Making Reality from Fiction:  Underground Soccer Leagues

ACORN ACORN International

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CN05222020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     Remember way back in another lifetime, pre-pandemic, before the coronavirus global killer wave?  It seems years ago, but it was only last summer that ACORN’s French affiliate, Alliance Citoyenne, gained huge attention throughout France and all of Europe and the Francophone world, when …

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No Place to Run, No Place to Hide

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CN031720202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSGreenville       Talking to ACORN’s head organizer in France from one of the organization’s offices in Lyon was something of an other-worldly experience.  He was cancelling a train trip to Paris and had only hours to get back to his home in Grenoble.  The President of …

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What’s so Scary About Muslim Women?

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/CN10022019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans       For months ACORN’s affiliate in France, the Alliance Citoyenne, has been campaigning first in Grenoble and then in Lyon and other cities around the ban on the Muslim women from public spaces if they were wearing a hijab or other face, head …

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Giving France’s Yellow Vest Their Due

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CN08152019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSGulf Shores     The Yellow Vests or Gilets Jaunes protest in France began in the middle of November of 2018.  In July in rural France in the Rhone/Alps region when ACORN International organizers met at an old farm house fifteen kilometers from St. Etienne, less than …

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Burkini Demonstrations

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Geneva    The membership of ACORN’s affiliate in France, the Alliance Citoyenne, is largely based in public housing in Grenoble and the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers now as it expands to build broader community-based groups in Lyon and Marseille.  Typical of ACORN’s low-and-moderate income constituency, it is very diverse, though largely white, a significant percentage are …

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