Lessons of Disaster: Sandy, New York City, Housing Projects, and Lost Wages

Ideas and Issues

New Orleans   After Katrina and the continual start-and-stop-and-slow rebuilding process in New Orleans with side trips and explorations to Kobe and more recently cities in Eastern Japan after those earthquakes and the tsunami attacks, and other cities near and far, I have come to believe that the way governments, established institutions, and community and popular organizations …

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Advocating Alternative Models for Community & Labor Organizing in Japan

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Tokyo  Ken Yamazaki is the deputy senior research officer in the international affairs branch of the Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training, a Phd, just published author on community organizing, and a helluva guy in my book.  Having visited New Orleans recently with his delegation as they tried to better understand labor and community organizing, …

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Drinking, Development, and Land Use Fights in Little Rock for Tea Party and Occupy Inbox x

ACORN Town Hall

Little Rock       It was exciting to be back in Little Rock visiting with a combination of old ACORN leaders and organizers, city and neighborhood activists, Local 100 ULU organizers and leaders, and others.  The excuse for the meeting in the old Arkansas ACORN building and board conference room, surrounded by posters and pictures of campaigns …

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