Newly Reelected Conservatives in UK Hitting Labor and the Poor Hard

ACORN ACORN International Ideas and Issues International

London    Whether meeting with organizers, union leaders, foundation and nonprofit executives or ACORN’s own organizers, almost always the conversations with drift over the difficult prospects for the next five years in the wake of the Conservative Party’s re-election, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, and the hope and fears accompanying the election of Jeremy Corbyn, …

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The Curious Contradictions of Community Organizing and the United Kingdom – Part III

Community Organizing International

New Orleans Without having read the final paperwork on Locality’s winning proposal to train 500 community organizers and the final contract terms agreed to by the British government, it can be impossible to be sure how far afield the eventual program will evolve from the initial advocacy and intentions of Citizens UK.  It is clear …

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The Curious Contradictions of Community Organizing and the United Kingdom – Part II

Community Organizing International

New Orleans Nothing about the Cameron government “Big Society” initiative to insert community organizers into poor areas around the United Kingdom seemed very organic or likely to succeed once the real deal started to crystallize.  Going from a 5000 organizer initiative over four years would mean producing an average of only 125 per year.  Ostensibly, …

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The Curious Contradictions of Community Organizing and the United Kingdom – Part I

Community Organizing International

New Orleans Another day of rioting in the United Kingdom finds more police on the street, more protestations from conservative Prime Minister David Cameron about “criminality,” and little relief or recognition of the crises stripped bare by the mess and mayhem.  Given the rise of community organizing in the UK and the reported government efforts …

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