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|Occupy Forum Presents: Rootstrikers--- Getting At the Heart Of the Problem|
|Date||Monday March 11|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street. BART on mission and 16th. MUNI 14 and 49|
Occupy Forum presents:
GETTING AT THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM-
FROM HOUSING TO GLOBAL WARMING, FROM INCOME INEQUITY TO A DEMOCRACY OF AND FOR THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE ELITE, ALL ROADS LEAD TO “ROME.”
Rootstrikers is a nonpartisan organization of activists founded in 2011 by Lawrence Lessig following the success of his book Republic: Lost. We believe that we cannot make progress on any issue until we address the root problem of our corrupt system of campaign finance and special interest lobbying. Corruption is our issue.
Aaron Lifshin is an activist, manager and software professional. He has lived in the Soviet Union, the East Coast, the UK and now makes his home in San Francisco. Aaron has been a dedicated Rootstriker since 2012.
“Our government is corrupt. Not corrupt in any criminal sense. But corrupt in a perfectly legal sense: special interests bend the levers of power to benefit them at the expense of the rest of us. Both parties are part of the problem. Both have become dependent upon the campaign funding of the tiniest slice of the American people — not to mention the funding of corporations and other non-citizens. That dependency is this corruption.
Only the people can force lasting change on this broken system. And that change begins with understanding: The people must recognize that corruption is not just one among many important problems. Corruption is the root problem, that makes solving the others so difficult.
As Henry David Thoreau wrote — "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." — so will we practice. Our aim is to recruit teachers — citizens from every part of society who will work with us to spread the recognition of the corrupting influence of money, and help us build the movement to reform it.”
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum continues Monday, March 11th from 6 - 9 pm
Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street
Time will be allotted for Q&A and discussion.
Global Exchange 2nd floor (#200 on keypad) near Mission and 16th BART. Donations to Occupy Forum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!