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Indypendent Staff Oct 28

GentrificationpinataThe NYC Encuentro for Dignity and Against Gentrification was held in East Harlem
on Oct. 21. The gathering was organized by the Movimiento para Justicia en el Barrio
and was attended by anti-gentrification activists from around the city. It concluded
with children breaking open the Neoliberal Gentrification Pi ñ ata.
PHOTO: RJ MACCANI

MON OCT 29
7pm • Free
MEETING: Planning for the Spring 2008 NYC Cuban 5 Organizers’ Conference. Sponsored by Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5. Hunter College East Building, Ctr for Puerto Rican Studies, 14th Fl, Rm 1441 • 718-601-4751, freethecuban5.com

WED OCT 31
7:30pm • $7-10
DISCUSSION: “NO! G8 ACTION – THE JAPANESE LEFT ORGANIZES FOR THE 2008 ANTI-G8 PROTEST,”
with Go Hirasawa & Sabu Kohso. Sponsored by New SPACE. TRS Inc Professional Suite, 44 E 32nd St, 11th Fl • 800-377-6183, new-space.mahost.org

THU NOV 1
6:30-8:30pm • Free
FILM SCREENING: “A LITTLE BIT OF SO MUCH TRUTH (UN POQUITO DE TANTA VERDAD).”
The NYC premiere of this film on the summer 2006 popular uprising in Oaxaca. A collaboration between Corrugated Films and Mal de Ojo TV. The movie documents the people’s takeover of various media outlets in order to coordinate the movement. Filmmaker Jill Freidberg will be present. St. Marks Church, 131 E 10th St (at Second Ave), info@corrugate.org • corrugate.org

6pm-9pm -. $10/$7 Lehman students
BENEFIT: “BLACKOUT: STOP THE JENA.CIDE
W/Immortal Technique. Proceeds to Jena 6 Defense Fund. Sponsored by Lehman College Black Studies Dept, LEO, Amnesty Int’l & Club RAVE. Lovinger Theater, 250 Bedford Pk Bvd W, Bronx. • Contact: Lamont, 914-620-4708, T’helah, 845-803-2520, Carla, 347-668-7109, or Student Life Bldg, rm 205A.

FRI NOV 2
5:30-8:30pm • Free
FILM SCREENING: “A LITTLE BIT OF SO MUCH TRUTH.” See Nov 1.
100 Washington Sq East, Rm 714 • Photo ID required to enter building.

FRI NOV 2 THRU FRI NOV 9
ACTION: “JOBS FOR ALL WEEK.” Organize local activities, educational events at community centers, universities & union halls. Informational picket lines & rallies at employment offices on 11/2, 1st FRI of month, the day the Dept of Labor releases unemployment figures.  Sponsor: National Jobs for All Coalition. Info: Logan Martinez, Miami Valley Full Employment Council, 937-275-7259 • americassafetynet@hotmail.com • njfac.org

SAT NOV 3
12-2pm • Free
ACTION: “STEP IT UP” RALLY FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
Say no to coal and yes to green jobs! Rally with local leaders & activists, music, art & more. Volunteers needed. Washington Sq. Park • volunteers@seaofpeople.org stepitup2007.org

SAT & SUN NOV 3 & 4
10am • $10/$15
CONFERENCE: “ANNUAL NE SOCIALIST CONFERENCE”
featuring workshops, lectures, plenary sessions, performances and more by Anthony Arnove, Jeremy Scahill, Sharon Smith, Dave Zirin, Son of Nun, Melida Arredondo, Adrienne Kinne, Deepa Kumar, Yusef Salaam and others. Sponsored by Int’l Socialist Org, Ctr for Economic Research & Social Change, Int’l Socialist Review, Haymarket Books and Socialist Worker. Columbia Univ., Int’l Affairs Bldg, Altschul Auditorium, Rm 417, street level, 116th St & Amsterdam Ave • 646-452-8662, nesocialistconference.net

MON NOV 5
7-9pm • Free
TALK: “POST-CARBON CITIES” with author Daniel Lerch. Sponsered by Sierra Club NYC & NY Divinity School. John St. Church, 44 John St • postcarboncities.net

WED NOV 7
6pm • Free
FILM SCREENING: “A LITTLE BIT OF SO MUCH TRUTH.” See Nov 1. At Cantor Film Center, 36 E 8th St.
THU NOV 8
7:30 pm • Donation
PLAY: “ANTIWAR EXPRESSIONS: A poetic rhythmic journey from Queens to Borinquen to Baghdad.” Written and performed by Ollin Imagination, with music by Amaru. Discussion afterwards. Trinity Lutheran Church, W. 100th St. and Amsterdam Ave.

6:30 pm • Free
Talk : “Mongrels , Bastards , Orphans & Vagabonds : Mexican Immigration & the Future of Race in America .” Author Gregory Rodriguez examines the complexities of heritage & of the racial synthesis — mestizaje — that has defined the Mexican people since the Spanish conquest. Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 E 7th St (btw 3rd & 4th Aves). Info: 212-353-4158 jolene@cooper.edu • cooper.edu

THU NOV 8-THU NOV 15
Screenings: $11 general/$9 JCC & Symphony Space members
1ST ANNUAL “OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL”
showcasing the lives, images, voices & stories of Muslim, Christian, Druze & Bedouin Israelis with films, filmmakers, panel discussions, photo exhibits & more. At various locations • 646-505-5708 • info@otherisrael.org otherisrael.org

Next Issue November 16.