[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.
at why organizing is back on the defensive following what appeared to be
a 2008 triumph.
James DeFillippis, Robert Fisher, and Eric Shragge
how community groups can make a difference by going beyond community
at Cleveland's ESOP in a call for more confrontational organizing.
NHI's John Atlas
assesses the massive media fail when it came to ACORN.
London CITIZENS' David Smith
at how his group organized for affordable housing across the pond.
Also in this issue:
Interview with Congressman Barney Frank
Volunteerism in community development
New Jersey's affordable housing policy
Disappearing USPS branches
The Community Land Trust Reader
Visit NHI.org Rooflines.org and Shelterforce.org for a look at community
development and affordable housing news, analysis, and opinion.
The National Housing Institute (NHI), founded in 1975, is an independent
nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering decent, affordable housing
and a vibrant community for everyone. Through its magazine,
Shelterforce, its blog, Rooflines, its Web site, research, and advocacy,
NHI focuses attention and encourages action on progressive, high-impact
housing and community-development policies and practices.
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