Unity and Struggle has been an organization for a long time, with some membership roots dating all the way back to the Love & Rage Federation of the 1990s. We have taken many turns and shifted our form of organization many times over the years. Along the way, we have met many other groupings who
After many years of spontaneous protest, many of us share an awareness for the need of durable organizations that can involve millions of people in social transformation. A new generation of organizers is looking to “community organizing” models for answers. But can this playbook be remade to serve revolutionary goals?
Like everybody else, Unity and Struggle members have grappled with how to address abuse and patriarchal behavior in our society, and in left organizations including our own. We don’t have easy answers, but we’ve found it helpful to study the nature of abuse under capitalism and different responses to it. Below is the syllabus for
What follows are some notes on Lars Lih, Lenin Rediscovered. An upcoming second post will conclude these notes with some separate conclusions on the continuing relevance of What is to be Done? in regards to thinking about revolutionary organization. ******* Lenin Without “Leninism” Lars Lih, Lenin Rediscovered: What is to Be Done? in Context is
From our last post on the topic of organization, S Nappolis wrote, “Revolutionaries active in the mass level need to prioritize work that facilitates the radicalization of militants at the mass level.” The following is being reposted from the blog, Workers Power, which archives material from the Industrial Worker newspaper. In a similar vein, it
Continuing from two recent essays we have reposted in the last month or so, we are reproducing here an essay from the Bedtime Theory blog. The author is a member of Miami Autonomy and Solidarity. *********** Defining Practice: the intermediate level of organization and struggle by S. Nappalos There is a left tradition of thinking
The crisis today is not just one of capital; it is integrally one of the Left, as well. After a recent series of expulsions and resignations from the International Socialist Organization, a layer of cadre have staked the claim that, today, not only is more necessary from the Left, but more is possible in struggle.
By our comrades in Miami Autonomy & Solidarity. *********** Why Women Should Join Political Organizations By Dolores In Miami Autonomy and Solidarity, we have discussions with people that might identify with the “left” in general to see where our political agreement lies; as well as to learn from each other with the goal of reaching