[COMM-ORG] New issue of Shelterforce: Has the Fight Gone Out of Organizing?

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Has the Fight Gone Out of Organizing?
The Latest from Shelterforce
The journal of affordable housing and community building


We have seen community organizing under attack ever since the 2008 
presidential elections, when the method was front and center. At the 
same time, for most community organizers, the hard work continues. In 
this latest issue of Shelterforce, we take a look at the post-ACORN 
world of organizing.


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Randy Stoecker 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1983/has_the_fight_gone_out_of_organizing/] 
looks
at why organizing is back on the defensive following what appeared to be 
a 2008 triumph.

*

James DeFillippis, Robert Fisher, and Eric Shragge 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1992/what_kind_of_community_organizations_and_for_what_purpose/] 
examine
how community groups can make a difference by going beyond community 
boundaries.


*

Michael McQuarrie 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1993/esop_rises_again/] looks
at Cleveland's ESOP in a call for more confrontational organizing.

*

NHI's John Atlas 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1994/how_did_the_media_fail_acorn_and_organizing/]
assesses the massive media fail when it came to ACORN.

*

London CITIZENS' David Smith 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1995/changing_the_game/] looks
at how his group organized for affordable housing across the pond.

Also in this issue:

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Interview with Congressman Barney Frank 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1987/the_barney_frank_challenge/]

*

Volunteerism in community development 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1989/volunteerism_in_community_development_going_beyond_a_helping_hand/]

*

New Jersey's affordable housing policy 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1986/the_not_so_sudden_push_against_new_jerseys_fair_share_affordable_housing_po/]

*

Disappearing USPS branches 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1985/disappearing_act/]

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The Community Land Trust Reader 
[http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1984/in_land_we_trust/]
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