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Post-Apocalyptic Spring

Event from Arts in Action,

New York City, March 22, 2002

A fundraiser for Arts In Action - Celebrate the Vernal Equinox!
Friday March 22nd 7pm-2am

Walker Stage: 56 Walker Street (one block south of Canal near Broadway
subway: NRQWJMZ and 6 to Canal Street stop or 1/9 Franklin stop)

7-8pm: Fresh video by NYC Indymedia: footage of puppets and protest from
York to Argentina!

8-10pm: Variety show hosted by Neala, Yolanda and Ms. Crisis
music, poetry, shadow-puppetry, apocalyptic drama and dance that may or
not involve a trapeze! Surprise guests ...

10pm-12am: headlining bands: Vacuna Tu Hijo (electronic latin fusion),
The Garden Verge (urban folk), Honey Creeper (headspace pop)

12-2am DJ Dance Party

$5-$10 more/less (no one turned away for lack of funds) big bang for

Arts In Action, as a working group of the Another World Is Possible
Coalition, helped to create the giant puppets and theatrics for the
protests against the World Economic Forum in New York. AIA coordinates
workshops and events for artists and activists to create puppets and
for various demonstrations in New York City and elsewhere.

the Arts In Action listserv, send an email to:
Arts in Action

"Organizing for Peace in Times of War"

Workshop, New York City, March 22-24, 2002

Friday March 22 -Sunday, March 24

Organizers Program

A 3-Day Workshop at the Brecht Forum

Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Sat & Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organizing for Peace in Times of War

(Esperanza Martell)

Organizing at its best is an exciting and transformative activity. It is not only effective in winning struggles, it develops both the individual and collective capacities of the people involved, preparing them for sustained collective efforts. In our society, this kind of organizing is far from the norm. Too often we are unable to develop democratic leadership; our coalitions fail to build effective working relationships; members become frustrated or burned out.

This three-day intensive workshop is for those who are new to organizing as well as experienced people who would like to refresh their thinking. Combining group work and presentations by visiting organizers, we will identify what it takes to build an organization and keep it vital and growing--from productive meetings, to strategic analysis and planning, to democratic participation. We will be looking at how class, race, gender and
homophobia affect our organizing. Enrollment is limited to fifteen. Pre-registration is required. Esperanza Martell is an educator and organizer in the human rights, anti-racist, peace with justice movement. She works with ProLibertad, in
support of Puerto Rican Political Prisoners of colonialism.

Sliding Scale: $25/$45

Italian Federation of Anarchist Communists Announces General Strike, April 5, 2002


(Federation of Anarchist Communists)

Union Committee

Viale Durazzo Pallavicini, 4 (cancello)

16155 Genoa


The Berlusconi government will not back down on Article 18 of the Workers' Statute (1) and is openly challenging the workers' movement, social opposition, and the unions, asserting in a disparaging manner that he is not afraid of popular protest.

"Resistance is Fertile"

Radical Agro-Ecology and

Guerrilla Gardening Conference,

The Hague, April 8-18, 2002

Preliminary Programme

Location RIF Social Center:

Waldeck Pyrmontkade 116, Den Haag (Tram 10 'Statenkwartier'
from Den Haag Central Station or Den Haag Holland Spoor. Ask
the driver where to get out. Tel: (+31) (0)20-6682236 (ASEED)
for help or more info, or mail rif@gn.apc.org)

All day and every day:

Delicious food by Rampenplan

Make your own media in the socia-media center

Infotransportbike, info-point and streetradio

Sweating and sowing in the new community garden!

Painting banners and making other action materials

Infostand inside the Conference Center

Walks on the beach (15 min by tram)

Join Soft Skull Press for drinks, dancing, and discussion to announce the release of Battle of Seattle: The New Challenge to Capitalist Globalization edited by Eddie Yuen, Daniel Burton-Rose and George Katsiaficas.

Topics of conversation will range from thoughts on the World Economic Forum and new strategy, gaining perspective on the movement's history, information about institutions of globalization, and more. Stay late for dancing with DJ Repo Man.

Tuesday, March 19th, 7:30PM, at Walker Stage

(56 Walker Street, between Church and Broadway)

(Subway 1,2 to Franklin Street)

$5 admission

Speakers and performers include:

Stanley Aronowitz

Seth Tobocman

Eddie Yuen

L. A. Kauffman

George Caffentzis

Sylvia Federici

Eliot Katz

Rachel Neumann

Jim Davis

Andrew Hsiao

Dancing tunes will be provided by DJ Repo Man.

German Free Workers Union

Plans International Anarcho-Syndicalist

Solidarity Conference, Essen, August, 2002

i2002 International Solidarity Conference Newsletter 01

Table of Contents:

-- Preface

-- Ideas & Action

-- Website

-- FAQ

-- We already need your support

-- Communication


Dear comrades,

This is the first i2002-Newsletter. It is available to all of you that
asked for subscription to the i2002 announcement list. To learn more on handling the list, see the instructions at the very end of this newsletter.

We have been very busy in organizing the conference for the past few months. Once we started the concrete preparations, the organizational issues as well as the discussions about the character of the conference, we will now start to provide more detailed information.

"Guy Debord Literary Society"

Anti-Capitalist Reading Collective Announced, New York City

In the midst of our everyday organizing, we as activists often leave little time for discussion on theory, history and current issues. In response to that, the Anti-Capitalist Convergence is proud to launch a new reading and discussion group, the Guy Debord Literary Society.

The aim is to meet monthly, after choosing a text or book and reading that throughout the following month. Everyone will be responsible for buying, not buying, or borrowing the book and reading it within the month, with the goal of having a discussion at the end of the month.

We are working on a relationship with May Day Books where they would order the books and sell them to us at discount prices.
We are also hoping to build more relationships with local book presses.

Chosen texts would be of an anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian nature, either tying in with our current work, or educating ourselves. Books could be the staples [i.e. Mutual Aid, The Society of the Spectacle, etc.] as well as the obscure less known ones. Alternatively, a month could have a theme, and people read different books relating to that theme.

In relation to our ongoing security discussion, the first book will be Brian Glick's War at Home, published by South End Press. If you want to participate, you would have to this text by the time of our first meeting and discussion, Thursday March 28, 7 PM. It's very short, so it will sort of be a trial book to see how things go.

All Welcome. Please contact me for suggestions, queries, or if you want to be involved.

Who: Guy Debord Literary Society

Sponsored by the New York City
Anti-Capitalist Convergence

When: Thursday, March 28 7:00 PM
Topic: We will be discussing Brian Glick's War At Home
Location TBA


"I have read many books in my life, but I have drunk even more." -- Guy Debord

2nd Asia Pacific International Solidarity Conference

Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park, Surry Hills

Sydney, Australia

7pm, March 28-April 1, 2002

The agenda for the large conference is listed below:

jim writes "The New York City Memorial for Martin Glaberman, a beloved friend and
comrade to many, who passed away recently, will be held Saturday, April
13th at 5:30 pm, at Tamiment Library - NYU.

The library holds the labor history and radical history archives and is on
the 10th floor of 70 Washington Square South - the tall red brick building
at the corner of the park; the building is the main library at NYU. The
Memorial will constitute a panel at the Socialist Scholars Conference.
Speakers expected as of now include Staughton Lynd, Ferruccio Gambino,
Peter Linebaugh, Scott McLemee, Gene Glaberman and others.

For more information, please contact Steven Colatrella at 973-226-9097.

The main desk phone number for the Tamiment Library is 212-998-2630. The
guards at the library entrance will be informed of our event, and
instructed to let guests enter to go up to the 10th floor; please bring a
photo id. In case of any misunderstanding about entering the building for
the event, please have them call 998-2630."

Transmissions: Globalization, Technology, Media

Thursday, April 25, 2002 - Saturday, April 27, 2002

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Hefter Center

Below is a plain text version of the schedule. Please go to the site for a
more reader-friendly version tech conf


The contemporary characters of technology, communication networks, and the arts have all been affected by world-wide trends, now often designated by the short-hand, "globalization." Against this background, the conference aims to expand on recent scholarship and suggest new ways of thinking about
the interaction among media forms and technologies (both broadly defined) in the global contexts and corresponding notions of transmission, flows, journeys, passage-ways and currents. The conference gathers approaches that push the definitions of media technology and globalization, considering
these terms theoretically, historically, or as fodder for invention, art, and fabulation.


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