Stewart Acuff

Jan 21

The State of the Union Speech

The President took on economic issues in the State of the Union speech, and finally stressed inequality in the country. While his policy initiatives were good as far as they went, the policies are

Jan 15
Seein’ The Hope

Seein’ The Hope

Wandering through the maze like corridors of a giant institution Built to relieve if not heal sick and dying poor people Talking to those used to, accustomed, to the poverty of the patients Those who do the

Dec 9

The Top .01 Percent are 220 Times Richer Than the Average American.

As I’ve been trying to document in this space, inequality has a dangerous and corrosive effect on our lives, our economy, our kids, and what’s left of our democracy. That inequality is also why

Nov 26

We are Sick of the Loss of Democracy

As an aging father I know for me there is nothing more important than taking care of my kids and giving them the best life possible. That does not include wealth. It does include

Nov 24

Don Blankenship Indicted

I am so excited, even ecstatic to read that a federal grand jury has indicted Don Blankenship, the CEO of Massey Energy, in the coal mining disaster that killed 29 miners in the Upper

Nov 20

New Documentary About Organizing and Mobilizing Farm Workers

My great friends at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, including Greg Asbed, who’ve been organizing farm workers in South Florida just released a documentary called “Food Chains.” The doc exposes the poverty and suffering of

Nov 8

5 Essential Qualities That Every Organizer Must Have

Nov 8

18 Essential Qualities that Every Organizer Must Have

1.  Every organizer must first be a great, active listener. Being a good, intent, active listener may be the most important quality of a good organizer. This means listening with your whole being. Leaning toward

Nov 5

Fast Food Wages

A Danish McDonald’s worker who makes $21/hour is trying to support working brothers and sisters in this country who make about $8/hour. How do you explain that? The single largest explanation is that Denmark has 67

Oct 31

VOTE

Headed back to Philly this evening after most of a week of work in the Washington, DC area. Will be back to DC this Tuesday to work the polls with 1199 hospital worker members–sisters with

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