ACOLIAugmented Cost of Living Index (accounting measure)
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When Uganda's visionary epic poet, Okot p'Bitek, has his fictional Acoli wife address her brainwashed English-educated husband, trying to re-establish his respect for traditional values and love for his African people, the internally embattled husband lashes out with verbal and emotional abuse.
The other poets whose work is addressed in the book all come from cultures in which a missionary insistence on the superiority of monotheism came abrasively into conflict with radically different conceptions of religion, as the revealing account in the book of the Acoli encounter with Christianity shows.
Soffiyah Elijah, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Institute, is one of several lawyers who represent Acoli.
The day before, she said, was her first opportunity to speak with Acoli in nearly six weeks.
Penitentiary in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, where Sundiata Acoli (whose former name, used on all Bureau of Prison records, is Clark Squire) is incarcerated.
The basic idea behind the ACOLI is to measure how much consumer satisfaction in private and public goods can be bought with market incomes at different times and at the prices and taxes of those different periods.
The conceptual basis for an ACOLI extends the standard Konus cost of living measure(2) to include taxes along with nonmarket and public goods and services.
The main feature of the ACOLI is to recognize that price-raising elements that lead to increased levels of public goods, or private goods not purchased by consumers, may raise conventionally measured price indexes such as the CPI while leaving the ACOLI unchanged.
Sundiata Acoli is a New Afrikan political prisoner who has served 20 years in prison for his participation in the Black liberation struggle.
If Mumia's supporters were to take his words seriously, they would also be supporting Ruchell Magee, Sundiata Acoli, and Sekou Odinga (among others).
E-mail and Internet faxes provide quick and efficient communication from many points to one--for example, the campaign directed toward the Bureau of Prisons to release Sundiata Acoli from the hole after he was sent there following the September 11 attacks.
Sundiata Acoli: Acoli, Sundiata, and the Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign.