Category Archives: Movement Culture

One Winning Way to Build the Peace Movement And One Losing Way

Q. What cloaks the empire and turns a mighty movement into a mirage?  A. Narrow partisan politics. When anti-war activism plays second-fiddle to “follow the leader” the chosen champion and the opposing villian loom so large that they become the … Continue reading

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Bossing Grown Folks Around: The Open Letter to the Greens

Also in Counterpunch Before a single primary vote has been tallied a number of big-shot progressive Democrats are already calling for the Green Party to stand down in an “open letter.” Of all the issues we face, why focus so … Continue reading

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Ten Best Messages for Waging Peace

  Also in Counterpunch. The rapid response to US war moves against Iran has been an exciting start toward rebuilding the anti-war movement we so desperately need. Thousands took to the streets in more than 80 cities. It’s a great beginning. … Continue reading

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Soldiers and Veterans are Anti-War Leaders. Could This Be The Peace Movement of Our Time?

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own government.”  — Martin Luther King If you want to stop the wars, challenge the empire and deal with climate crisis then support our anti-war soldiers and veterans. Soldiers and veterans carry … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis Means the Ruling Class has Failed. Can the Working Class Inherit the Earth?*

Power For Profit is Still the Prime Directive The climate crisis is proof positive that the ruling class is an utter failure — but it will not fall on its own. Can the working class rise to the challenge? It … Continue reading

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War is War on Mother Earth

Second in a series on War and Climate Chaos. Read the first here.  Also find this article at Counterpunch. “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we’re going to have to deal with … Continue reading

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The Interlocking Crisis: War and Climate Chaos

Also in Counterpunch “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin Climate change is the apex crisis of all time and the US military is the prime crisis multiplier.   As … Continue reading

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Beyond Corporate Power

Also in Counterpunch The problem is not that the corporations are “out of control,” the problem is that the corporations are so much “in control.” By seeing neoliberalism as Free Market Fundamentalism (FMF) rather than Corporate Power we underestimate the challenges … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power?

Also in CounterPunch. I’ve been hearing about neoliberalism for a long time now and never could make much sense of it. It turns out the story we tell about neoliberalism is as contradictory as neoliberalism itself. Two currents within the … Continue reading

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Is the Green New Deal a “Revolutionary Reform?”

  The movement around the Green New Deal is the ultimate testing ground for the kind of political skills and strategy needed to win the most important political battles of all. What do you think of the Green New Deal? … Continue reading

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