Resources

WORKSHOP RESOURCES: WHO’S GOT THE POWER?
These resources were shared after CPE’s “Who’s Got the Power: a Workshop for Organizers” (February 20, 2017) on analyzing the balance of forces.  The session was facilitated by Rebecca Gordon.

Analyzing the Balance of Forces Exercise by Rebecca Gordon

Interpreting the Crisis: Doreen Massey and Stuart Hall discuss ways of understanding the current crisis.  Soundings; Spring 2010; 44; Alt-Press Watch pg. 57.

 

BACKGROUND RESOURCES: PEOPLE GET READY CONFERENCE
While there are many high quality and useful materials circulating in relationship to the 2016 elections, and you likely have your favorites, here are just a few of the things that we reviewed in preparation for CPE’s conference People Get Ready: Building Resistance in the Trump Era (January 14, 2017).

Kali Akuno–“Don’t Mourn, Organize. Don’t Despair, Create”: https://kpfa.org/episode/hard-knock-radio-january-17-2017/

Samir Amin–“The Election of Donald Trump”: http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2016/amin301116.html

Linda Burnham–“Notes on the Election”: http://www.organizingupgrade.com/index.php/strategylabs/2016-elections/item/1020-notes-on-the-election

Freedom Road Socialist Organization–“Talking Points on the Trump Disaster, the New Confederacy and the Left”: http://freedomroad.org/2016/12/talking-points-on-the-trump-disaster-the-new-confederacy-and-the-left/

Shuja Haider–“Anti-Liberal Politics”: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/donald-trump-working-class-bouie-chait/

Robin D. G. Kelley–“After Trump”: http://bostonreview.net/forum/after-trump/robin-d-g-kelley-trump-says-go-back-we-say-fight-back

Organizing Upgrade Post Election 2016 Discussion Guide and Resource List (Tarso Ramos): http://www.organizingupgrade.com/index.php/strategylabs/2016-elections/item/1058-post-election-2016

Vijay Prashad–“Voters Just Delivered a Mandate to a Pack of Absolute Fiends and Monsters” http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/voters-just-delivered-mandate-pack-absolute-fiends-and-monsters

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office–Donald Trump and the Rise of the Nationalist Right: http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/wp-content/files_mf/trumpandtheriseofthenationalistright_1123_.pdf

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