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 [...]

How To Change The World In 3 Easy Steps

By Nafeez Ahmed, www.medium.com -

By Nafeez Ahmed for Medium - I often get asked by people about what they can do to change things, to change the world, when each of us is just one person, in the face of so much that we cannot [...]

When Bank Workers Occupy the Banks

By Michelle Chen, www.thenation.com -

By Michelle Chen for The Nation - After about eight years of seeing Main Street households get owned by Big Finance, front-line bank workers are now trying to reclaim Wall Street, branch by [...]

Mississippi’s Women, Some of Poorest, Getting Organized

By Kenisha Potter-Stevenson, www.billmoyers.com -

By Kenisha Potter-Stevenson for Moyers & Company - When I think of it, I get chill bumps. I never thought I’d see the day when so many women — of all backgrounds, but mostly women of color — [...]