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Strategy & Campaigns

Strategy is your plan to win. Strategy is choosing the ground on which to engage the enemy Strategy means: Looking at the big picture Knowing who has the power to make the decision. Concentrating the right resources in the right place(s) at the right time(s) In Ancient Greece… Strategos = General Tacticas = Foot Soldiers Strategic campaigns are an important part of building a movement. They focus our energy on the forces that need to be changed, and can often result in some victory (big or small) or mitigation of damage. These efforts require participation and creativity. As we build power through campaigns, we model what can happen when we work together inspiring others and igniting imaginations that...

Strategy & Campaigns
posted on: Nov 26, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Organizing

The process of change has two fundamental strategies. One is dismantling structures of oppression while the second is creating structures of liberation. If we don’t have something to replace what we take down, we will lose the confidence of those we are trying to wake up. This process of waking up and engaging in consciously liberating action is when we feel most alive and inspired and connected. Whatever issue is a person’s point of entry, anyone who takes on a struggle and organizes goes through a transformative process in which the world is never the same again. It is the experience of accessing one’s own power and the power of our collective actions. It is the understanding and...

Organizing
posted on: Nov 25, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Action

The Art & Science of Actions: Shutting Things Down to Open Things Up Change is about transformation – personal and political – at an individual, group, community, institutional,  national, or international level.  I have chosen direct action as my primary strategy for change because it is more effective that any other strategy I have used.  It is a rapidly and radically transforming process that has had proven success over the ages. So much of organizing has to do with SPACE — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual space. We can reclaim it, transform it, occupy it, liberate it, shut it down, open it up, shift it or just be present in it. It is the art of knowing when...

Action
posted on: Nov 24, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Media

A compilation of select writings, articles, videos, photos, and slideshows by or about Lisa Fithian and the campaigns and mobilizations she’s worked on. Writings by Lisa Writings About Lisa Photos Videos Slideshows Lisa’s Right Wing Fan Club Steal This Book – by Abbie Hoffman with an introduction by Lisa What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, And The State Of The Nation – with chapter author by Sue Hilderbrand, Scott Crow and Lisa Fithian. Sexism, Ego’s and Lies: Sometimes you Wake Up and Things Aren’t Different by Lisa Fithian on FBI information Lessons from a Summit Hopper, an open letter to the direct action community in advance of the Miami FTAA protests, reflecting on lessons learned from past mobilizations Them...

posted on: Nov 3, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

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