Category Archives: Racism

Jackson Rising

Also in Counterpunch “Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality….” Malcom X Jackson Rising is the most important book I have read in a long time. … Continue reading

Posted in American Culture, Corporate Power, Movement Culture, Organizing Method, Organizing Strategy, Racism, revolutionary strategy, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Whiteness Won’t Be Wished Away

Ninth in the series: Organize the White Working Class! White Workers Have Double Consciousness White workers have at least a dual identity — we are both workers and white. The history of white working class community organizing as told by Amy Sonnie … Continue reading

Posted in American Culture, Movement Culture, Organizing Method, Organizing Strategy, Racism, revolutionary strategy, Strategy, White Privilege, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Community Organizing in Philly and New York

Eight in the series: Organize the White Working Class! In Hillbilly Nationalists, James Tracy and Amy Sonnie shows the hidden depths of working class resistance and organizing. The pathbreaking work of Chicago’s white workers in JOIN, The Young Patriots and … Continue reading

Posted in American Culture, Movement Culture, Organizing Method, Organizing Strategy, Racism, revolutionary strategy, Strategy, Uncategorized, White Privilege, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in American Culture, History, Martin Luther King, Movement Culture, Organizing Method, Organizing Strategy, Racism, revolutionary strategy, Strategy, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Working Class | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in American Culture, Martin Luther King, Movement Culture, Organizing Method, Organizing Strategy, Racism, revolutionary strategy, Strategy, Uncategorized, White Privilege, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in American Culture, Electoral Strategy for 2016, Movement Culture, Organizing Method, Organizing Strategy, Racism, Strategy, Uncategorized, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Working Class | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Radical White Workers During the Last Revolution

Fifth in the series: Organize the White Working Class!  This post also appeared in Counterpunch. White Working Class Organizing in the ‘60s and ‘70s “Poor whites are here today…to make ourselves visible to a society whose continued existence depends on … Continue reading

Posted in American Culture, History, Movement Culture, Organizing Strategy, Racism, revolutionary strategy, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Working Class | 2 Comments