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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Japanese Workers’ Co-operative Union & Recovery Challenges of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake

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Sendai   Sendai is the largest city in eastern Japan about 2-hours by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo central station.  A lot of the recovery efforts from the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, as it is called here, and the tsunami are centered here along with the recovery office of the Japanese Workers’ Co-operative Union (JWCU).  Sendai …

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Hard Times and Wild Kingdom

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Nairobi The stories on the streets here and the headlines around the world are daunting. The law trimming back collective bargaining in Ohio seems even worse than Wisconsin. The banks and servicers managed to scuttle another foreclosure avoidance program which would have used $1 billion to bridge losses of income and has not accepted one …

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