Jesse Graham
By Jesse Graham, Maine Peoples Alliance Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) is a statewide organization with a significant base: 32,000 members. One in 17 households in the state have been actively connected with the organization in one way or another: receiving its newsletters, giving money or coming to meeting. MPA recently won a resounding victory, winning […]
Stuart McIntyre
I have now spent 6 months on the ground in Ohio supporting local ‘Resistance’ groups, and I’ve helped a team of volunteer leaders build OPAL (Ohio Progressive Action Leaders), a statewide planning and coordinating body at the center of the ‘Resistance’ network in the state. Who are the “Resistance”? Why are they joining? What are […]
Max Elbaum
Max Elbaum replies to comments and critiques in response to “Left Strategy After Charlottesville.” I appreciate the thoughtful responses to my article “Left Strategy After Charlottesville” from Tobita Chow, Christine Riddiough, Sam Webb and Mel Rothenberg. The importance all give to formulating strategy matches the urgency of the political moment. I look forward to both […]
Christine Riddiough
RESPONSE FROM CHRISTINE RIDDIOUGH: In his recent article on Left Strategy, Max Elbaum outlines a five point strategic perspective that I would summarize this way: …[B]reak the grip on power of Trump and the white nationalist bloc that is the driving force of the right’s overall anti-democratic and anti-working class agenda. Direct action and street […]
Tobita Chow
In an essay on “Left strategy after Charlottesville”, Max Elbaum makes “an argument for the left to interact with the post-Charlottesville surge of resistance by pursuing a strategy that is anti-right, anti-racist, gender-inclusive, grounded in the interests of the working class and oriented toward working both inside and outside of the Democratic Party.” I am […]
Adam Gold
Since 2016’s devastating election, many on the Left have come to believe that we need to take elections more seriously. Article after article discusses the massive accumulation of political power the far right has achieved in state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court and of course, now in the White House. We realize that […]
Organizing Upgrade Editor
A radical conversation with Rukia Lumumba, from the campaign to elect visionary and radical Chokwe Antar Lumumba as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, and Rafael Návar, national political director of Communications Workers of America. Thursday, October 19 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 5 pm PST Register here Wondering how we can use elections […]
Organizing Upgrade Editor
In July 2017, twenty state-based organizations from thirteen states united to form the State-Based Power Caucus. These groups have racial justice and class politics. Most have reached a scale of some significance in their states and are members of bigger political alignments or coalitions in their states. Below is the concept paper for the Caucus. […]
Organizing Upgrade Editor
The election of Trump has upended US politics. Across the political spectrum, activists and organizations are reckoning with the ascent of authoritarian white nationalism to the White House and the GOP’s headlock on 25 state governments and Congress. All of us feel it: the urgency to think and act in new ways, to expand our […]
Rand Wilson and Peter Olney
Unions that supported Sanders are uniting in the new Labor for Our Revolution network By Rand Wilson and Peter Olney Senator Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for president in 2015-16 opened up new political contradictions in the U.S. labor movement. Unlike other Western democracies where organized labor has had a role in founding social democratic parties of […]
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