- ACORN Scotland: Maryhill campaigners ‘occupying’ land in response to sale dispute with Glasgow City Council
From Glasgow Live: Community activists are currently occupying land in Maryhill earmarked for sale by Glasgow City Council. The derelict land on Collina Street, known locally as ‘The Valley’, was used as the main location in Still Game but has now become the centre of an ongoing dispute. Campaigners have set up a wooden hut with one volunteer […]
- Susie Thomas, the Rock of Pine Bluff
From the Chief Organizer Blog: When ACORN began in Little Rock, the next city where we organized was Pine Bluff in 1971, a river and mill town about 50 miles down the Arkansas River. The first organizer there was Herman Davenport, who I had poached from the Pulaski County Legal Aid office when we briefly […]
- New London advocacy group says a third of renters live in substandard conditions
From the CBC: A housing group that lobbies on behalf of low and middle-income renters has learned from a recent survey that one third of respondents are living in sub-standard conditions in London. ACORN Canada, a national grassroots organization which opened a chapter in London, Ont. in October, has been surveying renters in the city. Sarah […]
- Tenant Advocacy Group Arrives In N.B.
From CKNI: A national tenancy advocacy group has established a New Brunswick chapter. ACORN New Brunswick will join previously established chapters in British Columbia, Toronto, and Nova Scotia. Their first goal is to push Blaine Higgs’ PC government toward reinstating the eviction ban that was rolled back last spring. “There are so many people facing […]
- Swindon ACORN continue fight for Oasis virtually with a day of Twitter action
From Swindon Advertiser: Campaigners have held a virtual day of action to express their desire to save the Oasis and bring it back into public ownership. The Swindon branch of the community union ACORN has held the latest in a series of public events online last Saturday. Photos of supporters with ‘Save the Oasis’ signs […]
- Banner drop on Cambie Bridge calls for rent debt forgiveness in B.C.
From CTV News Canada: VANCOUVER — On Saturday, advocates dropped a banner off the Cambie Bridge in Vancouver calling for rent debt forgiveness. BC ACORN, an advocacy organization, said the banner drop was an effort to escalate its campaign to end rent debt caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Many of the people that lost income […]
- History of KNON: The Voice of the People
Wade Rathke was recently interviewed for this 3-part podcast about the history of KNON in Dallas, Texas. Listen to the full series below:
- UK Tenant Victory!
Students win battle with North Oxford Property Services Tenants in Oxford celebrated a hard-won battle against a local estate agent after a row over a bedroom. The five Oxford University students sharing a house in Cowley were in dispute with North Oxford Property Services (NOPS), which they rented a nearly £3,000-a-month house from in September. […]
- London ACORN members take on Briarlane Rental Property Management
From London ACORN: On Saturday November 28th, London ACORN members and tenants of 186 King Street who have been silently living with pest infestations and lack of maintenance and repairs, held a tenant speakout. Their landlord, Briarlane Rental Property Management, who boasts of owning and managing rental portfolio across Ontario, has been extremely negligent. Tenants […]
- Residents of Manor Village to rally outside city hall Wednesday
News from Ottowa: Leaders from the Ottawa advocacy group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), along with impacted tenants of Manor Village, in Nepean, will be gathering outside Ottawa City Hall this week, in an effort to prevent the community from being demolished to make way for a future light rail transit (LRT) […]