Chief Organizer Blog 6-26 to 11-23, 2014

How Can We Get the “Rip Us Off Now” Sign Off Our Back? – See more at:

We Need a New Universal Salute or Sign 11-23-2014

Why Won’t Senator Mary Landrieu Lose with Pride and Dignity? 11-22-2014

Obama Immigration Action is a Band-Aid, Not a Cure 11-21-2014

Life on the Road: Munich Airport Chapter 11-20-2014

The Search for Community and the Hope for Organization in Southern Italy 11-18-2014

My First Day as a Professor at the Scuola de Bollenti Spiriti – the School of Hot Spirits! 11-17-2014

ExFadda, a Model Social Enterprise Incubator for Youth in Puglia, Italy

Affordable Care Act Renewal Time and the Puzzles for Workers 11-15-2014

John Beam, Veteran of ACORN’s Heroic Era 11-14-2014

Volkswagen Initiative Even More Interesting Than Advertised 11-13-2014

UAW Reveals the Deal for VW Recognition in Breakthrough 11-12-2014

Surprise! Comcast Doesn’t Own Obama 11-11-2014

White People Power 11-10-2014

“Ban the Box” and LinkedIn Prescreening Job Obstacles 11-9-2014

Small Employers and Nonprofits Caught in Healthcare Bind 11-08-2014

South African Civic Associations Twenty Years after Apartheid 11-07-2014

The Campus is Confused 11-06-2014

Politics are Local, but Impact is National 11-05-2014

Immigration Wedging Politics in United Kingdom Too 11-04-2014

Big Environmental Groups Play Transactional Politics with Climate Change 11-03-2014

Policing Internet Rip-offs are a Problem Demanding a Fix 11-02-2014

In the Senate It Won’t Be Over Until All the Ladies Sing 11-1-1014

More Chapters Opening in the Criminal Enterprise Called Banking 10-31-2014

Retiring One Halloween Election Boogie Man: ACORN! 10-30-2014

Spying through the Mail, How Last Century 10-29-2014

The Digital Divide is a Class Divide 10-28-2014

Organized Labor Speaking Without One Voice 10-27-2014

There Goes the Neighborhood 10-26-2014

The Limits and Pitfalls of Google’s Search Engine 10-25-2014

More Healthcare Hustles as Companies Try to Scam Workers and Government 10-24-2014

Insurers are Running from Climate Change 10-23-2014

Philanthropy’s Desertion: You Just Can’t Count on the Rich 10-22-2014

New and Better Mortgage Lending Standards Maybe 10-21-2014

Bosses Intimidating Their Workers at the Ballot Box 10-20-2014

The Hard Problems Integrating “Culture” into Social Change 10-19-2014

The USA Political Scene as Spun by the National Chamber of Commerce Political Director 10-18-2014

Buc-ee’s versus QuikTrip: Business Model Wars 10-17-2014

Suppressing the Vote and Keeping in Simple in Arkansas 10-16-2014

Eggs Widening Class Gap in Health Care Insurance 10-15-2014

Voter Suppression Spreading to the United Kingdom 10-14-2014

Los Angeles Leading on Living Wages Needs to Protect Flanks 10-13-2014

HUD Section 3: An Organizing Opportunity for Winning Jobs in Our Neighborhoods 10-12-2014

Walmart Dropping Part-timers Maybe a Win for 30,000 Workers 10-11-2014

Blacklisting by Banks10-10-2014

Cross Cultural Translation English to American and Back Again 10-9-2014

Visiting with Hackney Unites in London 10-8-2014

Spreading the ACORN Gospel from Bristol 10-7-2014

With Project React, the Citizens Alliance Follows Members to Africa 10-6-2014

Starting the Alliance Citoyennes or Citizens’ Alliance in France 10-5-2014

UAW Embracing Opportunity a “Patient” Strategy in the South 10-4-2014

ACORN London Calling in Brixton! 10-3-2014

A Crash Course in the World of Economic Campaigning, UK Style 10-2-2014

Inclusionary but Unaffordable “Affordable” Housing in London 10-1-2014

Gentrification on Steroids as Council Housing Turned over to London Developers 9-30-2014

Marching for a Climate Change Turning Point 9-28-2014

Middle Class Squeeze 9-27-2014

Criminalizing Immigration in Modern Society 9-26-2014

Comcast Monopoly Strategy: Be the Biggest Bully on the Block 9-25-2014

Bank Redlining Increasing and Wealth Plummeting in Minority Communities 9-24-2014

UAW Continues to Forge Ahead in Chattanooga with Volkswagen 9-23-2014

The Nicaraguan Canal and Cry of Culture 9-22-2014

Nicaragua for My Father 9-21-2014

Insiders and Outsiders in Nicaragua: The Isolated Atlantic and the Growing FNT 9-20-2014

Father Rob Currie in Arenal, Nicaragua Has Organized in the “Vineyards” 9-18-2014

Local Government in Nicaragua: Post-Revolution or Advanced Neo-Liberalism? 9-17-2014

The Nicaraguan Informal Workers Union 9-16-2014

Are Peoples’ Services a Prelude to Peoples’ Empowerment for the Poor? 9-15-2014

Nicaragua Then and Now 9-14-2014

Workers Recycling Electronic Wastes are Handling Hazards, We’re Doing Little or Worse 9-13-2014

United Kingdom’s Bedroom Tax Invades America, Hitting New York City First 9-12-2014

Has the Time for Paid Sick Leave Finally Come? 9-11-2014

The Long, Stubborn Fight with Universities over Coal, Oil, and Gas Divestment 9-10-2014

Why Doesn’t the NFL Know the Rule: Boys Don’t Hit Girls! 9-9-2014

Scottish Independence Vote Too Close to Call 9-8-2014

Celebrating 30 Years On-the-Air with KABF 88.3 FM 9-7-2014

Internet Monopolies Walls are Going to Tumble 9-6-2014

Fast Food Organizing Tactics Clouding the Strategy 9-5-2014

Republicans on ACORN: Haters Gonna Hate! 9-4-2014

Coming Healthcare Dilemma: High Deductibles and Short Turnaround for Coming Year 9-3-2014

Mobilizing Home Care Workers for Higher Wages 9-2-2014

Great Union Organizing Songs for Labor Day 9-1-2014

Remembering Labor on Labor Day 8-31-2014

Taking the Poor Door to Extremes in London 8-30-2014

Nine Years after Katrina 8-29-2014

Tea Party Hijacking Immigration Fight and Setting up a Showdown 8-28-2014

New York’s “Poor Door” Could Lead to Mumbai’s Slum Sister Developments 8-27-2014

Elite Colleges Perpetuating Educational Segregation and Income Inequality 8-26-2014

Is the Web Anti-Women? 8-25-2014

The Toronto Star Supports ACORN’s Digital Access Opportunity Campaign 8-24-2014

The Missing Link in UK Community Work: Leadership Development and Doorknocking 8-23-2014

Stop the Militarization of Local Police Departments 8-22-2014

Continuing Confusion on Companies and Affordable Care: Walmart Example 8-21-2014

Uber and Corporate Political Campaigns 8-20-2014

Closing the Fishing Camp 8-19-2014

Exploiting the Precariat through the So-Called Sharing or Peer Marketplace 8-18-2014

An Architect for Disasters and the Poor 8-17-2014

Fire, Trees, Rocks, Hot Shots and Spike Camps 8-15-2014

The Unwinding and the New America 8-14-2014

Congress Declares Truce with ACORN – Finally We Hope! 8-13-2014

Trombone Shorty and Brown Trout 8-12-2014

Memphis Airport and Woody Guthrie’s Revolutionary Mind 8-10-2014

The Surprise at Finding Alinsky in the Arts 8-9-2014

No Postal Code Envy 8-8-2014

Bank of America Record Settlement with Remorse 8-7-2014

Is the Immigration Deal Going to Be Families Here Now Versus Border Children? 8-6-2014

Rethinking Training for Teachers, Doctors, and Even Organizers 8-5-2014

Nature Conservancy, Climate Change, and Heading for the Hills 8-4-2014

Shots Missing in the Bloodless New Orleans Newspaper War 8-3-2014

Coffee Rust Worse Problem for Border and Coffee Drinkers than Reported 8-2-2014

Too Much Data in Too Many Hands for Both Good and Evil 8-1-2014

NLRB Ruling May Not Ease Organizing, but Could Reduce Precariousness of Labor 7-31-2014

Environmental Racism, Yes, Environmental Diversity, Still No, 25 Years Later 7-30-2014

Could Chat-Apps Increase Maximum Eligible Participation for Low-and-Moderate Income Families? 7-29-2014

The Co-Employer Fight at McDonald’s Searches for an Employer and a Strategy 7-28-2014

Is History Important in Organizing and Social Change? 7-27-2014

French Fudging May Point to Coming Business Loopholes in US on Employer Mandates 7-26-2014

Wholesale Bank Retreat from Lending to Lower Income and Minority Borrowers 7-25-2014

Trolling on Craigslist, A New 419 Internet Scam 7-24-2014

Taking the Affordable Out of the Affordable Care Act 7-23-2014

US Border Crisis is Personal to ACORN Honduras Members 7-22-2014

How Can We Get the “Rip Us Off Now” Sign Off Our Back? 7-21-2014

Internet Enabled Neighborhood Discrimination? 7-20-2014

Taxpayers Should Never Have to Subsidize Discrimination 7-19-2014

Regulating Payday Lenders Out of Our Neighborhoods Like Porn Shops and Liquor Stores 7-18-2014

Doorknocking is Scaring People Around the World 7-17-2014

Promises Broken and Settlements Sidetracked for Homeowners Facing Foreclosures 7-16-2014

UAW Playing the Long Game, Ready for the Short Game at VW in Chattanooga 7-15-2014

The Terrible Challenge of Building Resources for Change on a Global Scale 7-14-2014

Increases in the Minimum Wage Correct Inequalities in Wage Distribution 7-13-2014

Population is Moving to Bigger, Poorer, and Warmer Cities 7-12-2014

UAW Back in Force at VW in Chattanooga – Told You So! 7-11-2014

Honduran Violence and Child Trafficking Major Causes of US Border Surges 7-10-2014

Stopping Speech or Spam in Canada? 7-9-2014

Walmart Business Model Crashing and the False Claims of Foreign Direct Investment 7-8-2014

Banks are Running from Minorities and Hiding Behind Terrorism Regulations 7-7-2014

Ralph Nader’s Convergence, Billionaires, and Participation Nonprofits 7-6-2014

Private Corrections Industry in League with Public Officials Bringing Back Debtors’ Prisons 7-5-2014

Is Obama Stepping up on Immigration or Simply Shuffling Forward? 7-4-2014

Harris v. Quinn Part 3:  The Problem of Creating Employers for Informal Workers 7-3-2014

Harris v. Quinn Part 2:  Creating a Permanent Precariat in Public Employment 7-2-2014

Harris v. Quinn Part 1: Supreme Court Brings Right-to-Work to Unions of Home Workers 7-1-2014

Walmart Losing Streak Continues, Anti-Union Store Closing Illegal in Canada 6-30-2014

Little Change on Foreclosure Modifications but Subprime Loans are Back 6-29-2014

Sodexo Stumbles While Squeezing Through Obamacare Loophole 6-28-2014

Reading the Chief Organizer Reports in Tehran and Around the World 6-27-2014

The Open Door to Accelerating “Majority” Unionization in Canada 6-26-2014