Category Archive : ACORN International News

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


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