* ANALYSIS, STRATEGY & TACTICS
Find best free webinars, manuals, resources
at Macroanalysis & ActivistTraining.org.
Also Bill Moyer’s timely Movement Action Plan plus
8 Stages of Social Movements & 4 Roles of Activists.
- More from George Lakey, Bill Moyer & Movement for a New Society*
- Beautiful Trouble & Beautiful Rising resources
- START GUIDE: Macroanalysis Study Groups
& Building a Peace System: Summary &
330-page pdf (email Bob Irwin for readings )
- Nonviolence & Social Change
- Nonviolence International & Database of over 300 Tactics
- Why Nonviolence: Free 10-page PDF; History + Methods,
Theory + Relevance, Q+A, Wikipedia, READ MORE
- Gandhi & the Indian Independence Movement
- US Civil Rights Movement & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Dr. Gene Sharp & The Albert Einstein Institution
- Civil Disobedience & Nonviolent Direct Action
HOW CHANGE HAPPENS:
Kurt Lewin’s Change Management Model–three stage theory of change is commonly referred to as Unfreeze, Change, Freeze (or Refreeze) On such important issues, the forces exerted by an argument, no matter how persuasive, may not be enough to change peoples’ attitudes. Broader changes at the institutional level may be necessary in order to effect sufficient change on one’s life space to precipitate shifts in important attitudes. References: Lewin, K. (1951).
Visit MovementforaNew Society.org for the best strategic and tactical resources
by Bill Moyer, George Lakey and other leading MNS strategists and organizers
*Strategy & Tactics from MNS/
Movement for a New Society
“Nonviolent direct action is a set of tactics that go outside conventional means of advocacy… Community organizers sometimes call it ‘street heat’ — blocking entrances, boycotting, fasting, tree-sitting… “
Thus GEORGE LAKEY, MNS co-founder, strategist and trainer, begins his 2019 manual, “How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning.” And none are more qualified to interpret and promote the MNS approach to “Analysis, Vision and Strategy,” having lived, learned and developed it throughout his six full decades as a leader in many movements and campaigns from Civil Rights and Vietnam to the Movement for Black Lives. Access/download Lakey’s:
- many articles and essays at WagingNonviolence.org
- many books and bio here
- 30-min. video summary Polarization & “How We Win“
- trailer for his new bio doc at GeorgeLakeyFilm.com.
- Builds credibility
- Confirms the perception that all progressive causes are blocked by the economic elite
- Connects the desired future with innovations happening now, and
- Provides a common platform on which multiple movements can unite.
BILL MOYER (1933-2002), the other most influential MNS strategist and co-founder, is best known for his “Movement Action Plan” (MAP) conceptual framework. Its comprehensive descriptions of his “Eight Stages of Social Movements” and “Four Roles of Activists” are detailed in his seminal organizing manual, “Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements“, all explained at ActivistTraining.org. Also Bill Moyer’s final training video and MNSers play “Rainstorm,”
a 2-minute “light-and-lively” (ice-breaker game) in 2009.
Other prominent MNS authors, theorists and strategists include: David Albert, Michael Beer (NonviolenceInternational.net), Steve Chase (Solidarity 2020 and Beyond), Chuck Collins (IPS-DC.org), George Lakey, Robert A. Irwin ( Building a Peace System ; digital searchable), Barbara Jensen, Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Pamela Haines, Betsy Leondar-Wright, Stephen Zunes. Other prolific MNS writers now deceased include: Lynne Shivers, Lillian and George Willoughby, and Felice Yeskel.