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(en) US, Yale, New Haven, CT. UPDATE for Next Stop Miami - Autonomous Festival For Humanity and Against the FTAA

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Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 23:47:00 +0200 (CEST)

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Northeast FTAA Consulta featuring Autonomous Social Movements Caravan and Dead Prez
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
<mailto:nhautonomists@yahoo.com>. Necessary logistics, like ride board,
maps, are up on the website http://www.gpjo.org/yale.htm

Fri, Oct 31
Registration / Dinner
Radical films / Party

Sat, Nov 1
Workshops, presentations, discussions, and creative performances on:
-positive examples of autonomous movements (eg Brazil, Argentina, squatters)
-art and resistance
-introduction to neoliberalism and Globalization 101
-militarism and the prison industrial complex
-corporatization and privatization
-the labor movement
-biotechnology and globalization
-history of direct action
-anarchism and anti-capitalism
-how to start a collective
-solidarity demos
-general affinity group and consensus
-direct action
-Organizing 101
Lunch / Gender Caucus
Workshops continued
Dinner / People of Color Caucus
Show featuring Cipher of Afropunk fame (http://www.afropunk.com
http://www.cipheronline.com), Ricanstruction
(Puerto Rican punk), Darren "Deicide"
Kramer (http://www.everreviledrecords.com), Lenelle Moise, Blackout Arts
Collective, Totus Cru (reggae), and Dead Prez (http://www.deadprez.com)

Sun, Nov 2
Update on what to expect in Miami
Update on previous consultas
Consulta continued

Participants include:
-Matt McLaughlin and others, Hartford Independent Media Center
-Brad Will, contributor to We are Everywhere
-Graciela Monteagudo, Argentina Autonomist Project
-Dan Firger and others, Rainforest Action Network and Global Exchange Stop
the FTAA Roadshow
-Kaitlin Nichols and others, Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
-David Graeber and Stevphen Shukaitis, 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
-Rafael Mutis and Kat Lo, Theater of the Oppressed
-Doyle Canning, Institute for Social Ecology
-Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research
-Barbara Fair, People Against Injustice
-Jonathan Wilson and others, Critical Resistance
-David Redmon, filmmaker of "Mardi Gras: Made in China" and "Kilometer
Zero: WTO in Cancun"
-Justin Ruben, skills trainer
-other skills trainers
-and of course the caravan.
From Argentina:
1. Nelida Argentina Jara (Neka)
Neka is an organizer with the Unemployed Workers Movement in Solano,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
More information: www.solano.mtd.org.ar
*Neka is on tour with Gracial Monteagudo, coordinator of the Argentina
Autonomista Project: http://www.autonomista.org
From Brazil:
1. Hiparidi Dzutsi'wa Top'Tiro
Hipa is a leader of the indigenous ethnic group, the Xavante, and
co-founder of the village Udzo'Uhu which is based on building
self-sufficiency and autonomy for the Xavante. He is also president of the
Associacao Wara--an organization based in Sao Paolo, Brazil which is
committed to the cultural survival of the Xavante.
More information : http://www.wara.org.br .
*Hipa is traveling with Daniela Batista Lima who is not Xavante but works
with the Associacao Wara and speaks not only Portuguese but Spanish and
English as well.
2. Alessandro Campos
Alessandro is a psychologist and works in the area of mental health and
education. He has been in the struggle "antimanicomial" for more than 20
years and is fighting for the end of psychiatric hospitals in Brazil. He
also participates in diverse educational projects with Acao Local por
Justica Global (Local Action for Global Justice) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Registration form:
To register, please send the following information to
nhautonomists@yahoo.com <mailto:nhautonomists@yahoo.com>.

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 <mailto: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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