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We Are People for Bernie
Right after Bernie Sanders announced his intention to run, grassroots supporters from the occupy, labor, environmental and socialist movements published an open letter endorsing his candidacy . ...
clenchner 05/02/2015 48 71 3 -
Organizing 2.0! NYC Conference Back for 6th Year
Full details - For six years now, a volunteer crew has been teaching organizing (and digital organizing) skills to thousands of people in New York - and elsewhere. If ...
clenchner 03/30/2015 3 2 - -
Break Up the Big Banks and #OccupyCitibank
[This is an announcement from some Occupy Wall Street folks in support of an action tomorrow, 12/18/14. I am one of the signatories.] Occupy Wall Street is an idea whose time has come . And ...
clenchner 12/17/2014 4 12 1 -
The Real Reason WFP Cut a Deal With Cuomo
As the Working Families Party (WFP) gathered for its state convention on May 31, it appeared the small but influential third party was set to turn New York politics on its head and challenge ...
clenchner 06/13/2014 19 10 - -
New Report on Global Protest Movement, 2006-2013
A new report published by a German think tank is worth looking at. World Protests 2006-1013 doesn’t contain any major surprises, but our communities should take a look. The short version: citizens ...
clenchner 12/27/2013 7 23 2 -
What We Know About Winning The House in 2014
Recent weeks have seen a lot of talk about an unprecedented Democratic takeover of Congress in 2014. ( Here , here and here .) This would contradict a well-established pattern of mid-...
clenchner 10/15/2013 6 4 1 -
NY Pol Micah Kellner Joins the #PenisPolitics Parade
Micah Kellner, Assemblyman and Candidate for City Council, spent vast amounts of time in Albany playing online Scrabble and harassing his own female staffers (at least twice that we know of.) ...
clenchner 07/25/2013 4 4 1 -
NYC Council Race: Yetta Kurland vs. Derivatives Man
If you didn't know, Yetta Kurland is the phenomenal activist-candidate poised to make history in this year's New York City elections. Running in the same district that mayoral hopeful Christine ...
clenchner 06/18/2013 3 7 - -
Getting Your Skills On @ Organizing New York
Organizing New York takes place March 22-24 at the United Federation of Teachers , 52 Broadway. Register here . A full schedule for Friday and Saturday is here . Join us at Organizing ...
clenchner 03/13/2013 3 5 - -
My Recent Arrest While Driving the Illuminator Van
One week ago (2/8/13) I was arrested in Brooklyn while driving a van outfitted with a projector . Long story short, it was pretty horrible; friends and fellow activists have encouraged me to set ...
clenchner 02/15/2013 91 120 1 -
Obama Ignores Money in Politics/Political Corruption
Obama’s State of the Union address last night addressed many of the issues on our national agenda. Like many of you, I was disappointed that he didn't refer to his prior support for a ...
clenchner 02/13/2013 9 1 - -
Ben & Jerry to Judge Money Stamping Contest for 3rd Anniversary of Citizen's United
Stamping money is just the latest in a long list of things regular people can do as part of the fight against money in politics. To promote this innovative, subversive and fun tactic, Ben & Jerry ...
clenchner 12/14/2012 5 2 - -
Fighting Money In Politics @ The Ice Cream Parlor
[This post is an edited transcript of an interview with Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop franchise owner Hunter Rose by me. Also appears on the StampStampede website .] I own three Ben & Jerry’s Scoop ...
clenchner 12/11/2012 2 1 - -
The 7 Sins of Occupy
This was written before the celebration of Occupy Wall Street's one year anniversary. I chose to delay it, thinking it might be, um, contentious. But now that #S17 is over, it's introspection time ...
clenchner 09/20/2012 53 15 1 257
Democracy Activists Arrested - Protesting Corporate Cash in Politics
Two activists for getting money out of politics were arrested at 10:30 am at an event put on by nuclear energy lobbyists and the National Journal . Senator Ron Wyden (OR) was a speaker and Senator ...
clenchner 09/04/2012 13 6 - 93
A Syrian Human Rights Blogger Speaks
I'm about to head home from Campus Party Brazil , a nifty event in Sao Paulo that can't be explained properly in this post. While there, I met Leila Nachawati, a blogger from Spain with Syrian roots ...
clenchner 02/13/2012 3 4 - 45
Finding Your Place With Occupy Wall Street: A Guide for Digital Strategists & Online Organizers
The Occupy Wall Street movement, now in its second month, is a protest force of nature. Unions, progressive organizations, community organizers, even big ‘D’ Democrats are coming out in support. ...
clenchner 10/25/2011 33 60 11 395
America, Your Billionaires Need Your Help – Now More Than Ever!
This guest post comes from Costas Panayotakis, a New York City labor activist with the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the faculty union at the City University of New York. Costas ...
clenchner 10/12/2011 6 15 1 87
The Organizers Join the Occupationistas
Want to understand the difference between ‘organizing’ and the Occupy Wall Street protesters? Go watch the new film Moneyball, based on the 2003 book of the same name. For the last seven or so ...
clenchner 10/03/2011 15 5 - 117
The World Wide ILCA - Labor Communicators Conference Begins Today
The International Labor Communicators Association (ILCA) is having its biennial conference in Seattle this week, September 21-24. I’ll be attending for the ...
clenchner 09/21/2011 19 15 1 108
My Problem With BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions)
Growing up in Israel, I joined a lot of organizations: Youth Against Racism, Hashomer Hatza'ir, Reut Sadaka , and maybe one or two groups even further to the ...
clenchner 07/21/2011 18 13 - 184
Looking for a Few Good New Media Directors
Like many of you on the Bold Progressive 's campaign list, I saw an email recruiting new media directors for congressional campaigns. As a close follower of ...
clenchner 07/20/2011 4 15 1 94
Netroots Nation Reportback: Labor in the House!
It was another great Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and like many of you, I’m still digesting. As someone a little bit responsible for sending folks there (three folks won a free ...
clenchner 06/27/2011 13 28 3 162
No One Is Organizing the Unemployed
Roughly 18 months ago I attended an interesting meeting in New York City at the offices of a major progressive funder. We had been brought together for a brainstorm on what it might look like to ...
clenchner 06/14/2011 17 23 1 124
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