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Twitter: Advanced Strategy and Mischief So you have a twitter account, you know what an RT is and how to use hashtagsѓ??whatѓ??s next? How can you use it to be a better activist? Come to this training and learn more about strategic use of Twitter for advocacy, internal communication within groups and more!
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In his 2011 Debt: the First 5000 Years, anarchist anthropologist David Graeber concludes, "we are long overdue for some kind of Biblical-style Jubilee: one that would affect both international debt and consumer debt." Graeber's position is validated all the more by his connection to the Occupation Movement. This panel will engage Graeber's sweeping presentation of 5000 years of debt relations, debt manipulation and debt liberation from three perspectives in philosophical anthropology: Derridean, Lacanian and Arendtian. From an Arendtian perspective,Graeber's evocation of the liberations of classical antiquity will be pursued with a view toward present liberations. Graeber's ambitious attempt to formulate an anarchist anthropology will be discussed in light of the difficulties that arise when one attempts to differentiate that which is mathematical and quantifiable from that which is alleged to be free from the language of the marketplace. Thirdly, from the perspective of Lacanian psychoanalysis, drawing on the Protestant Reformation as historical exemplum, the liberation of debt relief will be theorized as paradigmatic instance of a de-mythologization of the categories which structure the subject's experience of lack. In short, this panel hopes to inspire a broad spectrum of thought on the phenomena of debt relief. Best of all, Professor Graeber has agreed join our sympathetic critiques as discussant.
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In times of social change, songs can play an important role in informing people and promoting discussion about issues, and building solidarity among members of a movement. In the present context it will be useful to have a discussion of the kinds of songs people are responding to, the genres favored by particular groups, and the kinds of messages that are most effective.
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Online organizing isn't just tweets. It's email databases, social media, geo location, campaign sites, online video, mapping, mobile apps, fundraising, online advertising and so much more. Access of tools at lower levels of cost and technical skill mean that even small, local efforts need to understand how online tools work with each other - and with offline organizing.
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Far from the prying eyes of mainstream media outlets have cut their coverage of the region back to zero, the United States military and the CIA are deeply entrenched in the former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. Ted Rall, author of "Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?" is a frequent visitor to Central Asia who has personally witnessed the effects of American imperialism at its worst. Propping up reviled dictators who would otherwise be overthrown by their own people, exploiting gas, oil and other natural resources at the expense of common citizens, encouraging corruption on a massive scale, US policymakers are setting the stage for blowback on a scale still inconceivable even after 9/11.
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Communities attempt to use zoning laws to keep out people they don't want living in their communities. This panel will discuss the laws of property zoning and how communities are organizing to allow services to be provided to ALL community members, specifically methadone users.
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This panel will discuss an assortment of issues pertaining to modern victimization and criminal justice controversies. In particular, the panel will critically highlight gun violence, communities and victimization, and prisoner reentry. The panelists will contextualize each of the issues alongside with policy and will suggest future recommendations regarding the topics covered.
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Corliss Lamont (I, Beth K. Lamont, am his Widow) was born in 1902 a lucky child of Wall Street wealth. He learned right there at the Family Dining table that corporations don't give a damn about their employees. This gave him an insider's perspective on the exploitive capitalist economic system that lasted him a lifetime! And got him into a whole hell of a lot of trouble! What was Morgan Bank doing in Russia in 1917? Why was the "American Red Cross" involved in the Bolshevic Revolution? Was it engaged in subversive activities? Who wanted to strangle the menacing infant of Socialism in its cradle? Why were US troops in Siberia in 1917? Come find out!
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The Importance of Movements being led and informed by Oppressed People's and the Importance of Economic Human Rights as a Foundation for movements in solidarity with the Oppressed.