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

ACORN ACORN International International Labor Organizing Organizing Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsKatmandu       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 have made …

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Going to Katmandu

ACORN ACORN International Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsKatmandu       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 melodious bicycle …

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