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The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview With Henry Giroux

The renowned intellectual and social activist analyzes the underlying forces of authoritarianism in the U.S. and Europe and argues the need for resistance.

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Chris Hedges Talks With Michael Gecan About Building Organizations to Empower Ordinary Citizens

When asked why he tells poor communities to raise funds without government aid, the community organizer responds, “Because power is organized people and organized money.”

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Are Americans Ready for a Municipalist Movement?

In the Trump era, Americans will need to consolidate counterpower via participatory democracy and economic self-management at the local level.

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How the Left Should Approach Life After the Election, With Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in Charge

No matter who wins the presidency, the work of the electorate doesn’t end after voting. Leftists must continue to build strong social movements and engage in the day-to-day, bottom-up politics beyond the major-party carnival.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Is Wrong About Social Movements and Activists

As Obama must know, the role of social movements and many activists is to “speak truth to power,” to chant “more, more, more,” and not to stop until the job is done.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Hoped to Be Conscience of All Political Parties Instead of President (Video)

Martin Luther King Jr. believed civil resistance movements could force officials to effect change. Forty-eight years after his death, King’s nonviolent, transformative legacy lives.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



In Praise of Impractical Movements

Social movements turn issues and demands considered both unrealistic and politically inconvenient into matters that can no longer be ignored. They succeed, that is, by championing the impractical.

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What’s at Stake This Election Year? Ending the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

The United States has succumbed to a vicious cycle in which great wealth translates into political power, which generates even more wealth and even more power.

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE



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The Tasks of The People-Powered Movement for 2014

In this stage of America’s current social-political movement, which could take many years, our primary task is to build national consensus through broad and deep grass-roots organizing.

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