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(en) US, New Haven, CT, US: Oct 31-Nov 2, Festival Against FTAA + NE Consulta

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Date Wed, 8 Oct 2003 09:02:44 +0200 (CEST)

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NEXT STOP, MIAMI! Autonomous Festival For Humanity and Against the FTAA
Northeast FTAA Consulta When: Oct 31 to Nov 2, 2003 Where: Yale, New Haven, CT
Why: Because we are everywhere. There is a new left on the rise, a left
that seeks to change the world without taking power, a left that is almost
invisible to the gaze of the corporate media and that has been pushed to
the periphery of events such as the World Social Forum: the autonomous
left. We seek to make the invisible visible. We are part of a network of
solidarity around a caravan of representatives from autonomous social
movements in Brazil and Argentina. We are here to build connections and
solidarity between local and global movements for justice, and to learn
from their examples. Come learn about the consequences of the neoliberal
agenda (“the new colonialism”), the positive alternatives that have emerged
to challenge corporate globalization (“the most inspiring popular movement
since the Zapatistas”), and network, train, plan, and strategize for the
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Ministerial in Miami (Nov 17 to 21).
We can shut it down!

How: Food and housing will be provided. All housing will be with students
and community members, and all food will be vegan/vegetarian. We are
requesting a sliding scale $5 to $10 donation to cover food costs. Please
send registration form (at very end) to nhautonomists@yahoo.com. Necessary
logistics, like ride board, maps, etc, will be up soon on the website
http:// www.gpjo.org/yale.htm.

Fri, Oct 31
Registration / Dinner
Show featuring political folk singer/songwriter David Rovics (http://
www.davidrovics.com), blues musician Darren “Deicide” Kramer (http://
www.everreviledrecords.com), and others

Sat, Nov 1
Workshops, presentations, discussions, and creative performances on:
-positive examples of autonomous movements (eg Brazil, Argentina,
-art and resistance
-introduction to neoliberalism and Globalization 101
-militarism and the prison industrial complex
-corporatization and privatization
-the labor movement
-the eco-globalization movement
-history of direct action
-anarchism and anti-capitalism
-how to start a collective
-solidarity demos
Lunch / Gender Caucus
Workshops continued
Update on what to expect in Miami and Miami action strategy
Dinner / People of Color Caucus
Show featuring Cipher of Afropunk fame (http://www.afropunk.com, http://
www.cipheronline.com) and others

Sun, Nov 2
Trainings on:
-general affinity group and consensus
-direct action
-Organizing 101
Lunch / Queer Caucus
Spokescouncil and strategy consulta for the FTAA meetings in Miami

Participants include:
-Autonomous Social Movements Caravan (http://www.autonomista.org) with
Nelida Argentina Jara, Unemployed Workers Movement, Buenos Aires; Martin
Krymkiewicz, popular assembly Colegiales, Buenos Aires; Carlos Acuna,
worker-run Zanon Factory, Buenos Aires; Manoel Inacio do Nascimento,
autonomous land-based agroecology movement, Ceara; and Giulius Czsari G.
Apr’gio, ethnologist with Guarani Indians, Sao Paulo (http://
-Argentina Autonomist Project
-Rainforest Action Network and Global Exchange Stop the FTAA Roadshow
-Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
-Planetary Alternatives Network (PAN)
-Immanuel Wallerstein, founder of World Systems Theory
-Sandro Mezzadra, editor of Italian autonomous magazine Derive Approdi -Seth
Tobocman, Artist of “World War III Illustrated”
-John Farris, Poet with Bullet Space
-and many more!

Registration form:
To register, please send the following information to

First Name:
Last Name:
School and/or Organization, if applicable:
Housing (choose one): 1. Crash Housing
2. Making Your Own Arrangements
Food (choose one): 1. I want food (sliding scale $5 to $10 donation)
2. I will take care of my own food
Food Preference (choose one): 1. Vegan
2.Vegetarian or not Vegan

Contact nhautonomists@yahoo.com or 610-207-4627 for more information, if
you have concerns, or if you would like to be involved in the planning of
this. Our website: http:// www.gpjo.org/yale.htm

See you in November: in New Haven or Miami!

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