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Listen: Bristol Unpacked on confronting dodgy landlords and why we need diverse working class solidarity, with Nick Ballard of ACORN

The community union are confrontational, successful and controversial.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

This week we talk to Nick, one of the founders of ACORN, the community union who’s main focus is on housing justice, but with much bigger ambitions to create diverse working class solidarity as an alternative to the appeal of people like Trump. Started in Bristol and based on a USA model of organising, they are confrontational, successful and controversial with branches all over the country.

Nick and Neil talk about the journey so far, unpack some of the criticisms laid against ACORN and a vision for a different world.

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