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‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Lynne Stewart and Ralph Poynter on the Evolution of Radicalism

Stewart and Poynter, a couple with a long history of fighting for human rights, explain how things have changed since the political activism of the 1960s and ’70s.

Posted on May 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Obama Is Wrong About Social Movements and Activists

As Obama must know, the role of social movements and many activists is to “speak truth to power,” to chant “more, more, more,” and not to stop until the job is done.

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A Third Lens: Why Awareness of Class Cultures Can Strengthen Movements for Social Change

Bringing a class analysis to our understanding of privilege can help make sense of a broad range of experiences.

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Free Homes for Writers in Detroit? (Video)

Directors of the nonprofit Write A House are bent on fixing up some portion of the Michigan city’s thousands and thousands of vacant and blighted homes and handing them over to writers for virtually nothing, forever.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 READ MORE


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ACORN ‘Bringing Operations to a Close’

ACORN is closing up shop. On Monday, the national community organizing network announced that it would be winding down its operations and planned to shutter its “remaining state affiliates and field offices” by April 1.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 READ MORE


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ACORN Changing Shape?

Despite earlier reports that ACORN, the national coalition of community organizations that some conservatives love to hate, is effectively “dissolving as a national structure,” an ACORN spokesperson told The American Prospect that the national network “still exists.”

Posted on Feb 22, 2010 READ MORE



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ACORN Probe Finds No Pattern of Illegality

The Republicans’ favorite punching bag, ACORN, has emerged from an external review process looking far less shady than its opponents would like, but the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now still has some management issues, according to the inquiry’s findings.

Posted on Dec 7, 2009 READ MORE


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Who’s Afraid of ACORN?

Who knew that “community organizing” and “ACORN” would become two of the most mischaracterized and maligned terms during this election season? Well, as a few key members point out in this must-see clip from Brave New Films, ACORN had some idea this might be coming.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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