Category Archives: Labor Movement

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 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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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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How Do We Organize A Hundred Million?

First in a series: How Do We Organize a Hundred Million? How Do We Organize a Hundred Million? The strategic considerations discussed in this series of posts assumes that it will take a hundred million activist in the US and … Continue reading

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Conclusion to the Series “On Organizing:” Evolution to Revolution

Last in the series: On Organizing History Has Not Come To An End The series “On Organzing” aims to help us learn from the challenging and confusing dialectical tension that is every organizers terrain and trouble.  Among the most productive … 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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