Ambitious Plans / Radical Strategy

Sometimes we manage to agree what we are fighting against, but what are we fighting FOR? How often do we talk long-term strategy? What are our most ambitious plans? What is standing in our way? A brainstorm on the process of creation and a map toward getting there. We’ll look at the concepts of prefiguerative politics and dual power strategies, and the experiences of groups who’ve used these strategies to meet the needs of their people, including the Black Panthers, Zapatistas, and local examples. By radical, we mean this is a workshop for people who want to change the world, not reform the current rotten system. I lead this influential tightly-facilitated Free Skool workshop series in late 2010, in which more than a dozen community organizers from the radical community came together to brainstorm, prioritize, select, and work out details of plans and strategies.