Building a Movement for a Better Tennessee
Keep an eye out for upcoming events this summer, including a poster painting party to decorate the walls of the Appalachian Liberation Library & a bonfire get-together.

The Northeast TN People's Movement Permanent Assembly

We, as citizens, workers, students, and families, are given extremely limited participation in "democracy." At best, we're invited to the ballot box after the issues and recourses have been decided in meetings we had little or no access to. At work, with our education, and in our housing, we often aren't granted even that much participation.

The Northeast Tennessee People's Movement believes in participatory democracy. Our ongoing assemblies, as well as our projects, bring people together in a democratic process that begins at the root of our problems and works outward to create and implement solutions that are truly for, by, and of the people.
#WeAreNotAlone NE TN

Our Projects


Workers Alliance of Northeast TN

The Workers Alliance pushes back against capitalism’s inherent injustices by helping low-wage workers organize for living wages, recovery of stolen wages, better working conditions, safer workplaces, and more rights; helping the unemployed and those who cannot work organize for economic security and dignity; and helping all people in Northeast Tennessee organize for social, environmental, and economic justice.

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Appalachian Liberation Library

Our free community lending library focuses on historic and current struggles for justice and liberation. The collection features sections on Appalachia, labor history and organizing, social movements and social issues, political theory, and more, plus selected works of fiction, a children's books section, magazines, and a number of pamphlets on economic, environmental, and social justice. Plus comfy chairs!

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Movement Skills Building

Providing organizing trainings on essential skills for movements and organizers, including bringing outside speakers and trainers in and developing their own workshops.

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The Northeast TN People’s Movement organizes for real change and improvement in our daily working, living, and learning conditions.

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Recent Events

Open House: Appalachian Liberation Library

Friday, June 16th, the Northeast Tennessee People's Movement welcomed visitors to the opening of its latest project, the Appalachian Liberation ...
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Rallying in solidarity of one of our neighbors

#WeAreNotAlone People’s Assembly – February 8, 2017

The best laid plans... This was going to be our first regular People's Assembly of 2017, and we were going ...
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Speech from Inauguration Shutdown People’s Assembly – January 20, 2017

Here's a copy of the speech given by Zoe Wells at the start of our People's Assembly on the steps ...
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Inauguration Day Shutdown People's Assembly

Tri-Cities Weekend of Action – Jan 19-21, 2017

What a heartbreaking and spirit-lifting weekend. Here are the bad (some might say "nasty") things that happened this weekend: The ...
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