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Patrick Walker is co-founder of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) and the Bernie or Bust movement it spawned. Before that, he cut his activist teeth with the anti-fracking and Occupy Scranton PA movements.

No longer with RAP, he actively seeks collaborators to build a Bernie or Bust successor movement--one dedicated to fighting neoliberals of both parties (but especially neoliberal Democrats) under Trump.


A happily if belatedly married man, Patrick resides with his wife, stepdaughter, and three beloved Sheltie dogs in Williamsville, NY.


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Image created from image crediting Sunday, December 2, 2018 (19 comments)     

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Peace Activists' Best Hope? The Sunrise CLIMATE Movement This piece makes the case that the best path forward for peace activists is-paradoxically-- to support the Sunrise CLIMATE movement and bring out the peace agenda latent in its call for a Green New Deal.

Chuck Schumer - Teflon don of the Democrat mob Saturday, November 3, 2018 (4 comments)     

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Ratting Out Chuck Schumer, Democrats' Low-Profile Teflon Don This tactical follow-up to my piece on the message and strategy has it all! No cow is too sacred here, not even Bernie Sanders or the Poor People's Campaign. But all my satire and outraged criticism is in a great, desperate cause: to fight EFFECTIVELY for climate justice before it's too late--for human civilization.
Series: Slashing the Gordian Knot of Lesser-Evil Voting (2 Articles, 2286 views)

Philly mobsters--role models for our extortionist Democratic Party Friday, October 26, 2018 (23 comments)     

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How the Rats Revolt: "Ratting Out" Democrats' Electoral Extortion This article, part of a two-part series, involves fresh thinking--perhaps revolutionary thinking--on a perennial problem for the left. Namely, how to approach the problem of lesser-evil voting. If the "Rats' Revolt" suggested by Ralph Nader and and embraced by Chris Hedges is willing to embrace my revolt strategy, our movement could be the sword that severs the divisive and paralyzing lesser-evil voting dilemma.
Series: Slashing the Gordian Knot of Lesser-Evil Voting (2 Articles, 2286 views)

Denial Is Not A Policy. Sadly, it is--a GENOCIDAL policy! Monday, July 30, 2018 (18 comments)     

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Climate Genocide: Why the Poor People's Campaign Should Demand Trump's Impeachment Probably the most important activist piece I've written: one calling for the Poor People's Campaign to use its movement clout to demand Donald Trump's impeachment. And for a better reason than anyone else has offered: for his planned climate genocide--above all, his planned racist, classist genocide of poor people of color. Unlike Russiagate, impeaching Trump for climate genocide will deter Pence from ecocidal policies.

Unitarian Universalist--as liberal as churches get Thursday, June 28, 2018 (3 comments)     

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Neither Idiots nor Useful: Our Politically Underachieving Liberal Churches (Part 1 of 2: Prophetic Promise) With civilization itself at stake, this two-part article makes a compelling case that political Left and liberal churches desperately need each other. Specifically, the "prophetic witness" of liberal churches could put a unique moral energy and organizing platform behind the Left's urgent political agenda. Importantly, this essay offers a framework for sympathetic, constructive Leftist critique of the Poor People's Campaign.
Series: Neither Idiots Nor Useful: Our Politically Underachieving Liberal Churches (1 Articles, 1000 views)

Rev. Dr. William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (9 comments)     

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Today's Poor People's Campaign: Too Important Not to Criticize The current revival of Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign is by light-years the most important movement in American politics--the first prospect for a REAL resistance attacking the corrupt system that gave us Trump. But to succeed, it's crucial that today's PPC stay true to the radical, truthtelling heritage of Dr. King. Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report recently published an important critique of PPC; I continue it.

MLK Poor People's Campaign of 1968--ancestor of the movement we need NOW Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (8 comments)     

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Political Dynamite: Poor People's Campaign and the Movement for a People's Party Combining MLK's resurrected Poor People's Campaign with the political strategy of the Movement for a People's Party could result in political dynamite--peacefully exploding a two-party system (and above all, a Democratic Party) that has served progressives badly.

#russiagate Saturday, March 31, 2018 (3 comments)     

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Russiagate: Democrats' Giant Middle Finger to Climate Justice Other articles have rightly called out Russiagate as a lying narrative, a cover story for Democrats excusing electoral losses and dodging reform, and a diversion from vastly more important issues. This unique piece does more: it pinpoints Russiagate as the foremost enemy of the climate justice narrative. Further, it argues that all stakeholders in climate justice must unite to overthrow a lie that menaces human survival.

The Complete Kama Sutra--they wrote the book on love. And knew about "mouth Congress" before Congress d Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (8 comments)     

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Weaponized Truth: The Indispensable Movement's Key to Success An article I didn't planned to write, this eloquent defense of the Indispensable Movement's "verbal revolution" against critics is perhaps my most potent ever. Fans of political satire--and of the Kama Sutra--will especially relish my delicious political usage of the euphemism "mouth Congress."

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Meet Swampzilla: Indispensable's Duopoly-Killing "Monster" Meme This is Part 1 of a two-part series, "The Indispensable Movement Can Revolutionize Political Discourse." Part 1 introduces and explains Swampzilla, our movement's crucial meme vilifying our slimy and dangerous "Republocrat" duopoly. Part 2, titled "Indispensable Chic: The Hip Lingo of Grassroots Revolution," provides a sampler of the cool, catchy verbal weapons we've forged to discredit our "Republocrat" enemies.
Series: The Indispensable Movement Can Revolutionize Political Discourse (1 Articles, 1127 views)

The Titanic Monday, August 21, 2017 (12 comments)     

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It's Party Time on the Titanic--and Screw the Slobs in Steerage An article of staggering ambition, this piece seeks to provoke creation of a movement that could literally save civilization. How? By making the policy corruption of our two major parties by Wall Street and "War Street" interests--a policy course that amounts to "partying on the Titanic"--the central focus of our political discourse.

Judas--betrays all of humanity, but still can't beat The Ogre. Monday, June 19, 2017 (15 comments)     

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Climate Judases: Three Ways Democrats Betray Humanity This is Part 2 of my two-part series "Fighting the McResistance--for Climate's Sake," in which I argue that leaving Democrats' astroturf "McResistance" in charge of the anti-Trump resistance movement will be a CATASTROPHE for our climate. While Part 2 is written to be understood on its own, readers will grasp it even better if acquainted with the "Good Cop as Judas" argument I made in Part 1.
Series: Fighting the McResistance--for Climate's Sake (2 Articles, 4150 views)

Good Cop Bad Cop (Beware: Betrayal's part of the Good Cop's job description) Saturday, June 10, 2017 (9 comments)     

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Fighting the McResistance: Exposing Democrats' "Good Cop" as Judas In this two-part series, "Fighting the McResistance--for Climate's Sake," I make the compelling argument that Democrats' shallow, astroturf "McResistance" to Trump must be overthrown by a grassroots, anti-duopoly, Occupy-style movement. Namely, that the likely alternative is climate Armageddon. In this Part 1 piece, I argue that Democrats' patented ploy of playing Good Cop to Republicans' Bad Cop amounts to playing Judas.
Series: Fighting the McResistance--for Climate's Sake (2 Articles, 4150 views)

Every promise from today's Democrats is a BETRAYING Judas kiss. Friday, June 2, 2017 (19 comments)     

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Resist the Duopoly--Because Judas's Party Can't Defeat Trump's This is the second and final part of my call-to-arms series, "The REAL Trump Resistance: An Anti-Duopoly Occupy." Given the importance I attach to its message, it's written to be understood on its own. But for still deeper understanding--especially for supporters of third parties--please read Part 1.
Series: The REAL Trump Resistance: An Anti-Duopoly Occupy (2 Articles, 4863 views)

As an anti-duopoly Occupy, the Trump resistance will cease to be bull. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (24 comments)     

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Third Parties' Only Hope: A New Anti-Duopoly Occupy This is Part 1 of a hard-hitting two-part series arguing that the REAL resistance to Donald Trump must take the form of a new anti-duopoly Occupy movement. Here, I argue that political third parties have a unique opportunity to become viable--but that their doing so depends on an Occupy-style movement proclaiming the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of BOTH major parties. Part 2 will explain HOW we can launch Occupy 2.0.
Series: The REAL Trump Resistance: An Anti-Duopoly Occupy (2 Articles, 4863 views)

The umbrella as weapon--successful model for the Progressive Resistance Friday, May 5, 2017 (26 comments)     

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An Umbrella Narrative--and Party--for the Progressive Resistance Part 2 of the series "Successful Marketing for Political Revolutionaries," this article is the fullest and frankest article I know of related to the needed messaging and marketing for a viable third party. Though longer than I'd have liked, it compensates by really swinging for the fences--making a passionate appeal to the actual activist movers and shakers now working to create a viable third party.
Series: Successful Marketing for Political Revolutionaries (2 Articles, 4292 views)

Are progressives "Thick as a Brick" about marketing our resistance movement? Sunday, April 30, 2017 (14 comments)     

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The Progressive Resistance: "Woke" on Politics, Comatose on Marketing As a progressive activist, Bernie or Bust pledge co-creator, I've been both thrilled by the emergence of a principled progressive resistance under Trump and dismayed by the ineffective, scattershot messaging of that resistance. In a two-part series, "Successful Marketing for Political Revolutionaries," I offer both my criticisms and my constructive suggestions to a resistance on whose success the fate of humanity may depend.
Series: Successful Marketing for Political Revolutionaries (2 Articles, 4292 views)

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Progressive or Bust's Provocative Meme Assaults Liberals' Hypocrisy The Progressive or Bust movement recently published a provocative, thought-provoking new meme--one that compares progressives' treatment by neoliberals in the Democratic Party to the double standard racist whites used against whites in the Jim Crow South. Unsurprisingly, because the meme so forcefully challenges their worldview, Democratic Party liberals were quick to brand it inappropriate and racist. Here's my response.

Progressive or Bust Facebook group banner Sunday, February 5, 2017 (15 comments)     

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Let's EVOLVE from the Duopoly's Neoliberal Swamp In a recent popular OEN article, "Let's Hunt Neoliberals to Political Extinction," I sketched a potential successor to the headline-making Bernie or Bust movement I co-founded. The proposed transpartisan movement, touted as "Bernie or Bust on steroids," would GENERALIZE the BoB strategy from Bernie vs. Hillary to progressives vs. neoliberals. Well, the Progressive or Bust successor is now REAL, and I proudly unveil it here.

Rahm Emanuel - Neoliberal poster child Monday, January 16, 2017 (18 comments)     

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Let's Hunt Neoliberals to Political Extinction (Part 2 of 2) Peaceful revolutions, fought with ballots not bullets, most still overthrow oppressive political enemies. In Part 2 of my popular OEN article, I explain the necessity, for successful political revolution, of building a transpartisan movement based on identifying neoliberal Democrats as those enemies, naming specific Democrat neoliberals, and refusing to vote for either them or the cowardly politicians who enable them.

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