PLAN (Planned Parenthood)
- #AbortionPillsForever (Shout Your Abortion)
- The Plan C Guide to Abortion Pill Access: Support & Resources (Plan C Pills)
- Need an abortion? National Network of Abortion Funds “The National Network of Abortion Funds is here to connect you with organizations that can support your financial and logistical needs as you arrange for your abortion.”
- I Need An A (built and maintained by A Team Tech)
- The Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline
- Aid Access (initiative by Dr. Rebecca Gomperts)
- TransLash’s Trans-Affirming Guide to Roe v. Wade
- Repro Legal Defense Fund
- Donate to Funds
- High-tech surveillance in post-Roe America: Chilling new report outlines possible future (by Kathryn Joyce, Salon.com)
- Tips for Trans-Inclusive Reporting on Abortion and Reproductive Care (credit: @translawcenter)
- Abortion Explained: Disability Justice We Testify
- Out of the Alley: How self-managed abortion looks today. (by Lux Alptraum and Erika Moen, The Nib)
ABOLITION, ANTIRACISM AND EQUITY
- Antiracist Syllabus (Iowa State University)
- Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism (ally-oriented; credit: Citizenship and Social Justice)
- Black Lives Matter PGI Micro Syllabus (all articles free to download through August 2020; credit: Politics, Groups and Identities @ Routledge)
- Prison Abolition Syllabus (credit: African-American Intellectual History Society)
- Abolition Overview and Syllabus (credit: Autostraddle)
- Justice Reform Syllabus (credit: Vera Institute of Justice)
- Black Lives Matter Syllabi
- BLACK LIVES MATTER Spring 2021 Syllabus (credit: Professor Melissa Harris-Perry)
- Black Lives Matter: Race, Policing, and Protest, #syllabus Resources (credit: Library Research Guides at Wellesley College)
- Black Lives Matter PGI Micro-Syllabus (credit: Politics, Groups, and Identities Journal)
- Charlottesville Syllabus – a resource created by the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. With resources selected and summaries written by UVa graduate students, this abridged version of the Syllabus is organized into six sections that offer contemporary and archival primary and secondary sources (articles, books, responses, a documentary, databases) and a list of important terms for discussing white supremacy. Only “additional resources” are not available online (but can be found either through JSTOR, at the library, or for purchase).
- GET OUT Syllabus (credit: Crystal Boson, PhD)
- What does prison abolition mean? Reading List (credit: seattle public library)
- Prison Abolition Reading List [Short] (Nathan Goodman, for Center for a Stateless Society)
- Abolition Reading List (The Abusable Past @ Radical History Review)
- “Prisons, Police, and Abolition” Reading List (Plus Free Book Download; from Because We’ve Read)
- The End of Policing, by Alex S. Vitale
- Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?; A Truthout Collection edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar and Alana Yu-lan Price
- Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for Abolitionists (Free online text via prisonpolicy.org)
- Police Abolition 101: What a World Without Cops Would Look Like (in Mother Jones)
- What ‘Defund the Police’ Actually Means (Annie Lowrey, in The Atlantic)
- Defund (and redesign) everything. (in Deep Code)
- How Black Lives Matter Changed the Way Americans Fight for Freedom (Frank Leon Roberts for the ACLU)
- Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List
- Black Lives Matter Instructional Library (with read-aloud options)
- Master List of Black Revolutionary Readings
- Black Anarchism Reader – Full (free) PDF Download from Black Rose Anarchist Federation
- Angela Davis on Abolition, Defund Police, More on Democracy Now (June 6, 2020)
- Performative Allyship is Deadly (here’s what to do instead)
- America, This is Your Chance (Op-Ed, Michelle Alexander, in the New York Times)
- Combahee Throughline Immersion with Sangodare / Alexis Pauline Gumbs
- Prison Abolition Organizing Toolkit (credit: Critical Resistance)
- Resources for Accountability & Actions for Black Lives
- Transform Harm, a resource hub for ending violence, from Mariame Kaba.
- Resource Guide: Prisons, Policing, and Punishment (credit: Micah Herskind)
- Prison Abolitionist Resources (credit: Empty Cages Collective, UK)
- Resources to help Queer and Trans Prisoners
- Antiracist Starter Pack: Resources & Tools Regarding Racism and Anti/Blackness (& How to be a better ally)
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
- White Allyship 101: Resources to Get to Work (from the Dismantle Collective)
- Southern Poverty Law Center Campus Guide to Countering “Alt-Right” (direct link to pdf)
- Abolitionist Toolbox (credit: Project Nia)
- Transformative Justice Resources (credit: NYC Transformative Justice Hub)
- TAKING ACTION ON IMMIGRANT DETENTION (google doc) a summary of reported recommendations [compiled by Kelly McConney Moore, email@example.com] *includes: legislative advocacy, how to be an ally during raids, organizations to donate to, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS guides and links to other information, political platforms and positions, protests/visibility, volunteer opportunities, boycotts, how to be a sponsor or offer sanctuary.
- BORDER ADVOCACY GROUPS (many in google doc above) from the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- WHAT YOU CAN DO TO CLOSE THE CAMPS (again some repeats) from Yopp!
- UNDERSTANDING AND OFFSETTING IMMIGRATION BAIL (article with resources, links, and organizations supporting direct funding)
- On Indigenization and Decolonizing Your Syllabus:
- Decolonizing your syllabus: you may have missed some steps (Credit: Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR)
- Podcasts on Indigenization (Credit: Ivy Podcast Discovery)
- The Nasiona Podcast: Decolonizing & Indigenizing Storytelling, Part 1 and Part 2 (credit: hosted by and talk given by Julián Esteban Torres López)
- Decolonizing the Classroom (Credit: Liberated Genius)
- Decolonizing Your Classroom (Part One in a free series) (Credit: The Activist Classroom)
- 100 ways to indigenize and decolonize academic programs and courses from Shaunee Pete, Little Pine First Nations, University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
PROTEST and ORGANIZING SAFETY, CONTACTING YOUR REPS, VOTING, ETC. (US FOCUSED)
- 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
- iOS shortcut blurs faces & metadata from protest images
- Organizing Resources (credit: Survived & Punished)
- NEVERTHELESS, THEY RESISTED (SMARTER, WITH BETTER TOOLS): some basics on resisting smarter, safer, within your rights.
- Firstly, if you’re hitting the streets, you should know your rights as a protestor. aclu.org/know-your-rights
- FOR NEXT STEPS, START HERE: (META-LIST): RESISTANCE MANUAL (A Project of Stay Woke) If you feel, on any day, that what you need to do most is get informed/learn, their “resistance tools” wiki is full of videos, podcasts, and strategic tools.
- PROTECT YOUR DATA: A 70-Day Web Security Action Plan for Artists and Activists Under Siege (credit: Candace Williams)
- BE PREPARED FOR ICE RAIDS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: ICE Raids Toolkit: Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests (from the Immigrant Defense Project)
- You can locate any of your elected officials and their contact information on Common Cause. Here’s their guide to Finding and Learning about your Representatives.
- You can find out what bills are being voted on, what your reps voted, all their information, and far far more on the COUNTABLE app, conveniently scaled to mobile device use.
- Nervous about calling? we’ve got an article for that: How to Call Your Reps When You Have Social Anxiety
- BRUSH UP ON YOUR US HISTORY / GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE
Feeling rusty in your basic understanding of how civics / US government works? You are not alone. So many people have sheepishly told me they feel they’re not capable of fully engaging in resistance because they don’t really understand how the government really works. Luckily, there’s lots of resources to help you out with that.
DISABILITY AND ACCESS
- Society of Disabled Oracles (credit: Alice Wong, Aimi Hamraie, and Jen White-Johnson) “This is a website featuring ‘telegrams’ by disabled oracles to the world in the form of text, video, audio, and graphic art. A living chorus and archive of disabled wisdom from the past, present and future.”
- Accessibility in the Arts: A Promise and a Practice (credit: Carolyn Lazard)
- Alt Text as Poetry (credit: Shannon Finnegan and Bojana Coklyat)
- AccessThat: Digital Accessibility Basics (credit: Rooted in Rights)
- #CripTheVote Blog (credit: Alice Wong, Andrew Pulrang, and Gregg Beratan)
MUTUAL AID AND SOLIDARITY
- SYLLABI to SUPPORT SOLIDARITY, (r)EVOLUTION and CHANGE MAKING (at Duke University Press)
- Navigating the Threat of Pandemic Syllabus Amid the worldwide spread of COVID-19, it’s a challenging time, and our thoughts are with those affected by this disease. In support and solidarity, we are providing free access to the following books and journal articles to help build knowledge and understanding of how we navigate the spread of communicable diseases.
- Care in Uncertain Times Syllabus As we collectively deal with the implications of social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and a global pandemic, questions of care and self-care have become ever more important. These books, issues, and articles investigate different ways that care can bind together individuals and communities where larger institutions or governments fail to intervene. They show how radical care is essential to enduring precarity and to laying the groundwork for new futures.
- Mutual Aid Document
- Natl Resource List — Minneapolis Uprising & Beyond
- ANTI CORPORATE PRIDE Reclaim Pride Coalition NYC
- Money-Handling and Taxes for Mutual Aid Groups (credit: Barnard Center for Research on Women)
- Collective Care Is Our Best Weapon against Pandemic and Endemic Disasters (credit: Cindy Milstein and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief)
- Mutual Aid Funds & Public Assistance Trans Lifeline
PEER TO PEER (P2P), HORIZONTAL AND OPEN SOURCE STRATEGIES
- The Hologram: Feminist, Peer-to-Peer Health for a Post-Pandemic Future by Cassie Thornton (may be available at your local library, etc.)
TECH FOR REVOLUTION
- Stop LAPD Spying Coalition See “Our Research And Resources”
- AUTOMATING BANISHMENT: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land
- Defund Surveillance: Our campaign to dissect and defund LAPD’s $3.1 billion yearly budget
- The Stalker State: An interactive journey through the architecture police use to control us
- The Algorithmic Ecology: An Abolitionist Tool for Organizing Against Algorithms
PAST RESOURCE ARCHIVE, TOPIC SPECIFIC
NOTE: this archive includes previous areas of resource collection that are not necessarily evergreen / are no longer actively useful in relationship to past events and crises but may be useful for research and/or to follow up on ongoing practices and efforts following activist work in these locations or around these topics.
- The Standing Rock Syllabus Project (credit: Public Seminar)
- Standing Rock Two Spirit Nation
- To voice your opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, call:
- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, at 701-328-2200.
- The White House, at 202-456-1111.
- Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline owner ― Lee Hanse, executive vice president, 210-403-6455; Glenn Emery, vice president, 210-403-6762; Michael (Cliff) Waters, lead analyst, 713-989-2404.
- Army Corps of Engineers, which issued the permit allowing construction of the pipeline, even though it would cross under the Missouri River within a half-mile of the Sioux reservation boundary, at 202-761-5903.
- How to Contact the 3 Dozen Banks Still Backing Dakota Access Pipeline Companies (credit: YES! Magazine)
- Volunteer remotely with legal or media skills:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 701-301-2238.
- Trump 101 Syllabus
- Trump 2.0 Syllabus
- #IAmNotAfraid Curriculum for All Educators and Organizers, for our Children (A Response to the Results of the US Presidential Election and Donald Trump) — Jana Lynne Umipig, prepared for students and staff at El Puente
- Material suggested by anthropologists and others in response to question of what we should read/discuss in light of victories of both Donald Trump in US and Brexit campaign in UK
(This list includes explicitly ethnographic accounts, journalism prioritising ‘voices’ from conservative (or conservative-voting in 2016) communities, first-person memoirs and commentary. Some are slightly older, many are recent. Some are a little more tangential than others, of course this is a pretty nebulous area, communities that are ill defined, not homogenous, not necessarily ‘conservative’ in universally accepted ways, not always White, not always poor etc etc.)
- Retailers to boycott