Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

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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Standing Rock: Challenge to the Establishment, School for the Social Movements

This article also appeared in Counterpunch Standing Rock: Challenge to the Establishment, School for the Social Movements.  Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline began in October 2014. Young warriors of the Standing Rock Sioux established the Sacred Stone Camp in … Continue reading

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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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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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Transformation and Reconstruction: The Means and Measure of Revolutionary Change

  The fourth and final post in the series: How Do We Organize a Hundred Million?   Click to read One, Two, Three. Transformation and Reconstruction: the Means and Measure of Revolutionary Change To organize millions, the revolution has to … 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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Weaving Our Garment of Destiny

Tenth and final post on MLK. Weaving Our Garment of Destiny All life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny…We are made to live together because of the … Continue reading

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