Tag Archives: Community Organizing

Michael James :
To love we must fight: Serving the people mind, body, and soul, 1969-’76

Through Rising Up Angry, our message, influence, and notoriety ricocheted from kid to kid in neighborhoods across the city and beyond. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | April 23, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
To love we must fight: Serving the people mind, body, and soul, 1969-’76

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Michael James :
‘Rising Up Angry’: Porch climbers, greasers, popcorn girl, and a family, 1968-’69

After my work in Uptown, I focused on bringing the movement, the revolution, to working class white kids, who had been overlooked by organizers. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 12, 2014 [In this series, Michael James … finish reading Michael James :
‘Rising Up Angry’: Porch climbers, greasers, popcorn girl, and a family, 1968-’69

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Michael James :
Poor whites respond to Black rebellion, plus Buffalo Gap and the Klan, 1967-’68

The summers of 1967 and ’68 were hot — real hot — and we were in the ‘guts of the ogre.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 3, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Poor whites respond to Black rebellion, plus Buffalo Gap and the Klan, 1967-’68

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Michael James :
In and out of Uptown, the ‘Appaloosa Mother,’ and meeting Dr. King, 1967

Sonny gave me this advice: ‘Just make sure you’re not hanging out in these same bars 20 years from now.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | February 12, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from … finish reading Michael James :
In and out of Uptown, the ‘Appaloosa Mother,’ and meeting Dr. King, 1967

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Michael James :
Like a Bruegel Painting, 1966

The JOIN Community Union was our effort in Uptown, Chicago, to build solidarity and create an organized force for change, especially among poor people of Southern origin. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | January 6, 2014 [In this … finish reading Michael James :
Like a Bruegel Painting, 1966

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Michael James : Back to Uptown, 1965-1966

Two men, Uptown Chicago, 1966. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Back to Uptown: Bye-bye California, Chicago here I come, 1965-1966 I was glad to … finish reading Michael James : Back to Uptown, 1965-1966

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Michael James : Going Off Campus, 1965

Sam and Theophilius at sunset in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Going off campus: Idaho, Wyoming, and Connecticut, 1965 I proceeded … finish reading Michael James : Going Off Campus, 1965

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Michael James : Pictures from the Long Haul

Menominee Boys at the Battle of Mole Lake Historic Marker Crandon, Wisconsin, 1978. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’  Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul:Duane and the Menominee warriors Duane was … finish reading Michael James : Pictures from the Long Haul

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Jonah Raskin : In the Wake of Sandy

The Rag Blog’s Jonah Raskin in post-Sandy Far Rockaway, New York.In the wake of Sandy:An interview with Far Rockaway community organizer Ofelia Mangen ‘I think Sandy is a human disaster. We’re the disaster, not nature. We created it. If you … finish reading Jonah Raskin : In the Wake of Sandy

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Roger Baker : Which Side Are You On, Austin?

Most Austin City Council members are elected from four affluent zip codes, in red above.Which side are you on?The people’s plan versus the politicians’ plan The struggle for populist control of the City of Austin government by means of 10 … finish reading Roger Baker : Which Side Are You On, Austin?

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Lamar W. Hankins : The American Values of Saul Alinsky

Community organizer Saul Alinksy. Image from Addicting Info.Saul Alinsky’s American values ‘The Radical… is that person to whom the common good is the greatest personal value. He is that person who genuinely and completely believes in mankind.’ — Saul Alinsky … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The American Values of Saul Alinsky

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BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : scott crow’s ‘Black Flags and Windmills’

Black Flags and Windmills:Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective scott crow’s book tells of the abandonment of a great American city by the powerful, the refusal of its poorest and most vulnerable citizens to lay down and die, and … finish reading BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : scott crow’s ‘Black Flags and Windmills’

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