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Both The Commune And Revolution

Also in Counterpunch The environmental crisis grows ever more dire but we are no closer to a grand political solution because that requires nothing less than a revolution: we must replace corporate power with economic democracy and war with peace. In … 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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The Betrayal of the American Man

Susan Faludi’s book “Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man” takes a remarkably compassionate and revealing look at the crisis of modern masculinity from a feminist prospective. Faludi is an award-winning writer with the skills required to make a challenging … Continue reading

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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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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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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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