Category Archives: Electoral Strategy for 2016

Clinton and Trump. Fear and Fascism. Part two

Clinton and Trump. Fear and Fascism. Part Two. Read Part One Full Frontal Fascism Trump has returned a deep and frightening bigotry to the public discourse of the so-called center. Hatred has a long history in the US and, while … Continue reading

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Universal Values are Revolutionary Values

Third in the Series: How Do We Organize a Hundred Million? Also find this at PopularResistance and CounterPunch. Universal Values Are Revolutionary Values If we want to organize a hundred million, we must not only go where people live and … Continue reading

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Learn From the Bern

Second post in the series: How Do We Organize A Hundred Million?  Learn from the Bern: Learn the Inside/Outside Strategy The inside/outside strategy is a way to learn as events unfold. It is important that we learn from, work with, … Continue reading

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Social Movement Unionism: Right Here! Right Now!

Dedicated to the Chicago Teachers Union and teacher activists everywhere. Seventh in the Series: On Organizing.  See What is Social Movement Unionism? for the first part of this post including the Battle for Seattle, Occupy and the Great American Boycott. Right … Continue reading

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Planning and Opportunity

Forth in the series: On Organizing   Planning and Opportunity The vast majority of movement work today is reactive. In part that is a result of the defensive posture of the labor and social movements but it is also a … Continue reading

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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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Wake Up Zombie, Kick Up a Big Stink!

I have invited Patrick Walker of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) to be a guest blogger. Walker and his fellow political revolutionaries at RAP are a leading force in the grassroots Sanders surge. Best of all they have a strategy. Check … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Updated Tammany Hall — Destroying Democracy and Climate Too

I have invited Patrick Walker of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) to be a guest blogger. Walker and his fellow political revolutionaries at RAP are a leading force in the grassroots Sanders surge. Best of all they have a strategy. Check … Continue reading

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Sanders Correctly Rattles Sabers—at the Climate Change Enemy

I have invited Patrick Walker of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) to be a guest blogger.  Walker and his fellow political revolutionaries at RAP are a leading force in the grassroots Sanders surge.  Best of all they have a strategy. Check out … Continue reading

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The Movement and Elections

This is the last of seven posts on Electoral Strategy. The Movement and Elections It’s what we do that matters. The rank and file of the social and labor movements hold the most important position and bear the heaviest burden … Continue reading

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