Eric Mann

Eric Mann is a veteran of the Congress of Racial Equality and the Newark Community Union Project where he worked closely with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. His story is on the Civil Rights Movement Veterans website ( He is presently director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center in South Central Los Angeles working at the Strategy and Soul Movement Center. He and Channing Martinez co-host Voices from the Frontlines—Your National Movement Building Show on KPFK Pacifica in Los Angeles. He is the author of Playbook for Progressives: The 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer. He welcomes comments at  

A Conversation With Keith Lamar, From Death Row in Ohio

The 105th Anniversary of the October Revolution

Putin and Biden: Free Brittney Griner Now!

CounterPunch Readers Reply to My Review of Belfast Kenneth Branagh’s Pathetic Paean to Northern Ireland’s Protestant Fascists and British Imperialism

“Belfast:” Branagh’s Pathetic Paean to Northern Ireland’s Protestant Fascism and British Imperialism

All Hail the Revolutionary King: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Challenge to the Democrats, as Biden Finally Speaks out on Voting Rights

Working With Ed Asner to Keep the GM Van Nuys Plant Open

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Challenge to the Movement, as the Fascists Storm the Capital

The Black Led “Defund the Police” Movement Wins Great Breakthrough in Los Angeles: An Organizer’s Interpretation

The Struggle for No Police in the Los Angeles Schools: a Great Leap Forward and Victory is in Sight

Films from the Frontlines: “Sorry We Missed You,” Ken Loach’s Stirring Exposure of Capitalist Speed and Consumers’ Greed

Films From the Frontlines: Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite

Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition

Bernie: Keep Fighting On

Sports and Revolution: Trust the N.Y. Knicks Black Braintrust

All Hail the Revolutionary King: Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition

The Historic 1968 Struggle Against Columbia University

The 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution: the Great Breakthrough in Anti-Imperialist Socialism  

The MTA Murder of the Unknown Rider

Sanders v. Clinton on Palestine: No Contest

How We Got the Tanks and M-16s Out of LA Schools

Trumbo: Hollywood’s Anti-Communist Tribute to Itself

The Paris Climate Talks: a Victory for President Obama, a Defeat for the Planet and a Challenge to the Climate Justice Movement

Posts from Paris: the World is On Fire But the United Nations is Not

Playing Politics While the Planet Sizzles

Prelude to Paris: Four Tragic Tactics by President Obama and Four Climate Justice Proposals He Must Support

Inside the Civil Rights Movement: a Conversation With Julian Bond

Los Angeles Unified School District Debates Whether to Shoot Its Own Students–With Department of Defense Weapons

Danny Schechter Lives

Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition

Veterans: Your Only Real Friend is the Anti-War Movement

Palestine Will Win

The Journey of LeBron James

Fred Ho Lives!