Tracking the Attack on Working People, Immigrants, the Impoverished, and Equality for All from Roosevelt to Obama
An Analytical Field Guide for Human Rights Organizers

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Organized Wealth/Movement/Vision

Progressive Movement Vision Statements



Holding the Center: To build on the gains of Obama’s presidency, progressive activists must focus on recruitment” by Jean Hardisty and Deepak Bhargava

Wrong About the Right,” by Jean Hardisty & Deepak Bhargava
The best corrective essay on what the Political Right actually did and what to do about it.

"Class, Race and Movement-Building," A summary by organizer Betsy Leondar-Wright of a recent dialogue about by five progressive journalists and activist scholars: Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now!, Frances Fox Piven, Bill Fletcher Jr. of, and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert of Demos, with conference organizer Michael Zweig, author of The Working Class Majority moderating.

A Call to Defend Democracy & Pluralism (Blue Mountain Working Group-1994)

Some Strategies for Challenging the Right (Chip Berlet)

Divisions That Kill (Eyes Right: Suzanne Pharr)

Uniting to Defend the Four Freedoms (Chip Berlet)

Ground Rules and Tips for Challenging the Right (Political Research Associates)

Historic Statements



Democracy is a process,
not a specific set of institutions

Democracy is a process that assumes
the majority of people, over time,
given enough accurate information,
the ability to participate
in a free and open public debate,
and can vote without intimidation, reach constructive decisions
that benefit the whole of society, and
preserve liberty,
protect our freedoms,
extend equality, and
defend democracy.

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