Tim Gee is a British Quaker, active in social change movements and an ifluential thinker on such matters. No major campaign has ever been successful without Counterpower - the power that the 'have-nots' can use to remove the power of the 'haves'. This is examined by investigating the history and tactics of the suffrage movement, the labour movement, the anti-war movement, the anti-colonial movement, the environmental movement and today's human rights and anti-globalisation movement. in the context of the financial crisis and the threat of climate change, engagement in system critical social movements is on the increase. This unique book demystifies the power dynamics of social change.