- 2024 is here and we are kicking it off with a fund raising campaign
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- ACORN members rally outside City Hall for $40 million for Affordable Housing amid 2024 City Budget Vote!!
Today, December 6th, over 30 ACORN members braved the frigid cold and rallied outside city hall right before the 2024 Ottawa City Budget vote to demand a significant allocation of $40 million for affordable housing! Co-Chair of the Central Ottawa ACORN Chapter Pascal Kakule was a dynamic force at the forefront of this rally and […]
- Acorn Kenya Training Session
ACORN Kenya hosted a successful training session on the basics of community organizing for unions and NGOs at the Kariobangi Social Justice Center in Nairobi, and are planning the 2024 African Organizers Forum, slated for early next year. Members are also generating a report to ask the governor to include all the community schools in […]
- ACORN India has been hard at work with many events and campaigns to empower women and children
The Empowering Women in WPC Conference held at the YMCA in Mumbai, which addressed the various concerns of women in leadership, and ACORN India and SOSVA held a women waste picker collectives training meeting. Important campaigns in Dharavi continued for youth, including hygiene programs for menstruating young people, art education, and healthy nutrition programs.
- Huddersfield family of five kept safe from eviction!
ACORN’s Huddersfield group is set to officially launch following a successful fight to keep a family in their home. This summer, ACORN members in Huddersfield prevented the eviction of a newborn baby and her family from eviction! Alex and Jenny were expecting their third daughter, when they were served a Section 21 ‘No-Fault Eviction’ the […]
- Organizing Works! Manor Village ACORN Tenant Union Wins Fight Against Renoviction!
ACORN Canada took to the streets, organising a national day of action in 9 cities to put an end to sales of apartments to predatory landlords! And Ottawa ACORN are celebrating a massive victory in Manor Village. After 2 years of organising, they were able to force Smart Living Properties to withdraw their eviction notices and allow […]
- Cameroon: peasant crops destroyed by Sosucam’s aerial expanses, OnEstEnsemble organizes protest
OnEstEnsemble organized a protest with the eco-union of residents near the SOSUCAM sugar cane plantations. These residents’ crops of cassava, peanuts and yams were destroyed by SOSUCAM’s planes spraying pesticides. The residents gathered the destroyed crops and displayed signs in protest, demanding compensation. Residents of the sugarcane plantations of the Somdiaa group, subsidiary of the […]
- Alliance Citoyenne, Grenoble: Residents of Géants Square Join Forces to Demand Better Services
In a proactive move, the Committee of Géants has taken steps to assert its concerns. On Tuesday morning, a group of residents from the Géants Square decided to pay a visit to the local office of their social housing provider, Actis. Their purpose: to hand-deliver a letter to the responsible party, reminding the housing provider […]
- Living Rent, Edinburgh: Empty Homes Action Sucess
FIVE THOUSAND people in temporary accommodation! ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED council properties lying empty in Edinburgh. SIX HUNDRED of these vacant properties are concentrated within the Lochend/Craigentinny/Restalrig community itself.
- ACORN Birmingham: Defending Residents Facing Unjust Evictions
Last month, our affiliates at ACORN Birmingham demonstrated solidarity as we stood alongside our two members, Hetal and Tejas. They currently reside in a city center building and have recently received Section 21 ‘no fault’ eviction notices. Subsequently, it was revealed that the entire building was slated for sale, necessitating the eviction of all tenants […]