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Start Making Sense: Turning the Lessons of Election 2004 into Winning Progressive Politics

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Overview

Don Hazen is the executive director of the Independent Media Institute and the executive editor of AlterNet. The former publisher of Mother Jones magazine, he has edited several books, most recently After 9/11: Solutions for a Saner World.

Lakshmi Chaudhry is a senior editor at AlterNet. Previously a staff writer at Wired News, she has written for various publications including Mother Jones, The Village Voice, Bitch, and Ms.Magazine. She is coauthor of AlterNet's book, The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq.

AlterNet is a highly acclaimed Internet information source. Since its inception in 1998, it has grown dramatically and now provides free online content to over 1.5 million readers every month. AlterNet is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781931498845
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Making sense of election 2004 3
Interview with Howard Dean 17
Interview with Arianna Huffington 24
November 3rd theses 32
Interview with Adam Werbach 35
Fear and loathing : from 9/11/01 to 11/2/04 44
Interview with Van Jones 51
Progressive victories 56
Interview with David Soares 59
Voters, fighters, citizens, youth 62
Election by the numbers 65
The conservative message machine money matrix 71
Interview with George Lakoff 79
Interview with Robert Greenwald 86
Interview with Amy Goodman 91
Televangelism on the rise 95
Fighting dirty 97
Rethinking Iraq 101
Interview with Naomi Klein 112
The reality of war 118
How to end the Iraq War 124
The return of the culture war 129
Overcoming liberal contempt for the American electorate 137
The faith factor 139
The democrats' religion problem 142
The new economic populism 145
Interview with Thomas Frank 153
Interview with Jim Hightower 161
Interview with Andy Stern 163
The death of environmentalism 167
Taking action 177
Interview with Wes Boyd 179
Interview with Colin Greer 186
Twelve-step program for progressive victories 190
Kumbaya time again : organizing for success 195
Election reform 200
Don't just mobilize - organize 204
Taking the initiative 206
How to work with your local media 209
Indy media outlets 212
The blogging revolution 214
The top ten blogs 218
How to hold a house party 221
Shop blue 224
The audacity of hope 226
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