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Title: OccupyForum Above the Law: High Crimes of International Financiers
START DATE: Monday April 15
TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
Global Exchange, 2017 Mission at 16th Street, 2nd Floor
Event Type: Panel Discussion
OccupyForum
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Monday, April 15th, from 6:00 - 9 pm at Global Exchange.
2017 Mission at 16th Street, 2nd Floor
(press 200 to be buzzed in)
Across from the16th Street BART Station.


Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues!

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Above the Law:
High Crimes of International Financiers
and the Neoliberal Connection

with Jane Smith and Niels Hahn

Today, we find ourselves in a world where financiers seem to be above justice.

Occupy Bay Area United (OBAU) member Jane Smith will be examining in depth three financial situations: Goldman Sachs vs. Overstock.com, theft from accounts at MFGlobal, and the most recent confiscation from accounts in Cyprus.

Jane Smith has been an Occupy activist for over a year with the Ideological Liberation Working Group (ILWG), with a focus on Wall Street. She is trained in mathematics and economics, and and can help with education efforts concerning finance and banking.

As the current economic crisis deepens, tensions between working people and the wealthy are increasing. Academics, politicians, and civil society groups need to focus on the root causes of the crisis, in order to find solutions to bring about a more sustainable economic system.

Niels Hahn will provide an introduction to neoliberalism. which some define as a political and economic system that concentrates power and wealth in the hands of a relatively small elite. He will provide suggestions on what he believes the Occupy Movement can do to promote a peaceful transition to a new economic order.

Niels is convening and teaching courses on war, conflict, and development at the University of London with particular focus on international political economy and class struggle. He has previously worked as a non-medical coordinator for Medecines Sans Frontiers/Doctors without Borders (MSF) in countries such as Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Liberia, Somalia, and Sudan/Darfur.

Time will be allotted for Q&A, discussion and announcements.
Tonight, we will save time to talk about affinity groups for upcoming actions.
2017 Mission at 16th Street, 2nd Floor

(To be buzzed in, wait for screen prompts, then press 200)

Donations to OccupyForum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!




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