The Editors
What does it mean for left organizers to build independent political power after Bernie and in the middle of health, political, and economic crises?
New Florida Majority
. Organizing Upgrade interviewed New Florida Majority this summer to explore their strategies and ideas about how to relate to the country’s political system and engage in electoral politics.  You can see the full interview here, or watch key excerpts from the interview below. New Florida Majority: State-Wide Alignment Group Learn about New Florida Majority’s […]
Christy Thornton
Interview with Christy Thornton Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s recent victory in the Mexican presidential election was a political earthquake, decisively sending the country’s long-established political parties into the margins. What does the victory mean and what are the prospects for MORENA, the political party he helped found? OrganizingUpgrade spoke with Christy Thornton, Assistant Professor in […]
Joelle Fishman
 Here’s Joelle Fishman, chair of the CPUSA Political Action Commission, talking about how they plan to turn that aspiration into practice this year. The Communist Party USA is one of many groups on the left arguing for a decisive victory over the right-wing in 2018.  Their strategic plan is attached here.   Shorter Clip   […]
Tobita Chow
In early 2016, The People’s Lobby published “The Movement We Need,” a strategy to challenge neoliberalism that anticipates many of the ideas that have become even more important in the #Resistance era – the need to counter nationalism with internationalism; the relationship between race, gender, and class inequality; and the significance of elections. We invited […]
Organizing Upgrade
The U.S. and North Korea are on a dangerous path towards a military confrontation that could kill millions and engulf the world in a nuclear holocaust. Trump has threatened, “to totally destroy North Korea,” and Washington has shifted massive military assets to Guam and Okinawa in preparation for a military first strike. North Korea is […]
Bryan Mercer
Bryan Mercer, director of the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia, shares his reflections on the recent election of progressive Larry Krasner as the District Attorney in Philadelphia.    
Jon Liss
Jon Liss, co-director of the New Virginia Majority Education Fund, shares his reflections from the recent victories in Virginia.      
Organizing Upgrade
Wondering how we can use elections to defeat the racist right-wing and build our movements for collective liberation? #PeopleTakePower is a series of online discussions with the raddest organizers working in electoral politics. This session is a conversation with Rukia Lumumba, from the campaign to elect visionary and radical Chokwe Antar Lumumba as mayor of […]
Linda Burnham
Veteran organizer and left thinker, Linda Burnham, offers insights to help left organizers navigate the complex dynamics of our current moment during a talk at the Center for Political Education in the Bay Area on January 14, 2017. Here she challenges us to leverage our particular struggles and to fight for the country as a […]
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