Category Archives: Martin Luther King

Both The Commune And Revolution

Also in Counterpunch The environmental crisis grows ever more dire but we are no closer to a grand political solution because that requires nothing less than a revolution: we must replace corporate power with economic democracy and war with peace. In … Continue reading

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Bernie or Bust: Strategy, Sheepdogs and Synergy

Bernie Or Bust: Pioneers of Electoral Revolt   This article also appeared in CounterPunch.   Both Intervention And Exit A new book, Bernie or Bust, tells the story of a small group of electoral activists that made a big difference. They … 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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No Ban! No Wall! No War?

This article also appeared in Counterpunch No Ban! No Wall! No War? As I watched the corporate news on demonstrations against Trump’s travel ban, I was struck by the fact that on-going wars in the Middle East were not mentioned. … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Challenge to the Establishment, School for the Social Movements

This article also appeared in Counterpunch Standing Rock: Challenge to the Establishment, School for the Social Movements.  Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline began in October 2014. Young warriors of the Standing Rock Sioux established the Sacred Stone Camp in … Continue reading

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Dumbass Democrats

  This article also appeared in CounterPunch Dumbass Democrats Congratulations, you played yourself! Ok, this is rant from my working-class heart, but it is due time for a rant. Well, who the hell are the Democrats going to blame now? … Continue reading

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