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

Chris Hedges
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Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books, including the…
Chris Hedges

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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