Robert Reich: Axioms for Organizers by Fred Ross, Sr.

Now seems a good time to reblog this post about how to organize. Here is a quotation: “I learned quite a bit from studying Gandhi, but the first practical steps, I learned from the best organizer I know–Fred Ross. He changed my life. -Cesar Chavez. This morning I found the book available as an eBook on Google Play on my phone. Also available in Spanish.

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Ross organized people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and become politically powerful…

Fred Ross, Sr., was probably the most influential (but little-known) community organizer in American history. It was Ross who first identified, recruited and trained Cesar Chavez to become a leader and an activist. Ross’s influence continues in the thousands of people whom he taught the tools of organizing and in the ideas found in this powerful little book, republished today as an e-book in English and Spanish. Ross’ son, Fred Ross, Jr.—also a terrific organizer—added a chapter to the e-book called “Organizing in the Internet Age,” and included a short biography of his father. I added an introduction.

Ross organized people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and become politically powerful, teaching people how to channel their anger and frustrations into the creation of powerful grassroots organizations that could…

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