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LIVE from Providence: Organizing Outside the Lines: Reaching Hard-to-Reach Communities On and Offline

“These are not the only peo­ple work­ing on these issues”, the mod­er­a­tor empha­sized at the begin­ning of the pan­el. In a packed ball­room hall, this pan­el attempt­ed to talk about ways to gen­uine­ly engaged groups that are not tra­di­tion­al­ly engaged. The mod­er­a­tor had to empha­size that “hard-to-reach” was in quotes, as com­mu­ni­ties which might be […]

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LIVE from Providence: Opening Day at Netroots Nation 2012… in pictures!

Good after­noon from Prov­i­dence! We have had a busy day so far here on the first day of the sev­enth annu­al Net­roots Nation, as you may have noticed if you’ve been fol­low­ing our morn­ing con­ven­tion cov­er­age. Though we try to be as descrip­tive as we can when we’re cov­er­ing pan­els, keynotes, and spe­cial events, a […]

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LIVE from Providence: Collaboration, Not Co-Option: Labor, Community Organizations, and Occupy Wall Street Working Together

Wel­come to my first post from Prov­i­dence! Now it’s 10:30, and I’m sit­ting in a pan­el about how the Occu­py move­ment and more tra­di­tion­al pro­gres­sive groups can work togeth­er, in order to bet­ter cre­ate pos­i­tive change. Pan­elists first described where they were when they first heard about Occu­py Wall Street, and sto­ries emerged from the […]