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What is the General Strike?

Also at CounterPunch. The General Strike in the US is a multi-faceted, poly-centered resistance movement responding to the general crisis of capitalism and corporate power triggered by the Covid-19 crisis. The pandemic is revealing to millions what was always well … Continue reading

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Strike, Sick Out, Slow Down: The General Strike and You.

Also at Counterpunch. The strike, sick out, and slowdown are among the most effective weapons in the arsenal of class struggle. They disrupt production and interrupt the flow of profits. But the most effective weapons are also the most demanding. … Continue reading

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From Strike Wave to General Strike

Above photo: Yasmine James (center with microphone), the McDonald’s worker attacked while working at a St. Petersburg restaurant, spoke to a crowd at a worker rally Tuesday. Spectrum News image. Thanks to Popular Resistance. Also in Counterpunch and Popular Resistance. The … Continue reading

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The Inside is Connected to the Outside: The Inside/Outside Strategy Revisited

  The Inside/Outside Strategy (IOS) claims we need to work both inside and outside the dominant order to win. Most critiques of IOS correctly point to the shortcomings and dangers of working within the system. But, this weakness is also … Continue reading

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Both The Commune And Revolution

Also in Counterpunch The environmental crisis grows ever more dire but we are no closer to a grand political solution because that requires nothing less than a revolution: we must replace corporate power with economic democracy and war with peace. In … Continue reading

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

Also find this article at Counterpunch. 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 … 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 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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How Progressives Can Compete for Major Office: A Class Analysis of Political Paralysis

  Also at Counterpunch Learning from the Green Party Defeat in New Jersey.   Local electoral gains are beginning to add up. The Green Party won 45 local seats nationwide in 2017 for a total of 141 in 18 states. Democratic … Continue reading

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Community Organizing in Philly and New York

Eight in the series: Organize the White Working Class! In Hillbilly Nationalists, James Tracy and Amy Sonnie shows the hidden depths of working class resistance and organizing. The pathbreaking work of Chicago’s white workers in JOIN, The Young Patriots and … Continue reading

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