[act-ma] 3/19: “Building a Society from Below” w/ Chomsky, Julio Chavez and Michael Albert at MIT

omar sierra omarsierra.ven at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 19:14:11 PDT 2009


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>   *The Consulates of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston and
> New York *
>
> *invites you to a Panel & Discussion:*
>
> *BUILDING A SOCIETY FROM *
>
> *BELOW*
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> *With:*
>
> *-Noam Chomsky: *American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist,
> political activist, author, and lecturer. Known as the father of modern
> linguistics, this libertarian socialist is one of the most prolific writers
> in the U.S. Prof. Chomsky is an Institute Professor Emeritus and Professor
> Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT.
>
> *-Julio Chávez: *Political activist, journalist and electronic engineer.
> As Mayor of Torres Municipality of Venezuela (2004-2008), Julio radically
> transformed the local government system by promoting citizens' participation
> in all decision making, encouraging the creation of hundreds of Communal
> Councils which now control their Municipality budget and planning. In 2008,
> President Hugo Chávez appointed Julio to serve in the Presidential
> Commission on Communal Power.
> http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/2359
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> *-Michael Albert.* MIT graduate, economist, lecturer, writer and longtime
> political and social activist. Michael co-founded Z Magazine and South End
> Press, and is co-editor of Znet. Michael is a recognized advocate for
> democratic participatory economy planning, authoring sixteen books on the
> subject, including “Parecon: Life After Capitalism”.
>
> *Moderator:* Gregory Wilpert, writer and editor of Venezuelanalysis.com
>
> Thursday March 19th, 7:00 pm
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>
>
> *Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
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> Room 34-101, located at 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge
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> *
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> *
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> *SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS** (In formation): The Western Hemisphere Project
> at MIT, ZNet, MLK Bolivarian Circle of Boston, Venezuelanalysis.com, July 26
> **th** Coalition.*
>
> *For more information or to endorse this event please send e-mail to: **
> info.venezuela.event at gmail.com** *
>
> **Open to the Public* Activists, social scientists, students, faculty
> members, and everyone concerned about social justice and citizens'
> empowerment is encouraged to attend.*
>
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