Glasgow Under Siege

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            Glasgow          ACORN’s affiliate in Scotland is the Living Rent Union which has offices in both Edinburgh and Glasgow and branches and members elsewhere in this part of the United Kingdom.  Walking to our office from the central train station, the national coordinator Emma Saunders warned me that their offices were near St. George’s Square …

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Protest by the Powerless…Congressmen

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San Pedro Sula           In almost any work on social movements and social change organizations, authors are usually crystal clear:  protest is an exercise of the powerless.  Contemporary politics may be turning this world of certainty upside down. In recent years we have already seen “walkouts” become popular among elected officials.  In India that tactic was …

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Chincha Still Trying to Come Back from 2007 Earthquake with Little Help

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Lima   We drove 200 kilometers from Lima to visit the newest local group in ACORN Peru, Chincha, by the Pacific Ocean south of Lima, a straight shot on the Pan American highway.  This was a California climate, except drier perhaps with sand dune mountains along the way.  Grapes grow here and wine and Pisco makers abound.  …

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