Tag Archives: History

The People Made the First New Deal. Can the People Make Another?

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 Deal so we can see just … 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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What is Organizing?

Organizing is a practice aimed at helping people create the social movements and political organizations necessary to wage campaigns and win power.  How do we make real the promises of democracy? Organizing is a time-tested strategy for empowering the people. … Continue reading

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What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

  If you are wondering how one of the greatest strikes in recent history came out of a place we were told was a “Trump County” backwater then read this. This slender book packs quite a punch. Elizabeth Catte takes … Continue reading

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Jackson Rising

Also in Counterpunch “Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality….” Malcom X Jackson Rising is the most important book I have read in a long time. … 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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Goldman Sachs vs. Goldman Sachs?

Murphy vs. Trump? In the race for New Jersey Governor Democrat Phil Murphy is way up in the polls against a weak Republican challenger.  With money and machines both aligned in Murphy’s favor New Jersey faces yet another non-competitive election. … Continue reading

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