Tag Archives: American Revolution

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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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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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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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

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No Ban! No Wall! No War?

This article also appeared in Counterpunch No Ban! No Wall! No War? As I watched the corporate news on demonstrations against Trump’s travel ban, I was struck by the fact that on-going wars in the Middle East were not mentioned. … Continue reading

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