Samantha Corbin presents the basic principles of Self-Organizing as part of the Swarm Training organized by Ayni Institute. In it, Sam lays out Movement Netlab's approach to differentiating between decentralized networks and formal organizations, including the elements of each network and the conditions needed to cultivate healthy networks.
On October 4th 2016, I joined a team of Black Lives Matter national and Mid-West organizers, including local Black organizers from Columbus, Ohio. We came to organize in response to the killing of Tyre King, a 13 year old Black boy shot in the back of the head by police on an alleged would be [...]
Living Resource Systems A New Approach for Supporting Movement Networks The last five years have seen an unprecedented wave of mobilization on a global scale: Movements have emerged all over the world Overthrown dictatorships [Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia] Taken back democracy in Spain [15M] Shifted the national conversation towards economic inequality [Occupy] Challenged the permissibility of [...]
Movement Netlab is looking for a Project Coordinator for our first ever community of practice! The community of practice will bring together 5-6 social justice groups and organizations for 9 months to learn about, and implement decentralized network structures. The project coordinator would be responsible for: Coordinating all participants in the program Scheduling [...]
As social movement organizers we at Movement Netlab are holding a mix of emotions right now. First, we are devastated and outraged. Delrawn Small Dempsey, Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile’s names have been added to the long chronicle of black death and trauma that stretches back through this country’s inception, and everyday the family, [...]
The popularity of a once-obscure senator from Vermont is the product of years of organizing and agitation by social movements. Back in the days when New York’s Zuccotti Park pulsated with the chants and drumming of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, it was hard to complete too many conversations without encountering the anarchist catchphrase “diversity [...]
Led by the Barcelona reaserch group tecnopolitca.net at the University of Cataluya, members of Movement Netlab collaborated in the design and administration of this important survey of the Occupy Network, three years after the encampements. What follows are some the prelimanary results from the survey. #OccupySurvey According to our recent OccupySurvey2014, launched on the third anniversary [...]
https://youtu.be/s8tY7BqZ-ag?t=45m40s Tammy Shapiro presented the latest version of the Movement Netlab presentation at the From Protest to Power conference at Ford Foundation. Besides MNL, the conference features amazing interventions by Leah Hunt-Hendrix Solidaire, Taj James Movement Strategy Center, Jackie Mahendra Citizen Engagement Lab, Thenjiwe McHarris Blackbird, and Carlos Saavedra Ayni Institute.
This summary and video is based on the teachings of Pan Africanist Nationalism by Brother D B Aammaa Nubyahn Our people’s collective well-being demands that We control Our own circumstances. However, a lot more preparation is needed in order to progress toward this goal. We are in a very precarious period, and time is of the essence. [...]
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-11577" src="http://movementnetlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-05-at-1.11.37-PM.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 1.11.37 PM" width="1118" height="701" srcset="http://movementnetlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-05-at-1.11.37-PM.png 1118w, http://movementnetlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-05-at-1.11.37-PM-300x188.png 300w, http://movementnetlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-05-at-1 you can look here.11.37-PM-1024x642.png 1024w, http://movementnetlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-05-at-1.11.37-PM-320x202.png 320w" sizes="(max-width: 1118px) 100vw, 1118px" /> In Part 1 of this two-part series I argue why new social movement funding infrastructure is necessary. In Part 2 I’ll suggest how to [...]