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Law & Disorder Conference this weekend in Portland

*The 3rd Annual Law and Disorder Conference will take place April 6-8th,
2012 at Portland State University.

* http://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/
*This conference calls for people, movements, organizations and
collectives to present alternative accounts to the political dimensions
of civic engagement, mutual aid and revolution as they relate to
economics, politics, invention, technology, work, artistic and cultural
production, the body, pedagogy and social change. The conference
promises to create a provocative space for comparative critical dialogue
between activists, revolutionaries, educators, artists, musicians,
scholars, dancers, actors and writers. The conference invites panels
and workshop on all aspects of social change from the revolutionary to
the academic.

Full schedule at:  http://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/full-schedule-and-program-posted/

homepage: homepage: http://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/


Video: Abolishing The Police 28.May.2012 12:39

Ben Waiting (reposting)

 http://www.becausewemust.org/abolishing-the-police/

Video from one of the workshops @ The 3rd Annual Law and Disorder Conference that took place April 6-8th,


This is our first published workshop video from the 2012 Law and Disorder Conference in Portland, OR. We hope you enjoy this video, and the ones to come! For this video, Rose City Copwatch gives the workshop 'Abolishing The Police'. Watch a wonderful, thought provoking workshop discussion around the reasons why people believe we need the police in our society, and community alternatives to the police and how to put them into practice.

What are your thoughts?

What will need to change in the way our society functions if the police didn't exist? What are the first steps in achieving this? We would like to see a discussion form in the comment section on this post on the blog:  http://www.becausewemust.org/abolishing-the-police/

Thanks for watching!

MP3 file from Abolish The Police workshop 28.May.2012 15:41

Ben Waiting

 link to archive.org

this audio file is from the video file