Jonathan Matthew Smucker is a long-time participant, organizer, trainer, and theorist in grassroots movements for social, economic and ecological justice, most recently as a participant in Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Homes, and the Beautiful Trouble Trainer Corps. He has trained thousands of change agents in campaign strategy, framing and messaging, direct action, and other organizing skills. He is co-founder and Director of Beyond the Choir and is currently pursuing a PhD in sociology at UC Berkeley. Follow him on Twitter.
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Covering the Tar Sands Action, an effort to prevent the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and wean the United States off of fossil fuels.
Following the largest and longest peaceful aboriginal uprising in Canadian history as it grows into a global grassroots movement.
Low-wage workers are injecting new life into a weary U.S. labor movement by embracing an old tactic.