Resource Pointer #396 (Political Activism Guides)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*How to Win Campaigns, 100 Steps to Success 2005* Book, Chris Rose. A comprehensive exploration of what works in campaigning, a practical how-to guide for using principles and strategy in campaigning as a new form of public politics. Final chapter examines how campaigns have changed the political scene in the UK, with new research on the transformation of ideas into commonly accepted ‘norms’. 231 pages. $29.95. Contact Earthscan, 8-12 Camden High Street; London NW1 0JH, UK; phone +44 (0)20 7387-8558; fax +44 (0)20 7387-8998; email firstname.lastname@example.org/; website http://www.earthscan.co.uk.
*How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings, 2004* Book, Felix Dodds. Provides guidance for participation in intergovernmental meetings, as a stakeholder or a government official. Contains tips for navigating the intergovernmental hot spots of New York and Geneva, lists of UN commissions, conferences and permanent missions, contact details of key international organizations, NGOs and stakeholder groups and useful web addresses. 169 pages. $35. Contact Earthscan, 8-12 Camden High Street; London NW1 0JH, UK; phone +44 (0)20 7387-8558; fax +44 (0)20 7387-8998; email email@example.com; website http://www.earthscan.co.uk.
*The Global Activist’s Manual: Local Ways to Change the World, 2002* Book, edited by Mike Prokosch and Laura Raymond. Looks at the protests in Seattle, Genoa, and Ottawa and introduces the reader to farmers in Iowa, industrial workers in Tennessee, and anti-sweatshop activists in Maine who are connecting global injustices to their local issues. Includes practical organizing ideas, how-to section on effective media work, fundraising, and organizing. 324 pages. $15.95. Contact Publishers Group West, 1700 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710; phone (510) 528-1444; fax (510) 528-3444; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.pgw.com.
*The Virtual Activist 2.0: A Training Course,* website, http://environment.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=environment&zu=http://www.netaction.org/training/. A guide for activists and nonprofit organizations about using email and the Web for political campaigns and public policy issues. Includes sections discussing the use of email for outreach, organizing and advocacy as well as web-based advocacy, outreach tools. Website http://environment.about.com/od/activism.
*Building Healthy Communities From the Ground Up: Environmental Justice in California, 2003* Book, Martha Matsuoka. Describes environmental conditions in the state’s most severely impacted communities, and develops policy recommendations to address these issues. Defines a strategic direction for building healthy communities and achieving environmental justice in California. 34 pages. Available as a free download at http://www.environmentalhealth.org/BuildingHealthyCommunities.htm. Contact Environmental Health Coalition, 401 Mile of Cars Way Suite 310; National City, CA 91950; phone (619) 474-0220; email email@example.com; website http://www.environmentalhealth.org.
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