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Radical Workshops at Econvergence

Check out the radical workshops that will be held during the Econvergence conference this weekend!
Econvergence Conference: NW Regional Gathering on the Economic and Ecological Crises
October 2 - 4, 2009 in Portland, OR

This three-day conference will include over 80 workshops and sessions (all sessions other than Noam Chomsky and Derrick Jensen will be presented FREE to the public). Workshops will cover diverse political perspectives and a broad array of topics including: the economic crisis, the environmental crisis, direct action, organizing, economic justice, environmental activism, war & imperialism, political repression, the Green Scare, veganism, anarchism, socialism, cooperatives, radical art and poetry, and more!

Check out the selected list of workshops below that indicates some of the radical workshops represented at the conference, listed by topic. There's really something for everyone. We hope to see you there!!

Friday and Saturday events will take place at First Unitarian Church of Portland (SW 12th Ave & SW Salmon St). Sunday events will take place at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union. For more information and a complete list of workshops, visit www.econvergence.org.


A Selected List of Radical Workshops at Econvergence:

On Environmental Activism:
*"What Environmental Activists Need to Know about the Green Scare" presented by Lauren Regan (Civil Liberties Defense Center), Craig Rosebraugh (former ELF spokesperson), Kenneth Kreuscher (National Lawyers Guild) - Saturday Oct. 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Which Way Forward for the Environmental Movement: From Mass Movements to the Earth Liberation Front" presented by Craig Rosebraugh (former ELF spokesperson) and Andrea Hecktor - Saturday Oct. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Direct Action/Organizing:
*"Port Militarization Resistance: Community Direct Action Toward Stopping the Occupations" - Friday Oct. 2 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Ganging Up on the Bosses: A New Model of Direct Action Organizing" presented by the Seattle Solidarity Network - Friday Oct. 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*"Mobilizing Against the 2009 WTO Ministerial: 'D5' - The Spirit of Seattle Lives!" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Effective Campaigns" presented by David Agranoff of Try Vegan PDX and Matt Rossell of Northwest In Defense of Animals - Sunday Oct. 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*"Coffee Strong and GI Resistance: Organizing Against Wars for Oil" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Political Repression:
*"What Environmental Activists Need to Know about the Green Scare" presented by Lauren Regan (Civil Liberties Defense Center), Craig Rosebraugh (former ELF spokesperson), Kenneth Kreuscher (National Lawyers Guild) - Saturday Oct. 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Political Repression, Counter Insurgency, and Domestic Policing: Lessons for Social Movements" presented by Kristian Williams - Saturday Oct. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On Anarchism:
*"Revolutionizing Hope: Strategies and Visions from an Anarchist Perspective" presented by the Institute for Anarchist Studies - Saturday Oct. 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Changing the Economic System: Why We Must and How We Can" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*"What is Anarchism: From a Simple Philosophy to a Strategy of Resistance" - Sunday Oct. 4 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Wisdom in Common" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Radical Sustainability: Permaculture to Primitivism and Indigenous Thoughts" presented by John Zerzan, Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Frodo Okulam, A.C. Keefer - Sunday Oct. 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*"Another Economy is Possible: Northwest Communities in Solidarity" presented by Common Action - Sunday Oct. 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Economic Justice:
*"Tenants Rights Project" - Friday Oct 2. From 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Ganging Up on the Bosses: A New Model of Direct Action Organizing" presented by the Seattle Solidarity Network - Friday Oct. 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*"Mobilizing Against the 2009 WTO Ministerial: 'D5' - The Spirit of Seattle Lives!" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Transit Riders Union" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*"2010 Olympic Games: Land Struggles and Resistance Versus Greenwashing and Bailouts" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Building Popular Power from Below: Poor Peoples' Self Organization in Times of Crisis" - Sunday Oct. 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On War/Imperialism:
*"Port Militarization Resistance: Community Direct Action Toward Stopping the Occupations" - Friday Oct. 2 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"The End of U.S. Domination: Better for the World, Better for U.S. Working People" - Saturday Oct 3. From 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Three Trillion Dollar War, Millions of Lives on Dying Planet" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*"Coffee Strong and GI Resistance: Organizing Against Wars for Oil" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*"Genocide as Ecocide: The Impact of Occupation on the People and Land of Gaza" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Collateral Damage: The Impact of the Military on Both the Economy and Ecology - What Can We Do About It in Oregon?" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Petrol & Palestine: the Israel-Palestine Conflict Through the Lens of Energy Politics and U.S. Militarism" - Sunday Oct. 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


On Veganism:
*"Connecting the Dots: Veganism Can Solve Our Economic and Ecological Crises" presented by David Agranoff of Try Vegan PDX - Saturday Oct. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*" Food & the Environmental Crisis: How What We Eat and What We Subsidize Affects Us All" presented by Peter Spendelow of NW Veg & Ramona Ilea of Pacific University - Sunday Oct. 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Radical Art & Poetry:
*"Barnraising Art in Portland" - Friday Oct. 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*"Art in Action: Helping People See" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Art & Poetry in Action: Interventions (BARGE & PACE)" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Poetry Encouraging Activism" - Sunday Oct. 4 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Art & Poetry in Action: Crises of Housing" - Sunday Oct. 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On Socialism:
*"Socialism & the Environment: How to Stop Capitalism From Killing Our Planet" - Friday Oct 2. From 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
*"Changing the Economic System: Why We Must and How We Can" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*"Venezuela: An Eyewitness Report from the Frontlines" - Saturday Oct 3. From 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*"Socialism: What It Is and Why We Need It" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*"Venezuela: Building Socialism for the 21st Century?" - Sunday Oct. 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Cooperatives:
*"How to Start a Radical Cooperative" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
*"Guided Tour of Worker Owned Cooperatives in Portland" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
*"What Cooperatives Can & Cannot Do" - Saturday Oct. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

homepage: homepage: http://www.econvergence.org


oh great 03.Oct.2009 01:38

ugh

another conference for meat-eating "environmentalists" and human rights activists.

There will be no peace until there is justice for all - and that INCLUDES animals.

People who identify as environmentalists and human rights activists - but can't wrap their heads around animal rights - are some of the worst and most dismissive in terms of justifying their meat eating.