Tag Archives: Electoral Strategy for 2016

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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Wake Up Zombie, Kick Up a Big Stink!

I have invited Patrick Walker of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) to be a guest blogger. Walker and his fellow political revolutionaries at RAP are a leading force in the grassroots Sanders surge. Best of all they have a strategy. Check … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Updated Tammany Hall — Destroying Democracy and Climate Too

I have invited Patrick Walker of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) to be a guest blogger. Walker and his fellow political revolutionaries at RAP are a leading force in the grassroots Sanders surge. Best of all they have a strategy. Check … Continue reading

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Sanders Correctly Rattles Sabers—at the Climate Change Enemy

I have invited Patrick Walker of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) to be a guest blogger.  Walker and his fellow political revolutionaries at RAP are a leading force in the grassroots Sanders surge.  Best of all they have a strategy. Check out … Continue reading

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The Movement and Elections

This is the last of seven posts on Electoral Strategy. The Movement and Elections It’s what we do that matters. The rank and file of the social and labor movements hold the most important position and bear the heaviest burden … Continue reading

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The Green Party and the 2016 Election

The sixth in a series of seven post on Electoral Strategy.  The Alternative: The Imperative We need the Green Party. An electoral strategy aiming toward social transformation requires a dramatic shift from the routine ways that we view and contest elections. … Continue reading

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Push, Pull, and Pivot: Bernie Sanders and the Movement

The fifth in a series of seven posts on Electoral Strategy. Push, Pull, Pivot The inside/outside strategy depends on our own capacity to view other wings of the movement — positions we may not initially agree with — as leverage. The … Continue reading

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Towards a Transformative Electoral Strategy

The fourth in a series of seven posts on Electoral Strategy. Towards A Transformative Electoral Strategy Now here is the hard part: What strategy might enhance the existing one but that also, of necessity, starts from the conditions at hand? … Continue reading

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How We Surrender To Or Resist Triangulation

As the crisis deepens we will likely approach a shift in the equation of risk. The dangers we face to make the big changes will become less threatening than the dangers we face in continuing on the current course. Continue reading

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Triangulation: Strategy of the Two-Party System

The second of seven posts on Electoral Strategy   Triangulation While it’s still stunning to watch the DNC repeat the losing strategy of 2016, we should know this is part of a decades-long history of moving toward the right: aka … Continue reading

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