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How Do We Organize A Hundred Million?

First in a series: How Do We Organize a Hundred Million? How Do We Organize a Hundred Million? The strategic considerations discussed in this series of posts assumes that it will take a hundred million activist in the US and … Continue reading

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Why Bernie Should Stay in the Race — And How He Can Win

Some serious food for thought from Kevin Zeese from Popular Resistance and Patrick Walker from Revolt Against Plutocracy.  Published in Truthdig. The nation, the people and the planet need Bernie to win. And we have to do everything we can to … Continue reading

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Conclusion to the Series “On Organizing:” Evolution to Revolution

Last in the series: On Organizing History Has Not Come To An End The series “On Organzing” aims to help us learn from the challenging and confusing dialectical tension that is every organizers terrain and trouble.  Among the most productive … Continue reading

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Social Movement Unionism: Right Here! Right Now!

Dedicated to the Chicago Teachers Union and teacher activists everywhere. Seventh in the Series: On Organizing.  See What is Social Movement Unionism? for the first part of this post including the Battle for Seattle, Occupy and the Great American Boycott. Right … Continue reading

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The March 15 Primaries and St.Patricks Day?

I usually avoid doing news commentary because I am not good at it. But, here are some quick and dirty observations on the March 15 primaries. In all cases but one Sanders outperformed the polls. The delegate split was not … Continue reading

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What is Social Movement Unionism?

Sixth in the series: On Organizing What is Social Movment Unionism? The rarest and most politically charged form of unionism, social movement unionism is also the most difficult form of working-class rebellion to define or realize. When the borderlines between working … Continue reading

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Evolution to Revolution: Rethinking the Organizing Model

Fifth in the series: On Organizing The Revolution for US labor is Social Movement Unionism. The strategic question, as always: how do we get there? Organizers may detest service unionism but that is the world we are in. Can we … Continue reading

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Planning and Opportunity

Forth in the series: On Organizing   Planning and Opportunity The vast majority of movement work today is reactive. In part that is a result of the defensive posture of the labor and social movements but it is also a … Continue reading

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Reframing: From “Electability” to Organizing Encounter

  First post in a series on Election Talk Making history is far better than predicting it. Let’s practice turning speculation into an organizing opportunity. Perhaps the most common remark I hear when taking to people about the Sanders campaign … Continue reading

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“Bernie or Bust” means Sanders or Green Party in 2016

  The “Bernie or Bust” Pledge may seem a dangerous game. Maybe so, but not nearly as dangerous as more of the same. We need to send a message to the machine bosses and more important: a message to ourselves. … Continue reading

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