How to Get New Activists to Stay Engaged for the Long Haul

January 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

After a year of working with people newly mobilized by the 2016 election, one organizing lesson feels particularly clear: People need to feel part of a community that is making change in order to stay engaged for the long haul. This realization may not be surprising, but it has practical implications for organizations and movements that want to grow -- especially when outrage at the Trump presidency is still high, but the initial wave of protest has subsided.

The Unexpected Significance of a "Shithole" Comment

January 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Unexpected Significance of a "Shithole" Comment

People join together, near the Mar-a-Lago resort where President Donald Trump spent the last few days, to condemn President Trumps statement about immigrants from Haiti and to ask that he apologize to them on January 15, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida. President Trump is reported to have called Haiti, Africa and El Salvador places "shithole countries" last week, whose inhabitants are not desirable for US immigration. (Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

As the "Alt-Right" Strays From Its Roots, Will It Turn to Open Fascism?

January 17, 2018 - 1:31am
As the "Alt-Right" Strays From Its Roots, Will It Turn to Open Fascism?

Fascism has always been about reinvention, and without a dynamic opposition, it will just find a way to repackage itself to the same constituencies it draws from. Even as the "alt-right" seems to be in decline due to widespread public revulsion and mass resistance from antifascist organizations, especially after Charlottesville, we cannot afford to ignore it.

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