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.

The People Made the First New Deal. Can the People Make Another?

Massive Protest and Organizing Created the New Deal The kind of electoral victories we need will take far more than standard electioneering and Facebook debates.  Let’s look at what it took to create the New Deal so we can see just … Continue reading

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The Betrayal of the American Man

Susan Faludi’s book “Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man” takes a remarkably compassionate and revealing look at the crisis of modern masculinity from a feminist prospective. Faludi is an award-winning writer with the skills required to make a challenging … Continue reading

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What is Organizing?

Organizing is a practice aimed at helping people create the social movements and political organizations necessary to wage campaigns and win power.  How do we make real the promises of democracy? Organizing is a time-tested strategy for empowering the people. … Continue reading

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What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

  If you are wondering how one of the greatest strikes in recent history came out of a place we were told was a “Trump County” backwater then read this. This slender book packs quite a punch. Elizabeth Catte takes … Continue reading

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Mueller the Politician

This also was in Counterpunch   Mueller has proven himself quite the politician. I was hoping that the indictments would bring some sort of resolution to the investigation and force all the evidence to become public. But no, this investigation … Continue reading

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Jackson Rising

Also in Counterpunch “Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality….” Malcom X Jackson Rising is the most important book I have read in a long time. … Continue reading

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How Progressives Can Compete for Major Office: A Class Analysis of Political Paralysis

  Also at Counterpunch Learning from the Green Party Defeat in New Jersey.   Local electoral gains are beginning to add up. The Green Party won 45 local seats nationwide in 2017 for a total of 141 in 18 states. Democratic … Continue reading

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