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NYC Globalization & Resistance Conference Schedule, Nov. 17-18

Globalization and Resistance Conference Schedule

Friday, November 16 - Saturday, November 17, 2001
9:30 am - 6:00 (BOTH DAYS)
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. (@ 34th Street), NYC


8:30 am - Registration

9:30 - Plenary: Neo-liberalism and the New World Order
Speakers:Susan George; Stanley Aronowitz; Tariq Ali

11:15 - 1:00

1) Neoliberalism: Old imperialism or new capitalism?

Speakers: Doug Henwood; Silvia Federici

2) Free trade, the welfare state and wages

Speakers: Bill Tabb; Francis Piven

3) IMF, World Bank & the WTO: Can they ever change?

Speakers: Robert Naiman; Barbara Garson

4) Debt, Structual Adjustment and the Global South

Speakers: Dennis Brutus; Forrest Hylton; Carmen

5) Globalization, the state, and imperialism

Speakers: Michael Hardt;, Peter Bratsis

6) Environment on the edge: The politics of global warming & GM food

Speakers: Jonathan King

7) Corporate rule and the erosion of democracy

Speakers: Rob Weissman; Bill DiFazio

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 - 3:45

8) The culture of neoliberalism

Speakers: David Harvey; Randy Martin

9) The Corporate University

Speakers: Barbara Bowen; Clyde Barrow

10) The US, Islam, and Terrorism

Speakers: Tariq Ali; Stuart Schaar; Ellen Willis

11) The War at Home: Surveillence, Civil Liberties, and Dissent

Speakers: Cory Robbin; Norman Siegel (invited)

12) Is Capitalism Sustainable?

Speakers: Stanley Aronowitz; Manuel DeLanda

4:00 - 6:00 Plenary: Alternatives to Globalization & War

Speakers: Manning Marable; Mike Davis; Rabab Abdulhadi


9:30 Plenary: The shape of the resistance

Speakers: Leslie A. Kauffman; Kim Moody; Michael Letwin

11:15 - 1:00

1) From anti-capitalism to anti-war: Where do we go next?

Speakers: Marina Sitrin (People's Law Collective/Anti-War Activist) Leslie Woods (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) Laura

Fantoni (Italian Anti-Capitalist Activist)

2) Breaking the Two Party System

Speakers: Howie Hawkins (Green Party) Joel Kovel (Green Party)

3) Grassroots Media

Speakers: Arun Gupta (NYC-IMC/Former Editor of the Guardian Newsweekly)

Ana Nogueira (NYC-IMC/Founding member of IMCs in Argentina and Brazil)

Chris Strohm (DC-IMC/Reporter, DC Free Press newspaper)

4) Patents that Kill: Intellectual Property and the AIDS Epidemic

Speakers: Asia Russell ( ACT UP-Philadelphia) Mark Milano (ACT UP-New York)

5) Direct Action Gets the Goods

Speakers: David Graeber (Direct Action Network) Brooke Lehman (Direct Action Network)

6) Fault Lines of Empire - Colombia, Vieques, and Palestine

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 - 3:45

1) The Prison-Industrial Complex: Social Control and Profit

Speakers: Luis Lopes (Critical Resistance - East) Pilar Maschi (Critical Resistance -East)

2) Organizing the Unorganized - UNITE Local 169

Jose Schiffino

3) Targeting the Corporations -

Rainforest Action Network

4) Organizing Against Police Brutality: From Cincinnati to PG County

Speakers: Life Allah (Cincinnati Cop Watch) Karen Allen (Sister of Caesar Allen,
killed by PG County Police)

5) Globalization on the Shop Floor

Matt Noyes

4:00 - 6:00 Final Rally: Directions: The future of the movement

Speakers:Jeremy Brecher; Alex Callincos; Dennis Brutus"