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Grassroots Groundswell is an online journal of local news, views and information written by and for North Plainfielders.


Editorial Policy – recently revised: Write anything you want, as long as you provide evidence (documents or written, verifiable accounts of your personal experiences) to back up your claims and arguments. Unfounded, undocumented allegations will not be published. Pretty much everything else will be published.


Blog Editors: Hal Hirsch and Linda Darge-

NPCCR Co-Chair: Frank D’


Barbara Habeeb, Jerry Jacala, Norman E. Ortega, Mark Williams, Frank N. D’Amore, Antoinette Rinehart, Gary Lewis, Mike Castro, Jenny Flynn, Nathan Rudy, Hal Hirsch, Josh Levine, Douglas Singleterry, Heather DeGeorge, Oleh Kaniuka, David Branan, Robert Gatto, Marie Kushnir, Josh Lambert, Michele Wallace Ixim, Morgan Shevett, Greg Hatala, Quanae Palmer Chambliss, Larry LaRonde, M. Emory Layne and various Little Birdies.

Add your name to the contributors’ team…send in a post!


Here are the Borough Council membersaddresses, in case you have issues you’d like to write to them about. Theoretically, they work for you!

President Frank Skip Stabile:

Frank Righetti:

Robert Hitchcock:

Michael Giordano Jr.:

Douglas Singleterry: ,

Mary H. Forbes:

Barbara Habeeb:


A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, by James W. Loewen

The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, by Richard Heinberg

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, by Thom Hartmann

The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs

Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America, and How We Can Take It Back, by Jane Holtz Kay

Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, by Saul Alinsky

Going Public: An Organizers Guide to Citizen Action, by Michael Gecan

Civic Revolutionaries: Igniting the Passion for Change in America’s Communities, by Douglas Henton, John Melville and Kim Walesh.

Blessed Unrest, by Paul Hawken

Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights, by Thom Hartmann

The Elite Consensus: When Corporations Wield the Constitution, by George Draffan (foreword by Richard Grossman)

When Corporations Rule the World, by David C. Korten

Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age, by Michael H. Shuman

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, by Bill McKibben

Feeding the Future, by Andrew Heintzman and Evan Solomon

Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing, by Dennis A. Jacobson

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, by Jeffrey Sachs


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