Key Websites

Current Nonviolent Resistance Campaigns in the U.S.A.

2020 Election related sites and literature:

Choose Democracy

Protect the Results 

Unarmed Civilian Protection and Accompaniment Training

Heading for a Coup and what to do about it

ACLU Know Your Voting Rights

Resources to Stop a Coup  comprehensive list from War Resisters league

Hold the Line, a Guide to Defending Democracy  by Hardy Merriman, Ankur Asthana, Marium Navid and Kifah Shah

Democracy Defense | Public Resources from Training for Change  A very comprehensive list of related resources

How Workers Can Help Defeat a Trump Coup by Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director

The Resistance Calendar Major national listing of actions created by Michael Moore.

413 staying connected for action Relevant activity in the 413 area code on these Facebook pages.

Stand with Standing Rock "In honor of our future generations, we fight this pipeline to protect our water, our sacred places, and all living beings."​

The Last Real Indiansinews feed on relevant Indigenous topics.

#NoDAPL Solidarity  Supports the Indigenous led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Activist Organizations.

Camp of the Sacred Stone is the Inyan wakankagapi otip-Sacred Stone Camp from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, water protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Oceti Sakowin Camp is a unified encampment of Water Protectors dedicated to protecting their land and water against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

DeFund DAPL  Works to pressure the banks funding Dakota Access Pipeline.

Indigenous People's Power Project (ip3) provides daily direct action trainings for Standing Rock.

Indigenous Environmental Network an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose shared mission is to protect the sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by respecting and adhering to Indigenous knowledge and natural law

Native Organizers Alliance is dedicated to building the organizing capacity of Native organizers and groups building grassroots power for change among native peoples across the continent.

The Resistance Center for Peace & Justice recognizes and resists the ills created from oppression and the culture of militarism in Western Massachusetts and beyond. They post a calendar of local events as well.

International Indian Treaty Council  works for sovereignty and self-determination for Indigenous Peoples and for the recognition and protection of their human rights, treaties, traditional cultures and sacred lands. One our RSI Fellows, Carol Kalafatic, has worked with this organization as well.

Racial Justice Rising/Mass Slavery Apology  is a small, all-volunteer racial justice organization based in Franklin County, Massachusetts with an excellent resource list.

Activist Organizations

War Resisters League Resisting war at home & war abroad since 1923

Nonviolence International  Researches and promotes nonviolent action, a culture of peace, and seeks to reduce violence and passivity worldwide. 

Resource Center for Nonviolence  Founded in 1976, this is a peace and justice organization promoting the practice of nonviolent social change

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is an independent, non-profit educational foundation that develops and encourages the study and use of civilian-based, nonmilitary strategies aimed at establishing and defending human rights, democratic self-rule and justice worldwide. Includes multimedia resources and webinars with literature translated into 50 languages.

The Catholic Worker Movement  US organization consisting of local communities that gives hospitality to the poor and practices civil disobedience against militarism

Food not Bombs  For over 30 years the movement has worked to end hunger and has supported actions to stop the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people, end exploitation and the destruction of the earth and its beings.

Adbusters  Creative activism against commercial ads. Anticonsumerism and Buy-Nothing

Black Lives Matter  A call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates American society.

Voices for Creative Nonviolence  Engages in action to challenge U.S. economic and military warfare waged in the Middle East, in Pakistan and in Afghanistan

Critical Resistance Seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. 

The Fellowship of Reconciliation In the USA works with faith based nonviolent activism.

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is dedicated to bringing together Iraqi and international civil societies through concrete actions to build together another Iraq, with peace and Human Rights for all.

Activist Support Tools

The Change is a unique collection of more than 1,000 resources for activists and organizers including workshop resources, case studies and articles.

Build A Movement (BAM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to researching and spreading knowledge on the methods of nonviolent, grassroots activism to promote democracy, human rights and social change.

AYNI provides resources for decentralized networking structures.

Momentum is dedicated to teaching and learning the craft of popular movements fighting for justice.

Rhize Global network based in the US with activists that work as coaches and catalysts in order to facilitate the mutual learning and exchange of experiences and knowledge between movements working for nonviolent social change. 

Organizing for Power, Organizing for Change lessons learned by Lisa Fithian, a trainer with over 30 years of organizing with the student, environmental, labor, immigrant, anti-war and global justice grassroots movements.

Social Movement Technologies’ mission is to provide organizing strategy, training and campaign support to build progressive power and win in the digital age.

The Movement and the Madman  will be the first feature documentary to chronicle the peace movement’s crucial role in limiting and ending the long and brutal war in Vietnam, proving that nonviolent protest movements can and do make a difference. Projected release: Late 2021. A generous supporter of the film recently offered a $10,000 matching challenge through the end of February. Whatever you are able to donate now to support the film will be doubled. All donations are tax-deductible through the film’s fiscal sponsor, Filmmakers Collaborative SF. 

Organizations that give nonviolent accompaniment in order to protect threatened groups in conflict areas

Peace Brigades International  Promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights defenders since 1981

Christian Peacemaker Team  Building partnerships to transform violence and oppression.

Muslim Peacemakers Team  Bring Iraqis together in peace to work for the good of the country. Encourage Iraqi people to be self-sufficient in the face of the violence across the country.

Nonviolent Peace Force   As an unarmed, paid civilian peacekeeping force, Nonviolent Peaceforce fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians.

Resistance Information Resources

openDemocracy - Politics & Activism is a website for debate about international politics and culture, offers news and opinion articles from established academics, jourmalists and policymakers devoted to current issues in world affairs. One of their sections focuses on politics and activism