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WING: Notes on the 2010 Elections

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 00:00 Published in Community Organizing

From the author: These notes are in response to a number of inquiries and hardly represent a fully thought out strategic view. I invite your comments: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This election highlights the extraordinarily high stakes of this period in U.S. and world history, and is a barometer of which way the country is moving. As I see it the Republicans scored a remarkable victory at a critical juncture in a historic struggle marked by two huge trends.

Post-Elections Round-Up

Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00 Published in Community Organizing

Organizing Upgrade was initiated in the aftermath of the economic crisis and Obama's election because - as we saw it then - "the terrain of politics is rapidly shifting beneath our feet."  The mid-term elections on November 2, 2010 represented another significant shift in the political terrain. Not only did the balance of power shift in the House of Representatives, but the election of dozens of Tea Party candidates indicated disturbing trends in popular political consciousness.

Left Turn & The Movement: 2000 – 2010

Friday, 01 October 2010 00:00 Published in Communications

LT 36 Coversmall-225x300As we reflect on Organizing Upgrade's one-year anniversary, Left Turn is celebrating ten years since it first launched as a much-needed magazine for the emergent social movements of our time. Organizing Upgrade is excited to share this reflective piece written by two members of the editorial collective of Left Turn magazine, Max Uhlenbeck and Rami El-Amine.

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