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About George Lakey

George Lakey co-founded Earth Quaker Action Group which just won its five-year campaign to force a major U.S. bank to give up financing mountaintop removal coal mining. Among many other books and articles, he is author of “Strategizing for a Living Revolution” in David Solnit’s book Globalize Liberation (City Lights, 2004). 

Articles by George Lakey

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why are the Danes so happy? Because their economy makes sense

The Nordic economic model is the most successful yet invented for the common good. How did they do it?

Reaching Trump supporters with the promise of vision

In ordinary times, progressives might get away with casual images of their political opponents, but these are not ordinary times. 

Without empathy for Trump voters, movements can’t succeed

The white working class reading of recent American history may be more accurate than that of many progressive activists.

What role were you born to play in social change?

Successful social movements include advocates, helpers, organizers and rebels in equal measure.

To succeed, movements must overcome the tension between rationality and emotion

Avoiding conflict disempowers those who suffer oppression. We have to develop the muscles to fight for our own liberation.

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