Anarchism in Action: Methods, Tactics, Skills, and Ideas
Second Edition (draft)
Complied and Edited by Shawn Ewald


Forms of Decisionmaking and Organization

Direct Democracy
Meetings and Facilitation
Affinity Groups
Federations and Networks

Communication: Getting the word out

Postering, Tabling, and Propaganda Distribution

Tips on Giving Speeches and Presentations

Traditional Alternative media


The Internet and Indymedia

Mainstream Press Relations

Organizing and Action

Types of Organizing

Community Organizing
Labor Organizing
Student Organizing
Building Coalitions
Housecalls as an Organizing Tool

Types of Actions

Protests/Public Order Situations
Strikes and Labor Actions

Le Tute Bianche, W.O.M.B.L.E.S., Black Blocs, and Police Confrontation


Squatting as a Protest Tactic
Rooftop Occupations

Hunger Strikes

Street Parties and Street Theater

Billboard Improvement
Jail Solidarity

Security, Protection, and Self-Defense

Security Practices and Security Culture

Police Tactics and Your Legal Rights
Legal Observers
Action Reconnaissance and Scouting

Basic First Aid and Street Medics
Physical Self-Defense

Anarchist Projects

Anti-Racist Action
Community Supported Agriculture
Earth First!
Food Not Bombs
Free Schools
Homes Not Jails

Microradio Stations

Mutual Aid Projects

Reclaim The Streets

Social Centers, Community Spaces, and Squats

Tenant's Unions

Fundraising and Non-Profit Organizations

Fundraising Activities
Grant Proposal Writing and Foundation Funding
Starting an unincorporated association or non-profit

References and Recommended Reading

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