Jamie Merchant is a writer and activist living in Chicago. He is involved in founding the Center for Progressive Strategy, an institute combining the functions of a political think-tank with those of a grassroots organizing campaign. He organizes in Chicago with The People's Lobby, a 501c4 organization whose members are working people dedicated to building and exercising political power for the common good. His writing can also be found at www.permanentcrisis.blogspot.com.
Articles by this author
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
It's Still Time for a Freedom Party
In 1964, civil rights organizers launched the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, signing up tens of thousands of members in an effort to be seated—in place of the official, segregationist state party—at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. The official Mississippi Democratic Party routinely...
Friday, November 08, 2013
Shooting Ourselves: Mass Killings, Austerity, and the Breakdown of American Society
Sandy Hook. Columbine. Aurora. Tucson. Fort Hood. These names ring out in popular memory as the sites of seemingly random, horrific atrocities.