Defy the G8, Come to Kananaskis, Alberta

June 21 to 28, 2002

The G8 meeting in Kananaskis, Alberta June 26-27,
2002 presents a challenge
to social movements around the world. This summit
of the dominant economies
of the world strives to present the G8 vision of the
world as one of
development and democracy. In fact, it represents
an agenda of corporate
globalization, which results in the social exclusion
of growing millions of
people, systemic global poverty, and the degradation
of the natural
environment, supported by escalating international

Civil society in Alberta is mobilizing to confront
the G8 and present an
alternative vision to corporate globalization. We
invite people across the
country and around the world to join with us in
building a festival of
resistance to the G8 in Kananaskis.

"Crossover Resistance" Seminar Set for Berlin, April 19–21, 2002

We start from the assumption that all relations of power and domination are intimately bound up with one another. That's why we are putting nation, patriarchy, capitalism, heterosexism, antisemitism and racism in their interrelations on the agenda.
By doing this, we hope to open up new perspectives for resistance.

Hong Kong Institute on "Public Criticism and Visual Culture"

Summer, 2002
Dear friends and colleagues,

You are cordially invited to a Summer Institute on "Public Criticism and Visual Culture" sponsored by the Hong Kong Institute of Cultural Criticism (HKICC) and the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong (CSGC, HKU). Established in 2001, the HKICC is a
consortium of scholars from various universities in Hong Kong whose specialty is in cultural criticism and cultural studies research. It aims to promote inter-institutional collaboration and trans-disciplinary scholarship in cultural studies and to develop Hong Kong into an internationally recognized place for the practice of contemporary cultural studies and cultural research. This Summer Institute will be one of its important academic events this year.

Mobilize for Global Justice

April 19-22 in Washington, DC

Come to Washington DC April 19-22 for an extravaganza of events and make
your voice heard for global justice.

The World Bank and IMF will host another round of meetings in Washington
D.C. April 20-21. These meetings come in the wake of the economic crisis
in Argentina, where the free-market policies pushed around the world by
the World Bank and IMF unraveled into . They also come after the collapse
of the multinational-corporate-giant Enron -- a model of the abuses and
strength of corporate power. The Mobilization for Global Justice calls on
activists from around the country to converge in Washington, DC April
19-22 and make your voice heard.

March 15th Declared International Day Against Police Brutality

Brutality: An extreme manifestation of police "force".

The Police: A bunch of organized and legalized
criminals at the service of capitalism and the state.

In Montreal: Demonstration called by COPB. Friday
March 15th. Berri Square. 5p.m. Contact:

In Quebec City: March 15th Cultural event. Contact:nefacquebec

In Toronto: March 15th. Mass flyering in the
working-class (and police occupied) neighborhood of
Parkdale. Contact the Freyheyt Collective at

In Boston: Educationnal. Lucy Parsons Center. Contact: sabate36

First Congress of US Basic Income Guarantee Network:

Fundamental Insecurity or Basic Income Guarantee

March 8-9, 2002

The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Sponsored by: The Center for Social Justice, School of Social Welfare, Stony Brook University, The Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work at the CUNY Graduate Center, Continuing Education and Public Programs at the CUNY Graduate Center, and The Citizen Policies Institute

Chuck Morse writes "Dear Friends and Comrades,

The purpose of this letter is to inform you about a very special opportunity to study the history of Mexico City's social structures, the opposition movements that have challenged them, and to meet many of the great activists that live and work here.

Mexico City Study Tour
May 19th - May 27th 2002 co.html

Palestinian Activist Forum Set for NYC, March 2, 2002

MAR 2 SAT, 10 am to 6 pm -- Palestine Activist Forum. Activist networking
discussion and planning the Palestine activist movement in NY. Columbia
University, Hamilton Hall, Rm. #602, 116 Street and Broadway (Take 1 or 9
train to 116th stop). $5 suggested donation - no one will be turned away.
Jews Against the Occupation, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, NYU
Students for Justice in Palestine and Women in Black. RSVP:

Agenda for Palestine Activist Forum

10:00-10:30: Registration and Introduction

10:30 - 12:30: Panel Discussion: Assessment of the Current Situation

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 3:15: Overview of Palestine Solidarity Work

A. Divestment / A report back from the Students for Justice in Palestine
Conference in Berkeley: Suzanne Adeley

B. Targeting U.S. Aid to Israel: Speaker representing SUSTAIN

C. Right of Return: Speaker representing Al-Awda

D. International Solidarity Movement: Jordan Flaherty

E. Jews Against the Occupation and Women in Black: Naomi Braine

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 6:00: Developing Strategies for NY Solidarity Work

Breakout groups - 45 minutes

General Discussion - 45 minutes

Next steps - 45 minutes

Informal gathering after the forum.

From Port Huron to Kent State Conference

Kent State University, Ohio, May 30-31, June 1-2, 2002

To: Old friends and new, x-sds, seniors for a democratic society,
survivors for a democratic society, veterans of the movements past and activists of today.


Notes introducing a discussion:

Many people have suggested "we" need, for now, what "the Port Huron
Statement" did in the 1960's, a manifesto of our times by young people
of all ages, ready and engaged in action. A "new" Port Huron Statement now
would have to bridge many generations and represent better the diversity
of the world and engage better some of the unresolved controversies of
change the world politics.

A new Port Huron Statement would probably be some combination of a
compendium of experiences by those who did and learned what many dreamed
about, and new assertions of perspective, free from the shackles of
experience, responding to new conditions, rooted in the many fronts of
the struggle now all over the world.

What should be said in a new statement, of use for action, helping
cooperation and focus?

A conference is planned at Kent State University, Ohio, May 30-31, June
1-2, 2002, in part, to evaluate the response to this question.
I agreed to be "a coordinator," gathering words and reflecting them
back, extending the invitation to participate and helping get a process
together, trying to be a model of collective writing and participatory democracy.


jbostrom writes "

NORMAN SIEGEL, former Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, is currently directing the Freedom Legal Defense & Education Project, which will examine Bush/Ashcroft policies post-9/11. He will be the featured speaker Sunday March 3 at a public forum titled SPEAK UP, NEW YORK!

  The forum, the fourth in the series IN THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11, will explore the future of American civil rights in the age of Bush and Ashcroft and the need for New Yorkers to speak up now.

  The event, sponsored by the Social Concerns Committee of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore Street, one block east of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, will begin promptly at 1:00 PM.
  Mr. Siegel will speak for a half hour, followed by a half hour of moderated audience questions and discussion. At 2:00 PM, coffee and sandwiches will be served in the parish hall.
  No reservations required, but seating limited to first 200.
  Admission free and open to all; free-will donation encouraged.

  Directions to church and full further information at the Forum Series web site."

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