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To Build a Movement  

Michael Walzer’s Political Action, written nearly half a century ago, contains many useful guidelines for organizers today. But social movements are often messy and unpredictable affairs.

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De Blasio’s New York  

As admirable as de Blasio’s early achievements have been, they have only begun to address the massive problems the majority of New Yorkers face: poverty, unemployment, low wages, exorbitant housing costs, educational failure, and the disproportionate harassment of young men of color.

Breaking Away  

Capital Moves: RCA’s Seventy-Year Quest for Cheap Labor by Jefferson Cowie Cornell University Press, 1999, 273 pp., $29.95 Most Americans rarely think about the large structures of political economy. At election time, they are more likely to focus on schools, …

The Strike Weapon: Can It Still Work?  

On February 22, 1996, two hundred Barnard College clerical workers, members of UAW Local 2110, walked off their jobs, protesting the college’s insistence that they pay more for health insurance and switch health plans. Barnard, and Columbia University with which …

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