Category Archive : ACORN France

ACORN International’s global response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Mumbai to British Columbia

At the outset of the now-ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, over a dozen chapters, branches, and affiliate organizations of ACORN International issued a global call for the social protection of low-income families and individuals.

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ACORN and Alliance Citoyenne Win the Debate

Grenoble approves wearing the burkini in public swimming pools

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IN THE NEWS: Victory of the Hijabeuses

The New York Times

April 18, 2022

The Female Soccer Players Challenging France’s Hijab Ban By Constant Méheut

Photographs by Monique Jaques

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The Citizen Alliance’s Hijabi s’ Union is taking action at the  FFF-Fédération Française de Football to fight for for Muslim women wearing scarves. right to play official competition matches wearing sports hijabs.

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

A Grenoble, les locataires du bailleur social Actis manifestent car ils ont froid chez eux

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Ils ont manifesté car ils en ont assez d’avoir froid. Une cinquantaine de locataires de logements sociaux de Grenoble ont envahi, ce matin, les locaux d’Actis, l’un des bailleurs sociaux de la ville. Ils dénoncent la vétusté de leurs appartements dans le quartier de l’Abbaye.

Par TD

Des plaids en guise de banderoles, une cinquantaine de locataires a envahi les bureaux d’Actis, le bailleur social grenoblois. 

Dans le quartier de l’Abbaye, 120 appartements sont concernés. Dans la plupart, la température plafonne à 17 degrés. Alors certains vivent en peignoir et en chaussons fourrés, plusieurs couches de couvertures sur eux lorsqu’ils sont immobiles. 

Et ce n’est pas tout, fuites dans le toit, mauvaise isolation, humidité… Les locataires du quartier n’en peuvent plus et demandent des travaux d’urgence. 

Reportage Jordan Guéant, Maxime Quéméner, Virginie Muamba :

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Video from Local Group Action in Paris

July 6th, 2016

Short video from a local group action in Paris today.

Alliance Citoyenne

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

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