Tag Archives: Electoral Strategy for 2016

Dumbass Democrats

  This article also appeared in CounterPunch Dumbass Democrats Congratulations, you played yourself! Ok, this is rant from my working-class heart, but it is due time for a rant. Well, who the hell are the Democrats going to blame now? … Continue reading

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Do We Vote for the “Lesser of Two Evils” or to “Recapture the Revolutionary Spirit.”

“The future of the deep structural changes we seek will not be found in the decaying political machines.” – Martin Luther King* The scale of our problems are far too great. There is far too much at stake. The problems we … Continue reading

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Letter to My Nephew: On Power, Privilege and Passage

Letter to My Nephew: On Power, Privilege, and Passage This article also appeared in CounterPunch. I wish I could tell you that the road ahead was going to offer clear choices, or change without risk, but that is highly unlikely. … Continue reading

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5% for Jill Stein Means More than 55% for Clinton or Trump

A Vote for Jill Stein is a Vote for Democracy A vote for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President, is anything but a wasted vote because it’s a vote for democracy. In a land where democracy is lost, … Continue reading

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Elevating Trump

  This article also appeared in Counterpunch Elevating Trump The new evidence provided by Wikileaks Podesta files makes a convincing case that the Clinton team wanted extreme Republicans as the best possible opponents. They wanted not rational discourse but exactly … Continue reading

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Grassroots Rap for Jill Stein

  We grow from the grassroots! Let’s help each other send Jill Stein to the White House. It’s in our hands! The following is a one minute script for face-to face organizing. I am a local activist and this is … Continue reading

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Learn From the Bern

Second post in the series: How Do We Organize A Hundred Million?  Learn from the Bern: Learn the Inside/Outside Strategy The inside/outside strategy is a way to learn as events unfold. It is important that we learn from, work with, … 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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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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