Category Archive : ACORN International News

ACORN International Newsletter Feb. 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Organizers Forum to Cameroon

Check out this Video from Nick Taylor and ACORN International from the Organizers Forum to Cameroon this September.

Link to Video

Article from Hola Noticias

Seguir la lucha” aconseja líder comunitario mundial

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Charlotte, NC.- Wade Rathke, reconocido líder comunitario mundial, visitó la Ciudad Reina el 23 de abril para compartir sus experiencias e incentivar a los activistas a continuar luchando con la optimización de los recursos a su alcance.

Hace algunos años esta comunidad hispana de Charlotte no era tan fuerte como lo es ahora, que aglomera a personas de toda Latinoamérica y que desde sus países vienen acostumbrados a luchar por sus derechos, por lo que no veo razón para que aquí, en Estados Unidos, bajen los brazos”, dijo Rathke, director ejecutivo de la organización internacional ACORN.

Tiempo perdido

De acuerdo a Rathke, la lucha migratoria perdió un gran avance cuando dejó a un lado la presión a la actual Administración durante el primer mandato. De haberse mantenido constante en la lucha por la reforma posiblemente se habría logrado, dijo el líder, tal como sucedió cuando los ‘Dreamers’ presionaron al presidente y consiguieron la concesión de la Acción Ejecutiva para los llegados en la Infancia (DACA).

“Perdimos un tiempo valioso dándole a Obama el espacio para que resolviera sus prioridades y hay una gran polarización en nuestro país ahora que no debería existir, nuestros inmigrantes están pasando crisis tanto aquí como en sus países y luchas como adquirir permisos de conducir se vuelven interminables si no se mantiene una presión permanente”, recalcó el activista, por lo recordó a los hispanos que no hay que bajar la guardia.

Stephen Colbert not a Fan of Raleigh-based PPP’s ACORN Question

Click here for the video.

Holiday Gifts from ACORN International

Several of our affiliates have produced unique t-shirts to support their organizing. Below you can see the soccer shirts used by the ACORN teams in the Dharavi slum of Mumbai, the unique t-shirts developed by our members in Prague debuted in recent pro-democracy marches, and the women’s t-shirt that is setting the fashion among our members in Buenos Aires. This is all tricky, but we think we can take the orders via email at chieforganizer@acorninternational.org or fill out the order form below and have our local offices fulfill them directly from these three cities.

Soccer shirts used by the ACORN teams in the Dharavi slum of Mumbai  $20

 

Prague T-Shirt from the marches in the streets  $25

ACORN fashion in Buenos Aires   $20

Please email chieforganizer@acorninternational.org the size of your t-shirt along with your order or fill out this order form below.

Happy holidays from ACORN International!


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Anti-Poverty Campaign in Japan

Pictures from the Campaign Against Poverty Rally & Caravan on October 20th, 2012

 

Anti-Nuke Movement in Japan

Since the disaster of March 11th, 2011, folks have mobilized to formulate and revive the anti-nuclear power movement in Japan with rallies in Tokyo.  Here are some pictures of one of their Friday night rallies and some of the organizers working for the cause.

 

Pictures from Disaster Zone in Japan

The Japanese Workers Cooperative Union in Sendai.  They are involved in the hard work of recovery from the disaster on March 11th, 2011.

Nagato Yuzo (President JWCU), Takako Tsuchiya (translator), Wade, Toru Fujita (JWCU Vice-preisdent), and Ken Yamazki (Japan Labor Institute)

Manager at a nearby cafe that is part of JWCU

Yoko, manager of recovery for JWCU from Sendai

recovery office in Sendai

These are the images from Ishinomaki, an area hit hard by the disaster.

Memorial for lives that were lost.

Paper mill at the edge of where the tsunami hit.

the high water mark

Japanese disaster numbering system

another memorial

more of the numbering system

Looks like the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans after Katrina

a memorial for a child lost

debris and abandonment

Editor of the Ishinomaki paper


school water fountains twisted by tsunami and cemetery still standing

temporary housing for 100 families

more temporary housing

These are pictures from Onagawa, another area hard hit.

buildings still turned over on the beach

large temporary housing on a former baseball field

beach being cleared

hospital

overturned building

another view of the temporary housing

more of the housing

Meal Prepared by the Power of Gaga

Eating with the cooks.

Wade and Ken with the people from Power of Gaga.

Wade with Bihoro key leaders.

Maps of the big plans of big development plans of Worker Co-op Bihoro in Onagawa

Bihoro’s very efficient small office

 

Organizers’ Forum in Bolivia ~ Teatro Trono & Cochabama

Ivan Moreles, Director of Teatro Trono (largest civic organization in Bolivia) telling us about the cultural truck they drove to Rio.

Poster for their 20th anniversary — now 23

 

hot water solar shower on top of the Teatro building

art has no boundaries…this is Ivan’s bathtub

a mural in El Alto nearby the Teatro

Marcela Olivera, Latin American coordinator of Red Vita for Food & Water Watch, flanked on one side by Alex MacDonald (ACORN Ottawa) and Dine’ Butler (ULU Local 100) and on the other by Davin Cardenas (Gameliel, North Bay, Santa Rosa)

old and new in Cochabama

Central Government Plaza in Cochabama

Condor rules the Andes in Cochabama

Christ looks over Cochabama

 

 


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