Chief Organizer Blog April 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015

Art and Tourism in Mexico City 12-31-2015

The Deep South Conundrum 12-30-2015

Muslim Panic and Japanese Internment; Two Peas, Same Pod 12-29-2015

Informal Workers’ Unions Voices are Rising in Latin America and Elsewhere 12-28-2015

La Lucha Libre and Peoples’ Museums 12-27-2015

Apps Might Revolutionize Foreign Travel 12-26-2015

Continued Global Oppression of Non-Profits 12-25-2015

Charity by the Numbers, Not the Need 12-24-2015

Crowdsourcing versus Philanthropy 12-23-2015

A Charter School’s “Mission Creep” in St. Louis 12-22-2015

Noting ACORN Victories While Congress Still Delivers the Low Blows 12-21-2015

Seeing Steel and Homestead ANEW 12-20-2015

 A Lot to Celebrate at ACORN Canada’s Year End Meeting 12-19-2015

Philly and Seattle Setting New Franchise Standards for Comcast 12-18-2015

Want Privacy? Move to Europe 12-17-2015

Utility Rate Increase Fights Are Back! 12-16-2015

Guns and Kids: Justice for Jerome 12-15-2015

Apps for Organizing and Social Change 12-14 -2015

The Battles of Agoura Hills for Day Laborers 12-13-2015

Looking Under the Hood at the Pasadena Workers’ Center 12-12-2015

Weird Science and Climate Change 12-11-2015

Home Stealing Swindles and Similar Crimes 12-10-2015

Supreme Court to Country on Guns: Go Local! 12-9-2015

Kinder and Gentler Pilots for Homeless and Elderly 12-8-2015

Will Private-Public Partnerships Lead to Fewer Families Unbanked? 12-7-2015

What’s Up with Podcasts? Is There a Danger in Making the Story of Guatemala Too Simple? 12-6-2015

Big Bad Corporations Get to Rip and Run on Settlements and Taxes 12-5-2015

The Human Face of Payday Lending 12-4-2015

A Facebook Gift with Ropes Attached 12-3-2015

Thirty-Three Years and What do you Get – A Very Loud Voice of the People! 12-2-2015

Sovereign Citizens, WTF?!? Armed and Dangerous 12-1-2015

No Surprise that Survey Shows the Rich Don’t Think Like the Rest of Us 11-30-2015

The “Carefree” Entitlement 11-29-2015

Domestic Terrorism Requires Federal Protection of Abortion Clinics 11-28-2015

Opting out of Workman’s Compensation 11-27-2015

Pleading for Player Power 11-26-2015

What Goes Around, Comes Around, Even for Presidents like Wilson 11-25-2015

Redefining Employment Status Is Just Exploitation by Another Name 11-24-2015

Is the Chattering Class Calling for the Poor to Organize? 11-23-2015

Lightning Strikes and a Democrat is Elected Governor in the South 11-22-2015

Models, Replicability, and Getting to Scale 11-21-2015

Mobile Phone Remittances Increasing in Africa with Questions Unresolved 11-20-2015

Immigration Made Scary, Yet Again 11-19-2015

Bobby Jindal Finally Takes Us Out of Some of Our Misery 11-18-2015

Land Grabbing, GRAIN, TIAA-CREF, Africa and Brazil 11-17-2015

Life as Soft Targets 11-16-2015

Crony Capitalism and the Logrolling Culture 11-15-2015

Popping the Bubble on Tech Utopians and the Law of Amplification 11-14-2015

Loopholes on Employer Mandates of Obamacare Killing Low Wage Workers 11-13-2015

Are California’s Two Bites at the Wage Increase Initiatives Good Tactics? 11-12-2015

A Racial Justice Movement is Here Now! 11-11-2015

On the Scene Report on the Myanmar Election 11-10-2015

Affordable Care is Simply Not Affordable 11-9-2015

Drew, Mississippi, My Mother’s Home 11-8-2015

Hell of a Highway, Highway to Hell: I-30 and I-630 11-7-2015

Tipping is Not Only Bad for Workers, It’s Bad for Legal Businesses 11-6-2015

The Myth of Welfare and Work 11-5-2015

Brits and Texans Agree – Attack Unions Where it Hurts – Dues Collection 11-4-2015

Is NUHW Homeless in the House of Labor Again? 11-3-2015

A Demand for Old School Union Reps: Arbitrations! 11-2-2015

Moral Markets and Predatory Lending 11-1-2015

Housing Discrimination is Back! Did it Ever Leave? 10-31-2015

Is there a National Tenants’ Union in Britain’s Future? 10-30-2015

Keeping Politics Weird10-29-2015

Devolution in the North of England 10-28-2015

Progress on “Living Rent” in Scotland 10-27-2015

Banks are Building “Credit Deserts” in Birmingham and Elsewhere 10-26-2015

Making Sense of “Stalls” 10-25-2015

Big Progress in Bristol 10-24-2015

Newly Reelected Conservatives in UK Hitting Labor and the Poor Hard 10-23-2015

RushCard and United Kingdom Lending to Lower Income Families 10-22-2015

Catching Up in Korogocho 10-21-2015

Community Organizers in Kenya Struggling with their Roles 10-20-2015

Fifty Years Later, Whatever Happened to VISTA? 10-19-2015

African Internet Barriers Dropping for Commerce not People 10-18-2015

Fighting “Insecurity” in Korogocho 10-17-2015

Back to Nairobi, More Building, Less Change 10-16-2015

Is There a Crisis in Community Organizing Over Action and Struggle? 10-15-2015

Is Tech Innovation Good for Workers or Creepy and Exploitative? 10-14-2015

Using Telemedicine to Lower Cost and Expand Healthcare 10-13-2015

The Problem of Obamacare Dropouts: Cost, Confusion, and Language 10-12-2015

Advice for Hustling Donors 10-11-2015

Counting the Votes on the TPP Trade Agreement with Larry Cohen 10-10-2015

Walker Lawsuit is a New Tool in Overturning School Takeovers 10-9-2015

Grinding out a Hollow Victory under the NLRB for Garbage Workers 10-8-2015

Weatherization Not Worth It? Say It’s Not So! 10-7-2015

Special Multinational Court in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 10-6-2015

North Carolina is Showing the Way in Fighting for Rural Hospitals 10-5-2015

Dream Pilots and Scarf Turbans 10-4-2015

Notes for My Father from France 10-3-2015

Organizing Palm Oil Plantation Workers to Hold Bollore-Scofin to Account 10-2-2015

Making an Organizing Plan for a Domestic Workers Association in Morocco 10-1-2015

The Trials and Tribulations of a Local Group Organizer 9-30-2015

Italian Tenants Withstand Landlord Pushback with Court Victory 9-29-2015

Structure is a Challenge Everywhere for Community Organizations 9-28-2015

The Polish Rising and Arbeit Macht Frei 9-27-2015

Community Organizing in Poland 9-26- 2015

The Exciting Opportunity to Organize Precarious Workers in Poland 9-25-2015

Union Organizing in Poland 9-24-2015

The Labor Leader’s Last Shout of the Swan Song 9-23-2015

Europe Going South and East 9-22-2015

The Plot Thickens in Internal Labor Battle in Ontario 9-21-2015

Here Comes the Pope! 9-20-2015

Studies Find Microfinance Does Not Reduce Poverty, Assets Do 9-19-2015

Demanding a Suspension of Remittance Fees During Disasters 9-18-2015

Zoning Payday Lenders Out of the City 9-17-2015

Fracking Threatening Chaco Canyon 9-16-2015

Hard Ball Politics and Hidden Cameras in the House of Labor 9-15-2015

Cap Comcast 9-14-2015

New School Methods for Old School Tricks for Disappearing People 9-13-2015

Community Organizations and Unions are Key to Upward Mobility 9-12-2015

Whistle Help in Myanmar and Beyond 9-11-2015

Social Leftists and Other Bogeymen Are Rampaging the Country 9-10-2015

James O’Keefe, Video-Scammer, Provokes Giant National Yawn and Smirk 9-9-2015

For Banks the Party Never Stopped 5-19-2015

Make No Mistake, India’s Modi is Not a Progressive on Any Score 5-18-2015

Legislators Leveraging Hospitals to Pressure Governors to Expand Medicaid 5-17-2015

India Notes for My Father 5-15-2015

The Law of the Streets 5-14-2015

Riding the Rails to Chennai 5-12-2015

Street Sellers are not Cage Dwellers 5-11-2015

Hawkers’ Work 5-10-2015

Karnataka Government Becoming Environmental? 5-9-2015

Pro-Development Modi Government Attacking Unions and Workers 5-8-2015

Pro-Development Indian Government Cracking Down on NGOs 5-7-2015

Hand Collecting Dues is Very Difficult, Payroll Deductions Matter 5-6-2015

Will Quicker NLRB Elections Make a Difference? 5-5-2015

Residential Segregation and Upward Mobility 5-4-2015

Bakken Oil Trains: Bombs on Wheels in our Cities 5-3-2015

Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: Katrina and MR-GO 5-2-2015

The Routinization of Charisma 5-1-2015

Exploration, Space, Manufactured Homes, and Prison 4-30-2015

The Fine Line Between Insurrection and Riot in Baltimore 4-29-2015

Search Engines and Social Media Step Up for Disasters  4-28-2015

Philanthropies as Government Shadows 4-27-2015

Hospitals Have to Limit Liens and Lawsuits 4-26-2015

Comcast’s Internet Essentials and Lousy Customer Service Brought Them Down, Too 4-25-2015

Beat Goes on with Action NC 4-24-2015

Discovering Precarious Work and “Hotel Mama” 4-23-2015

Lessons from Greece, Spain, and Chicago for Progressives 4-22-2015

Yevgenia Chirikova and Other Environmentalists on the Run 4-21-2015

Time to Stop Comcast Monopoly is Now! 4-20-2015

Flyering Door-to-Door is a Constant Neighborhood Education 4-19-2015

Kansas Takes the War on Welfare Recipients to New Extremes 4-18-2015

NLRB Looking at Free Rider Pay-to-Play Dues Obligation 4-17-2015

Needing Another Gulf Coast Coal Terminal Like a Hole in the Head 4-16-2015

How Can Shaming Be A Solution? 4-15-2015

Narrow Networks Prove Price, not Choice, Rules Healthcare Decisions 4-14-2015

Public Subsidies of Low Wages 4-13-2015

Signs at the Borderland of Gentrification 4-12-2015

The Vietnam War Nightmares Continue 4-11-2015

Affordable Care Act Gap Hits Black and Hispanic Adults the Hardest 4-10-2015

The Money Primary: Ted Cruz Thins the Republican Herd and Scares Democrats 4-9-2015

Karl Rove Points the Way to the White House for Democrats 4-8-2015

Gentrification Outstripping Community Development 4-7-2015

Comcast Tactics Increasingly Transparent 4-6-2015

GiveDirectly: Tech Narcissism in Africa? Or, What? 4-5-2015

ALEC Anti-Public Worker Union Strategy Gaining Steam in the South 4-4-2015

Blue Cross Loses Its State Tax Exemption in California 4-3-2015

Same-Sex Haters Can’t Compete with Corporate Sponsors 4-2-2015

“Soft” Opening for Second Fair Grinds Coffeehouse on St. Claude 4-1-2015