ABOVE: The Chinese character for “Crisis” means danger and opportunity.
Activists now must use today’s crises to win major systemic or structural change,
as our ancestors did in the 1930s and 1960s in the U.S. and Scandinavia.
No need to “reinvent the wheel” — change is made from “ideas lying around.”
BELOW (30-min. video): Lifelong strategist/author George Lakey
explains in “How We Win” why polarization is the “forge” that heats
systemic change. (Also see the Trailer for his new bio-pic).
See Ukraine & Nonviolent Resistance, the Best Hope
MORE LINKS COMING SOON:
Please revisit and share widely.
- ActivistTraining.org for all the best training resources,
Webinars, workshops, classes, manual and guides, and
Bill Moyer’s widely acclaimed Movement Action Plan,
8 Stages of Social Movements and 4 Roles of Activists
- More from George Lakey, Bill Moyer
& Movement for a New Society
- 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 & Indian Independence Movement
- US Civil Rights Movement & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Dr. Gene Sharp & The Albert Einstein Institution
- Civil Disobedience & Nonviolent Direct Action
- Beautiful Trouble & Beautiful Rising resources
- START GUIDE: Macroanalysis Study Groups (developed by MNSers) &
Building a Peace System: Summary & 330-page pdf ( email Bob Irwin for readings )
- Transnational Campaigns
- Elections, Voting & Parties
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