Full Spectrum Resistance

My two-volume book Full Spectrum Resistance is available from Seven Stories Press! This book is the culmination of many years of research, interviews, and on-the-ground experience.

In a time when human rights and our living planet are under attack, only powerful social movements and resistance movements can fight back and ensure a future of social and environmental justice.

In Full Spectrum Resistance, author and organizer Aric McBay leads us through key lessons of movements through history and around the world. From the Suffragists to the Black Panthers, from the Nelson Mandela to Gay Liberation, McBay illuminates the paths and pitfalls that movements must navigate, and the principles that make them succeed.

Full Spectrum Resistance shows in practical terms how movements organize and succeed. Volume 1: Building Movements and Fighting to Win explores how movements approach political struggle, recruit members, and structure themselves to get things done and be safe. Volume 2: Tools and Strategies for Change, lays out how movements develop critical capacities (from intelligence to logistics), and how they plan and carry out successful actions and campaigns.

Full of stirring case studies and practical checklists, this book showcases the hard-won lessons that movements for justice and freedom have learned.

Full Spectrum Resistance is a book to inspire us, to make us more effective, and to help us fight and win struggles for justice and equality.

A must-read book for activists new and old, and for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.

You can order the book now at Seven Stories Press or all the usual places: Volume 1 & Volume 2

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Direct Action Works: A legal handbook for civil disobedience and non-violent direct action in Canada

With lawyer Pamela Cross.

This handbook was released during the RCMP raids on Wet’suwet’en territory in February 2020.

You can download the PDF right now at

See also some of my older books.