Strategy & Soul: a campaigner's tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philadelphia casinos

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The movement was outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, up against powerful elected officials, private investigators, and the state supreme court.

This David versus Goliath story gives unparalled access to the behind-the-scenes of campaigns, making the nuances of strategy come to life.

Written by an experienced and unusually self-reflective direct action organizer. More

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About Daniel Hunter

Daniel Hunter pioneered a campaign to halt a politically-connected $650-million casino development project, teaching the city of Philadelphia of the power of direct action. His book about that campaign is a rare first-person narrative of direct action campaigning. It shows what a direct action campaign really looks and feels like, with abundant lessons about direct action strategy for other movements.

He's been a campaigner with groups ranging from Canadian postalworkers union, to Quaker-based groups fighting mountaintop removal, to Philadelphia campaigns for affordable housing. He is highly sought after as a trainer with Training for Change, focusing on long-term strategy development and training trainers in popular education.

His home is in West Philadelphia, PA, where he lives with his cherished life partner, dog, cat, and solar panels.


Review by: Ian Mack on May 02, 2013 : (no rating)
The title really does reflect the contents. A great read if you are interested in community campaigns or democracy. Many books on activists campaigns are dry reads this one hums along like a good novel. Three thumbs up!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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