NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.123
Timeslot: 
Session 7: Sunday, June 3rd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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Description: 
Humanity is making significant strides in science and technology growing its ability to sustain a much bigger population than currently lives on the planet, liberating humans from menial labor through automation while making significant strides towards creating livable environments outside of our Mother Planet Earth and planning intergalactic colonization. However... here are some of the sub-humanization processes currently working full-throttle all around the globe: Growing income inequality, unemployment/underemployment, commercializing human life, health-sector cannibalism, corporate encroachment of natural resources, forces and ecological habitats, homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction, PTSD, moral injury, child trafficking and abuse, sexual predation, terrorism, apartheid, state and police brutality, subverting democratic process, lobbyists negating the vote of the citizens, corrupting the justice system, narcotics trafficking, modern slave-trade, illegal immigration, war-mongering, weapons of mass misinformation and destruction, hate-mongering, race baiting are some of the phenomenological aspects of the pathogenies afflicting our society. These ailments threaten to shred the human fabric that holds all together into pieces in a species-lethal way. The above assessment echoes the arguably prophetic writings of 19th century independent thinker Henry George in his monumental work: Progress and Poverty (published 1879). Correct diagnosis of the insidious forces that cause and feed this spreading cancer while resisting policies that would reverse its growth and eventually heal it completely is needed, especially in an era when people seem to protest and demand policies that have the opposite effect from the one they desire. Solutions and strategies for efficient dialectic discourse and remedial political action will be openly discussed.

Participants

Yannis Tziligakis is an independent thinker/educator/researcher, a published scientist, philosopher, a publicly performing musician and Public Access TV producer and demosiographer. He has done work for various international Institutions NCNR-DEMOCRITOS, CERN, NCN, ,Univ of Michigan, Beckman Inst... Read more
Yannis Tziligakis is an independent thinker/educator/researcher, a published scientist, philosopher, a publicly performing musician and Public Access TV producer and demosiographer. He has done work for various international Institutions NCNR-DEMOCRITOS, CERN, NCN, ,Univ of Michigan, Beckman Inst... Read more
Caleb Maupin is a NYC based journalist, political analyst and activist. He is Opinion Editor at Russia Today (RT). Originally from the Midwest, he studied political science at Baldwin-Wallace College. A Youth organizer for the International Action Center, he was also involved in the Occupy Wall... Read more
Alanna Hartzok is International Liaison for the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, Administrative Director and a United Nations NGO representative for the International Union for Land Value Taxation, and co-founder/co-director of Earth Rights Institute. She received the Radical Middle Book Award... Read more
Mary M. (Polly) Cleveland is an economist focusing on wealth distribution. She is also a long-time activist for social justice. She writes blog called "Econamici," which is also posted to the Dollars & Sense website and to the Huffington Post. From 2007 -2016 she was Adjunct Professor... Read more
Luann is an award winning filmmaker, playwright, musician and political activist and investigative reporter. Sharp as a razor she cuts through the web of deception and contradiction of both the Left and the Right while her lyrics, narration and stories transmit the message of equality, justice and... Read more