New Orleans My father, as longtime readers recall, would often greet me when I would return from an international trip, with the challenge to tell him “stories” that he “would want to hear.” Though he died just short of five years ago, I still find myself making mental notes as I travel, of the kinds [...]
First team of EPTAG / ACORN doorkockers after a successful afternoon on the doors. — in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh Jon Black of the Edinburgh Private Tenant Action Group (EPTAG) had done a nifty bit of research to figure out where the giant cooperative ScotMid owned apartments that they were renting. He figured that the 100-year [...]
Edinburgh There’s nothing like good old fashion, benefit campaigns to light the fire under organizing drives, and it seems that the Edinburgh Private Tenants Action Group (EPTAG) has a number of great handles to choose from in moving to accelerate the growth and power of the organization. Later today I’m joining a half-dozen of the [...]
Activists from Citizens Initiatives
Prague Having been to Prague before in the winter and the fall where rain, cold, and snow were the default conditions, a sunny spring day was a surprise. Looking out the window from the 13th floor of the cooperative apartment block where organizer Michal Ulvr lived the endless buildings in yellow, [...]
Prague Meeting with 15 people in the AKORN Gallery in Praha 2, near the center of town, on a cool, but surprisingly clear evening, there was great good will but it was not always easy going. The ACORN, or AKORN as they call it here, activists and organizers were enthusiastic and had invited others to [...]