Audio of the Blog April 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015

Art and Tourism in Mexico City 12-31-2015

The Deep South Conundrum 12-30-2015

Muslim Panic and Japanese Internment; Two Peas, Same Pod 12-29-2015

Informal Workers’ Unions Voices are Rising in Latin America and Elsewhere 12-28-2015

La Lucha Libre and Peoples’ Museums 12-27-2015

Apps Might Revolutionize Foreign Travel 12-26-2015

Continued Global Oppression of Non-Profits 12-25-2015

Charity by the Numbers, Not the Need 12-24-2015

Crowdsourcing versus Philanthropy 12-23-2015

A Charter School’s “Mission Creep” in St. Louis 12-22-2015

Noting ACORN Victories While Congress Still Delivers the Low Blows 12-21-2015

Seeing Steel and Homestead ANEW 12-20-2015

A Lot to Celebrate at ACORN Canada’s Year End Meeting 12-19-2015

Philly and Seattle Setting New Franchise Standards for Comcast 12-18-2015

Want Privacy? Move to Europe 12-17-2015

Utility Rate Increase Fights Are Back! 12-16-2015

Guns and Kids: Justice for Jerome 12-15-2015

Apps for Organizing and Social Change 12-14 -2015

The Battles of Agoura Hills for Day Laborers 12-13-2015

Looking Under the Hood at the Pasadena Workers’ Center 12-12-2015

Weird Science and Climate Change 12-11-2015

Home Stealing Swindles and Similar Crimes 12-10-2015

Supreme Court to Country on Guns: Go Local! 12-9-2015

Kinder and Gentler Pilots for Homeless and Elderly 12-8-2015

Will Private-Public Partnerships Lead to Fewer Families Unbanked? 12-7-2015

What’s Up with Podcasts? Is There a Danger in Making the Story of Guatemala Too Simple? 12-6-2015

Big Bad Corporations Get to Rip and Run on Settlements and Taxes 12-5-2015

The Human Face of Payday Lending 12-4-2015

A Facebook Gift with Ropes Attached 12-3-2015

Thirty-Three Years and What do you Get – A Very Loud Voice of the People! 12-2-2015

Sovereign Citizens, WTF?!? Armed and Dangerous 12-1-2015

No Surprise that Survey Shows the Rich Don’t Think Like the Rest of Us 11-30-2015

The “Carefree” Entitlement 11-29-2015

Domestic Terrorism Requires Federal Protection of Abortion Clinics 11-28-2015

Opting out of Workman’s Compensation 11-27-2015

Pleading for Player Power 11-26-2015

What Goes Around, Comes Around, Even for Presidents like Wilson 11-25-2015

Redefining Employment Status Is Just Exploitation by Another Name 11-24-2015

Is the Chattering Class Calling for the Poor to Organize? 11-23-2015

Lightning Strikes and a Democrat is Elected Governor in the South 11-22-2015

Models, Replicability, and Getting to Scale 11-21-2015

Mobile Phone Remittances Increasing in Africa with Questions Unresolved 11-20-2015

Immigration Made Scary, Yet Again 11-19-2015

Bobby Jindal Finally Takes Us Out of Some of Our Misery 11-18-2015

Land Grabbing, GRAIN, TIAA-CREF, Africa and Brazil 11-17-2015

Life as Soft Targets 11-16-2015

Crony Capitalism and the Logrolling Culture 11-15-2015

Popping the Bubble on Tech Utopians and the Law of Amplification 11-14-2015

Loopholes on Employer Mandates of Obamacare Killing Low Wage Workers 11-13-2015

Are California’s Two Bites at the Wage Increase Initiatives Good Tactics? 11-12-2015

A Racial Justice Movement is Here Now! 11-11-2015

On the Scene Report on the Myanmar Election 11-10-2015

Affordable Care is Simply Not Affordable 11-9-2015

Drew, Mississippi, My Mother’s Home 11-8-2015

Hell of a Highway, Highway to Hell: I-30 and I-630 11-7-2015

Tipping is Not Only Bad for Workers, It’s Bad for Legal Businesses 11-6-2015

The Myth of Welfare and Work 11-5-2015

Brits and Texans Agree – Attack Unions Where it Hurts – Dues Collection 11-4-2015

Is NUHW Homeless in the House of Labor Again? 11-3-2015

A Demand for Old School Union Reps: Arbitrations! 11-2-2015

Moral Markets and Predatory Lending 11-1-2015

Housing Discrimination is Back! Did it Ever Leave? 10-31-2015

Is there a National Tenants’ Union in Britain’s Future? 10-30-2015

Keeping Politics Weird10-29-2015

Devolution in the North of England 10-28-2015

Progress on “Living Rent” in Scotland 10-27-2015

Banks are Building “Credit Deserts” in Birmingham and Elsewhere 10-26-2015

Making Sense of “Stalls” 10-25-2015

Big Progress in Bristol 10-24-2015

Newly Reelected Conservatives in UK Hitting Labor and the Poor Hard 10-23-2015

RushCard and United Kingdom Lending to Lower Income Families 10-22-2015

Catching Up in Korogocho 10-21-2015

Community Organizers in Kenya Struggling with their Roles 10-20-2015

Fifty Years Later, Whatever Happened to VISTA? 10-19-2015

African Internet Barriers Dropping for Commerce not People 10-18-2015

Fighting “Insecurity” in Korogocho 10-17-2015

Back to Nairobi, More Building, Less Change 10-16-2015

Is There a Crisis in Community Organizing Over Action and Struggle? 10-15-2015

Is Tech Innovation Good for Workers or Creepy and Exploitative? 10-14-2015

Using Telemedicine to Lower Cost and Expand Healthcare 10-13-2015

The Problem of Obamacare Dropouts: Cost, Confusion, and Language 10-12-2015

Advice for Hustling Donors 10-11-2015

Counting the Votes on the TPP Trade Agreement with Larry Cohen 10-10-2015

Walker Lawsuit is a New Tool in Overturning School Takeovers 10-9-2015

Grinding out a Hollow Victory under the NLRB for Garbage Workers 10-8-2015

Weatherization Not Worth It? Say It’s Not So! 10-7-2015

Special Multinational Court in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 10-6-2015

North Carolina is Showing the Way in Fighting for Rural Hospitals 10-5-2015

Dream Pilots and Scarf Turbans 10-4-2015

Notes for My Father from France 10-3-2015

Organizing Palm Oil Plantation Workers to Hold Bollore-Scofin to Account 10-2-2015

Making an Organizing Plan for a Domestic Workers Association in Morocco 10-1-2015

The Trials and Tribulations of a Local Group Organizer 9-30-2015

Italian Tenants Withstand Landlord Pushback with Court Victory 9-29-2015

Structure is a Challenge Everywhere for Community Organizations 9-28-2015

The Polish Rising and Arbeit Macht Frei 9-27-2015

Community Organizing in Poland 9-26- 2015

The Exciting Opportunity to Organize Precarious Workers in Poland 9-25-2015

Union Organizing in Poland 9-24-2015

The Labor Leader’s Last Shout of the Swan Song 9-23-2015

Europe Going South and East 9-22-2015

The Plot Thickens in Internal Labor Battle in Ontario 9-21-2015

Here Comes the Pope! 9-20-2015

Studies Find Microfinance Does Not Reduce Poverty, Assets Do 9-19-2015

Demanding a Suspension of Remittance Fees During Disasters 9-18-2015

Zoning Payday Lenders Out of the City 9-17-2015

Fracking Threatening Chaco Canyon 9-16-2015

Hard Ball Politics and Hidden Cameras in the House of Labor 9-15-2015

Cap Comcast 9-14-2015

New School Methods for Old School Tricks for Disappearing People 9-13-2015

Community Organizations and Unions are Key to Upward Mobility 9-12-2015

Whistle Help in Myanmar and Beyond 9-11-2015

Social Leftists and Other Bogeymen Are Rampaging the Country 9-10-2015

James O’Keefe, Video-Scammer, Provokes Giant National Yawn and Smirk 9-9-2015

Workers’ Committees 9-8-2015

Walmart Upskilling or Too Good to be True 9-7-2015

Contempt as Civil Disobedience Tactic 9-6-2015

Uber Down, Taxis Up? 9-5-2015

China May Drop the Stock Market, but India is in Turmoil 9-4-2015

Integrating the Suburbs 9-3-2015

Hospitals Shirking on Financial Assistance 9-2-2015

Creepy but Reassuring to Read Hillary Emails 9-1-2015

UC’s, AC’s, and ULP Procedures Available to Expand NLRB Joint Employer Ruling 8-31-2015

Looking More Closely at the NLRB’s New Joint Employer Standard 8-30-2015

Volunteers May be the Only Good Thing to Hit New Orleans after Katrina 8-29-2015

NLRB Joint Employer Decision is Huge for Subcontracted Workers 8-28-2015

Smartphones Might Accelerate Lowering the Cost of Remittances 8-27-2015

Are Minimum Wage “Carve-outs” Worth the Arguments? 8-26-2015

Demand Withdrawing Arrest Warrants to Stop Debtors’ Prison 8-25-2015

Charter School Takeover Success Myth Shattered 8-24-2015

Malcolm Gladwell’s Pop Science is Whitewashing Katrina Pain and

People 8-23-2015

Banksy’s Dismaland 8-22-2015

Free Advice for Organizing McDonalds’ Workers 8-21-2015

The Storm Next Time: How Safe is New Orleans? 8-20-2015

Techies are Turning White Collars Dark Blue 8-19-2015

Did the Supremes Just Open Up Tactics and Speech? 8-18-2015

ConnectHome is Not Enough to Bridge the Digital Divide 8-17-2015

Productive Democracy 8-16-2015

Politicians Silence Advocates and Organizations 8 -15-2015

Confusing Minimum Wages with Living Wages 8-14-2015

Citizen Wealth for the Rural Global Poor 8-13-2015

An Organizing Retreat and Defeat at Walmart 8-12-2015

Puerto Rico Is So Screwed 8-11-2015

Is Going Independent Only a Route of the Rich 8-10-2015

Philosopher Peter Singer’s Advice for the Rich 8-09-2015

Is the NLRB Getting Better? 8-8-2015

Living Wages and What Do You Get? 8-7-2015

Is TV Dying at the Hands of Women, Reality and Choice? 8-6-2015

It Takes a Village, but Do We All Have One? 8-5-2015

Defending Planned Parenthood Against Conspiracy 8-4-2015

Thinking about Cascadia on the 10th Anniversary of Katrina 8-3-2015

Is Co-living About Affordability or Gentrification? 8-2-2015

Ballot Initiatives as Tools for Social Change 8-1-2015

Post-Katrina Gentrification Battle Heats Up in New Orleans 7-31-2015

Rewriting the Rules 7-30-2015

Alternative Parties have to be Built Now to Contend in the Future 7-29-2015

An Arm’s Length Away, Then Tragedy, Then What? 7-28-2015

Field Operations are Still Key in the Land of Big Data 7-27-2015

Grace Wherever We Find It 7-26-2015

What Will be Left Behind After Sanders and Trump? 7-25-2015

The ACORNing of Planned Parenthood 7-24-2015

Fifteen Dollars for Fast Food Workers – More to Come? 7-23-2015

Last Day in Camp, Work Dreams, and Hostages 7-22-2015

Unlearning to Face Facts and Find Truth 7-21-2015

The President Goes to Prison – Hooray! 7-20-2015

Those Little Critters are Amazing 7-19-2015

Photography, Memory, and Work in Sally Man’s “Hold Still” 7-18-2015

Could Trailer Design Make More of “Less” in Housing? 7-17-2015

Is Less Enough? 100,000 Homes for San Francisco 7-16-2015

Pope Francis is a Cheerleader for Organizing! 7-15-2015

Solar and Batteries are Knocking on Utilities’ Door – Part 2 7-14-2015

Solar and Batteries are Sweet, Living Off-the-Grid – I 7-13-2015

Rape in a Western College Town 7-12-2015

Philanthropic Confusion, Hackers and Hedgers versus Ford – Part II 7-11-2015

Philanthropy for the 96% — Part I 7-10-2015

Shell Oil Going Artic After Seattle Went Kayaktivist 7-9-2015

The History of Right to Work 7-8-2015

The IRS is Flopping on Election 2016 7-7-2015

Who Owns Social Media? 7-6-2015

Whitney Plantation: The Story of Slavery 7-5-2015

Greatest Country, Leading Some, Trailing Many 7-4-2015

Buzz for Bernie on the Left Coast 7-2-2015

Working Assets and Credo Defining Social Enterprise 7-1-2015

Hospital Unaccountability Extends to Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases 6-30-2015

Activism Humor Close to the Bone 6-29-2015

Union Leaders Concerned about Schools, Wages, and Medical Debt 6-28-2015

Difference Between History and Hate on Civil War Symbols 6-27-2015

Clear Standards for Charity Care for Nonprofit Hospitals 6-26-2015

The Neighborhood Gap: Racial and Income Segregation 6-25-2015

Confederate Flag Flying Proud and Jeff Davis Standing Tall in the South 6-24-2015

Shaming the World Bank to Put its Mouth Where Its Money Is 6-23-2015

The “Venmo Line” and Moving Cash More Cheaply 6-22-2015

Medical Debt, Organizing Reunions, and Restorations 6-21-2015

Chants, Swag, Cookies, and Raps for ACORN 6-20-2015

Taking the Hard Road to Organizing Sustainability in Pittsburgh  6-19-2015

ACORN at Forty-five Years and Counting 6-18-2015

Skype Magic and Mayhem on International Reports 6-17-2015

ACORN Demands the Bank of Montreal Stop Predatory Practices 6-16-2015

ACORN Canada Kicks Off Convention in Montreal 6-15-2015

Hillary Rodham as an Intern in the Summer of ‘71 6-14-2015

So-Called Correspondence between Hillary and Saul Alinsky 6-13-2015

Hillary Rodham on Saul Alinsky, Community Organizing, and Change 6-12-2015

A Test is Coming in Philly on Whether or Not Comcast Has Learned a Lesson 6-11-2015

Oh, No, Déjà vu All Over Again for SEIU in California 6-10-2015

The Defense to Repayment for Student Loans and Debt Jubilee 6-9-2015

Mobile Phones May Let Us Win Remittance Justice Yet 6-8-2015

U-Haul is Becoming U-Fixit, We Rip-U! 6-7-2015

Stuff 6-6-2015

Finally, A Full-Throated Call for Universal Voter Registration 6-5-2015

Supreme Court Sinks More Homeowners into Permanent Debt 6-4-2015

Some States Governments Step Up on Hospital Accountability 6-3-2015

Could Sanders Be Trouble for Hillary? 6-2-2015

States Need to Make For-profit Hospitals Accountable for Strapped Families 6-1-2015

Strategy, Resilience, and Beware the Transactional 5-31-2015

Black Conservatives Fund: ACORN “Ghostbusters!” 5-30-2015

Unnecessary Medical Care and Over Prescription by Doctors 5-29-2015

Neoliberal FCC Half-Step to Low Income Access to the Internet 5-28-2015

Stealing Women’s Future in the Name of Family-Friendly 5-27-2015

Affordable Care Act Potholes 5-26-2015

The Interesting Phenomena of Filtered and Shared Experience Creating Community 5-25-2015

The Clock Keeps Ticking and Investigations Continue on Assange and Snowden 5-24-2015

A Desktop Museum is an Interesting Notion 5-23-2015

Holding Hospitals Accountable in Washington State 5-22-2015

Los Angeles Living Wage Move Might be a Game Changer for Some 5-21-2015

News from the Separate Planet of Texas 5-20-2015

For Banks the Party Never Stopped 5-19-2015

Make No Mistake, India’s Modi is Not a Progressive on Any Score 5-18-2015

Legislators Leveraging Hospitals to Pressure Governors to Expand Medicaid 5-17-2015

The Street Vendors Act 2014 5-16-2015

India Notes for My Father 5-15-2015

The Law of the Streets 5-14-2015

Beautification, Fisher Folk, and Coal in Chennai 5-13-2015

Riding the Rails to Chennai 5-12-2015

Street Sellers are not Cage Dwellers 5-11-2015

Hawkers’ Work 5-10-2015

Karnataka Government Becoming Environmental? 5-9-2015

Pro-Development Modi Government Attacking Unions and Workers 5-8-2015

Pro-Development Indian Government Cracking Down on NGOs 5-7-2015

Hand Collecting Dues is Very Difficult, Payroll Deductions Matter 5-6-2015

Will Quicker NLRB Elections Make a Difference? 5-5-2015

Residential Segregation and Upward Mobility 5-4-2015

Bakken Oil Trains: Bombs on Wheels in our Cities 5-3-2015

Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: Katrina and MR-GO 5-2-2015

The Routinization of Charisma 5-1-2015

Exploration, Space, Manufactured Homes, and Prison 4-30-2015

The Fine Line Between Insurrection and Riot in Baltimore 4-29-2015

Search Engines and Social Media Step Up for Disasters  4-28-2015

Philanthropies as Government Shadows 4-27-2015

Hospitals Have to Limit Liens and Lawsuits 4-26-2015

Comcast’s Internet Essentials and Lousy Customer Service Brought Them Down, Too 4-25-2015

Beat Goes on with Action NC 4-24-2015

Discovering Precarious Work and “Hotel Mama” 4-23-2015

Lessons from Greece, Spain, and Chicago for Progressives 4-22-2015

Yevgenia Chirikova and Other Environmentalists on the Run 4-21-2015

Time to Stop Comcast Monopoly is Now! 4-20-2015

Flyering Door-to-Door is a Constant Neighborhood Education 4-19-2015

Kansas Takes the War on Welfare Recipients to New Extremes 4-18-2015

NLRB Looking at Free Rider Pay-to-Play Dues Obligation 4-17-2015

Needing Another Gulf Coast Coal Terminal Like a Hole in the Head 4-16-2015

How Can Shaming Be A Solution? 4-15-2015

Narrow Networks Prove Price, not Choice, Rules Healthcare Decisions 4-14-2015

Public Subsidies of Low Wages 4-13-2015

Signs at the Borderland of Gentrification 4-12-2015

The Vietnam War Nightmares Continue 4-11-2015

Affordable Care Act Gap Hits Black and Hispanic Adults the Hardest 4-10-2015

The Money Primary: Ted Cruz Thins the Republican Herd and Scares Democrats 4-9-2015

Karl Rove Points the Way to the White House for Democrats 4-8-2015

Gentrification Outstripping Community Development 4-7-2015

Comcast Tactics Increasingly Transparent 4-6-2015

GiveDirectly: Tech Narcissism in Africa? Or, What? 4-5-2015

ALEC Anti-Public Worker Union Strategy Gaining Steam in the South 4-4-2015

Blue Cross Loses Its State Tax Exemption in California 4-3-2015

Same-Sex Haters Can’t Compete with Corporate Sponsors 4-2-2015

“Soft” Opening for Second Fair Grinds Coffeehouse on St. Claude 4-1-2015