The Indian Government’s Attack on Nonprofits

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New Orleans     In recent weeks the conservative, communalist Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken steps yet again to attack nonprofits, especially those with any extensive ties to foreign donors.  Technically, these were changes in the law for those organizations registered under the FCRA, the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, but they …

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Pushing Against the Wave, Progress in India

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/CN10062019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSKatmandu       Having not been able to meet with the ACORN India team for over three years given my inability to have my 10-year visa renewed, I was curious about what I would hear from their reports after my long absence on the ground.  Would we …

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Going to Katmandu

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/CN10042019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSKatmandu       Bells were jingling at 5 AM.  My window opened to a street that abutted a pond where a Hindu prayer space sat in the middle and on the other end were Buddhist stupas.  Were the bells a kind of call to prayer or a …

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The Fight for Employment Status for App-workers Broadens

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CN09072019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSAmsterdam      The Department of Labor under the Trump administration is doing all it can to assure app-based tech companies from Uber, Deliveroo, and others that they will bend over backwards to shield them from classification as directly employed workers rather than independent subcontracts.  Government agencies …

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