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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.

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed In Higher Education

By Steve Early, New Politics. -

Despite recent organizing gains among some contingent faculty members, the adjunctification of higher education has left hundreds of thousands of college and university teachers with low pay, spotty benefit coverage, and little job security. As [...]

Preserving A People’s History Through Quilts

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

More than 600,000 people in the United States have died of coronavirus since the pandemic began, a number that is incomprehensible. Few people understand the magnitude of this loss more than 14-year-old Madeleine Fugate. Since April 2020, the [...]

Western Governments Chided At Arms Conference For ‘Enabling’ Arab Regimes

By Nur Ayoubi, Middle East Eye. -

Western nations and arms companies are complicit in aiding regimes in the Middle East to spy on their citizens, speakers at an international conference shedding light on the human rights implications of the arms trade, said on [...]

Oregon Bill Bans Police From Lying To Youth During Interrogations

By Innocence Project. -

Portland, OR –  On Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law prohibiting law enforcement officers from using deception while interrogating people under the age of 18. The law bans commonly used deceptive interrogation tactics, [...]

At A Convention Like No Other, Teamster Challengers Turn A Corner

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labor Notes. -

This was a Teamsters convention like no other—and not just because it was held online, avoiding the usual Las Vegas spectacle where a few brave reformers run a gauntlet of booing red-vested delegates. Even in person, the 2021 convention [...]

How Parent Organizing Has Shifted Classrooms Toward Racial Justice

By Schott Foundation. -

Over the past year, much of the nation’s education discussion has been where learning was taking place: on Zoom? In the classroom? Both? While COVID-19 exacerbated existing inequities around access, focus is now being drawn to what students are [...]

At Schools Named For Robert E. Lee, Students Led The Way Toward Change

By Coshandra Dillard, Learning For Justice. -

Gertrude “Trude” Lamb, 16, describes herself as a shy person. She never wanted to be the center of attention. But, in the summer of 2020, when Trude became the face of a movement to rename Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, she was [...]

Black Power And Anti-Carceral State Infrastructure

By Joshua L. Crutchfield, Black Perspectives. -

It should not be surprising that last year, mutual aid groups in the United States had to step in where the government has historically failed. Groups like Black Lives Matter Nashville distributed dozens of micro-grants—even as, at the height of [...]

Abolition Made Practical

By Alysia Harris, Scalawag Magazine. -

How does a society go from 7,147 jails, prisons, and detention facilities nationwide down to zero? Well, it's not by scrolling and wishing. The fight for prison abolition is being won by local people and organizations who are weaving together [...]

The Cuban American Leading The Charge To Transform US-Cuba Policy

By Medea Benjamin, Popular Resistance. -

Carlos Lazo and a small band of Cuban Americans are on a 1,300-mile pilgrimage from Miami to Washington, D.C., to end the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Despite the blistering summer heat and occasional death threats (including a trucker who tried to [...]

Launch: ‘Group Of Friends In Defense Of The United Nations Charter’

By Joselyn Ariza, MFA Venezuela. -

We, representatives of Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, the State of Palestine, Russia, Saint [...]

How One Union Uses Kitchen Table Economics To Advance Medicare For All

By Kari Thompson, Labor Notes. -

Using kitchen table economics is critical for winning workers over to Medicare for All. Before this training, members may be wary of trading something they’re familiar with for something that’s unknown. But in the workshop, they see for [...]

Towards A People’s Climate Conference

By Kawsachun News. -

Today, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) held a meeting of Environment Ministers of its member states to plan for a people’s climate summit that will draw up proposals for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) [...]

Combating The Politics And Practice Of Far-Right Influencers

By Sam Moore and Alex Roberts, ROAR Magazine -

Since the rise of the internet, and especially since the diffusion of the internet through all parts of everyday life, the far right has scattered, diversified and stuck itself back together. The internet has facilitated these tendencies, [...]

The Urgent Need For A Plastic-Free World

By Maleesha Gunawardana, Ground Views. -

Among all the chemicals and debris that fell into our waters, what drew the most attention was the billions of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) pellets that coated the beaches. Being lightweight and [...]

Whether we are engaging in acts of resistance or creating new, alternative institutions, we need to create sustainable, democratic organizations that empower its members while also protecting against disruption. This section provides information and tools for effective organizing, creating democratic decision-making structures, building coalitions with other groups, and more.

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