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Community Organizing

Brother, Can You Spare an Apple?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

Can the market do well by doing some good? Why not? In Chicago alone we have identified a half-million-plus people who live in a Food Desert with no or distant grocery stores but nearby access to fast food.

Union President: Jesus Was A Community Organizer

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Lebanon, Virginia, right now United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts is giving a characteristically enthusiastic introduction for Se...

Community Organizers Behind Every Great Movement

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonah Lalas

Organizers have a responsibility not only to themselves or the communities they work in, but to the greater struggle for justice. When an organizer fails, a portion of our country's progress may fail with them. To us, that's a much bigger burden than balancing the budget in Wasilla, Alaska.

Palin, GOP find community challenges a real hoot

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Anderson

At the expense of Barack Obama, community groups and their organizers were a running joke in St. Paul last week at the Republican National Convent...

SAT Question for Sarah Palin (Hint: Think MLK)

Elizabeth Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Austin

A community organizer is like a mayor, except ...

Hey Obama: Knock Off the Zen/Dukakis Stuff

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barry Yourgrau

Cut the cool zen smiling -- you're in a fight with people who are wrecking this country -- it's not a policy chat.

Third Convention Yields Ambitious National Family Platform -- Attendees Discuss

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Low income families from across the country came together to discuss and ratify a National Family Platform. In this short video, attendees share about the process.

Sarah Palin Dissed John and Sam Adams, Ben Franklin, the Original George W. and the Rest of the Founding Fathers!

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bonnie Fuller

The American Revolution began with a whole lot of grassroots community organizing done by dedicated private individuals focused on trying to build a better political system.

Working Families Hold Own Convention - Adopt Comprehensive Plaftform

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Linked via satellite, and using instant, touch-pad voting, working families in Los Angeles, Birmingham and Chicago voted to adopt a comprehensive plat...

Third Convention Attendees - What Republicans and Democrats Need To Hear

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Today 15,000 low-income families gathered in Los Angeles, Birmingham and Chicago to discuss and ratify a platform for working families and to kick off...

Obama Defends Community Organizing: "Who Are They Fighting For?" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama responded Thursday to Sarah Palin's dismissal of community organizing. Asked at a town hall what makes it relevant experience, he said: ...

Palin Owes Some Good People An Apology

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

When you put the accomplishments of politicians alongside those of community organizers for poor families it isn't even close.

Sarah Palin as George Bush

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

That's the question I want to ask: Sarah, who would you pick as your vice president?

Sarah Palin Would Hate Rosa Parks

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Jones

How can any candidate or party that hopes to lead America take such joy in putting down American institutions -- like grassroots democracy and its hard-working stewards?

Trashing Democracy

Harry C. Boyte | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Harry C. Boyte

Community organizers are those who teach the arts of combining -- how to work together across differences of religion, ethnicity and partisan background.

What Kind of Fall is This Going to Be?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Wednesday night after Sarah Palin's speech, I went to bed with a pit in my stomach that reminded me not of November, 2004, but rather October, 2003.

Truly a Bridge to Nowhere

Rob McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob McKay

How dare the Republicans look down their noses at Obama and thousands of other organizers who put community, and yes, country first by trying to make life a little bit better for other people.

Defending Community Organizing

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

The change voters are talking about this year builds on the shared problems community organizers have been helping people identify for decades.

Jason Linkins

What Happens In St. Paul Stays Between Y'All: An Unconventional Crappy Hour | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I had the pleasure of joining Jezebel's Megan Carpentier this morning for another edition of Crappy Hour. On the docket for today: the Sarah Palin co...

Jason Linkins

John McCain Cancels Habitat For Humanity Event | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign sent out a press release this morning, announcing a schedule change: ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential cam...

Jason Linkins

Shorter RNC Day Three: "Death To Community Organizers!" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, one of my great fears about John McCain's approach to national security is that he shows nary a whit of interest in busting out the ol' Goog...

Labor at the Crossroads: Frank talk about what's at stake in this election

Thomas Kochan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

Labor delegates are leaving the Democratic Convention with a clear message and a mandate, energized by the inspiring words of Barack Obama that "We ca...

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Ryan Kauffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ryan Kauffman

Instead of having content generated in studios, financed with giant bankrolls, and distributed to the masses on a limited number of channels, SaysMe is encouraging you to attack the media world asymmetrically.

Real Change Happens Offline

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Internet activism is individualistic: It's great for a sense of interconnectedness, but the Internet does not bind individuals in shared struggle the same as the face-to-face activism of the 1960s and '70s did.