In the capital of the old Confederacy, Virginia Commonwealth University workers organize for their rights and their community.
The fight against the white republic is the central democratic and class struggle of our time.
As the 2020 election looms on the horizon, major strategic questions confront left organizers, particularly as tensions within a broad anti-Trump front comprised of never-Trump Republicans, corporate Democrats, progressives and socialists simmer and sometimes come to a boil. Organizing Upgrade has published six key articles on 2020 strategy, along with a discussion guide, for groups and individuals to use as they chart a strategy to meet these challenges.
This is Not a Drill
As we approach a momentous election and confront an on-going series of crises, it’s crucial that we take time to assess the opportunities and dangers of the moment. As Trump and the Republicans work to solidify their white nationalist, authoritarian rule, our movements are making great strides in expanding political possibilities, moving people to action, and setting the stage to defeat the right and create space for progressive transformation. Through an on-going series of forums and articles, Organizing Upgrading is engaging leading organizers on the strategic interventions that will take us where we need to go.
The Rainbow Debates
This summer, Organizing Upgrade hosted an online discussion with veterans of the Rainbow Coalition to revisit the history of this dynamic left political experiment and elaborate the strategic questions posed by their experiences for today’s left organizers.