Open letter to Andy Stern
- "We are writing to express our deep concern about SEIU's threatened trusteeship over its third largest local, United Healthcare Workers (UHW). We believe that there must always be room within organized labor for legitimate and principled dissent, if our movement is to survive and grow. Putting UHW under trusteeship would send a very troubling message and be viewed, by many, as a sign that internal democracy is not valued or tolerated within SEIU. In our view, this would have negative consequences for the workers directly affected, the SEIU itself, and the labor movement as a whole. We strongly urge you to avoid such a tragedy."
Against the Current
Left Forum 2010
What Does it Mean to be a Revolutionary in Our Times?:
- Walda Katz-Fishman, (Chair), Sociology and Anthropology, Howard University; US Social Forum; Board Chair, Project South
- Jerome Scott, League of Revolutionaries for a New America; US Social Forum
- Lenina Nadal, New York Study Group
- Manju Rajendran, Left Turn
- Johanna Brenner, Solidarity; Sociology, Portland State University
Praise for "The Cost of Privilege"
Several people, mostly Freedom Road Socialist Organization members wrote advance "praise blurbs" for the book's website .
- The Cost of Privilege is a fine activists' primer for understanding racism in the US from a revolutionary, democratic, working-class perspective. Writing in a down-to-earth style, Smith weaves theoretical insight, political history, and organizing practice together, shows how capitalism, racism, and patriarchy interconnect, and offers excellent ideas for movement-building.
Johanna Brenner, author of Women and the Politics of Class.
The Crisis - A Long View from the Left: Embedding Radical Visions and Democratic Potentials in Reform Campaigns:
- Bill Resnick, (Chair), Lawyer, radio and print journalist
- Chester Hartman, Research Director, Poverty and Race Research Action Council
- Johanna Brenner, Sociology, Portland State University