Category Archives: Electoral Strategy

“Uh-Oh, Instead of Defeating Us They Made Us Defiant”

Since April North Carolina has made national and international news with a remarkable social movement that has gathered thousands to protest, with nearly 1,000 arrests for civil disobedience. The Forward Together Movement, led by the North Carolina NAACP, showed up at the … Continue reading

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“When we fight, we win!” Talking about Jackson and the Chokwe Lumumba campaign

Ash-Lee Henderson participated in a Freedom Road Socialist Organization delegation to Jackson, Mississippi to support the Lumumba campaign during the Democratic Primary in May 2013. Both members and friends of Freedom Road participated in canvassing, poll-watching, sign holding and other … Continue reading

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From ‘Mississippi Goddam’ to ‘Jackson Hell Yes’: Chokwe Lumumba is the New Mayor of Jackson

While revolutionaries and progressives celebrate Chokwe Lumumba’s election as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, we also continue studying its significance and lessons. This essay by Bob Wing contributes important detail and analysis about Jackson and about Lumumba’s campaign. Chokwe Lumumba–a founder and leader … Continue reading

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Victory for people’s power in Jackson: Chokwe Lumumba elected mayor

A significant political breakthrough happened on Tuesday, June 4 when Chokwe Lumumba was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. As we wrote before, Chokwe ran for mayor on a radical people’s platform. The political establishment tried everything to stop him at … Continue reading

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All eyes on Jackson: Help make Chokwe Lumumba mayor

Chokwe Lumumba has shaken up the political establishment in Jackson, Mississippi with his success in two elections in a row. Now he is on the edge of becoming mayor, and the time is now to make every effort to support … Continue reading

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Florida: The Biggest Bully on the Electoral Playground

My fair state has done it again. We are officially the biggest bully when it comes to voter intimidation and use of force, by any means necessary. Where else but in Florida do we get to have voting disrupted on … Continue reading

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What Will It Take to Bring Obama Home? Obama vs. The Left: There’s Enough Criticism To Go Around

This article is republished from Black Commentator with the author’s permission. In St. Louis, I remember vividly a community workshop put on by The Justice Institute to assess President Obama’s first 100 days. JI is a progressive organizing and training … Continue reading

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The Midterm Elections: A Socialist Perspective

Many of us awoke the morning of November 3rd to the crowing of mainstream media: it was, as they had predicted, a landslide victory for Republicans on this year’s midterm elections. Some pundits, even those on NPR, intimated that the … Continue reading

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Latinoamerica Unida: The significance of electoral victories in Latin AmericaLatinoam

I finally watched The Motorcycle Diaries.  Maybe you've seen it too.  It's that Focus Features indie where a very fresh-faced, hot, Gael Garcia Bernal-looking Che Guevara rides a shitty motorcycle through South America in 1945.  Along the way he crashes … Continue reading

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Savor The Victory, Get Right To WorkDisfrute la victoria, pongase a trabajar

All summer and fall, Black trade unionists in New Jersey signed up new voters on streetcorners, in churches and in union meetings, at registration tables hung with posters reading “After All We Have Been Through…How DARE You NOT VOTE.” That … Continue reading

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