[act-ma] 11/4 About MA's Coal; 11/8 Zibechi - "Dispersing Power"

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Mon Nov 1 12:59:44 PDT 2010


Two important events--one on Colombia & Coal; the other on Social
Movements & the State--follow up on our successful forum on Climate
Change with representatives from Bolivia and Venezuela (we'll post the
video soon). Both events are at encuentro 5. Visit the website
[http://www.encuentro5.org] for directions, more details and other
interesting event info (especially, this weekend's meeting of the War
Resisters' League).

1.José Brito: A Coal Miner Speaks! (http://www.encuentro5.org/home/node/162)

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. José Brito formerly
worked at the Cerrejon mine in Colombia. He is a trade unionist
representing thousands of workers at giant surface strip-mines. The
Drummond and Cerejon mines produce 90% of Colombian coal exports.
These help fire Massachusetts' Salem and Somerset electrical
generating plants in addition to other generating stations in the
United States. A growing US network acts in solidarity with the unions
and communities surrounding the mines. The latter have been severely
and negatively impacted by the mines. This event will connect you with
the coal miners and their allies in Eastern Massachusetts. [see below
for other events with José]

2. Raúl Zibechi: Dispersing Power (http://www.encuentro5.org/home/node/164)

Monday, November 8, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Join Uruguayan
activist-intellectual and journalist, Raúl Zibechi, for a wide-ranging
conversation about social movements and social change. The point of
departure is his latest work, Dispersing Power: Social Movements as
Anti-State Forces. It considers the largely indigenous social
movements organizing in El Alto, Bolivia that both brought Evo Morales
to state power and continue their challenges to the state. This event
is co-sponsored with Boston Bolivarianos, the Boston May Day
Committee,the Global Economic Alternatives Network and the journal
Socialism and Democracy.

Other events with José Brito:

Thursday, Nov. 4.

3:00 pm Centro Presente radio, 1600 AM
7:00 pm, public talk at Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave. (Chinatown), Boston

Friday, Nov. 5.

7:00 pm, public talk (in Spanish), Iglesia de Dios, Union and Chestnut St., Lynn

Sunday Nov. 7

2:00 pm, public talk (in Spanish), St. Patrick Church, 282 Suffolk St., Lowell
7:00 pm “The Real Cost of Coal: Colombia to Salem,” First Church in
Salem, 316 Essex St., Salem

Monday Nov. 8

11:00 am, public talk, Sullivan Bldg 109, Salem State College
3:30 pm, public talk, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Mugar 231,
Tufts University

Tues. Nov. 9.

1:00 pm, public talk, Robert Rabin Lecture Hall, UMass Boston
Evening, Brown University event

Wed. Nov. 10.

2:00 pm, Ithaca College

Thurs. Nov. 11.

7:00 pm, public talk, International Affairs Building 901, Columbia
University, NYC

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