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Chief Organizer Blog · 8h ago

CBO Again Says No-Go on Senate Healthcare Bill, Deductibles Soar!

New Orleans   The nonprofit Congressional Budget Office had a more leisurely schedule in costing out the latest, zombie Republican Senate effort to replace Obamacare with something, almost a...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1d ago

Community and Organizational Responses to Flooding

New Orleans Bear with me on this, because we’re going to take some twists and turns, but trust me, these things are all connected, and the water is always rising somewhere, so it matters. Pa...
Chief Organizer Blog · 2d ago

Humpty Dumpty Health Care

Paris   Nothing like a couple of weeks on the road, three countries, a half-dozen or so cities, and the siren song of home, heat, and humidity all sounds better and better. Of course there’s...
Chief Organizer Blog · 3d ago

Street Art

Torino  Somehow we had discovered the Museo d’Arte Urbano (MAU) or Urban Art Museum, the first of its kind in Italy, and a fascinating demonstration of the use of art and street artists to f...
Chief Organizer Blog · 4d ago

De Jure versus De Facto Racism

Torino As we move forward on the Home Savers Campaign we are finding victims of predatory practices among all communities black, white, and brown, but more often than not since these are low...
Chief Organizer Blog · 4d ago

On the Espresso Trail in Torino

Torino It was a good day at the main location of Fair Grinds Coffeehouse on Ponce de Leon Street in New Orleans. Largely due to the inspiration of Cafe Degas across the street from the coffe...
Chief Organizer Blog · 4d ago

Seasonal Dilemma: Piling on the Work and Building Momentum

Torino, Italy  Bastille Day is a big celebration in France. Heck, President Trump even came over for the party, because he heard there were going to be tanks, troops, and tricolors everywher...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1w ago

The Pleasures of Meeting with Local Leaders

Grenoble   Your average person on the street would say that sitting in a meeting for a couple of hours conducted in a foreign language with only occasional translation would be right there o...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1W ago

Musicians are Permanent and Precarious Gig Workers

Grenoble  We have spent a lot of time trying to figure out if there are effective ways to organize informal and precarious workers. This was a front line topic for our organizers from around...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1W ago

Workers’ Hours and Productivity in US, UK, and France

Grenoble  There was an interesting aside to the conversation about political “break” movements in Europe and the United States at the ACORN International meeting. When the discussion turned ...