I hope this topic is really a new one and sorry for spelling or grammar errors, I'm not a native speaker..
I'm looking for some hints and advice concerning organising in the local community. I'd like to build a neighborhood organisation, but don't know where to begin with.
I have quite some ideas like building a kind of union for jobless people with strong ties to the local community. An independent, autonomous center for jobless people could be something worth fighting for. But that's all quite a theory. I think community organising is something that needs to be practised with the people and not just thought about in theory.
So, what are your experiences with community organising? What's best to start with? What should you be careful about and what mistakes should be avoided? I have to add that I come from a country, where it lacks of a tradition in community organising and where the left, particularly the anarchist movement, is very marginal.