Category Archives: Strategy and Tactics

Teacher organizing, unions, and lessons from the Decolonize/ Occupy Port Shutdown

A few weeks ago, I wrote a document called “In the wake of the testing boycott: a 10-point proposal for teacher self-organization”  for the Creativity Not Control blog.  Creativity Not Control is an embryonic organizing project that I’m helping build … Continue reading

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Building Capacity for Complexity

* Trigger Warning: Discussion of challenges related to survivor centered accountability processes. On February 28th, 2013 there was an important discussion on “Patriarchy and the Movement” held in Portland. We value the efforts of the organizers and panelists to share … Continue reading

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Spreading the Testing Boycott: Creativity Not Control

The boycott of standardized testing in Seattle is spreading to more and more schools.  If you are outside Seattle and would like to support it, here are some suggestions for how you can. Several teachers, parents, and students who had … Continue reading

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Struggles on the Waterfront

There are major struggles heating up around US ports – on the West Coast, the Gulf Coast and the East Coast.  Here we will summarize and analyze the key struggles.  Then we will summarize some of the current debates among … Continue reading

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Revolution Has Come! New Rap and Video

My friends Rebel Diaz (NYC!) just came out with this new rap and video. Check them out they great music and do amazing work in their community. Take a look at their community center here (http://www.rdacbx.org/).   “Our vision is … Continue reading

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Anti-Repression, Anti-Fascist Strategizing Suggestions

With the rise of the Golden Dawn fascist group in Greece, and their attempts to build a base here in the U.S. (link) , anti-fascist strategies are becoming more and more crucial. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if the police continue … Continue reading

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The Chicago Teachers’ Strike and Beyond: deepening struggles in the schools

“This aint about money! That’s far from the truth, they want better work conditions to teach the youth. Politicians, I don’t trust em, its all in the name the president, the mayor all want political gain. Theyd rather put the … Continue reading

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A response to “Unifying Revolutionary Forces” document

My close friends in Black Orchid Collective, Advance the Struggle and NYC have collaborated on a discussion document entitled “Unifying Revolutionary Forces in the Coming Year.” I have mixed feelings about this document and hope that these thoughts here will … Continue reading

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