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Paul Kuttner, CulturalOrganizing.org

Josh Bolotsky


Josh Bolotsky is an online organizer, blogger, comedic performer/writer and occasional voiceover artist, currently serving as new media director for Agit-Pop Communications and its Other 98% Project. While at Agit-Pop, he has worked on creating and spreading projects that include the RepubliCorp effort for MoveOn, and Target Ain’t People, the very first Depeche-Mode-inspired take on the Citizens United decision to break a million views on YouTube. Josh also serves as part of the national volunteer collective that manages Living Liberally, a network of progressive social groups and activist resources in all fifty states. He enjoys vegan chili and writing about himself in the third person.


Contributed Modules

Principle: Beware the tyranny of structurelessness

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June 13, 2012

Sometimes the least structured group can be the most tyrannical. Counter by promoting accountability within the group.

Principle: Use your radical fringe to shift the Overton window

Contributed by
June 5, 2012

The Overton window is the limit of what is considered reasonable or acceptable within a range of public policy options. Slide the window of acceptable debate by focusing attention on a position that is more radical than your own.

Principle: Delegate

Contributed by and
May 29, 2012

In the final analysis, groups don’t get things done, people do. Delegate!