Category Archives: revolutionary strategy

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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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

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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

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How Corporate Power Killed Democracy

  Corporate Power is the Fusion of the Corporation and the State The rise of Corporate Power was the fall of democracy.  Over the long haul, US politics has revolved around a deep tension between democracy and an unrelenting drive … Continue reading

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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

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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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