Category Archive : ACORN France

Union Busting in France: Alliance Citoyenne Report

In 2018, the anti-union repressive tactics of the Gennevilliers Mayor and elected officials finally defeated the ACORN citizens’ alliance in that city. After months of deprivation of communal public rooms, banishment, intimidation of individuals, discrimination in accessing City services public defamation, SLAPP lawsuits, an organizer went into depression and the leaders decided to put the organization on hold. Along with discourses on local democracy and citizen participation, these practices show the reality of local power and its tendency to repress dissident voices.

Following this defeat, Alliance Citoyenne (ACORN France) initiated an observatory of repression of community associations. The goal is to better understand the phenomenon and to show the reality of union busting tactics by public authorities, similar to union busting in the companies. The research was carried out by Alinsky Institute, the ACORN France research and training center, and chaired by researcher Julien Talpin and a team of nationally known social sciences researchers.

Read the full English summary of the report here.

ACORN Hats at Burkini Action in Lyon France

Video from Local Group Action in Paris

July 6th, 2016

Short video from a local group action in Paris today.

ACORN’s French Affilliate Alliance Citoyenne Votes to go National!

A big congratulations goes out to Alliance Citoyenne from the ACORN Family.

On Saturday April 2nd, ACORN International Affiliate Alliance Citoyenne hosted a big meeting in which almost 200 people came out to talk about all the great work they are doing in their communities. At this meeting, the energized group unanimously voted to go National. This is a big step for Alliance Citoyeene.

 

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Check out this video of the meeting.

Alliance Citoyenne

Alliance Citoyenne is our latest affilate.  They are hard at work in France.

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