Beyond Mobilizing: Towards A Movement That Builds A Base For Power

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

As I wrote not long ago, the North American anarchist movement has reached a crossroads. The movement must decide whether it will continue to remain a relatively isolated subculture or broaden [...]

Get Up And Get Going: How To Form A Group

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

Becoming radicalized in a small town by yourself, seemingly in the “middle of nowhere,” can often be one of the most difficult experiences you may ever encounter. But even harder than the feeling [...]

Navigating The White Water Of These Turbulent Times

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

The latest lurch in global statecraft — Trump’s dissing NATO allies then playing footsie with Vladimir Putin — leaves many scrambling to maintain some balance. Republicans for whom the enemy [...]

How To Get New Activists To Stay Engaged For The Long Haul

By Eileen Flanagan, WagingNonviolence.org -

I’m convinced that finding a group where they felt both included and effective has been a key difference between the students who have engaged in meaningful, ongoing activist work and those who [...]

Using Public Spaces To Organize Communities

By Sam Allen, transitionnetwork.org -

By Sam Allen for Transition Network - One summer night in 2014, Lucille Burns, a 34-year-old mother, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Tamar Manasseh, a mother of two who had [...]

Organizing Tenants In The Rentier Society

By Michael Byrne, roarmag.org -

By Michael Byrne for ROAR Magazine - These organizations are developing new ways of responding to the growing conflict between tenants and landlords and between housing as a right and housing as [...]

A Manual For A New Era Of Direct Action

By George Lakey, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence - Movement manuals can be useful. Marty Oppenheimer and I found that out in 1964 when civil rights leaders were too busy to write a manual but wanted one. [...]

What Kind of Movement Moment Are We In?

By Mike MIller, www.counterpunch.org -

By Mike MIller for Counterpunch. We need to build it. That will require talking with people who now don’t think the way present movement activists do; it will mean listening to them, and gaining [...]

The Power Of Deep Organizing

By Sam Gindin, www.socialistproject.ca -

By Sam Gindin for The Bullet - The profound defeat of the U.S. labour movement over the past three to four decades is usually measured by the loss of things that workers once took for granted [...]

Twelve Ideas Post-Election from Front Line Organizers

By Bill Quigley, www.commondreams.org -

By Bill Quigley for Popular Resistance - When you find yourself in a suddenly darkened room, what do you do? Some rush blindly to where they think the door might be. Others stand still, let [...]

Organizing Prisons In 1960s And 1970s: Part One, Building Movements

By Staff, www.processhistory.org -

By Staff of Process - On the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison rebellion in 1971, Process speaks with seven scholars of the carceral state about prisoners’ organizing in the 1960s and 1970s [...]

The Rise Of The Unorganizable

By Tomasz Frymorgen, www.jacobinmag.com -

By Tomasz Frymorgen for Jacobin - Wildcat strikes in informal sectors are challenging unions’ assumptions about where and who to organize. On August 11, surrounded by 150 wildcatting Deliveroo [...]

The South Is Organizing — And There’s No One To Cover It

By Mike Elk, www.psmag.com -

By Mike Elk for Pacific Standard - The striking thing about being a recent northern immigrant to the South is how often I walk into a bar and hear people talking about Bernie Sanders. As an [...]

Organizing In A Brave New World

By Stephen Lerner and Saqib Bhatti, www.inequality.org -

By Stephen Lerner and Saqib Bhatti for Inequality - Austerity, growing inequality, and the economic and political domination of billionaires, bankers, hedge funds, and giant corporations make the [...]

What Drove Changes To Policy On Solitary Confinement?

By Sharmini Peries, www.therealnews.com -

By Sharmini Peries for The Real News - Alan Mills of Uptown People's Law Center and Bernadette Rabuy of Prison Policy Initiative say lawsuits, psychological studies, and persistent grassroots [...]