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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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Both Interest And Ideals: Working Idealism In

Sixth in the Series: On Organizing   Working Idealism In : Engage the People Peace and economic justice is not something we need just for the workers of the Maquiladoras or the people of the Middle East: it is necessary … Continue reading

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Labor and the Cold War: The Epic Fail

Fifth in the series: The Principles of Organzing     Cold War Liberalism During the Cold War, Labor unions violated their own sacred principle of solidarity by joining with imperial elites and corporate interests to weaken militant trade unionism abroad … Continue reading

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On Organizing: Both Interest And Ideals

Fourth in the series: On Organizing Both Interests And Ideals Organizers usually accept the idea that self-interest is the best starting point for empowerment.  Unions are predicated on serving the interest of working people. Social movements too advocate the peoples’ … Continue reading

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The Union Triad: Representation, Organizing, and Community Building

The first of four posts on the Union Triad The Union Triad: Representation, Organizing and Community Building* Organizers need to understand the different components labor activism and their linkage to the culture and character of our movement. We are accustomed … Continue reading

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