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Political Organizing 101: Advocacy, Mobilizing and Organizing

This is the first part of a series in which our friend Vince Emanuele gives valuable insights into a range of issues concerning political organizing. In this episode, he examines the introduction to Jane McAlevey‘s book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age. In this segment, Vince talks about the fundamental differences … Continue reading Political Organizing 101: Advocacy, Mobilizing and Organizing

Power Requires Structure, Structure Requires Discipline

By Vince Emanuele / Counterpunch “Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat an enemy without too much bloodshed and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed; war is such a … Continue reading Power Requires Structure, Structure Requires Discipline

Fuck Veteran’s Day: A Vet’s Lament

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Vince Emanuele offers the reader a systemic analysis of the culture of war, it’s purpose, and the destruction it leaves behind. by Vince Emanuele / Counterpunch “They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet … Continue reading Fuck Veteran’s Day: A Vet’s Lament

Guns, Land, and Chickens Won’t Save You

As the book Deep Green Resistance reminds us, there are certain aspects of collapse that are positive (declining oil demand, for example) and others that are negative (e.g., rising patriarchal, racist elements). This piece from Vince Emanuele  argues that individualist survivalism is often an anti-social response to the social problems we are facing, and that … Continue reading Guns, Land, and Chickens Won’t Save You

Winning Requires Vision, Strategy, and Numbers

This article by Vince Emanuele was originally published by Counterpunch on July 28 2020. Vince offers analysis on the issue of power, shootings, organizing, and the need to articulate a comprehensive list of demands to ease inequity. Winning Requires Vision, Strategy, and Numbers By Vince Emanuele / Counterpunch “An incorrect power analysis can lead people … Continue reading Winning Requires Vision, Strategy, and Numbers

Vince Emanuele—Veteran, Activist, and Organizer (Resistance Radio)

In this episode of resistance radio Derrick Jensen interviews Vince Emanuele about his experiences, values and activism. Vince Emanuele is a writer, activist, and combat veteran who currently lives in Michigan City, Indiana, where he and Sergio Kochergin run a community-cultural space called P.A.R.C. – Politics Art Roots Culture. In 2006, Vince refused a third … Continue reading Vince Emanuele—Veteran, Activist, and Organizer (Resistance Radio)

Would Defunding Police Amputate Capitalism?

This piece, republished from Counterpunch, explores the current uprising against police brutality in the context of the struggle against capitalism and asks: what are the most effective forms of struggle going forward? Join the conversation in the comments section. Amputating Capitalism by Vincent Emanuele / Counterpunch “We fought a military war; our opponents fought a … Continue reading Would Defunding Police Amputate Capitalism?

Revolutionary Discipline with Vince Emanuele

Vincent Emanuele is a writer and organizer born and raised in America’s Rust-Belt. A former US marine and Iraq War veteran, Vince refused orders for a third deployment in 2005 and immediately began working with the anti-war movement during the Bush years. In the following excerpt from “Resistance Radio” with Derrick Jensen, Vince shares his … Continue reading Revolutionary Discipline with Vince Emanuele

Coronavirus Organizing with Vince Emanuele

This conversation between Max Wilbert and Vince Emanuele covers mutual aid, organizing strategies, revolution versus reform, coronavirus, survival, the Iraq war, the crumbling of the United States, and more. Vince Emanuele was born and raised in America’s Rust-Belt and lives in Michigan City, Indiana. In 2002, he joined the United States Marine Corps. In 2005, … Continue reading Coronavirus Organizing with Vince Emanuele

Vincent Emanuele: The Indiana Democratic Party is Dead

     by Vincent Emanuele /  Z Communications  Tonight, I attended a town hall meeting featuring John Zody, the utterly uninspiring and banal Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. The meeting was as informative and inspiring as it was frustrating and sad. Without doubt, the Indiana Democratic Party is in serious trouble. In a county that’s 48% … Continue reading Vincent Emanuele: The Indiana Democratic Party is Dead