Jeremy Brecher’s new book Save the Humans? Common Preservation in Action, just published by Paradigm Publishers, addresses how social movements make social change. Brecher is the author of more than a dozen books on labor and social movements, including Strike! and Global Village or Global Pillage and the winner of five regional Emmy awards for his documentary movie work. He currently works with the Labor Network for Sustainability.
We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.
Despite rumors of its demise, Occupy Wall Street has given rise to a flurry of actions targeting the 99 percent. What is this new phenomenon—and what role will it play in November?
The same corporations that destroyed the economy are wrecking the planet. Occupy should do something about that.
Besides sleeping in a park, what should those of us sympathetic to Occupy Wall Street be doing to advance the well-being of the 99 percent?
How can the Occupy Wall Street movement be sustained while retaining the democratic impulse that inspired it in the first place?
Doctors and psychologists weren't only observing "enhanced" interrogations. They were using information gathered to create a legal defense for those who authorized torture.
After three years of trying to convict Lt. Ehren Watada for refusing to deploy to Iraq, the Army has allowed him to resign.
The government drops efforts to prosecute an officer who refused to fight in Iraq. But the Army continues its campaign against him.
It felt like a dream a year ago, but a growing coalition of labor unions and environmentalists is putting real muscle into the idea that green jobs will help resolve the economic crisis.
The tension around the pros and cons of online organizing has spurred a healthy debate in the social movement community.