A study of ethics, strategies, and tactics of direct action organizing. In a democracy, individual citizens have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives. Yet many political goals require the efforts of many to achieve, and, in many cases, there is little that individual citizens can do acting alone. Citizens must therefore learn how to identify shared concerns, how to coordinate with others, and how to harness the efforts of many to influence political decisions. This is the work of direct action organizing. We examine how direct action organizing can succeed and why it sometimes fails. Distribution Requirements: CL, SB.