Occupation Trail of Broken Treaties 20-Point Position Paper – American Indian Movement and Rosebud Sioux (1972) In 1972, AIM activists and members of the Rosebud Sioux organized the Trail of Broken Treaties and Pan American Native Quest for Justice. This demonstration brought caravans of Native Americans from a… May Day Belongs to the People of the World – Student and Youth for a People’s Peace (1971) This piece is a call to action for individuals to join in the civil disobedience measures that will be taking place beginning on May 1, 1971 and continuing until a peace treaty is implemented by the N… May Day Tactical Manual – Student and Youth for a People’s Peace (1971) This is a manual published in advance of the 1971 May Day protests in Washington D.C. It describes how to carry out civil disobedience actions in opposition to the Vietnam War. Information on non-viol… Tuberculosis Truck Liberated On June 17, the Young Lords Party liberated an X-ray truck from the Tuberculosis Society. Silent Protests (1917) These newspaper articles discuss East St. Louis, where there was massive amounts of violence against the African American community because the white workers believed that they were ruining the effect… People’s Blockade of S.F. Bay This piece was an anonymous call to action to impose a people’s blockade on the Oakland Army Terminal and the naval facilities at the port of Oakland-San Francisco. This was in response to President… What’s Really Happening at Gustafsen Lake and Why (1995) This piece describes the conflict between sundancers of the Shuswap First Nation and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) during August and September of 1995. Members of the Shuswap Nation were en… An Excerpt From an Interview With Earl Livermore About the Indians of All Tribes (Ioat) Occupation of Alcatraz – 1970 This is a transcript of an interview with Earl Livermore, a leader of the American Indian Movement. He describes the thought behind occupying Alcatraz, the organization of various committees, schools,… The Alcatraz Proclamation (1969) This was a proclamation issued by the group of indigenous peoples who occupied Alcatraz Island beginning on November 20, 1969 and lasting until June 11, 1971. In the proclamation, Natives demanded the… Mitsubishi Stumped! – NYC Earth First! (1998) This piece describes the direct actions taken by NYC Earth First! and Wetlands Rainforest Action Group activists at the Mitsubishi International office building. The activists entered the building wit… Maine Earth First! Disrupts State’s Approval of Plum Creek Development Plan – Maine EF! (2010) This article, published by Maine Earth First! details the occupation of the Land Use Regulatory Commission’s meeting in Bangor, Maine in opposition to the agency’s approval of Plum Creek’s proposa… Five Centuries of Resistance in Argentina – Kendra Fehrer and Brad Will (2004) This piece describes the direct action tactics used by the Ava Guaraní indigenous peoples of Argentina and their allies against Tabacal Sugar, a subsidiary of the Seaboard Corporation. Tabacal Sugar… Blockade Personal Accounts – Earth First!ers (1983) This piece consists of personal accounts of three Earth First!ers during their various blockades over the course of a two week period. The blockades occurred in order to stop the continued destruction… Return to Bald Mountain: The Second Battle of the North Kalmiopsis – Chant Thomas (1987) A story from Vol. VII, No. IV of the Earth First! Journal that describes the direct actions taken by Oregon Earth First!ers in response to the Siskiyou National Forest’s reneging on an agreement to… Abortion Protest (Redstockings, 1969) This collection of documents illustrates an abortion protest held by the Redstockings group, a feminist organization. Their two main goals were to first, disrupt the mainstream legislative principles… Protest the Infirmary! (Gainesville Women’s Liberation, 1997) This protest leaflet is from the Gainesville Women’s Liberation movement and is part of a wider effort at the University of Florida to increase women’s sexual autonomy through disrupting the mainstrea… EF! Climbers Guild Vol. 1 Climb Training Orientation -Earth First! (2014) This is an in-depth guide provided by Earth First! on safe methods to climb and rig rope structures needed in direct action situations. Knots to learn, equipment checklists, the psychological aspects… What is ALEC? – Project Baldwin (2011) This is a call to action from Project Baldwin against the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) November meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Project Baldwin argues that ALEC is an organization… For the Kimberley: A Glimpse of Recent Resistance (2011) This article provides dated updates of the tactics of resistance used by activists against the construction of a gas plant and port at James Price Point in the Kimberley region of West Australia. The… The Construction of Lay Expertise (1995) Treesitter’s Journal Entry (2000) A journal entry written by an anonymous treesitter discusses issues of privilege and oppression, and how these issues relate to direct action campaigns to protect the forests. Canopy Action Network Newsletter (2001) An excerpt from a Canopy Action Network newsletter provided a strategic analysis of the disruptive tactic of tree sitting. The history of this action was discussed in detail, including a description o… Running Feet and Roaring Chainsaws in the Mattole – Doctor Zaus (2001) A member of the Mattole Forest Defenders described the group’s actions against logging plans to cut down the remaining Northern California coastal old-growth Douglas fir trees. Blockade structures… FLARE UP! Niger Delta Women Take on Oil Companies – (2002) This article, written by an American journalist under a pseudonym, details the actions taken by indigenous intertribal women of Nigeria against US oil companies ChevronTexaco and Shell. These oil comp… Katuah Earth First! Cashes in Willamette’s Chips – John Johnson and Rich Spencer (1999) This article describes the tactics used by activists of Katuah Earth First! And EarthCulture to stop the continued chipping of native forests in the Southeast. Activists targeted the Willamette Indust… Update from the Treetops – (2009) The article, written by an unnamed farmer participating in the occupation, describes the “tree-village” that has formed in a Humboldt County, California forest. The logging company Green Diamond h… OCCUPY EVERYTHING!: California Valley Miwok Tribe Occupies Foreclosed House in Stockton – Modesto Anarcho (2009) An interview with the California Valley Miwok Tribe in response to their occupation of their foreclosed home in Stockton, California. The group had planned to stand their ground and barricade themselv… Direct Action! 101: A Primer – El Lobo Solo (n.d.) This undated, pseudonymous piece describes how Earth First! employs direct action methods such as civil disobedience and social arrest against those harming the earth. The article teaches how to effec… We Are at the White House: No Compromises, No Excuses Biden – Sunrise Movement (2021) A statement by the Sunrise Movement describing the 500 individuals of the organization who occupied every entrance of the White House and the homes of two important senators in 2021, staging a sit-in… Nuclear Waste Shipment Meets Massive Resistance in Germany – Skyler Simmons (2006) An article, found in the January-February 2007 issue of the Earth First! Journal, details the diversity of tactics French and German farmers, students, environmental activists, and anarchists, among o… Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey – Brandon Jourdan (2013) Short documentary filmed at the height of the 2013 Turkish Uprising focusing on the liberated zone of Taksim Square and the neighborhood assemblies in its aftermath. Earth First! Direct Action Manual (2015) Tree-sits, ground blockades, scouting, tunneling, evading, and monkey-wrenching: the most up to date and complete Earth First! manual on defending the planet. Workers, Students! – Paris (May 1968) This document, written during the events in Paris during May 1968, calls for students and workers to continue the resistance, continue the occupations, and keep their power. Occupy Melbourne Leaflet (2011) This leaflet from Occupy Melbourne describes the ways in which the Occupy movement has freed its participants from the reigns of capitalism. Don’t Move, Occupy! (2013) Mehmet Döşemeci analyzes global uprisings of 2011 and the occupation of public space in order to outline a theory of social arrest. Occupy Wall Street – Students (2011) This document declares the occupation of student, university spaces during Occupy Wall Street. Third Statement on Uprisings in Turkey (2013) This statement, written by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF – Revolutionary Anarchist Action), discusses the ongoing occupations in Gezi Park and Taksim Square, particularly the police violence agains… Fourth Statement on Uprisings in Turkey (2013) This statement, issued by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF – Revolutionary Anarchist Action), describes the uprisings that spread across Turkey in 2013. It includes details of violence that protestors… Sixth Statement on Uprisings in Turkey (2013) This statement, made by the Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF – Revolutionary Anarchist Action) describes occupations and uprisings in Turkey, including Gezi Park. It is an account of actions, motivati… Proclamation to the Great White Father and All His People – Alcatraz Proclamation (1969) Between November 20, 1969 and June 11, 1971, a group of Indigenous people – led by the group Indians of All Tribes (IAT) – occupied Alcatraz Island. The last of the occupiers were removed by the Unite… Temporary Autonomous Zone – Hakim Bey (1985) Anarchist text by Hakim Bey about creating temporary spaces that elude formal structures of control. From Pirate Utopias to Nomadic Bands, Poetic Terrorism to Ontological Anarchy, Hakim Bey draws on h… Eviction Defense Toolkit – Anti-Eviction Network – 2020 Step by step guide on organizing an eviction defense including direct actions against Banks, Police, Judges, and Corporate Property Managers. CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) Demands – 2020 The Demands of the police-free Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone established in Seattle, USA on 8 June during the height of the 2020 Black Lives Matter Uprising. These included the abolition of the city’s… The People’s Church – The Young Lords (1969) Account of the Young Lords occupation of a seldom used church to create space for free children’s breakfast program, a liberation school, and a people’s day care center. The People’s Detox (Film) – Jenna Bliss (2018) n November 1970, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was collectively occupied by local heroin addicts, revolutionary health organizations, the Young Lords, and the Black Panther Party. In her 2018 f… Seize the Hospitals! – The Young Lords (1970) Account of and reasons behind the Young Lords barricading and occupation of the South Bronx Lincoln Hospital in Nov 1970 to set up a community drug program. The occupation aimed to: 1) Implement a dr… The Do-It Yourself Occupation Guide – MTL Counter Info (2012) How to occupy a building. Tips and tactics on entry, sealing the building, access, and defense against eviction. Defend the Territory – Warrior Publications (2014) Tactics and Techniques for Countering Police Assaults on Indigenous Communities. Covers everything from evading police and crowd control tactics including chemical weapons, water cannons, and armored… Scouting Manual For Activists – The Ruckus Society (2016) A basic overview of scouting techniques including cover stories, useful equipment, and what to look out for when planning everything from a blockade to a banner drop. Occupy Oakland: The Port Shutdown – Jack Gerson (2012) Gerson discusses the transition of Occupy Movement from occupation of Public Squares to Port Blockades and the disruption of global commodity circulation.