Category Archives: Organizing Method

White Privilege: The Psychic Wage, Mass Incarceration and Class Solidarity

Also at CounterPunch 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 by some liberal university professors. In … Continue reading

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Strike, Sick Out, Slow Down: The General Strike and You.

Also at Counterpunch. The strike, sick out, and slowdown are among the most effective weapons in the arsenal of class struggle. They disrupt production and interrupt the flow of profits. But the most effective weapons are also the most demanding. … Continue reading

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SOS — Save our Sailors and Soldiers! Stop the Spread of Covid-19

By Bob Witanek and Richard Moser US military rank and file soldiers and sailors are being ravaged by an invisible enemy — the same enemy that is killing civilians across the country – COVID-19. The quandary for the US: maintain … Continue reading

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From Strike Wave to General Strike

Above photo: Yasmine James (center with microphone), the McDonald’s worker attacked while working at a St. Petersburg restaurant, spoke to a crowd at a worker rally Tuesday. Spectrum News image. Thanks to Popular Resistance. Also in Counterpunch and Popular Resistance. The … Continue reading

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The Inside is Connected to the Outside: The Inside/Outside Strategy Revisited

The Inside/Outside Strategy (IOS) claims we need to work both inside and outside the dominant order to win. Most critiques of IOS correctly point to the shortcomings and dangers of working within the system. But, this weakness is also a … Continue reading

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Inside/Outside Strategy Revisited

What is Strategy? Strategy is a plan — a proposed course of action. Strategy demands the analysis of current conditions and statements of desired goals. But, the primary focus of strategy is “how.”  How do we work the transition between … Continue reading

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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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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 People Made the First New Deal. Can the People Make Another?

Also find this article at Counterpunch. 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 … Continue reading

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What is Organizing?

Organizing is a practice aimed at helping people create the social movements and political organizations necessary to wage campaigns and win power.  How do we make real the promises of democracy? Organizing is a time-tested strategy for empowering the people. … Continue reading

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