NAC Syllabus

Research & Resources

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Friends in Other Cities

Ancestors and Inspirations

Rebel Cities

Decentralized Social Movements / organizing

Bookchin & Social Ecology

Syria and Rojava

Direct Democracy

Mutual Aid

Direct Action

Solidarity

Cooperative Economy

Self defense

Racial Justice

Police / ICE / Criminal Injustice

Gentrification

The Commons

Participatory Budgeting

Liberatory Technology

Good Conduct for Organizers

Understanding the Opposition

Security Issues

Zines, Pamphlets and posters

Longer Reads

Books, Publishers, and Media

Left Media

Local Media

Urban Issues

Rad Publishers & Bookstores

Friends in Other Cities

Portland Assembly

Cooperation Jackson

Alto Trump

INDIVISIBLE Guide 

We Are Plan C 
Barcenlona en Comu 

Institute for Social Ecology

Ungovernable 2017 Resolution

Ancestors and Inspirations

The Young Patriots & The Original Rainbow Coalition

Sixth Declaration of the Zapatistas

Fred Hampton of the Chicago Black Panthers

Horizontalidad: Where Everyone Leads (Yes! Magazine) 

Port Huron Statement of the Students for a Democratic Society (1962)


Rebel Cities  

Is America ready for a municipalist movement (ROAR magazine) 

Open Source Cities (Transnational Institute)

Communalism Pamphlet

Consolidating Power (ROAR magazine)

Robert Graham on Assemblies in Brazil, Greece and Turkey

The Transition Town Movement

Decentralized Social Movements / organizing

Bookchin & Social Ecology

Srsly Wrong Podcast 96 - Google Murray Bookchin 

Janet Biehl - Bookchin's Revolutionary Program 

Bookchin - The meaning of Confederalism

Institute for Social Ecology -

Libertarian Municipalism: an Overview

On Spontaneity and Organization

Open Source Ecology - Technologies for an ecological society

Syria and Rojava

Dilar Dirik - Building Democracy Without the State.

Democratic Confederalism - Abdullah Ocalan 

Rojava's Communes and Councils 

Syrian Revolutionary Coordinating Committees

Democratic Modernity vs. Capitalist Modernity 

What western feminists can learn from the women's struggle in Syria -

Cooperative Economy of Rojava Site detailing the developing cooperative economy in Bakur & Rojava

P2P foundation- Autonomy in Rojava - good compilation of interviews and source documents

Revolution is a mass of contradictions (interview) 

Janet Biehl interview 

Constitution of Rojava Constitution of Rojava

Democratic Confederalism in Kurdistan 

Direct Democracy

Direct Democracy: Popular self-management beyond hierarchy

Guidebook to Direct Democracy In Switzerland And Beyond 

Heather Marsh: government as mass collaboration

Mutual Aid

MUTUAL AID TOOLBOX 

Hierarchy is Detrimental for Human Cooperation -

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

Direct Action

Organizing for Power - Direct Action Planning Template

Solidarity

From charity to solidarity: a critique of ally politics (ROAR Magazine, January 2016)

 Who Is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-optation

The Politics of Solidarity: Six Nations, Leadership, and the Settler Left

Cooperative Economy

What is the Solidarity Economy?

Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson on Democracy Now!, December 2017

Self defense

Know Your (Gun) Rights! A Primer for Radicals 

The Anti-Racist Neighborhood Watch Starter Kit 

Racial Justice

Platform of the Movement for Black Lives

Philosophy of Racism and Racialization (video):

For White Accomplices 

Philosophy of Racism and Racialization (video):

Identity Crisis - A history of Identity politics and the left

Police / ICE / Criminal Injustice

Police abolition syllabus

A World Without Police (pamphlet)

6 Ideas for a World Without Police (Rolling Stone)

Fighting Deportation and Immigration Raids

Gentrification

Communities of Resistance - An Anti-Capitalist Response to Gentrification

        

The Commons

Elinor Ostrom's 8 Principles for Managing A Commons

Ostrom in the City: Design Principles for the Urban Commons

Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm

"The Power of Neighborhood" and The Commons 

Participatory Budgeting

What is participatory budgeting?

Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation in America (Kyle has this and is happy to lend it out)

Meet the Citizens Who Helped Decide Their City’s Budget—and Got Better Buses, Benches, and Crosswalks 

Liberatory Technology

P2P Foundation 

Liquid Feedback / on Wikipedia

DemocracyOS

Collaborative e-democracy on Wikipedia

Loomio

Good Conduct for Organizers

Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements

The Tyranny of Structurelessness

Techniques for consensus decision making in large groups: the spokespersons council method

Consensus Decision Making

Ronda Rousey vs. Bruce Lee: What Progressives Can Learn from Mixed Martial Arts & Game Theory

SOME ZAPATISTA PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES…

Center For Story-Based Strategy 

Understanding the Opposition

Neoliberalism Is a Political Project (Jacobin, July 2016)

Lecture and Book - The History of White People

Political Research Associates Resources for Organizers

The Journal of Hate Studies

Trump’s First Hundred Days and the Fascist Agenda

The FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement

The Alt-Right Is Using Trump

Hannah Arendt on Loneliness as the Common Ground for Terror and How Tyrannical Regimes Use Isolation as a Weapon of Oppression

The Safety Pin and the Swastika

Security Issues

CRYPTO-FASCISTS AND PRO-WHITE SEPARATISTS ARE ENTERING AND RECRUITING FROM PROGRESSIVE CIRCLES. THIS ESSAY OFFERS SOME GUIDELINES FOR IDENTIFYING AND DEALING WITH THIS GROWING PROBLEM.

CW:  Right-wing website.  Do NOT read the comments.

* http://www.amren.com/news/2016/11/keeping-an-eye-on-the-lefties/ *

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Because these people are mega-trolls, if nothing else:

Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications

Portland Assembly Computer Security Toolkit

Privacy Tools 

Master Password App 

KeePass download page 

Privacy Tools Secure Password Generator

VeraCrypt

TOR Browser

TAILS OS 

Don't use Windows 10 - It's a privacy nightmare 

Friendica 

Zines, Pamphlets and posters

#TrumpTheRegime: Resources and Ongoing Resistance to Trump and the Far-Right 

Longer Reads

Zapatista Manuals

        Autonomous Government I

        Autonomous Government II

        Autonomous Resistance

Books, Publishers, and Media

Media

Jacobin Magazine

ROAR Magazine (including a short profile of NAC’s summer 2017 activities in issue 6)

Current Affairs

In These Times

Dissent Magazine

Truthout

Truth Dig

Industrial Worker

The Guardian

Democracy Now!

Local Media

Cascadia Magazine

Native Daily Network

YES! Magazine

Urban Issues

Strong Towns

Rad Publishers & Bookstores

Verso Books

Haymarket Books

AK Press

Left Bank Books