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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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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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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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What is Social Movement Unionism?

Sixth in the series: On Organizing What is Social Movment Unionism? The rarest and most politically charged form of unionism, social movement unionism is also the most difficult form of working-class rebellion to define or realize. When the borderlines between working … Continue reading

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Evolution to Revolution: Rethinking the Organizing Model

Fifth in the series: On Organizing The Revolution for US labor is Social Movement Unionism. The strategic question, as always: how do we get there? Organizers may detest service unionism but that is the world we are in. Can we … Continue reading

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Planning and Opportunity

Forth in the series: On Organizing   Planning and Opportunity The vast majority of movement work today is reactive. In part that is a result of the defensive posture of the labor and social movements but it is also a … Continue reading

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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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