Author Archives: Richard Moser

About Richard Moser

Richard Moser has 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.

How Corporate Power Killed Democracy

  Corporate Power is the Fusion of the Corporation and the State The rise of Corporate Power was the fall of democracy.  Over the long haul, US politics has revolved around a deep tension between democracy and an unrelenting drive … Continue reading

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David and Goliath. Greens Against the Machines.

We Are Learning How To Battle Giants. The giant banks and political machines that control the Democratic and Republican parties of New Jersey represent the reign of money, power and war.  We need a real political contest to restore the … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs vs. Goldman Sachs?

Murphy vs. Trump? In the race for New Jersey Governor Democrat Phil Murphy is way up in the polls against a weak Republican challenger.  With money and machines both aligned in Murphy’s favor New Jersey faces yet another non-competitive election. … Continue reading

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New Jersey is a One Party State

The race for governor of New Jersey is the most important election of 2017.  With so much at stake you might think the people would have a real choice, and they do, its just not the choices presented by the … Continue reading

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Community Organizing in Philly and New York

Eight in the series: Organize the White Working Class! In Hillbilly Nationalists, James Tracy and Amy Sonnie shows the hidden depths of working class resistance and organizing. The pathbreaking work of Chicago’s white workers in JOIN, The Young Patriots and … Continue reading

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The Young Patriots, The Original Rainbow Coalition and Rising Up Angry

Seventh in the Series: Organize the White Working Class! Young Patriots* In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, the social movements crossed over into revolutionary territory. The victories and the failures of the civil rights movement, the intensification of the … Continue reading

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Jobs or Income Now!: JOIN and White Working Class Leadership

Sixth in the Series: Organize the White Working Class! Yes, that is Harry Belafonte visiting JOIN in 1965. Peggy Terry is on far right. JOIN and Emergence of White Working Class Leadership. Jobs or Income Now (JOIN) was a Chicago … Continue reading

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