Voices Radio: Justice for Jacob Blake–The Challenge to Our Movement

Today, on Voices From the Frontlines, Eric Mann and Channing Martinez will be exploring The Black Movement. Together, they will examine the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the subsequent aftermath in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This week's Voices guests, are Justin Blake, Tanya McLean, and Gregory Bennett...

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Voices Radio: Paul Robeson before The House Committee on Un-American Activities Inside the Victory to Defund LA School Police

In 1949 Paul Robeson was forced to testify in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities Committee (disgusting just by its name) but Robeson turned the tables and put them and the whole country on trial. In our...

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Voices Radio: In Conversation with LCSC Students: Gionna, Kassandra, & Angeles

Five Strategy Center organizers in conversation  Taking our practice to the level of theory Building Black and Latinx student leaders in a multi-racial, multi-generational organization May 5, 2020 @3pm PST Eric Mann and Channing Martinez host an organizers conversation with Gionna Magdelano, Angeles...

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Transformative Organizing in the Age of Trump

January 05, 2017 By Eric Mann I begin with my punchline—the road to defeating Donald Trump is to confront the treachery of the Democratic Party, including that of President Obama and Hillary Clinton—that created the conditions for his election. It is the...

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The Strategy Center—Finally—Gets the Tanks and M-16s Out of the LA School System

Today, after 18 months of ferocious uphill organizing the Labor/Community Strategy Center reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles School Police Department. They agreed: To return all military grade weapons to the Department...

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The Fight for the Soul of Los Angeles

The Fight for the Soul of Los Angeles: What progressive activists can learn from a grassroots campaign against transit racism. By Eric Mann originally published in The Nation Magazine on May 27th, 2013. On November 6, 2012, as progressive voters cheered the re-election of Barack...

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