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Cutting the issue

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM 641 views

I have been trying over recent weeks to outline some of the key and distinctive concepts of community organising. These introductory posts have offered me the chance to explore organising in ways that are true of all specific traditions such…

Public accountability and private loyalty

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM 963 views

Over the next few weeks, I want to explore some of the key concepts of community organising and how they apply to a British context. Most of the practice and theory of community organising has been developed in the States…

Dissent in community

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,033 views

There aren’t that many UK dissidents around these days. Most of them have been sucked dry or bought an easier life in mere opposition. Agitation is not a popular term on the lips of politicians, even those from the Left…

Making waves

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 842 views

The current situation for most UK community organisers is a difficult one. The programme was born out of a Conservative manifesto commitment to train 5,000 organisers in the lifetime of this Parliament. It has always had strong personal backing from…

From the archive: Organising for a new economy

/ December 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM 1,857 views

This week I went with my colleagues from Southwark to visit Marsh Farm Outreach, a group of local residents of the Marsh Farm estate who have been working for over fifteen years to create an area of ‘special economic interest’ just…