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Anarchism In Action: Methods, Tactics, Skills, and Ideas (final draft)

by Shawn Ewald Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2001 at 1:27 PM

[Feel free to forward to other lists that would find this information useful] I have completed the final draft of the first edition of Anarchism In Action: Methods, Tactics, Skills, and Ideas. A book of practical organizing and activist information for anarchists and other radicalanti-authoritarian activists. http://www.radio4all.org/aia/

[Feel free to forward to other lists that would find this information


I have completed the final draft of the first edition of Anarchism In

Action: Methods, Tactics, Skills, and Ideas. A book of practical

organizing and activist information for anarchists and other radical


authoritarian activists.


The final edition has many corrections and new additions and the web

version has been slightly organized for more convenient browsing. I have

also created a PDF of the book.

As always, I encourage you to copy, mirror, print out, but above all use

this information. What follows is the book's new table of contents:


Forms of Decisionmaking and Organization

Direct Democracy


Affinity Groups


Federations and Networks

Communication: Getting the word out

Postering, Tabling, and Propaganda Distribution

Wheatpasting Made Fun and Simple


Tips on Giving Speeches and Presentations

Traditional Alternative media

How To Start An Alternative Campus Newspaper

Doing Your Own Zine


The Internet and Indymedia

Using Mailing Lists for Outreach and Organizing

Independent Media


Mainstream Press Relations

How to Write Effective Press Releases

Excerpts from "An activist guide to exploiting the Media"

Doing Radio Interviews

Organizing and Action

Types of Organizing

Community Organizing

Labor Organizing

Building Coalitions

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

What is...?

Wombling tips

Group Movement Situations

Shield Wall Formations and Tactics


Planning and Executing a Hit

The Nighttime Gardener (GE Crop Destruction)

Squatting as a Protest Tactic

Hunger Strikes

Street Parties and Street Theater

How to start a street party

Organizing Pageants and Parades

Design Ideas for Puppets

How to Build Stilts

Billboard Improvement

Jail Solidarity

Security, Protection, and Self-Defense

Security Practices and Security Culture

Excerpts from "COINTELPRO: The Danger We Face"

Choosing Your Friends Wisely for Illegal Activities

Mail Security

Warning Signs of Covert Eavesdropping or Bugging

Computer Security

Police Tactics and Your Legal Rights

Investigators' Dirty Tricks

Walking through a Grand Jury

Just say No to the FBI, RCMP and the Police

Legal Observers

Guidelines, Strategy and Tactics for Legal Observers

Effective Videotaping Techniques for Legal Observers

Action Reconnaissance and Scouting

Basic First Aid and Street Medics

Your First Aid Kit


Burn Emergencies

First Aid for Cuts, Scrapes, Puncture Wounds At A Glance

Treating Bruises

Treating Bone and Joint Injury

Treatment for Chemical Weapons Injuries

Street Medics

Physical Self-Defense

Anarchist Projects

Social Centers, Community Spaces, and Squats

From "Italy's Cultural Underground"

Community Gardens

The Squatter's Handbook

How to Squat a Building


Microradio Stations

Introduction and suggestions

Confronting the FCC and Defending Your Micropower Station From Being

Shut Down

What To Do when the FCC Knocks On Your Door

Mutual Aid Projects

Introduction and Mutual Aid Societies

Ithaca Health Fund

Child-minding Co-ops

How to Start a Community Kitchen

Free Bins

Tenant's Unions

Free Schools


Food Not Bombs

Homes Not Jails

Anti-Racist Action



Earth First!

Reclaim The Streets

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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