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ACLU's Know Your Rights -
Protests & Demonstrations

Small (29KB) PDF file describing your rights to public free speech and what to avoid. For more visit their site at

Know Your Rights Wallet Cards

Printable wallet-sized cards that give you a quick reference to your rights in the USA.

The Checklist For Ending Tyranny

Today  the  most  deadly  conflicts  in  the  world  are  not  between  states  but  rather within  them,  pitting  tyrants  against  the  populations  they  oppress.  It  is  widely believed  that  these  oppressed  populations  have  two  choices:  acquiesce  to tyranny  in  hopes  that  it  will  evolve  to  something  milder  or  launch  a  violent insurrection  to  gain  freedom.  This  limited  view  is  refuted  by  the  fact  that  civil resistance  campaigns  (sometimes  referred  to  as  “people  power”  movements  or nonviolent  conflicts)  have  occurred  far  more  frequently  than  generally  realized. 167 KB PDF.

Canvas Core Cirriculum:
A Guide For Effective Non-Violent Struggle

The authors combine classic insights about nonviolent conflict with new ideas based on recent experience. The result is a synthesis that pushes the limits of what we thought nonviolent strategies were capable of achieving. The material covered includes time-tested analyses of power, different methods of nonviolent action, and ways to create a strategic plan for developing and mobilizing a movement. 7.2 MB PDF.

Handbook For Non-Violent Campaigns

In this handbook, our working definition of nonviolence is based on a desire to end all violence — be it physical violence or what’s been called ‘structural violence’ and ‘cultural violence’ without committing further violence. This handbook was written by people from around the world with a range of perspectives on the subject. 2.9 MB PDF.

Organizing Principles For [Washington] DC

As the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. is a lightning rod for national organizing. But it is also home to 650,000 people, including a thriving local movement of committed activists, organizers and community members struggling with issues on a local level. Often there is a great divide in D.C. between local and national groups, even though we are working on the same issues, run up against similar challenges, and often have similar goals. Often there are class and racial divides between local and national organizers, adding to the power dynamics and complicated relationships.

Protest Toolkit: For Single-Payer Health Care

1.1MB PDF file created by the Chicago Single-Payer Action Network.

10 Reasons To Oppose Water Privatization

120MB PDF file

Knoxville's Urban Agriculture Code

1.7MB PDF file

Helping The Mentally Ill In Prison - ReThink

440KB PDF file describing the help for the menatlly ill in America's prisons.

The Economics Of A Living Wage

52KB PDF file with good rebuttal of common arguments for keeping America's workforce in poverty.

Best & Worst States For Women

Rankings and methodology included in this small 190kB PDF file.

Organizing Voter Registration - JSA

Let the Junior State of America show you how to organize voter registration events.

What To Expect When Healing [starting the Macrobiotic Diet] - PDF download

A manual on what changes to expect when starting the Macrobiotic Diet. 104 KB PDF.

Beginning Yoga 101

Simple routine including Salute To The Sun. 2.7 MB PDF.

Yoga Postures Step-By-Step

Detailed instructions to several asana from beginner to intermediate. 700 KB PDF.

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan

Great instruction on 24-posture Yang-style taijiquan along with martial applications. Heavily illustrated. 5.6 MB PDF.

The Tai Chi Handbook

Covers all aspects of Tai Chi from theoretical through Yang style practice. Beautifully and practically illustrated. 14 MB PDF

The Way Of Energy (Qigong)

Well illustrated guide to fundamental Qigong movements and principles. 11.5 MB PDF

Guide To Qigong

This guide by Tai Chi Nation presents many Qigong exercises with full explanations. 5 MB PDF.

Conservation First

Energy Conservation. 2.5 MB PDF.

Energy Conservation Handbook

Thorough presentation of energy audits and alternatives. 4.1 MB PDF