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Wind(s) from Below: Radical Community Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible
"In Wind(s) from Below: Radical Community Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible, we [the Team Colors Collective] address current organizing in the U.S. in context of the class decomposition of recent decades. Following the years of fire we find ourselves circulating through winds and whirlwinds, which are struggling to intensify and connect amongst historically-specific ...more
Published 2010 by AK Press
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nice little booklet to accompany "Uses of a Whirlwind". overviews the political moment in the US as of 2010, with all its intricacies and dilemmas. a very useful and quick read, with an amazing bibliography. "radical community organizing" projects are highlighted and opposed to the bulk of what passes for the Left at this time (nonprofits, Democrats, business unions...)
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“I don't want to be in that category that says, 'This is that magical class that's going to bring about change.' It may come from all kinds of different places. It may come from the universities, the black community, the reservations; it may come from all of them rather than some pre-ordained class. We have to figure out how to create a world where it's possible for all different people to be who they are, to have a world where everyone fits.”
“We have to understand that the closer you get to the corridors of power, to the Oval Office and Congress, the more you become a prisoner of the past .The closer you get to the marginalized, the grassroots and the groundlings, the greater your incentive to think imaginatively and 'outside the box.”More quotes…