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

When asked why he told poor Brooklyn communities in 1980 to raise a quarter of a million dollars without government aid, community organizer Michael Gecan responded, “Because power is organized people and organized money.”

In the latest episode of “On Contact,” the author of “Going Public: An Organizer’s Guide to Citizen Action” went on to tell Chris Hedges that “most activists stress organized people and forget organized money … we stress both.” [In the video image below, the late New York Mayor Ed Koch and, at right, Gecan.]

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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