Organize

organize-iconWhether we are engaging in acts of resistance or creating new, alternative institutions, we need to create sustainable, democratic organizations that empower their members while also protecting against disruption. This section provides articles about effective organizing, creating democratic decision-making structures, building coalitions with other groups, and more. Visit the Resources Page for tools to assist your organizing efforts.

Breaking With Washington: Arabs And Muslims Must Take A Stance For Palestine

By Ramzy Baroud, Ramzybaroud.net -

A negotiated solution to the ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict’, at least the way envisaged by successive US administrations, has failed. Now, Palestinians and their allies would have to explore a whole new path of liberation that does not go [...]

Working To Protect Day And Night

By Staff, Nonviolentpeaceforce.org -

How did Nonviolent Peaceforce respond when South Sudanese women reported facing assault, harassment and robbery on their way to and from the market at night? Our peacekeepers came up with a safety plan. They knew from experience that the day [...]

The Democratic Party’s Theatrical Performances: Fooling Black Voters For Decades

By Solomon Comissiong, Black Agenda Report. -

The Democrats are terrible at passing legislation that helps Black and poor people but fantastically talented at political theater.  “The difference is that Republicans don’t pretend to be anything but white supremacists.” It is the time [...]

Release Chelsea Manning

By Release Chelsea. -

Chelsea has been incarcerated for more than 9 months for her principled refusal to give testimony before a grand jury convened to investigate and prosecute journalists whose work threatens to expose government misdeeds. She has not been [...]

United Steelworkers In Solidarity With The Massachusetts Indigenous Legislative Agenda

By Staff, Workers.org -

Whereas, USW Local 8751 represents over 1,000 school bus drivers in Boston and Randolph, Mass., most of whose families are from Haiti, Cape Verde, Barbados, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Santo Domingo, Vietnam, Honduras, states of the U.S. South, homelands [...]

Iowa Nurses Win Fair Contract At MercyOne Hospital

By Mike Kuhlenbeck, Workers.org -

The union nurses of MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center ratified a new contract Jan. 29. After rejecting the hospital’s original offer and threatening to strike, they won a fair contract and scored a victory for nurse and patient safety. The [...]

Number Of Workers Represented By A Union Held Steady In 2019

By Staff, Epi.org -

New data on unionization from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that in 2019, 16.4 million workers in the United States were represented by a union. There was very little change in this figure from 2018 (+3,000). However, because workers [...]

Emerging Technologies And Nuclear Risks

By Staff, Icanw.org -

Any use of nuclear weapons, either by intent, accident or miscalculation, will cause catastrophic humanitarian consequences, so it is critical that policymakers and the public understand the pre-existing dangers of nuclear weapons as well as [...]

Wet’suwet’en Supporter Toolkit 2020

By Staff, Unistoten.camp -

We stand as witnesses to this historic moment when the federal and provincial governments, RCMP, and Coastal GasLink/TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) are openly violating Wet’suwet’en, Canadian, and international law. Coastal GasLink/TC Energy [...]

UNAC 2020 Conference Aims To Unite The Antiwar Movement!

By Scott Williams, Workers.org -

With protesters marching in hundreds of cities around the world against the U.S. empire’s war plans against Iran and Iraq, including millions in Baghdad, the need for a unified anti-imperialist movement in the U.S. has grown. Central to [...]

UPS Worker Challenged Powerful Union Leaders And Won

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer.  -

When the meeting was called to order, some UPS workers who had been with the company for decades could barely believe their eyes. Membership meetings like these are mostly empty. But on this snowy Saturday morning in Bridesburg, a sea of [...]

‘Frontline Farmers’: Highlights From 50 Years Of Agrarian Activism

By Lois Ross, Rabble.ca -

Depending on the reader's knowledge of agrarian activism in Canada, Frontline Farmers is either an insightful reminder of various campaigns and struggles, or an excellent introduction to agrarian activist history. For all of us, it is a great [...]

Activists Reclaimed A Water Source For Palestinians, Showing Co-Resistance Works

By Oren Kroll-Zeldin, Truthout.org -

Recently, nonviolent Palestinian activist Kifah Adara drew water from the Ein Albeida spring near her West Bank village of Al-Tuwani for the first time in 15 years. The spring is a natural water source that was used by Palestinian communities in [...]

It’s Time To Rebuild The Anti-War Movement

By Tatiana Cozzarelli and Madeleine Freeman, Leftvoice.org -

The US’s assassination of Qasem Soleimani last week is a clear demonstration that the US has no intentions of ever pulling out of the Middle East. If we wish to avoid further conflict in the region, we must build an anti-war movement as strong [...]

Practicing 20/20 Vision – Learning From The Past To Gain Clarity On The Future

By Ananda Lee Tan, Risingtidenorthamerica.org -

This is a fine week to start working on ways to dismantle the systems of those who wish to be Masters of the Universe. Over this past year, they have caused much pain, much struggle, much hardship……and the year also gave us much hope, much love, [...]