Meeting the Burgemeester

ACORN International Personal Writings

               Heerlen         The National Programma Heerlen Nord is one of twenty large community and economic development projects established by the Netherlands government to change the conditions in targeted communities over a twenty to twenty-five year timeline.  These are potentially large scale operations with lots of moving pieces, requiring a high level of consensus and …

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What Impunity Looks Like

Personal Writings

            Heerlen           There are two pictures in the news that we will see for years, perhaps for decades.  One is Donald Trump’s glowering mugshot as he was booked at Georgia’s Fulton County Jail.  The other is Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Russia’s Wagner paramilitary mercenary group, in full camo warrior pose in Africa days before …

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