How to Occupy: Grassroots Practices for Global Change
By Films For Action /

HowToOccupy is conceived to promote and spread the methods, techniques and knowledge about peaceful occupation of public spaces while developing sustainable ways of living based on participatory democracy.

We are an open community based on free information, we believe in the power of synergy applied to creative commons and copyleft for the benefit of the many. Our goal is to establish a universal and accessible database made up of documents related to peaceful civil disobedience and grassroots practices, spreading it physically and on-line to the very assemblies, occupations and groups around the whole world. We hope to put together all the experiences the older camps have had in order to put them to the service of new occupations in a successive way, creating a collaborative chain of information . These are necessary tools for a peaceful rising up. We plan to install more features to this platform soon, as we develop and unite. Our project is only beginning, so we need everybody's help!

What To Do
Use these resources to gain knowledge and skills:
Get involved with

How can you help?

* Send alternative and additional information (links, texts, files, videos, photos)

Report INITIATIVES and information about your local situation as well as IDEAS and PROJECTS.

* Translate a content which is not yet translated (all languages).

* Help promoting this website (in your blog, facebook, twitter, portal, report, analysis).

* Send critics, suggestions, alternatives.


* Or learn about our off-line projects and consider helping us spread grassroots practices for global change.

Contact us! 

4.5 · 3
What's Next
Load Comments
Trending Today
'Boys Send Me Rape Threats, So I Tell Their Moms': Meet the Woman Fighting Online Harassment
Kali Holloway · 5,738 views today · Rape threats are an all-too-common reality for women online. Just as often, the anonymity of the Internet makes it nearly impossible to strike back at trolls. What’s more, as...
John Pilger: "There Is No War On Terror... There Is A War OF Terror."
3 min · 5,659 views today · John Pilger speaks frankly about the "War on Terror," saying that no such thing exists. "There is a war OF terror," he says, and it is primarily state-sponsored terror, and...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 5,265 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
Rebel Geeks - Steal From the Capitalists (2015)
25 min · 4,621 views today · Evan "Rabble" Henshaw-Plath is a coder, activist, anarchist, and a hacker. He is also one of the original developers of Twitter. Henshaw-Plath believes that, as a tech...
We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama Bin Laden in the '80s
Ben Norton · 4,190 views today · Jingoists conveniently forget the West's Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min · 3,801 views today · "The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
The Image Hollywood Created of Africa
3 min · 3,382 views today · After viewing Mama Hope's video, "Alex Presents Commando," Gabriel, Benard, Brian and Derrik (the Kenyan men in this video) told us they wanted to make one that pokes fun at...
How the Elite Deal With Sparks of Revolt
Bill Blunden · 3,193 views today · “I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half” —Jay Gould Metanoia Films has released a new documentary, Plutocracy: Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule)...
Stunning Images of Deep Sea Creatures off the Coast of Puerto Rico Reveal Hidden World
2 min · 2,332 views today · Some sea creatures are so new to us, they don't even have names.
The White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga · 2,210 views today · Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the...
Caitlin Moran's Posthumous Advice for Her Daughter
Caitlin Moran · 2,192 views today · My daughter is about to turn 13 and I’ve been smoking a lot recently, and so – in the wee small hours, when my lungs feel like there’s a small mouse inside them, scratching to...
HUMAN (2015)
382 min · 1,767 views today · What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery?  Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist...
The Covert Origins of ISIS
21 min · 1,522 views today · Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done. Sources and full transcript. StormCloudsGathering on Facebook.
Man Vs Earth
5 min · 1,488 views today · Who Do You Think Will Win? Editor's note: We're big fans of Prince Ea's videos, and there's a lot of great stuff in this film, but sadly the ask at the end lets it down. We...
Monsanto: The Poison Expert That Wants to Feed Us
5 min · 1,395 views today · Is the ‘old’ Monsanto, the one responsible for producing Agent Orange, PCB’s and DDT and a terrible record at covering up and denying the tragedies that have resulted from...
7 Evocative Minutes from Baraka Remind Us That Inequality Must Be Challenged
7 min · 1,159 views today · This sequence comes from the feature documentary Baraka.
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)
109 min · 1,136 views today · Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on...
The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe
3 min · 1,106 views today · This is Neil Degrasse Tyson's response when asked to describe the most astounding fact about the universe. Background music is the cinematic orchestra - To build a home.
This Homophobic Tumblr Post Transformed Into a Dystopian LGBTI Adventure Novel and It Is Amazing
Joe Morgan · 1,070 views today · Sometimes homophobes will try anything to come up with a reasonable argument for why homosexuality is wrong, but it turns out with a little bit of thought that debate is going...
Can We Go to the Very Root of Violence and Be Free from It?
J. Krishnamurti · 915 views today · FEAR, PLEASURE, SORROW, thought and violence are all interrelated. Most of us take pleasure in violence, in disliking somebody, hating a particular race or group of people...
Load More
Like us on Facebook?