Category Archives: Movement Culture

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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The Sanders Campaign, Greater Appalachia and Young Workers

This article also appeared in CounterPunch. Tenth in the Series: Organize the White Working Class! The white working class is ready. Are you? The 2016 Democratic primary gives us a way of assessing the potential for organizing among white workers. This … Continue reading

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White Privilege

  Third in the series: Organize the White Working Class! White Skin Privilege White privilege is a thing. It’s just not the same thing the corporate Democrats use to boss us around with.  The concept of white privilege was not invented … Continue reading

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Ted Allen and The Invention of the White Race

Second in the series: Organize the White Working Class! This article also appeared in CounterPunch. Ted Allen  There is no better place to start organizing than with political strategy inspired by Theodore W. Allen’s classic book: The Invention the White … Continue reading

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Organize the White Working Class!

First in the series: Organize the White Working Class! “ . . . their (the poor “whites”) own position, vis-a-vis the rich and powerful . . . was not improved, but weakened, by the white-skin privilege system.”– Theodore W. Allen, Class … 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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