Monthly Archives: January 2016

Reframing: From “Electability” to Organizing Encounter

  First post in a series on Election Talk Making history is far better than predicting it. Let’s practice turning speculation into an organizing opportunity. Perhaps the most common remark I hear when taking to people about the Sanders campaign … Continue reading

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“Bernie or Bust” means Sanders or Green Party in 2016

  The “Bernie or Bust” Pledge may seem a dangerous game. Maybe so, but not nearly as dangerous as more of the same. We need to send a message to the machine bosses and more important: a message to ourselves. … Continue reading

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How Would Martin Luther King Vote in 2016?

  “In addition to the development of genuinely independent and representative political leaders, we shall have to master the art of political alliances. Negroes should be natural allies of many white reform and independent political groups, yet they are commonly … Continue reading

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Bernie Is Leftists’ Divinely Appointed “Hitman”

Guest Blogger, Revolt Against Plutocracy‘s  Patrick Walker delivers a much needed message to the “Left.” Bernie Is Leftists’ Divinely Appointed “Hitman” The political left needs to wake up now. Love him or loathe him, Bernie Sanders has succeeded in doing something … Continue reading

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Both Interest And Ideals: Working Idealism In

Sixth in the Series: On Organizing   Working Idealism In : Engage the People Peace and economic justice is not something we need just for the workers of the Maquiladoras or the people of the Middle East: it is necessary … Continue reading

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Both Interest And Ideals: The Epic Fail

Fifth in the series: On Organizing Abandon Ideals All Who Enter: Welcome to the Machine  During the Cold War, Labor unions violated their own sacred principle of solidarity by joining with imperial elites and corporate interests to weaken militant trade … Continue reading

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