|Special Entry: Steal This Book, by Abbie Hoffman (if you never got to steal it the first time around, here's your big chance). Available on TenantNet.|
|Print Books and Reviews|
- Building Powerful Community Organizations, by Michael Jacoby Brown. with a free pdf chapter
- A New Weave of Power, People & Politics: The Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation,
by Lisa VeneKlasen with Valerie Miller. with free pdf chapters
- We Make Change: Community Organizers Talk About What They Do--and Why Kristin Layng Szakos, Joe Szakos
- The NHI Connection to the Shelterforce Bookstore, with reviews of books, and an arrangement with Amazon.com to purchase books on-line.
- Alinsky: More Important Now Than Ever, by Sanford D. Horwitt
- The Alinsky Legacy: Alive and Kicking (Reitzes and Reitzes, 1987) Table of Contents
- History of Back of the Yards Neighborhood Organization, by Wendy Plotkin
- Alinsky's involvement in Organization of the Southwest Community, by Wendy Plotkin
- Alinsky's involvement in Woodlawn in Chicago/The Woodlawn Organization, by Wendy Plotkin
- Chapter 1 of Upton Sinclair's THE JUNGLE (1906)
- Interview with Alinsky, originally in Playboy Magazine but now reprinted by The Progress Report.
- Winning Ways of Alinksy and Gandhi, By Charles Dobson, from The Troublemaker's Teaparty, A Manual for Effective Citizen Action.
- @GRASS-ROOTS.ORG tells the stories of the most innovative grassroots programs in the United States and the local heroes who've found effective ways to build their communities, fix what's broken and make them better.
- Robert Putnam, "The Strange Disappearance of Civic America" Important paper on status of civic involvement in U.S.
- Approaches to Change by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
- A Way of Thinking About the History of Community Organizing by Stephen Valocchi
- Community Service Organization (CSO) History Project, by Scott Washburn
- Community Organizing as Practiced in the United States-A Description With Examples. By Rev. Paul Cromwell. Also in German. Auch vorhanden in der deutschen Sprache.
- An Internet Guide to Community Organizing by Shayna Strom
- The Kill Floor Rebellion, by David Bacon, about a community-union alliance.
- On The Poor Organizing The Poor - The Experience of Kensington, by Willie Baptist, about the organizing model of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, available from the Wayback machine.
- Saul Alinsky Goes to Church, by Helene Slessarev for Sojourners Magazine, March-April 2000.
- Talking Trash about Landlords, from the Eviction Defense Network.
- Power to the People: Thirty Five Years of Community Organizing, by David Walls.
- Poverty and Power, by James VanHise.
- Shelterforce, the publication of the National Housing Institute, Special Issue on Community Organizing.
- Wherever Two or Three Thousand are Gathered, by Robert McClory for U.S. Catholic.
- "Sociology and Social Action." Two special issues of "Sociological Imagination," The journal of the Wisconsin Sociological Society, guest edited by Randy Stoecker,now available on-line.
- AhoraNow, a bilingual political magazine.
- City Limits, New York's Award-Winning Urban Affairs News Magazine.
- GEO (Grassroots Economic Organizing) Newsletter is a bimonthly publication dedicated to reporting on community based economies, and their development through local cooperative action.
- Journal of New Organizing published by the New Organizing Institute.
- Making Waves Magazine published by the Canadian Center for Community Renewal.
- Shelterforce. from The National Housing Institute.
- Social Policy, The Magazine about Movements
- ColorLines Magazine from the Applied Research Center
- On Popular Education, by John Hurst A very interesting paper linking popular education, participatory research, community organizing, and social movements, with special reference to the Highlander Center.
- The Highlander Research and Education Center Environmental Economic Program--a description of one of Highlander's more recent programs.
- ACE Resources, a collection of adult and popular education readings and biographies.
- The Singing Heart of Highlander Folk School, by Vicki K. Carter
- The Tenant Movement in New York City, 1904-1984, edited by Ronald Lawson with Mark Naison. Available on TenantNet.
- Reportsfrom the Building Movement Project.
- "Ella Baker," an essay written for Social Policy by Lisa Y. Sullivan on the woman so important to the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Civil Rights Movement.
- Why Nonviolence: Introduction to Theory and Strategy, by Bob Irwin and Gordon Faison
- Articles from Training for Change