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How Do We Uproot the System and Build a Better World?
Date Tuesday May 31
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
AK Press
674-A 23rd. St, Oakland
btwn MLK and San Pablo - near 19th St. BART and West Grand Exit of 80/980
All events at AK Press are wheelchair accessible.

Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
How Do We Uproot the System and Build a Better World?

An Evening of Ideas and Inspiration with contributors to the book Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Better World

**A benefit to reprint and distribute "Horizontalism: Popular Power in Argentina" to social movements in Argentina and across Latin America.**
(more info at end)

Featuring:
Marina Sitrin, Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, Patrick Reinsborough, Ramsey Kanaan, Rachel Neumann, Chris Crass, Jennifer Whitney, and David Solnit

Tuesday, May 31st - 7 PM
AK Press
674-A 23rd. St, Oakland
b/t MLK and San Pablo - near 19th St. BART and West Grand Exit of 80/980
All events at AK Press are wheelchair accessible.

MARINA SITRIN is the editor of "Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina," an oral account of the recent autonomous social movements in Argentina. Marina lived in Argentina for parts of the last two years, working closely with Argentine activists to create and distribute the book. Marina is a New York City-based activist, writer, popular educator, lawyer and dreamer. She is a cofounder of the Peoples' Law Collective and currently works with Woomera, a no borders immigrants' rights group.

ELIZABETH "BETITA" MARTINEZ is an inspiring and engaging organizer, activist, and thinker who has been key to chicana/o, women of color and
multiracial stuggles. She was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organizer during the civil rights movement, a pioneer in the women's liberation movement, and has worked as a community organizer in New Mexico and California.
She also cofounded and works with the Institute for Multi-Racial Justice and is the author of "500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures," "Viva La Causa," and "De Colores Means All Of Us."

PATRICK REINSBOROUGH is the cofounder of the SmartMeme Training and Strategy Project, spent four years as the organizing director of the Rainforest Action Network, and is a longtime grassroots organizer, campaigner, and media
strategist who has worked on issues including forest protection, police brutality, peace in Northern Ireland, indigenous rights, and numerous local and
global environmental justice struggles.

RAMSEY KANAAN was a working class community organizer in Scotland who help initiate and organize the successful Poll Tax Rebellion (which was key in toppling Margaret Thatcher), and is the founder and a collective member of AK Press.

RACHEL NEUMANN is an activist who has worked in Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement, the Rights & Liberties editor of AlterNet, a writer, a mother and the editor of "Anti-Capitalism: A Field Guide to the Global
Justice Movement."

CHRIS CRASS is an organizer with Catalyst Project, a center for political education and movement building that focuses on anti-racist strategies based in left/radical leadership development, strengthening grassroots fighting
organizations, and multiracial alliance building.

JENNIFER WHITNEY is an activist and writer who has covered popular rebellions in Bolivia, Mexico, and Argentina, and is the co-editor of "We Are Everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anticapitalism." She is co founder of the Infernal Noise Brigade, and a health care worker involved in the Black Cross Health Collective in Portland, and
organizes clinics and street medic teams for direct actions.

DAVID SOLNIT is the editor of "Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World," both an organizing-inspiration manual and an articulation of the new radicalism (http://www.globalizeliberation.org). David is a puppeteer and co-founder of Art and Revolution, and a longtime activist in the direct action, global justice, anti-war, environmental justice, and community
struggles. He is currently organizing with the People Powered Strategy Project and the GI resistance support group, Courage to Resist.

**The book, "Horizontalism: Popular Power in Argentina" was printed in Argentina at a re-occupied worker controlled printshop and has been
used widely across Argentina and Latin America for popular education about "horizontalidad," the hopeful new radicalism that has emerged in Argentina and across the globe. It is an oral account by on-the-ground activists and thinkers
involved in the ongoing popular rebellion that toppled the goverment, forced the non-payment of their IMF debt and has changed day-to-day life for millions of Argentines. The English version will be published in English in the coming year.
"Horizontalism in Argentina," an article drawn from the book, can be read at:
http://www.leftturn.org/Articles/Viewer.aspx?id=447&type=w
Added to the calendar on Monday May 30th, 2005 2:15 PM

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