Different Crowd, Different Questions about Organizing

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CN09092019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSDusseldorf       On a quick turnaround, “The Organizer” documentary had been translated into Dutch for the showing in Amsterdam.  Meeting at a cultural center that was walkable from near the city center with meeting spaces, a hip bar, and an art cinema, there were more …

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First Steps to Building Community-Labor-Political Alliances without Shortcuts

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CN09082019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSAmsterdam      It was just a first step.  ACORN had joined Ron Meyer and Lieke Smits, the principal officers of the Socialist Party Netherlands, in calling together a small group of twenty or so in the late summer who might be able to come together for …

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Rats, Mold, and Entitlements:  A Party Embraces Community Organizing in Netherlands

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CN09062019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHeerlen        In the evening thirty party activists assembled at headquarters for the evening’s program.  The introduction was straightforward.  Ron Meyer, chairman of the Socialist Party of the Netherlands, made some remarks, as we sat in the front of the room on high chairs.  I expressed …

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