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Contributors

We are honored to have the privilege to publish the thoughts of dozens of incredible left organizers, activists and thinkers from many different parts of the social justice movement.

 

Our Bloggers

Aarti Shahani

Democracy off ICE (November 2009)

How & Why Latino Netroots Activists Targeted Lou Dobbs (January 2010)

Ai-jen Poo

Left Strategies from the Grassroots Roundtable (October 2009)

Organizing With Love (February 2010)

Transformative Organizing Theory Panel (August 2010)

Lessons from NY Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Victory (January 2011)

 

Amanda Devecka Rinear

Make Wall Street Pay! (October 2011)

 

Amisha Patel

Its about More Revenue, not Budget Cuts! (November 2011)

 

Amy Sonnie

Hillbilly Nationalists: Authors' Reflections (September 2011)

Benjamin Holtzman

Building Healthy Communities & Movements (February 2011)

Minding Your Scope, Building Healthy Movements: An Interview with the Rosehip Medic Collective (November 2011)

 

Bill Fletcher, Jr.

What We Need To Do (October 2009)

Bob Wing

Notes on the 2010 Elections (January 2011)

Arab Spring & the Changing Struggle (May 2011)

Revolutionizing Egypt (July 2011)

Notes Toward a Social Justice Electoral Strategy (March 2012)

Brooke Anderson

Lessons in Moving the 99% (January 2012)

Charles Elsesser

Community Lawyering (June 2010)

Cheyenna Weber

Towards an Economy Worth Occupying (October 2011)

Chris Keeley

Bridging Community Organizing and #Occupy (November 2011)

Cindy Wiesner

On the 2010 Social Forum (March 2010)

Daniel Tucker

Thinking Outside the Ballot Box (June 2011)

 

David Martinez

Union members & Occupy Wall Street: Two interviews (April 2012)

Deloris Wright

Lessons from NY Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Victory (January 2011)

 

Denise Perry

Open Letter to Black Organizers (April 2012)

Doyle Canning

A New World in Our Hearts (October 2011)


Eric Mann

USSF: Transformative Organizing (LCSC) (July 2010)

Transformative Organizing Theory Panel (August 2010)

Erica Smiley

Excluded Workers: Excluded Histories (April 2011)

Excluded Workers: What is Victory? (May 2011)

Labor & Excluded Workers (June 2011)

 

Excluded Workers Congress

Report on the Excluded Workers Congress (February 2011)

Excluded Workers: Excluded Histories (April 2011)

Excluded Workers: What is Victory? (May 2011)

Labor & Excluded Workers (June 2011)

Felipe Matos

The DREAM is alive! (February 2011)

 

Frances Fox Piven

Excluded Workers: Excluded Histories (April 2011)

Excluded Workers: What is Victory? (May 2011)

Labor & Excluded Workers (June 2011)

Gihan Perera

Left Strategies from the Grassroots Roundtable (October 2009)

Get in the Game! (December 2009)


Gopal Dayenini

On Direct Action & Occupy (December 2011)

Hany Khalil

Revolutionizing Egypt (July 2011)

 

Harmony Goldberg

Left Strategies from the Grassroots Roundtable (October 2009)

Reflections from Organizing Upgrade’s Editors (October 2010)

Turning Left (March 2011)

Hashim Yeomans-Benford

Rooted in Love (February 2010)

Henry Serrano

Bridging Community Organizing and #Occupy (November 2011)

 

Jamala Rogers

What Will It Take? (June 2011)

James Mumm

Reclaim Our Democracy (April 2010)

James Tracy

Hillbilly Nationalists: Authors' Reflections (September 2011)

Jaron Browne

Jaron Browne Reviews Playbook for Progressives (September 2011)

Jason Negron-Gonzales

Reports from Bolivia (June 2010)

Jen Soriano

Transformative Communications (January 2011)

Jeremy Saunders

Bridging Community Organizing and #Occupy (November 2011)

Jon Liss

New Kids on the Historic Bloc (April 2010)

Joseph Phelan

Reflections from Organizing Upgrade’s Editors (October 2010)

 

Joshua Kahn-Russell

Joshua Kahn Russell reflects on Keystone XL, how alliances are like bicycles, and the transformative power of direct action

 

Joycelyn Gill-Campbell

Lessons from NY Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Victory (January 2011)

Judith LeBlanc

Interview about #Occupy (October 2011)

Kabzuag Vaj

The Epic Battle from Wisconsin (March 2011)

Kai Barrow

The Swan Song Manifesto (July 2011)

Kamau Franklin

The New Southern Strategy (January 2012)

Kara Newhouse

Occupy Pennsylvania Interview (January 2012)

 

Kevin Van Meter

Building Healthy Communities & Movements (February 2011)

Minding Your Scope, Building Healthy Movements: An Interview with the Rosehip Medic Collective (November 2011)

 

Kristin Campbell

Engaging the Crisis (March 2010)

Labor-Community Strategy Center

Transformative Organizing (June 2010)

Lee Abbott

The Epic Battle from Wisconsin (March 2011)

Linda Oalican

Excluded Workers: Excluded Histories (April 2011)

Excluded Workers: What is Victory? (May 2011)

Labor & Excluded Workers (June 2011)


Makani Themba-Nixon

We Need a New Division of Labor (January 2010)
Communications as if Movement Mattered (April 2012)

 

Marisa Franco

Left Strategies from the Grassroots Roundtable (October 2009)

The State of Hate (May 2010)


Maria Poblet

Reflections on Oakland’s General Strike (November 2011)

Lessons in Moving the 99% (January 2012)

 

Marshall Ganz

On the Moral Urgency of Occupy Wall Street (December 2011)

Max Rameau

Occupy to Liberate (November 2011)

 

Max Uhlenbeck

Left Turn & the Movement: 2000 – 2010 (October 2010)

Media Mobilizing Project

Occupy Pennsylvania Interview (January 2012)

Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan

Window to a New World (January 2010)

Mitch Troutman

Occupy Pennsylvania Interview (January 2012)

Mohammed Abdohalli

On Direct Action & Occupy (December 2011)

 

New York Study Group

Radical Approaches to Reform Struggles (September 2010)

Ng’ethe Maina

It’s Time to Experiment (April 2010)

Transformative Organizing Theory Panel (August 2010)

Noura Erakat

Solidarity Beyond Rhetoric (December 2009)

Paul Getsos

Blocking Highways, Blocking Hallways (May 2011)

 

Patrisse Cullors

Transformative Organizing Theory Panel (August 2010)

Premilla Nadasen

Excluded Workers: Excluded Histories (April 2011)

Excluded Workers: What is Victory? (May 2011)

Labor & Excluded Workers (June 2011)

 

Priscilla Gonzalez

Lessons from NY Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Victory (January 2011)

Purvi Shah

Community Lawyering (June 2010)

Rachel Laforest

A New World in Our Hearts (October 2011)

Rami El-Amine

Left Turn & the Movement: 2000 – 2010 (October 2010)

Rebecca Gordon

Arab Spring Sparks Scramble (April 2011)

Ricardo Levins-Morales

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee (June 2010)

Resisting Repression (March 2011)

Rickke Mananzala

Up for Grabs (August 2010)

Rishi Awatramani

New Kids on the Historic Bloc (April 2010)

Roberto Lovato

How & Why Latino Netroots Activists Targeted Lou Dobbs (January 2010)

Rock Dove Collective

Building Healthy Communities & Movements (February 2011)

Robin D.G. Kelley

Finding the Strength to Love and Dream (February 2010)

Rose Arrieta

Reflections on Oakland’s General Strike (November 2011)

Rosehip Medical Collective

Minding Your Scope, Building Healthy Movements: An Interview with the Rosehip Medic Collective (November 2011)

 

Saket Soni

Lessons from NY Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Victory (January 2011)

Excluded Workers: Excluded Histories (April 2011)

Excluded Workers: What is Victory? (May 2011)

Labor & Excluded Workers (June 2011)

Global Bargaining for Dignified Work and Empowered Migration (April 2012)

 

Sally Kohn

A Grounded Movement (September 2011)

 

Shaw San Liu

Lessons in Moving the 99% (January 2012)

 

Social Justice Leadership

Transformative Organizing (June 2010)

Sondra Youdelman

Bridging Community Organizing and #Occupy (November 2011)

Stephanie Luce

What Can We Learn From Wisconsin? (April 2011)

Steve Williams

Left Strategies from the Grassroots Roundtable (October 2009)

Name It & Claim It (May 2010)

Transformative Organizing Theory Panel (August 2010)

Subhash Kateel

Diminishing Returns (September 2010)

Obama’s Immigration Move (August 2011)

None of Us Are Winning Yet (September 2011)

Sushma Sheth

Reflections from Organizing Upgrade’s Editors (October 2010)

Tanuja Jagernauth

Just Healing (November 2010)

Terry Marshall

It’s All About Hegemony (December 2009)

 

Tiffany Yeomans-Benford

Rooted in Love (February 2010)

 

WarTimes

New Moment, New Movement: Ideas about Antiwar, Antimilitarist Strategies for the Years Ahead (April 2012)

 

Willie Baptist

Left Strategies from the Grassroots Roundtable (October 2009)

It’s Not Enough to be Angry (November 2009)

A New & Unsettling Force (September 2010)

Pedagogy of the Poor (September 2011)

Yashna Padamsee

Communities of Care (July 2011)

Yotam Marom

Occupy Wall Street Meets Winter (December 2011)

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