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A New Solidarity for the New Poland

June 5, 2014 · Blog

In the post-1989 era, “there is no alternative” became not only the slogan of Poland’s economic transition but a very palpable reality. Today, as Poles celebrate #25yearsoffreedom, aggressive free-market reforms are still the order of the day, and the right is rising. So what does Poland’s post-communist generation actually have to celebrate? {…}

By Jakub Dymek
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Not a VA Scandal, But a War Scandal

May 30, 2014 · Blog

President Obama is “madder than hell” at the Department of Veterans Affairs. At issue is whether VA hospitals in the Southwest and elsewhere used off-the-books lists to hide the fact that veterans often waited months to see doctors, dozens allegedly … {…}

By Jack Schneider
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Belabored Podcast #53: Art, Academia, and Labor Struggles in Abu Dhabi, with Andrew Ross

May 30, 2014 · Blog

As activists shine a spotlight on labor abuses surrounding the Guggenheim and NYU’s expansion to Abu Dhabi, Belabored speaks with Andrew Ross about global labor struggles and the role that the arts and academic communities can play in transnational movements for social justice. Plus: Sheryl Sandberg’s latest “Lean In” fail, Jeff Bezos as the World’s Worst Boss, Uber organizing, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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[EVENT] Dissent at Left Forum 2014

May 27, 2014 · Blog

Dissent invites you to join us for two panels at this year’s Left Forum, which will be taking place this weekend (May 30–June 1) at John Jay College in New York City. Register for Left Forum here. Cloud Labor: Working … {…}

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In the Hands of “New York’s Boldest”: Cecily McMillan at Rikers

May 27, 2014 · Blog

Rikers Island is a bleak atoll in New York City’s East River, festooned with razor wire, home to some 13,000 prisoners, and run by correctional officers (“New York’s boldest,” as they call themselves) with serious attitude issues. It was not … {…}

By Maurice Isserman
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Building Organization Through Movements: A Defense of Alinsky

May 23, 2014 · Blog

Community organizers and those who write about them have a bad habit of exaggerating the divide between “organizations” and “movements.” Building the kind of people power we need to slow, halt, and reverse present trends requires of various organizing camps … {…}

By Mike Miller
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Why Democrats Need Bernie Sanders to Run for President

May 20, 2014 · Blog

Bernie Sanders may actually run for president. The feisty Senator from Vermont is giving dinner speeches in Iowa, telling journalists he’s “prepared” to campaign, and is deciding whether he wants to compete for the Democratic nomination or take the “radical” … {…}

By Michael Kazin
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Belabored Podcast #52: Fast Food Local, with Tsedeye Gebreselassie

May 16, 2014 · Blog

In the latest escalation of the low-wage workers’ movement, fast food workers went out on strike this week in hundreds of cities around the globe. Sarah and Michelle speak with Tsedeye Gebreselassie of the National Employment Law Project about the importance of local victories in this global struggle, and why workers must lead the way. Plus: miners’ deaths abroad and at home, teachers’ ongoing resistance to high-stakes testing, Thomas Piketty, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Can Frances Fox Piven’s Theory of Disruptive Power Create the Next Occupy?

May 14, 2014 · Blog

Few scholars have done as much as Frances Fox Piven to describe how widespread disruptive action can change history, and few have offered more provocative suggestions about the times when movements—instead of crawling forward with incremental demands—can break into full sprint. {…}

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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Free Cecily!

May 13, 2014 · Blog

On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street activist and friend of Dissent Cecily McMillan was unjustly convicted of assaulting a police officer at an Occupy protest. In response to this egregious verdict, members of the Justice for Cecily team have collaborated with fellow activists, writers, and editors to produce the Free Cecily! gazette. {…}

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