Is Neighborhood Activism the Answer or Part of the Problem?

ACORN Community Organizing Organizing Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans    I can vividly remember an argument I listened to from the back of the room perhaps fifteen years ago at an ACORN Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. where Robert Putnam, the Harvard sociologist and author of the often-cited book about the deterioration of community …

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The Search for Community and the Hope for Organization in Southern Italy

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Taranto       My second day as a “professor” at La Scuola di Bollenti Spirit, the School of Hot Spirits, we were set to dive into how to look at campaigns.  Roberto Covolo, the school’s director started with an exposition of some of the differences in the Italian understanding of “state” responsibility and reflections that he and …

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