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White Privilege

  Third in the series: Organize the White Working Class! White Skin Privilege Writing for the John Brown Commemoration Committee in 1965,  Theodore Allen innovated the discourse on “white skin privilege.” In 1967 he co-authored “White Blindspot” and in 1969 published … Continue reading

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Ted Allen and The Invention of the White Race

Second in the series: Organize the White Working Class! Ted Allen  There is no better place to start organizing than with political strategy inspired by Theodore W. Allen’s classic book: The Invention the White Race: Volume I Racial Oppression and … Continue reading

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Organize the White Working Class!

First in the series: Organize the White Working Class! “ . . . their (the poor “whites”) own position, vis-a-vis the rich and powerful . . . was not improved, but weakened, by the white-skin privilege system.”– Theodore W. Allen, Class … 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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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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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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