ACORN Canada, ACORN International, Many Others Banned from FEMA Funding

New Orleans Props to Dave Weigel of Slate.com for bringing to the public a better understanding of how the Republican U. S. Congress is so consumed by hater-ation that they can’t see the desperate needs of victims of disaster because they are still blinded in the fog of their ghostbusting of the tragically defunct ACORN.  …

ACORN International Actions on Foreign Retail and on Small Retail in India

New Orleans I love my job!  Given the differences in international time zones there are surprises all hours of the day and night, because good organizing is happening 24 hours a day.   We are about to celebrate this with the publication by Social Policy Press of Global Grassroots:  International Perspectives on Organizing this week, but …

ACORN International Launches Remittance Justice Campaign

Phoenix In Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton ACORN International and ACORN Canada joined today to dramatically step up the international campaign to achieve improved access and fair pricing for remittances from immigrant families and their relatives in their home countries. Today in Toronto Kay Bisnah, President of ACORN International, also unveiled an extensive report underpinning …

Rave Reviews for ACORN International in Dharavi

Mumbai      Vinod Shetty, ACORN India’s Director, and I had been meeting for hours along Juhu Road at the Sip ‘N Munch going through our work list of what needed to be done on campaigns around remittances, the Commonwealth Games, and multi-national food contractors and their labor law violations.  We had discussed the great progress …