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 […]
We need consistent and deep strategic dialogue among left organizers if we are going to forge a path to power through these dangerious times.     To meet that need, Organizing Upgrade will be re-launching with regular pieces in late September.  Keep an eye out! “Everything we are seeing stems almost inevitably from the decisions the country […]
Harmony Goldberg
We need consistent and deep strategic dialogue among left organizers if we are going to forge a path to power through these dangerious times. To meet that need, Organizing Upgrade will be re-launching with regular pieces in late September.  Keep an eye out! This essay was prepared in March 2015, prior to the 2016 election […]
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 […]
Scaffolding for an assessment of the correlation of forces after the battles from Trump’s inauguration through the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare, and what the next year may hold in store. Note added April 7: This piece was finalized just before Trump’s air strike in Syria. For updates on that extremely dangerous escalation, see the […]
Harmony Goldberg
The first two weeks of the Trump presidency ought to be engraved in our memories as if in granite. Politics is a blood sport and the far right takes no prisoners – except, apparently, those it intends to torture. The Republican Party has demonstrated for a very, very long time now that it has no […]
This Power Point Discussion Guide and List of Additional Resources are available for download here: Post-Election 2016: Changed Terrain Demands a New Orientation Power Point Post-Election 2016: Changed Terrain Demands a New Orientation Resource Guide In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory November 8 partisans of equality, justice and peace are grappling with a number […]
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Donald Trump was right: the system is rigged! But it is rigged for the Republicans, not the Democrats, for conservatives, not progressives. And the result is the election of an extreme racist, misogynist authoritarian who may change the course of U.S. and even world history. Belatedly we learn that Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by […]
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These three 2016 Election Curriculum Modules are available for download here: Organizing on Shifting Terrain (A Changing Electorate and Rising Economic Inequality) Organizing on Shifting Terrain – Facilitator’s Guide The Right, the Far Right, and the Rise of Donald Trump The Right, the Far Right, and the Rise of Donald Trump – Facilitator’s Guide The […]
In this piece, Gary Younge lays out the dual need to fight to defeat Trump and to prepare to challenge Hillary. Even as one votes for Clinton—if she’s the nominee, then no one else is going to be able to stop Trump from taking power—one must prepare to organize against her. If she wins, her […]
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