Review of Strategy and Soul

Lee McLenon/ March 2, 2017/ Campaign Strategy/ 0 comments

Reading Daniel Hunter’s Strategy & Soul is almost as good as taking one of his Training for Change workshops.  It’s a very experiential read, immersing you in the story of community organizing and developing a campaign to keep casinos out of Philadelphia.  You quickly find yourself drawn into the details of the struggle and with graceful ease there is a

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When Nonviolent Intervention Meets Terrorism: Which Side Wins?

Lee McLenon/ February 28, 2017/ Campaign Strategy, Tactics, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

When armed insurgents in Iraq abducted four members of Christian Peacemaker Teams two weeks ago, something was clearly wrong. Like other hostage situations in Iraq, a shadowy insurgent group took responsibility, The Swords of Truth Brigade. It made a tape of the hostage. They threatened to kill them if their demands – the release of Iraqi prisoners – were not

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Campaigning for Social Change: beyond just protesting for it!

Lee McLenon/ February 28, 2017/ Campaign Strategy/ 0 comments

For groups looking for more strategic models and tools to use, here’s a time-tested model for effective social change work. It’s a tool that’s inherently democratic and builds resources for the movement by winning specific goals. And, as an added bonus this tool is sizeable to local as well as national contexts. The tool? It’s one used throughout history by

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