Destiny Watford Wins Recognition for Work Fighting Curtis Bay Incinerator

Date: 19 Apr 2016 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Destiny Watford of the Curtis Bay community in Baltimore, MD, just became the second anti-garbage incinerator activist to win The Goldman Environmental Prize, a prestigious award given annually to one leader from each continent. Rossano Ercolini, a school teacher from the town of Capannori in Tuscany, Italy, won the prize for Europe in 2013 for his efforts … Read More

Activists Win The Day: Huge Grassroots Victory Over Curtis Bay Incinerator

Date: 18 Mar 2016 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The best way to defeat proposed incinerators has proven itself once again: community organizing. The Maryland State Department of the Environment pulled the permit on the proposed 4,000 ton per day incinerator to be built in the long suffering industrial communities of Curtis Bay-Brooklyn on the Fairfield Peninsula in south Baltimore. Curtis Bay and Brooklyn are … Read More

ACORN deserves an apology, too

Date: 27 Jul 2010 | posted in: equity, From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Shirley Sherrod has her job back and a presidential apology. ACORN is still waiting. The cases are remarkably similar. Both Sherrod and ACORN were demonized by highly edited videos appearing on right-wing websites and widely publicized by Fox News and conservative radio hosts. In both cases the mainstream media and the federal government rushed to judgment … Read More

ACORN: Federal Government’s Best Investment Ever

Date: 23 Sep 2009 | posted in: equity, From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To understand the current attacks on ACORN, and the organization itself, we need to go back more than 60 years, to the 1930s and the New Deal, when for the first time, the federal government accepted responsibility for directly helping the non-working poor. These programs were expanded in the 1940s, but in the 1950s, a backlash … Read More