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Key to Strategy #2: Know Yourself

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
This is the second in a series of columns looking at Left strategy today. Key to Strategy #1 focused on the first component of Sun Tzu’s dictum that to prevail in battle it is necessary to “know the enemy and know yourself.”

Reparations Monday

M4BL The Movement for Black Lives M4BL The Movement for Black Lives
fists spelling reparations For #ReparationsMonday we call on you to get educated, spread the word, and join the fight with incredible local organizers and leaders to build Black political power every day.

Three Tough Laps To Change The Balance Of Power

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Strategy and hard work can accomplish two essential objectives: win victories that deliver substantial immediate benefits to all affected by today’s interlocking health, economic and racial crises and do so in ways that shift power our way.

Coalitions of Convenience, Periods of Polarization

Van Gosse Organizing Upgrade
The Democrats are the through-line in U.S. political history, which is the first reason we need to understand them. A second reason is that figuring out the left’s relationship to the Democratic Party is crucial for left strategy today.

Which Way to Socialism?

Eric Blanc / Charlie Post Jacobin
Is there a democratic road to socialism? And if so, what does it mean for socialists today?

“Speaking Truth to Power” Is No Substitute for Taking Power

Norman Solomon Truthout
Progressives often applaud the idea of “speaking truth to power.” But this concept is hazardous. If taken literally and deployed as a single-minded strategy, it can divert attention from the crucial need to take power away from those who abuse it.
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