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Chief Organizer Blog · 20h ago

Museums for the People, Rather than the Elites

New Orleans   Ok, maybe it’s not the very highest thing on everyone’s list, but that doesn’t mean it is not important. Recently, we talked about the efforts to rid books like Howard Zinn’s P...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1d ago

Supporting Grassroots Struggles over Immigration

New Orleans   In the wake of the Trump-Ryan debacle of play-pretend healthcare reform, the Republican gunfighters of the circular firing squad are now talking tax reform, debt ceilings, and ...
Chief Organizer Blog · 2d ago

Membership Proves the Value of Strong Links

New Orleans   In this moment of social network ascendancy we are being bombarded by the presumed power of even the flimsiest connections. We are asked to click a “like,” retweet a comment, g...
Chief Organizer Blog · 3d ago

Healthcare Lives Another Day, but Does Trump Have a Way to Win?

New Orleans   The Trump Tower has now been reduced to rubble. Ryan’s House is a shambles. Obamacare is now with us “for the foreseeable future,” according to the Speaker. Right now the Affor...
Chief Organizer Blog · 4d ago

Trump’s Broken Promise, Cavalier Giveaway of Basic Healthcare to the Rightwing

New Orleans   Incredibly after all of the promises of a better healthcare program, all the President wants now is a sale, no matter how shoddy the merchandise. This is the short con. Meeting...
Chief Organizer Blog · 6d ago

Pork Barreling and Horse Trading with Ryan’s Healthcare Disaster

New Orleans  They might have the votes, and they might not have the votes to get this mess of a healthcare abomination out of hardcore ideologue and Speaker Paul Ryan’s House, but all signs ...
Chief Organizer Blog · 6d ago

The “Janes,” Heather Booth, and Underground Abortions

New Orleans    I’ve known Heather Booth for a long time, probably forty years, as a respected colleague within the allied trades of our work. I first knew her as the director and one of the ...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1w ago

Gorsuch, Like Mother, Like Son?

New Orleans   All heck seemed to be breaking loose in Washington. The FBI says they were investigating collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and that there is no evidence th...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1W ago

A Worrying Cycle of Housing Exploitation

New Orleans   I can’t exactly prove this yet, but the pattern is pretty gross already, and if I were a bettor, I would lay odds on the outcome. This is about housing and how things slide dow...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1W ago

Security and Whistleblowing with Signal and Moxie Marlinspike

New Orleans   Not long ago in the Edinburgh office of ACORN, I got a crash course in some simple things about basic email and text protection from spying and other weirdness thanks to one of...