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How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World
Date Tuesday August 30
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
The Center for Political Education
522 Valencia Street
(at 16th, West side, towards 17th), San Francisco
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorThe Center for Political Education
The Center for Political Education presents:

Globalize Liberation;
How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World
Betita Martinez, Starhawk, David Solnit & Chris Carlsson

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 7:00 pm
522 Valencia Street
(at 16th, West side, towards 17th), San Francisco

We live in an era of a new radicalism, a worldwide challenge to global empire that has inspired millions to flood the streets in resistance and to take action in their own communities. This movement of movements is gaining momentum, even in the face of post-9/11 repression and war. All over the world, people are rebelling against the rule of the few who are intent on concentrating profit and power.

Hear four of the authors of essays in the provocative anthology, Globalize Liberation, discuss the new radicalism, examples of effective action and practical tools for everyone to use.

Betita Martinez will speak on some of the issues raised in her essay on Racism: U.S. Creation Myth and Its Premise Keepers. She has been a Chicana antiracist activist since 1960 and is director of the Institute for Multi Racial Justice.

Starhawk is a longtime direct, ecological, peace and global justice organizer and author of Webs of Power; Notes from the Global Uprising and The Fifth Sacred Thing.

Chris Carlsson will speak on "Radical Politics: Assuming We Refuse, Let’s Refuse to Assume." He helped launch "Critical Mass" bicycle activism and cofounded Processed World Magazine.

David Solnit, editor of the anthology is the author of the essay "The New Radicalism: Uprooting the System and Building A Better World." He is a veteran of mass direct-action organizing and is currently working to popularize a people power strategy to stop the Iraq war and occupation. .

The Center for Political Education: building strong movements and the left through education, analysis, theory and activism. Unless otherwise noted, all events are at The Center for Political Education at 522 Valencia Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco (near 16th Street, one block from the 16th and Mission St. BART Station) $5 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

For more information, call 415-431-1918 or e-mail

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