Posts Tagged ‘organizing’

As war keeps poisoning humanity, organizing continues to be the antidote

[embedded content] Last weekend, U.S. corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of the U.S. in causing vast carnage and misery due to the so-called War on Terror. But millions of Americans fervently oppose the military-industrial complex and its extremely immoral nonstop warfare. CodePink and Massachusetts Peace Action hosted a […]

FBI Discovers Building Full Of Dangerous Extremists Organizing Acts Of Terror Across Country

FBI Discovers Building Full Of Dangerous Extremists Organizing Acts Of Terror Across Country WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Bureau of Investigations has announced that it has uncovered a group planning to hatch terror plots all across the country. In a shocking twist, the organization is headquartered right in Washington, D.C., at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building. […]

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed In Higher Education

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 former adjuncts Joe Berry and Helena Worthen report in their new book, Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the Contingent Movement in […]

How Parent Organizing Has Shifted Classrooms Toward Racial Justice

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 learning. Debate over curriculum isn’t new, but has been contested in varying degrees for decades. Before the right-wing-stoked controversy over […]

Maxine Waters: ‘I’m Told’ Organizing for January 6 Riot Took Place in the Trump Campaign

Saturday, during an appearance on CNN, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) suggested the Trump campaign played a role in the January 6 Capitol Hill riot. Waters made those remarks when asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta to react to what he called Republicans blaming the FBI. “They can say whatever they want to say,” Waters declared. “One […]

Organizing Poultry Workers Starts With Learning Together

Above Photo: Magaly Licolli, left, at an action in favor of a just food system. Courtesy of Licolli. She’s been denounced by Tyson Foods as a “radical union organizer,” but Magaly Licolli doesn’t organize unions — she organizes workers. Licolli is a leader in the workers’ center movement that since the 1970s has been organizing labor difficult […]

The end of Christianity: Canadian pastor Arrested for organizing an ‘ILLEGAL GATHERING’

    A pastor who became an internet sensation after chasing Canadian authorities out of his church has been detained for violating Covid-19 restrictions. Footage of the dramatic arrest was posted on his YouTube channel. Pastor Artur Pawlowski, of Calgary, Alberta, made headlines last month after he berated police for trying to shut down an […]

Organizing In The South

Organizing In The South Above photo: The Southern Workers Assembly organized a National Day of Solidarity with Amazon workers organizing a union in Bessemer, AL with the RWDSU., YouTube/ Southern Workers Assembly. Amazon is organized in other parts of the world but like the foreign auto companies that dot the South tolerates no union in […]

Whitney Webb on the Authoritarian Left, Patriot Act 2.0, & Local Organizing

Robbie Martin speaks to investigative journalist and writer Whitney Webb about her incredible in-depth new series about a group of sketchy individuals who weave a thread of anthrax, bio-terror fear mongering and ‘pandemic preparedness’ through the Bush Sr, Clinton, George W Bush administration and now the Trump administration. Source 00

New Organizing Model Helps Build Worker Power

Above photo: Nurses of Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital on 2 days strike after contract negotiations ended with no agreement, in New Rochelle, New York, on December 1, 2020. Lev Radin / Pacific Press/ Lightrocket via Getty Images. Organizing the Unorganized During COVID-19. Meet the volunteer organizing team helping non-union workers during the pandemic. When the […]

Mutual-aid Organizing For Food Security Puts Solidarity Over Charity

By Jade Guthrie, Rabble.ca. December 13, 2020 Above photo: Joel Muniz/Unsplash. Since May, Justice for Migrant Workers (Justicia) has delivered over 2,000 boxes of fresh produce to migrant farm workers across the province. Each of the FoodShare food boxes feed two to four people, meaning that thousands of workers have been relying on these deliveries. Co-ordinating weekly […]

Organizing Rural Manufacturing Workers Matters

Above photo: Spencer Davis. It’s no secret that the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has steadily declined over the past few decades, replaced largely by low-wage work in the service sector. But in many rural communities, manufacturing is still the most important part of the local economy. In fact, manufacturing jobs account […]

Counter-Coup Unarmed Community Organizing Resource List

An organizer and analyst we deeply respect, “Training for Change” co-founder George Lakey, recently suggested Voices help maintain a list of organizations in the U.S. which are helping people prepare for the possibility of a stolen election, a rigged election, or an outright coup following November 3rd voting in the U.S.. In a nation with […]

Portland Protests, The Fire And Organizing Eviction Defense

Portland, Oregon is one of the epicenters of the rebellion against police violence that broke out after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Portland has a long history of racism and abusive police. David Rovics, a composer, performer, organizer and activist, joins Clearing the FOG to speak about the history of Oregon as a […]

Meet Students Organizing The First Campus-Wide Undergraduate Union

Above photo: Kenyon Student Worker Organizing Committee/Facebook. Inside the groundbreaking student organizing drive at Kenyon College. On August 31, stu­dents at Keny­on Col­lege, a pri­vate lib­er­al arts col­lege in Gam­bier, Ohio, announced their intent to union­ize with the Unit­ed Elec­tri­cal, Radio and Machine Work­ers of Amer­i­ca (UE) in an open let­ter to the school’s pres­i­dent and board […]

Organizing Call: After The DNC And RNC – We Can’t Breathe!

Organizing Call: After The DNC And RNC – We Can’t Breathe! Above photo: Black Lives Matter protesters are seen marching upon the Tennessee State Capitol building on June 04, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. George Floyd’s death set off days and nights of protests as its the most recent in a series of deaths of African Americans […]

Students Organizing For ‘March For Our Lives’ And More

“We’ll do the work where adults haven’t been willing to.” Thousands are expected to gather in Washington, D.C. on March 24 for the March For Our Lives, speaking out for gun control and student safety in light of mass shootings like the Parkland, Florida shooting that killed 17. While the streets of D.C. will be full […]

Huge Organizing Effort, ’40 Days Of Action’ Launching To Fight Poverty

Huge Organizing Effort, ’40 Days Of Action’ Launching To Fight Poverty Above Photo: Alternet.org Fifty years later, a new Poor People’s Campaign connects religious faith to social justice. The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the recently launched Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of three kids […]

Extracting a legacy of Black, Southern organizing for Palestine

In 1967 the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), arguably one of the most influential organizing groups in the South in the 1960s, published a two-page pamphlet titled “Third World Round-up: The Palestine Problem: Test Your Knowledge.” The short yet controversial pamphlet included 32 facts about Israel’s June 1967 war and described Israel as “a colonial […]

David North, Chris Hedges and WSWS.Org on Organizing Against Internet Censorship

On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site hosted a discussion on Internet censorship, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North, moderated by WSWS reporter Andre Damon. The webinar explored the political context of the efforts to censor the Internet and abolish net neutrality, examined the pretexts used to […]

"Stones, slingshots and organizing": Recalling the first intifada

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada Podcast 4 January 2018 The first intifada began 30 years ago last month. It was carried through unified, collective action and the emergence of popular committees. Palestinians organized general strikes, opened underground schools, engaged in mass boycotts of Israeli goods and sheltered fighters wanted by the Israeli army. The momentum […]

East Oakland Community Launches Major New Organizing Initiative

Hundreds of residents say they are fed up with conditions, ready to act together. OAKLAND — Six of East Oakland’s most prominent community organizations will convene hundreds of East Oakland residents at a massive Community Assembly on Saturday, September 30. This umbrella organization—known as the East Oakland Congress of Neighborhoods—is being formed because neighborhood residents are fed […]

Imam suspected of organizing Spain attacks avoided deportation, was labeled ‘no threat’ – reports

Albdelbaki Es Satty, one of the deceased members of the Islamist cell which is said to have carried out the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, was ordered to leave Spain in 2014 at the end of his jail term for drug trafficking, according to El Mundo, which obtained access to judicial documents. Two members of […]

Why This Temple Student Is Organizing A March For Black Women: ‘They Matter’

Above Photo: ED HILLE / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. India Fenner, 19, is organizing a march for black women. India Fenner is wearing a black T-shirt that in bold white letters reads: “’TRY ME.’”~ Malcolm X.” The message is fitting. It was Malcolm who said: “The most disrespected woman in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in […]

Lock Up The Men, Evict The Women And Children

Print Friendly Above Photo: People wait in line for a free lunch outside Gladys Park in Los Angeles, a neighborhood with the nation’s densest concentration of homeless people. (Philip Scott Andrews / AP) Matthew Desmond’s book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” like Barbara Ehrenreich’s “Nickel and Dimed,” is a heartbreaking snapshot of the rapacious […]

Newsletter: People Power Essential To Saving Planet

Print Friendly Above: Along with all of the surrounding Rocky Mountain West, Coloradans are actively fighting the fossil fuel industry on all fronts.” (Photo: @MattOakland/Twitter) We are in the midst of the largest civil disobedience campaign in environmental movement history: Break Free; and it is occurring at a time when we are at the tipping point […]

British Jews Welcome Moslem London Mayor

The New Observer May 9, 2016 The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the UK Zionist Federation have both welcomed the election of Sadiq Khan as the first Muslim mayor of London, defying predictions that “anti-Semitism” would drive Jews away from the Labour Party. According to a report in the Israeli-based Arutz Sheva [Israel […]

Remembering Muhammad Salah

Print Friendly Above Photo: From CreativeResistance.org. My friend and client Muhammad Salah died on Sunday aged 62, after suffering from cancer for several years. I had the great privilege and honor, along with Erica Thompson, of defending him in federal court in Chicago against charges of terrorism and racketeering. Muhammad’s trial in 2007 exposed the systematic use of […]

Why Are Albuquerque Cops Playing Basketball With Kids While Wearing Guns?

is a writer living in Iowa City. Besides helping to expose the growing police state, he also writes fiction and does a bunch of other creative stuff, which you can find at his website-Advanced Ape To learn more about Joshua, click here to view his profile. If you enjoy my work please consider donating to […]

Black Accused of Murdering 75-Year-Old Retired Cop

Daily Stormer February 29, 2016 No wonder cops are suspicious of Blacks – they’re constantly killing everyone. Sacramento Bee: The man accused in the death of a retired Stockton police officer was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of murder. Rafael Watts, 59, was booked Wednesday afternoon after he was medically cleared from […]

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