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Internet Research 3.0: NET / WORK / THEORY

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

International Institute of INFONOMICS and University of Maastricht

Maastricht, the Netherlands

October 13-16 2002

Conference Website: http://www.aoir.org/2002

Call for papers

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2002.

Submissions: http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/confman/

The Internet has become an integral, ubiquitous part of everyday life in
many social domains and international contexts. Yet, most of the public
attention on cyberspace remains fueled by utopian or dystopian visions,
rather than being informed by the growing body of research on the
Internet as a complex fact of modern life.

Internet Research (IR) 3.0, an international and interdisciplinary
conference, will feature a variety of perspectives on Internet research,
in order to develop a better theoretical and pragmatic understanding of
the Internet. Building on the previous well-attended international
conferences, the IR 3.0 will bring together prominent scholars,
researchers, and practitioners from many disciplines, fields and
countries for a program of presentations, panel discussions, and
informal exchanges.

National Student Antiwar Conference

Columbia University, February 22-24, 2002

Register at Anti War Conference

Get more information by writing conference@peopleforpeace.org.**

In this update:

1. Why We are Having this Conference!

2. Preliminary Schedule

3. Confirmed Speakers

4. Proposed Workshops

5. Submitting Proposals, Process, Delegate Structure

6. Registration and Housing

7. Still Time to Propose a Workshop or Submit a Proposal

8. How to Reserve a Literature Table

The World Can be Stopped! Insubordination is Possible!

All libertarians and libertarian organisations are invited to participate in
a meeting in Barcelona in which we will discuss the following rough draft of
a Libertarian Call to Sevilla and the proposals of actions and events which
will be brought by the friends and comrades from Andalusia.

TIME AND DATE: Sunday, 17th March at 10.00 a.m.
VENUE: To be announced. A central location in Barcelona.

History of Activism, History as Activism

A Graduate Student Conference

Sponsored by the Columbia History Department

Columbia University, New York, April 5-6, 2002

Dear colleagues,

we wish to invite you to our upcoming conference.

The proposed schedule for the two-day conference follows:

Making Social Movements:

The British Marxist Historians and the Study of
Social Movements

June 26-28, 2002, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, England

Conference Sponsors

The Social Movements Research Group, Edge Hill College of Higher Education,
The London Socialist Historians Group, The Socialist History Society,
Historical Materialism

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Dorothy Thompson

Brian Manning

Bryan D Palmer

Ellen Wood

Update: As of 10 am Jan 31, 2002 NYC time, the WEF site is DOWN!


WEEEEEEEEE!!! We are NOW DANCING ON the Strategic Partners! JOIN US NOW!!


Plus a Zapatista Tale -- "Another Apple, Another Politics."
(In the First Comments Box Below)

NETSTRIKE against the World Economic Fools meeting in NYC,

January 31-February 4, 2002

The WORLD ECONOMIC FOOLS, a who's-who of transnational
corporate reps and CEOs, will be meeting from January 31 to
February 4, 2002 in New York City to plan the continued
erosion of human rights, environmental standards, sustainable
development, and social justice, all in the name of ever-greater
corporate profit margins.

WE PITY THESE FOOLS who blindly believe that corporate
globalization and the worldwide imposition of neoliberal
economic policies can withstand the mounting tide of
grassroots resistance.


JOIN Electronic Disturbance Theater and the Federation of
Random Action in a Netstrike against corporate globalization,
DISTURB the electronic infrastructure of the WEF's corporate
membership, in a collective demand that the FOOLS LISTEN UP
when the people of Earth are speaking, MOVE YOUR DATA-BUTT
and place your data-body alongside the REAL BUTTS of thousands
who will be taking to the streets in NYC, and help advance an
alternative vision where people are more important than profit.

TO PARTICIPATE DOWNLOAD Your Virtual Sit-In Tool, below:

We at RTS NYC recently conducted a poll.

We asked CEOs, high-level government officials and
other members of the wealthy global elite the
following question:

Four months after the worst terrorist attack in U.S.
history, at a time when the site of the World Trade
Center remains a smoldering mass grave; when thousands
of New Yorkers have been laid off; when the city has
entered into austerity mode, initiating budget cuts,
axing social programs and welfare (but generously
donated a community center to a needy developer); and
when many New Yorkers are still deep in the process of
mourning their dead and a home forever changed, what
would be the best way to spend a few million taxpayer

a) on social programs that would benefit New York's
poor, hungry, homeless and jobless

b) on a 5-day cocktail party for rich people

Our prestigious respondents unanimously chose "b".

(Though George W. Bush requested, "No fancy fruity
drinks. Just beer and chicks.")

We at RTS NYC have decided to endorse these lovable
cats. We figure, with all that money and power, they
must know what they're doing!

So in solidarity with the World Economic Forum, RTS is
throwing its own bash -- a musically oriented,
danceable one, of course. Argentine Tango, anyone?
Consider yourself cordially invited to...


Profits Before People! Rebuild NY for Big Business!

Dress up, make music, and tango till you drop.

Date: Saturday, 2 February

Time: Noon

Place: The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Park Avenue, NYC

Formal attire.

Calling all samba bands, musicians of every stripe,
tango instructors, bikers in ball gowns and
loudmouths. Meet with us next Wednesday, 16 January,
at 7pm at Judson Church (55 Washington Square South,
near Thompson St.) to plan the party.

No R.S.V.P. required.

Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist
Forum, January 2002

What Is This War Really About?

co-sponsored by Counter Information Alliance (C.I.A.)

On Tuesday, January 8, at 7:30pm, the Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist
Forum welcomes Bill Weinberg, Silvia Federici, Eric Laursen and Jay
Underhill as a panel, discussing "What Is This War Really About?", that
will provide alternative and anarchist views of what is really
motivating and guiding the Bush administration in it's supposed war on
terrorism. Is this war really more about building the power of
capitalism and the state, than bringing scoundrels to justice?

Bill Weinberg is publisher of the political and online journal WORLD
WAR III REPORT and host of "The Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade" on

Silvia Federici is a feminist writer and a member of the Committee for
Academic Freedom in Africa (CAFA).

Eric Laursen is a political/financial
author and member of NYC DAN.

Jay Underhill is host and producer of the
public access TV show "Anarchist Propaganda and Variety Hour".

After the panel presentation an open period of questions and discussion will

The event will take place at the Brecht Forum on the 10th floor of 122
West 27th St. [between 6th and 7th Aves.], a short walk from the 28th
St. 1, 2, N, and R stops, the 34th St. B, D, Q and W stop, and the 23rd
St. F and V stop. There is no set fee for the presentation, but a
contribution to aid the LBC is requested.

If you have questions, contact the LBC/Anarchist Forum, 212-979-8353,
339 Lafayette St., Room 202, NYC, NY 10012 or e-mail:

(formerly The National Conference on Civil Disobedience)

January 25-27 of 2002
in Washington D.C.


What Is It?

The National Conference on Organized Resistance (NCOR) is in its fifth
successful year. In years past, this conference has played a significant
role in coordinating a dialogue between activist groups, and sparking
in-depth discussion of the strategies and tactics of our various social
justice movements. This year, NCOR again envisions being a forum for cutting
edge discussion for people of all different levels of involvement. Last
year, over 1,000 people converged on Washington, DC for a weekend of
experience, discussion, planning, and protest. Don't miss this year!

Chuck0 writes: "The organizing for anti-capitalist protests against the WEF meetings in
New York City continues. It should move into high gear this coming
weekend in New York after several meetings happen. Hopefully, the
Anti-Capitalist Convergence in Washington, DC will endorse this call at
our next meeting. It's looking like the WEF meeting will shape up to be
a major anti-capitalist protest.

If your group or project would like to endorse this call, please email
me and I'll add your endorsement to the web version of this call.
Individuals can also endorse. Pseudonyms are OK if you want to protect
your identity.



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