The Working Families Party and Movement for Black Lives Electoral Justice Project launch a new effort for November and beyond.
Left organizers are demanding protections for prisoners and immigrant detainees and prisoners themselves are making their voices heard in the 2020 election.
Hot takes on Super Tuesday compiled by Organizing Upgrade The results on Super Tuesday were not what almost anyone across the political spectrum expected. For backers of Bernie Sanders and other left and progressive activists they have set off a wide-ranging conversation about the balance of forces, the strengths and weaknesses of our efforts so […]
Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, OrgUp editors Calvin Cheung-Miaw and Max Elbaum published an article at In These Times on U.S.-China relations. In it, Cheung-Miaw and Elbaum outlined their case for the left to prioritize the fight for a 180-degree turnaround in the U.S. stance toward China, demanding that diplomacy and negotiation replace trade wars and military encirclement. We […]
As part of our series of interviews with members of the Democratic Socialists of America, Organizing Upgrade spoke with Beth Huang, co-chair of the Boston chapter of DSA. Huang spoke on a range of topics, from what the rise of DSA means to radicals of her generation to how Boston DSA hopes to build a […]
Last Tuesday’s election changed the terrain and set the stage for the intense political warfare that lies ahead. The resistance to the Trump/GOP racist hate crusade didn’t win everything we wanted to, but we did win what we absolutely had to. Denying the GOP control of both Houses of Congress for the next two […]
Fighting Trump and Building the Left, from the Left Inside/Outside Project We’re still less than halfway through this thing. Twenty-one months in, we can survey the damage done by the Trump administration. The GOP congress has been plagued by internal division, giving the resistance some breathing room. But the White House has worked efficiently to […]
By Organizing Upgrade On this one there is no ambiguity. Trump’s naming John Bolton as National Security Adviser is a clear declaration that Washington will intensify its current wars and do its best to start new and bigger ones. The headline on Middle East expert Juan Cole’s assessment didn’t mince words: “Let’s call Bolton what he […]
A key challenge facing progressives is translating general strategy into concrete action priorities in 2018. What allocation of our always-stretched resources will give us the best chance of both breaking Trumpism’s grip on all branches of the federal government and expanding the base and strength of the left? What relative weight should be given to […]
By the Organizing Upgrade Editorial Team Since the 2016 elections, questions of power, strategy and scale have been at the forefront in the minds of progressive activists and organizers across the country. There are five developments that have taken place since the election that we think are especially important for developing effective strategies to build […]