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(en) [pga] Life Despite Capitalism* (outside the ESF in London) and other PGA linked stuff

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>(Olivier De Marcellus elviejo-A-greenmail.ch)
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2004 20:16:45 +0200 (CEST)

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Hello! This is definitely going to be the year of a radical counter-attack at
the ESF. The "horizontal" space organised outside is really going to be
full of strong, significant initiatives:
Rising Tide demo and assembly, First Assembly of the Precariat in
Europe, the Dissent network organising the next G8 (while the ESF heads
in their green room will still be concocting a "call" for the end of
ESF...), Indymedia present in force, an Estafette meeting, another on
the nutty idea of going to Nepal PGA in a caravan.... and a whole process of
plenaries and discussions on Commons, communities and alternatives to
capitalism struggling within it today, called Life Despite Capitalism.

Below is the program for Life Despite Capitalism (a discussion that we
wanted to have already in Belgrade, but which we didn't finally have
time for. ) The workshops on workplaces and the one confronting
indigenous experiences and visions / autonomous initiatives in the
North should be particularly interesting. The website will only be
working in a few days, but many of the texts are already on

See you soon, I hope!


Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October.
London School of Economics.

Old Building (first plenary) and Clement House (workshops and final
plenary). Aldwych.
(Holborn tube, central line)

For more detailed information, see http://www.lifedespitecapitalism.org
(in few days!) <http://www.lifedespitecapitalism.org/>

Life Despite Capitalism is a project/forum to approach the question of
alternatives to capitalism in the here and now not "after capitalism"
has been abolished. This means a capacity to do and relate to each
other, in ways rooted in dignity, respect and common access to resources.

Confirmed speakers and participants include:

Jake Black, Reverend D. Wayne Love AKA, George Caffentzis, Mariarosa
Dalla Costa, Massimo De Angelis Olivier De Marcellus, Ana Dinnerstein,
Viviane Gonik, David Graeber, Andrej Grubacic, John Holloway, John
Jordan, JJ King, Nolasco Mamani, Sandro Mezzadra, Mercedes Moya, Jai
Sen, Steven Shukaitis, Matthias Studer, Gavin Sullivan, Peter Waterman,
from groups and networks such as Leeds May Day group, Globalisation from
Below, Alabama 3, Mute magazine, Greenpepper magazine, Proceso de
Communidades Negras (Colombia), Transform-Italy, Tavolo-migranti, The
Commoner, Global Roots, Peoples's Global Action, Consejo Indio de Sud
America (CISA), Indymedia, Action populaire contre la mondialisation,
COBAS, Centre for the Study of Global Ethics . . .and many others . . .


SATURDAY 16 October 2004

9:30 - 12:30 Initial PLENARY: Talks on power, commons, excesses,
participatory democracy and networks and presentation of workshops (Old
Building/Old theatre, Houghton street).

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 "Roots" (Clement House): in these six workshops we will
discuss the various experiences of commons, of reclaiming powers and
constituting communities:· Virtual Commons (Room D106): gift
and free software, communication, enclosure of freeware.

· "Public Services" as commons (Room D109): experiences and
visions in transport, education, health.

· Food as commons (Room D111): reclaiming the food we eat,
agriculture, and fishery.

· Workplace commons (Room D206): struggles of precarious
workers, creative work, labour internationalism and solidarity.

· Free movement as commons (Room D209): migrants as political
subjects, patterns of solidarity within and across communities.

· Commons "outside" capitalism (Room D211): indigenous
experiences and visions / autonomous initiatives in the North.

16:30-18: 30 "Swarm" (Clement House): Five workshops recombining
participants, cross pollinating along themes of "powers" (Room D109),
"commons" (Room D111), "networks, (Room D206), "democracies" (Room D209)
and "creative excesses" (Room D211).

SUNDAY 17 October 2004

9:30 -12:30 Final PLENARY (Hong Kong theatre) Reports back from
workshops by both invited speakers and participants and proposals for
future initiatives.
* Ed. Note: An antiauthoritarian anticapitalist
initiative as counter thing to the ESF

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