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BOOKS / Harry Targ : Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream

As election nears:Van Jones on rebuilding the dream Activists know that building mass movements entails a variety of cognitive and action steps. Sometimes it is useful for a skilled activist like Van Jones to provide us with a framework for … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream

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Harry Targ : Take a Deep Breath!

Image from The Blog of Progress.Take a deep breath:How do we build our movements? The response of 2011 was spontaneous, passionate, daring, and electric in its transformational possibilities. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2012 Over … finish reading Harry Targ : Take a Deep Breath!

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Robert Jensen : The Power and Limits of Social Movements

Image from The Democracy Center.The power — and limits — of social movements Dissidents not only have to be willing to tell the truth about the delusions of the dominant culture, but make sure we don’t fall into delusions of … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Power and Limits of Social Movements

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, 2012, and Rethinking ‘Hope’

Taking a second look. Barack Obama “Hope” poster by Shepard Fairey. Image from afagen / Flickr.Focusing ‘Hope’:Obama and the 2012 elections By Bill Fletcher, Jr. / The Rag Blog / April 21, 2011 Rather than dwell on the question of … finish reading Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, 2012, and Rethinking ‘Hope’

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Mike Giglio : Egypt’s Facebook Rebel

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid / AP.Egypt’s Facebook rebel:Organizing the historic protests By Mike Giglio / The Daily Beast / January 31, 2011 In Egypt, a Facebook page administrator known only by the handle El Shaheeed, or Martyr, is one of … finish reading Mike Giglio : Egypt’s Facebook Rebel

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