Zero Waste, Plastics Everywhere, and Developing Countries Pointing the Path

ACORN ACORN International International

New Orleans      ACORN India’s Dharavi Project has long focused on recycling in the Mumbai mega-slum where we work.  Organizing young waste pickers has led us to create a cooperative of sorts employing scores of recyclers.  ACORN has struck deals with many schools, including the French and American schools there, as well as with the …

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Community Radio in Uganda

Ideas and Issues

            Kampala         Writing about community radio in Uganda could be very short, even if not sweet, story:  there is none!             At least, there is none in the way we might recognize such a concept in the US or even in African countries.  Kenya has a fledgling network of small community radio stations in twenty-two different areas around the country, …

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Making Big Plans for Expanding Organizing in Africa

ACORN International International Organizers Forum Organizing

Douala   After six straight days of meetings, almost nonstop, for the Organizers’ Forum in Cameroon, we spent the last two days in critically serious conversations with all of the ACORN-allied organizers and organizations in attendance including ACORN Kenya on Skype until there was a power outage in Nairobi. It was a historic meeting for all …

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Visiting the Villages in between the Socfin-Bollore Plantations

ACORN ACORN International Community Organizing International

Douala    Visiting the members of our affiliates in the villages along the plantations where they lived in Koungue and Mbambou was always going to be a highlight of this Organizers’ Forum and ACORN International dialogue in Cameroon, but I had not realized as fully until we left the paved road and entered the water-filled potholes …

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