Documents - Community Organising

Building Community Resistance Against Land Grabbing

Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific: Documentation of Cases in Selected Communities in Asia Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia and the Philippines

Chapter 1: Context and Challenges (Grassroots Leadership and Popular Education in Indonesia)

LifeMosaic and The Samdhana Institute are serialising a new book: Grassroots Leadership and Popular Education in Indonesia. Chapter 1: Context and Challenges provides an overview of the unprecedented challenges faced by communities, social movements and ecosystems in Indonesia and around the world. These include: a global rush for increasingly scarce resources; the risks of breaching multiple planetary boundaries which have enabled human life on Earth; increasing inequality; and an enormous loss of biological and cultural diversity; an Indonesian context where progress for community rights is being held back by large-scale land acquisition and growing agrarian conflict; top-down models for social or environmental transformation, critiqued by interviewees and workshop participants in the course of this research; the influence of the doctrine that states that There is No Alternative to neo-liberal economics and globalisation. Yet this chapter ends on a positive note, showing how, despite such challenges, there are alternatives that are being created around the world. (The Samdhana Institute / LifeMosaic, 2015)

Grassroots Leadership and Popular Education in Indonesia: Introduction and Summary

Grassroots Leadership and Popular Education in Indonesia is a new publication by LifeMosaic and The Samdhana Institute. The book sets out to analyse and recommend ways to support grassroots leadership development and popular education in order to strengthen movements for social and environmental change – in Indonesia and around the world. The book is for grassroots leaders, activists, educators and movement builders in Indonesia and beyond, for all those participating in systemic change towards a more equitable and sustainable future, with the hope that in these pages there is a spark that gives you energy on your journey. Please read this Introduction and Summary, the first chapter of the book to be serialised. (The Samdhana Institute / LifeMosaic, 2015)

Sungai Utik Declaration

The Sungai Utik Declaration is a statement of intent from more than 20 indigenous young people from the Philippines and Indonesia responding to the call from their ancestors and their territories.

Wallposter Comics

Grassroots comics are different from the mainstream comics, these comics are made by common people themselves. These comics are photocopied and distributed to a limited area, which encourage local debate in the society. Grassroots Comics are inexpensive and method is not complicated, you just required a pen, paper and access to a copying machine to produce one. This guide explains step-by-step how to produce you own comic and use it to inspire community debate. (Sharad Sharma / World Comics)

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