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Rich Yeselson for Democracy Journal: Fortress Unionism
"That is how massive union growth occurs—workers take matters into their own hands and then unions capture that energy like lightning in a bottle. The workers risk their jobs, and sometimes even their lives, to form a union. It has happened this way all over the world. The workers will signal—loudly—when they want to organize. In short, union growth occurs when working-class activism overwhelms the quotidian strictures of civil society, forcing political and economic elites to accept unionization as the price of civil peace."
work  labor  history  organizing  unions  future  protests 
june 2013 by tsuomela
OUPblog » Blog Archive » Who’s next? Digital media and the inevitable surprise of political unrest
"For some observers, the Arab Spring was an inevitable surprise. The rapid diffusion of digital media has been shown to have mostly positive consequences in many parts of the world, though often for different reasons. Both Egypt and Tunisia have more tech-savvy citizens then one would expect given their level of income. The other countries with an educated population and a small but tech-savvy community of student and civil society groups include many of the countries are still “in play”."
political-science  technology  social-media  democracy  rebellion  sociology  freedom  organizing  collective-action 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Minnesota Active Citizenship Initiative
The mission of the Minnesota Active Citizenship Initiative (MACI) is to build a new base for policymaking in the state of Minnesota that places the obligation to govern justly and wisely in the role we all have as citizens.

MACI uses a civic organizing approach to recruit and develop a base of leaders. These leaders use democratic practices to strengthen their own institutions and work with leaders from other sector to build a civic infrastructure that fosters a just society.
minnesota  politics  citizenship  activism  learning  non-profit  civil-society  organizing  teaching 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Third Hand Works - Home
administrative guidance for creative professionals, organization and time management for people in their right minds
time-management  organizing  creative-professional  consulting  gtd 
may 2009 by tsuomela

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