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Richmond, California Teaches US a Lesson About Progressive Organizing

Original story at Truthout• 6 mentions • 4 months ago

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Activists march in the Our Power campaign in Richmond, California, on August 9, 2014. (Photo: Peg Hunter)
 
font size decrease font size increase font size Print How did the working class "company town" of Richmond, California reclaim their community from the grip of Big Oil? Labor reporter Steve Early's new book tells the story of the residents who, through years of community organizing and local politics, drastically improved Richmond, from raising the minimum wage to challenging evictions and foreclosures. Click here to order your copy of Refinery Town from Truthout. Steve Early sees hope in coalition building and linking arms to build progressive communities. He knows because, as this excerpt from his introduction to Refinery Town evidences,
 
 
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