Author Archives: Richard Moser

About Richard Moser

Richard Moser has over 40 years experience as an organizer and activist in the labor, student, peace, and community movements. Moser is author of "New Winter Soldiers: GI and Veteran Dissent During the Vietnam Era," and co-editor with Van Gosse of "The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America." Moser lives in Colorado.

Russia-gate: The Dead But Undead

Attention all Russia-gaters! Under the cover of pandemic, the US finally dropped charges against those dastardly Russian meme-bombers!  Just in case you think this is yet another conspiracy led by Trump’s DOJ to hide something, the case against the troll farm … Continue reading

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The Inside is Connected to the Outside: The Inside/Outside Strategy Revisited

  The Inside/Outside Strategy (IOS) claims we need to work both inside and outside the dominant order to win. Most critiques of IOS correctly point to the shortcomings and dangers of working within the system. But, this weakness is also … Continue reading

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Inside/Outside Strategy Revisited

What is Strategy? Strategy is a plan — a proposed course of action. Strategy demands the analysis of current conditions and statements of desired goals. But, the primary focus of strategy is “how.”  How do we work the transition between … Continue reading

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One Winning Way to Build the Peace Movement And One Losing Way

Q. What cloaks the empire and turns a mighty movement into a mirage?  A. Narrow partisan politics. When anti-war activism plays second-fiddle to “follow the leader” the chosen champion and the opposing villian loom so large that they become the … Continue reading

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Bossing Grown Folks Around: The Open Letter to the Greens

Also in Counterpunch Before a single primary vote has been tallied a number of big-shot progressive Democrats are already calling for the Green Party to stand down in an “open letter.” Of all the issues we face, why focus so … Continue reading

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Ten Best Messages for Waging Peace

  Also in Counterpunch. The rapid response to US war moves against Iran has been an exciting start toward rebuilding the anti-war movement we so desperately need. Thousands took to the streets in more than 80 cities. It’s a great beginning. … Continue reading

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The Empire Is Running Out of War Stories. Or is it? Will American Exceptionalism Rise Again?

The First American War Stories Are Still With US American Exceptionalism remains one of the innermost ideas shaping our national identity and still lies behind all of the war stories used to justify US foreign policy. Exceptionalism has been a … Continue reading

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