Since 1981, Political Research Associates (PRA) has produced investigative research and analysis on the U.S. Right to support social justice advocates and defend human rights. Well aware that organizers on the ground often encounter threats and intimidation from the Right Wing, we have compiled a variety of resources from our staff researchers and allies.
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What to do When…
- You are Smeared by Right-Wing Demagogues
- Organized Supremacists Announce a Rally—(Race, Class, Gender, Other)
- The Conservative Juggernaut Hits your Campus
- You are Harassed or Receive a Physical Threat
- You are being harassed or “doxed” online
- Intruders Invade your Meeting
- “Patriots” / right-wing militia come to town
- ICE is at your door…
Tools For Students and Teachers:
- NDLON Toolkit: ICE out of all schools, colleges, universities, and technical institutes
- Organizing on Campus: Advice from the University Conversion Project
- Resources via the National Center for Transgender Equality
- School Action Center: resources for transgender students, their parents, and their allies, as well as school officials.
- Schools in Transition, a practical guide to help schools create safe and supportive environments for trans students
- NCTE and GLSEN’s Model School District Policy
- FAQ on trans students and restrooms addressing common questions
physical Safety and Security:
- Event Security and Safety
- Personal and Community Safety
- Encountering and Countering Political Repression
- Common Sense Security by Sheila O’Donnell
- Bystander Intervention and Deescalation Resources
- Do’s and Don’ts for Bystander Intervention
- Know Your Rights at Demonstrations and Protests
Surveillance Self defense and Digital Security:
- Security Culture for Activists (Ruckus Society)
- Holistic Security (Tactical Tech)
- Security Starter Pack (EFF)
- Digital Security Tips for Protesters (EFF)
- Act Secure
- Security in a Box: Digital Security Tools and Tactics
- 6 Tools to Protect Your Privacy
- EFF Surveillance Self Defense
- Privacy Tools: Comprehensive list of secure encryption tech
- Library Freedom Project: Online Privacy Basics
- Speak Up & Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment
- Anti-doxxing resources:
Understanding the Right Wing:
- Ground Rules and Tips for Challenging the Right
- #First100Days Crash Course on the Right Wing
- Drifting Right and Going Wrong: An Overview of the U.S. Political Right
- Wrong About the Right by Jean Hardisty and Deepak Bhargava
- How the Right Took Power, and How to Take it Back!
- Key Characteristics of Right-Wing Populism
- What is Fascism?
- What is the white nationalist “Alt Right”?
- Facing History: Why Study Weimar Germany?
ORGANIZING and Movement Building:
- Organizing Advice: What Can I Do?
- Ten Points to Remember by the Center for Democratic Renewal
- Movement for Black Lives: Organizing Resources/Downloads
- Mijente: Guía Para Las Zonas De Defensa Comunitaria/Community Defense Zone Guide
- CCR Justice: Resources for the Resistance
- Southern Movement Blueprint (from South to South)
- Bend the Arc: Community Meeting Toolkit
- Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice
- Organizing for Power, Organizing for Change
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): organizes white people to fight for racial justice.
- Solidaire: a network of progressive donors.
- Resource Generation: young people leveraging their resources to support grassroots social movements.
- Resisting White Supremacy (KFTC)
- In Defense of Organizing (Mijente)
- Vice to ICE Toolkit (BreakOUT! and NOWCRJ’s Congress of Day Laborers)
- #SurvivedAndPunished: Survivor Defense as Abolitionist Praxis
Additional Movement Building Resources from PRA Alum and Author, Chip Berlet:
- How Systems of Oppression are Created and Maintained
- Challenging the Political Right: Towards an Effective Response
- Social Movements Need an Infrastructure to Survive
- Organizing (Ideology, Framing, Narratives, Coalition Building)
- Basic building blocks of a successful social movement
Spirituality and Self Care
- Research for Progress: www.researchforprogress.us/
- Progressive Movements: www.progressivemovements.us/
- Rural Organizing Project: www.rop.org/member-groups/organizing-tools/
- Southerners on New Ground: http://southernersonnewground.org/postelection2016/
- South to South: http://southtosouth.org/
- Showing up for Racial Justice: www.showingupforracialjustice.org/resources
- Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/
- Right Wing Watch: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/
- Media Matters: https://mediamatters.org/
- Center for New Community: http://www.newcomm.org/
- National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON): http://www.ndlon.org/
- Library Freedom Project: https://libraryfreedomproject.org/
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://www.eff.org/