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Weekly Calendar 10/5-10/10

Sakura Kelley Oct 5, 2010

TUE OCT 5
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15
BOOK LAUNCH: ECOLOGY AND SOCIALISM: SOLUTIONS TO CAPITALIST ECOLOGICAL CRISIS.
Author Chris Williams will discuss his new book, which argues that time still remains to save humanity and the planet, but only by building social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative changes in our economy, workplaces and infrastructure.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

WED OCT 6
7pm • Free
BOOKING READING/SIGNING: TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE GAZA INVASION BY NORMAN G. FINKELSTEIN
Finkelstein details the profound injustice of the Israeli assault on Gaza in this concise work that melds anger with cool analysis. Join him for a reading of this work, followed by a signing.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St
646-732-3261 • alwanforthearts.org

7pm • Free
DISCUSSION/SCREENING: THE STRUGGLE FOR AUTONOMY IN OAXACA: STATE REPRESSION AGAINST SAN JUAN COPALA
Join Friends of Brad Will, an independent journalist murdered by state paramilitaries in Oaxaca in 2006, along with guests from Movement for Justice in El Barrio, to learn more about San Juan Copala, including a short documentary and video message from residents of the autonomous municipality.
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN, ‘WHY ARE WE THERE?’
Join a discussion on the continuing U.S. occupation of Iraq and the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Featuring guest speakers include: Raed Jarrar, political consultant, Peace Action; Matt Southworth, Iraq War Veteran and FCNL campaign organizer; and Dahlia Wasfi, M.D., Iraqi-American physician and activist.
Romaita Auditorium, Iona College, 715 North Ave, New Rochelle
tdelgado@iona.edu • iona.edu

THU OCT 7
4pm • Free
DAY OF ACTION: DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION
On Oct. 7 there will be a citywide rally including students, educators, workers and community activists to defend public education at 4 p.m. at the Harlem State Office Building, followed by a march across Harlem, ending at the City College of New York. Rallies, teach-ins and sit-ins will take place at many City University of New York and State University of New York schools. Students at Brooklyn, Hostos, Hunter, Lehman, and Queens colleges and City College will conduct activities earlier in the day before joining the rally in Harlem.
Harlem State Office Building • 163 West 125th St
march4ny@gmail.com • defendeducation.org

8:30am • Free
BREAKFAST FORUM: A LABOR STRATEGY TO COUNTER THE ‘JOBLESS RECOVERY’
Listen to Leo Gerad, Intercational President of the United Steelworkers and William Spiggs, Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Dept. of Labor, over a light breakfast. RSVP to the contacts below.
The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, CUNY, 25 West 43rd St, 18th fl
212- 642-2029 • eloiza.morales@mail.cuny.edu6pm • Free
PANEL: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON POLICE TERRORISM AND DEATH PENALTY
Join speakers including, Jr Min of Information Pocc/Block Report Radio Host, Viola Plummer of the December 12th Movement, and Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X.
St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th St
nycjericho@gmail.com • jerichony.org

7:30pm • Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
BOOK PARTY: HOARACE CAMPBELL, BARACK OBAMA & 21ST CENTURY POLITICS
In his latest book, scholar-activist Horace Campbell shows the significance of the movement behind Barack Obama during his presidential campaign. He examines the networks that made the electoral victory possible and discusses the importance of self-organization and self-emancipation in politics.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brecht.org

FRI OCT 8
5pm • Free
PANEL: CHILD WELFARE FROM THE CRACK ERA TO AGE OF OBAMA
SEED by Radha Blank questions the current state of child welfare in America and how our children survive when they are neglected and abused. Come join Brecht for Surviving the System(s) as the panel of survivors, artists, child advocates and activists examine real stories of survival and finding hope when there is none. This event is co-sponsored by the NYC Hip Hop Theater Festival.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brecht.org

SAT OCT 9- MON OCT 11
All day • Free
WORK DAY: COOL ROOFS ENERGY SAVING 10:10
On October 9-11, Stop Oil! NYC is teaming up with the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, 350.org, and the 10:10 campaign to put on a huge NYC workday with the Cool Roofs program. You’ll be able to sign up for a morning or afternoon shift painting the black roof of a school white, saving massive amounts of energy, carbon emissions and education funding. Register at http://www.350.org/node/17719/. Contact organizers for locations.
stopoilnyc@gmail.com • 350.org

SUN OCT 10
1pm • Free
PROTEST: MACY’S FUR
This is when the Macy’s Fur Salon really pushes their cruelty with Columbus Day Weekend enticements to buy. Take the time to remind people about the true faces of fur.
Macy’s, 151 West 34th St
646-821-6651 • caafgroup.com

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