Tag Archives: Community Organizing

VIDEO / Jeff Zavala and Thorne Dreyer : Anarchist Organizer and Author Scott Crow on Rag Radio

Anarchist, community organizer, and author Scott Crow on Rag Radio Video by Jeff Zavala / Interview by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011 Scott Crow, an Austin-based anarchist, community organizer, political activist, and writer, was Thorne … finish reading VIDEO / Jeff Zavala and Thorne Dreyer : Anarchist Organizer and Author Scott Crow on Rag Radio

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BOOKS / Lewis Wallace : Jordan Flaherty Chronicles Post-Katrina Resistance

Jordan Flaherty’s Floodlines:Community and resistance in New Orleans By Lewis Wallace / The Rag Blog / April 7, 2011 See ‘Jena Six activist convicted, faces decades in prison’ by Jordan Flaherty, Below. [Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the … finish reading BOOKS / Lewis Wallace : Jordan Flaherty Chronicles Post-Katrina Resistance

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scott crow : White Vigilantes and the Battle of Algiers

One of numerous looter signs posted by white vigilantes in the small Algiers Point Neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina.Battle of Algiers:White vigilantes and the policein Katrina’s aftermath By scott crow / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2010 “…within the war … finish reading scott crow : White Vigilantes and the Battle of Algiers

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BOOKS / Alex Knight : Max Rameau’s ‘Take Back the Land’

Take Back the Land:Give root to democracy By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2010 Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification and the Umoja Village Shantytown, by Max Rameau (Nia Press, 2008); Paperback, 134 pp.; $12.95. I … finish reading BOOKS / Alex Knight : Max Rameau’s ‘Take Back the Land’

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San Francisco’s Castro District : How Does Your Garden Grow?

Bill Murphy oversees the care and maintenance of Corwin Street Community Garden in San Francisco’s Castro District. Photo from Hedonia.Tending our garden:The politics of planting (and sharing): By Allen Young / The Rag Blog / January 24, 2010 See ‘Fruits … finish reading San Francisco’s Castro District : How Does Your Garden Grow?

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Jonah Raskin : Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman’s Ghost, and ‘Dirty Water’

Bill Sharpsteen’s Dirty Water:How a community took on City Hall and won By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 14, 2010 [Dirty Water: One Man’s Fight to Clean Up One of the World’s Most Polluted Bays, by Bill … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman’s Ghost, and ‘Dirty Water’

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How ACORN Took a Bite Out of Predatory Lending

ACORN has organized low income people to fight predatory lending practices since the late 1990’s.The ACORN I Know… A handful of ACORN staff people with great expertise and unrelenting effort organized thousands of members to drive this campaign until Household … finish reading How ACORN Took a Bite Out of Predatory Lending

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A Few Bad Acorns and the Right Wing Crusade

In defense of ACORN: The right-wing crusade against ACORN is a far bigger fraud than any misdeeds a few employees might have committed By Joe Conason / September 21, 2009 For many years the combined forces of the far right … finish reading A Few Bad Acorns and the Right Wing Crusade

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Bob Libal :
Si Kahn : 44 years of music and social justice

Activist, musician, and executive director of Grassroots Leadership:  four decades in the struggle. By Bob Libal | The Rag Blog | July 28, 2009 I read in the paper, I watched on the show They said that it happened a … finish reading Bob Libal :
Si Kahn : 44 years of music and social justice

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Roger Baker :
Transportation politics and the Austin road lobby

Part 2: The Austin road lobby: Texas transportation politics, the developers/ and those pesky populist reformers. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2009 [This is the second part of a series on transportation in Austin. In … finish reading Roger Baker :
Transportation politics and the Austin road lobby

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Co-Housing: Another Way Toward Sustainability

Children playing in a communal yard at Doyle Street in Emeryville. Photo: Drew Kelly/New York Times.To Your Left, a Better Way of Life?By Chris Colin / June 10, 2009 VICKI SETZER and her cats inhabit a small ranch home on … finish reading Co-Housing: Another Way Toward Sustainability

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Brandon Darby in New Orleans : FBI Informant Was Egotistical Sexist

This Activist Life: FBI snitch was also a sexist, authoritarian, provocative fraud By Victoria Welle [Victoria Welle worked with Brandon Darby at the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans. Common Ground is a community-run relief organization that played a major … finish reading Brandon Darby in New Orleans : FBI Informant Was Egotistical Sexist

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