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This is an archive of past events, although it is not inclusive, there are some excellent links to organizations that are organizing/have organized/will continue to organize excellent events/conferences and actions. The most recent events will be added to the bottom of this list, oldest events are at the top.

  • International Association for Feminist Economics Summer Conference
    June 17-19, 1999, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~femec/

  • A Day Of Protest, Action, And Carnival In Financial Centres Across The Globe
    June 18th 1999

  • World Economy, Ecology & Development (WEED) (same time as G8)
    June 18-20, 1999, Köln (Cologne), Germany
    Contact: Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 13, weed@bonn.comlink.apc.org

      Suite 3C, 777 U.N. Plaza
      New York, NY 10017
      fax 212-972-9878

  • 1999 Women's Conference Against APEC
    June 19th-20th 1999, Wellington, New Zealand
    The Conference is sponsored by the APEC Monitoring Group, Box 50 216, Porirua, New Zealand, Fax: (04) 237 8157 clothing.union@clear.net.nz

  • 5th International Interdisciplinary Environmental Assn Conference
    23-26 June 1999, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's National Congress
    June 23-27, 1999, Webster University, Webster Groves (near St. Louis), Missouri, USA

  • An International Interdisciplinary Conference Exploring the Relationship between the Personal and the Planetary
    June 24-28, 1999, Findhorn Bay, Near Inverness, Scotland

  • General Assembly follow-up to the Population Conference
    June 30th -July 2nd 1999, ICPD UNGASS, New York, USA

  • Webmasters Invitational Working Group
    July 10-11 1999, at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA, USA
      1230 Market Street, Suite 517, San Francisco, CA 94102
      voicemail 415-436-0123
      fax 415-621-7790

  • International Simulations and Games Association conference (ISAGA 99)
    12-16 July 1999, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    `Anticipating the Unexpected'. Sub-theme: `Futures Studies and Crisis/contingency/emergency management'

  • History of Economic Thought Society of Australia, Twelth Conference
    July 14-16, 1999, The Australian National University; Canberra, Australia
    Contact: Dr. Grant Fleming, Convenor, Grant. Fleming@anu.edu.au. For information, send the message "info HES" to lists@eh.net

  • The "August Gathering", Strategies to Transform the Global Economy
    August 12-15, 1999, Los Gatos, California, USA
    Organizer -- Carol Brouillet e-mail: cbrouillet@igc.org

    August 19-21, 1999, Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

  • Union for Radical Political Economics 31st Summer Conference -- Political Economy, the Environment, and Economic Crisis
    August 21-24, 1999, Camp Chinqueka, Conn. USA

  • The Second People's Global Action Conference
    August 23-26, 1999, Bangalore, India
    there will be a series of exposure trips (15th-19th and 27th-31st August) to rural areas where important struggles are taking or have taken place.
    Contact: pga@agp.org. Soon to be at http://www.agp.org/

    A Conference to critique APEC's misguided direction &develop positive models for people & earth-centered development
    September 7th - 9th, 1999, Auckland, New Zealand
    Speakers include: Walden Bello, Jeanette Fitzsimmons, Hazel Henderson, Sohail Inayatullah, Sir Paul Reeves, Pita Sharples, Sukhi Turner, Marilyn Waring & Marion Wood

    September 23 - 26, 1999 (Thursday - Sunday) Washington, DC, USA
    The 50 Years Is Enough Network's fourth national conference, held just before Finance Ministers from around the world gather in Washington to attend the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF.
    50 Years Is Enough, 1247 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
    phone: (202) 463-2265; fax: (202) 544-9359

  • The March of The Americas- Organized by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign
    October 1st- November 1st, through the east coast, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City to the United Nations, USA

  • Conference on Gender and Rural Transformations in Europe: Past, Present and Future Prospects
    October 14-17, 1999 World Rural Women's Day, Wageningen, the Netherlands
    Contact: Margreet van der burg, Conference Coordinator, Dept. of gender Studies in Agriculture, Hollandseweg 1,6706 KN Wageningen, the Netherlands
    Tel: ++31-317-483374 Fax: ++31-317-485477

  • Eco-Conference
    October 15-17, 1999 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA
    Organized by the Center for Campus Organizing. This link will take you to their calendar of events:

  • A Matter of Mind Part 1- Consciousness, Biology, Living Systems
    October 15-17, 1999 Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Contact- Tahdi Blackstone
    Phone:818-754-4480 & 818-888-6004
    http:// www.noetic.org/

  • A Matter of Mind Part 2- Consciousness, Physics, Energy
    October 22-24, 1999 Sacramento, CA, USA
    Contact-Bob & Carol Blackstone
    Phone- 916-369-2303
    http://www calweb.com/~sacions/

  • First International S.U.R.G.E. (Students United for a Responsible Global Environment) Conference
    October 22-24, 1999, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA
      Speakers include- Michael Parenti, Michel Chossodovsky, Gail Phares, Bob Bowman
      Workshops include: Military Industrail Complex, Global Warming, Jubilee 2000, Women's Leadership in Social Movements, Cuba/USA Relations, Unionization
      Contact Dennis Markatos dmarkato@email.unc.edu
      Phone: 919-914-0134

  • Challenges of Globalization
    October 28-29, 1999, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Committing to Peace and Justice: Generation to Generation
    October 28th - November 1st 1999, Radisson Hotel, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
      Initiated by the Midwest Institute for Social Transformation, brings together nationally known activists and youthful leaders beginning with a concert with Utah Phillips and ending with a civil disobedience demonstration at Alliant Techsystems, major producer of depleted uranium shells. Combining panels with music, poetry, comedy to nurture the movement.
        Contact: Committing to Peace Conference
        1292 Nile Avenue
        St. Paul, MN 55116

    • Visionary Solutions to Restoring the Earth
      October 29-31, 1999, Marin Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
        CHI/Bioneers Conference
        826 Camino de Monte Rey, #A6
        Santa Fe, NM 87505
        tel: (505) 986-0366
        fax: (505) 986-1644
        toll free: 1 877 BIONEER
        email: contactus@bioneers.org

    • A Movement For The Next Millennium: Launching The Student Alliance To Reform Corporations -- STARC
      November 5-7, 1999, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
      http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/studentsforchange e-mail Josh Glasstetter at jag36@cornell.edu or http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/planningandstrategy/

    • Coordinating Challenges to Corporate Globalization National Conference
      November 12-14, 1999, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    • Your Money or Your Life Workshop with Vicki Robin
      November 13, 1999, via satellite, USA

    • Mobilization Against The World Trade Organisation (WTO)
      November 27th- December 3, 1999, Seattle, Washington, USA
        The Coordinator of the Washington Fair Trade Campaign has set up a toll-free number: 1-877-STOP-WTO to find hospitable lodging from citizens. The International Forum on Globalization http://www.ifg.org is planning a Globalization teach-in the weekend prior to the Ministerial. Our allies to the North, the Council of Canadians (604) 688-8846, are planning to mobilize in Vancouver for a conference immediately prior to the Ministerial and then proceed to Seattle. Peoples Global Action will dispatch delegations - including a caravan across North America.

      December 6 to 11, 1999, Belem Do Para, Brazil
        "EZLN Endorsement-
        A message has reached us from the Brazilian Amazon. The echo comes from the Andes and Patagonia. The winds carry it from the waters of the Caribbean. The drums in North America repeat it, and swift messages cross Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile. The voices rise up from the mines in Bolivia, the same from under the heights of Macchu Pichu. They are singing it in Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Nicaragua makes it a poem, and in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama it is a serious manifesto. The Antilles are dancing it. The word goes out from the Amazon, and begins to move throughout all of America, and in all the towns they are preparing for long trips, like those undertaken from sorrow to hope. And from all the continents of the American continent, from all the worlds they inhabit, men and women begin moving.
        What is the reason for this continental chaos? A new measure by the International Monetary Fund? Another meeting of Chiefs who are not Chiefs, of States that are not States? A soccer match? No, the reason is an invitation. From dignified Brazil, Belem is calling us to the:
        It will be in Belem Do Para from December 6 to 11, 1999.
        And so I am just letting you know: the America of the dignified resistance, of the committed struggle, of the foolish hope, she who is forgotten by everyone but herself, turns now to Brazil. And we are going there as well. If the piranhas of imperialism do not hold us up too much, we will disembark in Belem in the dawning of December. We will not be taking much baggage, just, perhaps, what is necessary in order for us to repeat, in the Brazilian Amazon, that, against Neoliberalism and for Humanity, we are struggling here today so that in all of America, for everyone, there might be...
        Vale. Salud, and all the winds and all the boats are now bound for: Belem Do Para, Brazil.
        Subcomandante insurgente Marcos"
      Contact: Harry Cleaver hmcleave@eco.utexas.edu

      There is a break in this, not because nothing was happening, but because my website was down for over two months, and it is disheartening to maintain a calendar when no one can see it!!!

    • One Day In Peace, January 1, 2000
      January 1, 2000, The Earth
      The United Nations has invited the world to create One Day In Peace, January 1, 2000 as the beginning of the International Year for the Culture of Peace!
      A Global Peace Meditation:

    • Interdisciplinary Internet Colloquium on Corporate Being and Life on Earth
      March 3-20, 2000 , Online- The Internet- Global
        BIG BODY HEURISTICS Are Corporate Bodies Really Alive? (Are they now Earth's dominant species?)

        Living System Perspectives on Corporate Evolution, Anatomy and Eco-Social Pathologies

        Participants include: John Perry BARLOW, Joan BAVARIA, Ernest CALLENBACH, Frijof CAPRA, Noam CHOMSKY, Kevin DANAHER, Charles DERBER, Ronnie DUGGER, Richard GROSSMAN, Randy HAYES, Hazel HENDERSON, Dave HENSON, Mae Wan HO, Josh KARLINER, David KORTEN, Frances Moore LAPPE, James Grier MILLER, Ralph NADER, John RENSENBRINK, Howard RHEINGOLD, Kirkpatrick SALES, Robert WEISMAN, David Sloan WILSON


    • Second Water Forum and Ministerial Conference
      March 16-22, 2000, The Hague, the Netherlands
      http://www.worldwaterforum.org/ .

    • Climates of Change Congress-"Mapping the Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future"
      March 19-22, 2000 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    • Biodevastation 2000
      March 24-26, 2000, Boston, Massachussett, U.S.A.
        A Teach-In to inform people about the dangers of genetic engineering and the corporate take-over of the world's food supply and to work on building a broad based movement to fight corporate control. The Teach-in will coincide with the annual conference of the biotech industry in Boston called Bio 2000. There will be a protest rally at Copley Square in Boston at 1:00 PM on Sunday, March 26, and some are planning direct actions.
        http://www. peoplesearth.org

    • 2000 Socialist Scholars Conference
      March 31, April 1-2, 2000, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, USA
        "Rockin' the Boat: Building Coalitions for the New Century- highlights the possibilities of the 21st century that challenge the power of capital and build a more egalitarian and just society if we embrace diversity...

    • The first Millennium Global People's Assembly
      April 2 - 8, 2000, Apia, Samoa

    • Mobilization Against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund
      April 9 - 17, 2000 Washington D.C., U.S.A.
        The movement for global economic justice in the U.S., which has been building for years, had its coming-out party in Seattle at the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meetings. Our next big opportunity to demand a peaceful, people-centered, and environmentally-sound global economic system will be this April on the occasion of the first meetings of the World Bank and the World Bank.

      April 14-17, 2000, Washington DC, USA

    • Globalization, Development and Poverty
      May 2000 ,a month-long public electronic conference, open to global participation
        The proposed themes for the 4 weeks of the discussion are as follows:
        Week 1: Globalization, Development and Poverty: what do we know?
        Week 2: Poverty, Basic Needs, and Development
        Week 3: Modes of Development
        Week 4: Whose Development? Globalization, Empowerment and the Poor
        To subscribe to the conference, send an email to join-globalization@lists.worldbank.org
        Leave the subject line and body of the email blank.

        Maybe, I am the least gifted user of computer technology, but I find this website remarkably difficult to search. The World Bank (which I deeply oppose) viewpoints are there, but where are the others? And I can't figure out how to send my views, so that they may be accessed by anyone, besides the World Bank)...

    • PLANETWORK, Global Ecology and Information Technology
      May 12-14, 2000, A Conference at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA, USA, (+ live internet broadcast)

      May 12-14, 2000, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Canada

      May 18-21, 2000, Riverside Church, NYC, USA

    • The Millennium Forum
      May 22-26 2000 at United Nations headquarters in New York, USA
        Strives to solicit the best thinking of civil society in 6 broad themes:
        * Peace, Security & Disarmament
        * Poverty Eradication
        * Human Rights
        * Sustainable Development and the Environment
        * Facing the Challenge of Globalization: Achieving Equity, Diversity & Sustainability
        * Democratizing and Strengthening the United Nations and Global Institutions
        The Forum will also be gender-balanced in its representation.

    • Breaking the Corporate/Political Monopoly: What Next? Summit/2000
      June 1-4, 2000, University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin, U.S.A.
        The 5th National Independent Politics Summit to advance the mission of building an independent and progressive, activist and electoral, third party movement in the United States.

    • Peace Building in the 21st Century
      June 4-10th, 2000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
        Sponsored by Pathways to Peace, The International Transpersonal Association and the Society for the Improvement of the Quality of Life, Zagreb, Croatia.
        The purpose is to provide an environment for deep inquiry, whole systems integration, creative visioning, spiritual renewal, informed and empathetic citizen action...

    • The 2nd Time Dollar Congress
      June 9-11, 2000, St. Lousi, Missouri, U.S.A.

    • 'The Quest for the Futures: An Argumentative Methodology Seminar in Futures Studies'
      June 13th-15th 2000 , Turku, Finland

    • People of Color Against Imperialist Globalization "GLOBALIZE DIGNITY, SOLIDARITY, AND THE STRUGGLE!"
      June 23-25, 2000, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
        A conference to Break down Globalization and link people's struggles in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States Towards broadening the International Movement Against Imperialist Globalization!
        Registration begins at 1 pm June 23, and ends at 5 pm June 25.
        East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
        Keynote Speakers-
        Representative from BAYAN - Philippines
        Ana Cecilia Lazcano, Historian, Professor and Member of the Izquierda Democrática Popular
        Matef Harmachis, All African Peoples Revolutionary Party and Inter-faith Conscience Project
        Registration Fee: $30 per delegate, $20 for students
        Fee will cover food and snacks for 3 days, a souvenir program and poster, the June 23 Reception, and June 24 Cultural Solidarity Night.
        For more information please call Alejandra or Tomeka at (213) 625-7705 or pcaig_2000@yahoo.com. contact CDM, call (323) 264-0504 or cdmla@latinmail.com.

    • Association of State Green Parties National Nominating Convention
      Weekend of June 24, 2000, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
        On Friday June 23rd, there will be a meeting of the Association of State Green Parties. Jim Hightower to be keynote speaker at the convention! Other speakers will include: Manning Marable, Helen Caldicott and Ann Northrop. There currently are three declared candidates for the nomination: Ralph Nader, Stephen Gaskin of Tennessee, and Jello Biafra

    • Second Annual Festival of Community Economics
      June 29, - July 1, 2000, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
        This year's theme will be 'Job Creation', looking at the success of the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation in Spain, BCA Holdings and New Dawn Enterprises in Nova Scotia, and a number of similar organisations across Canada. Sponsored by Tompkins Institute, University College of Cape Breton,
        The conference will be comprised of an international, local, and academic component.

    • Gathering of the Tribes 2000
      July 1- 7, 2000, On public lands near Idaho/Montana border, U.S.A.
        We who are sisters and brothers, children of humankind, friends of nature & all people, Families of life on Earth, recognizing the living spirit of light and calling ourselves "rainbow family," Do humbly invite ... All our Relations to a Gathering,... to Assemble Peaceably for purposes of expression, and at Noon on July 4th to Circle in Silence, offering our most sincere prayers and petitions for Peace on Earth and the Positive Evolution of humankind in harmony with nature, restoring balance to our beloved planet Home.

    • People and Nature: Operationalising Ecological Economics
      July 5-8, 2000, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  • Globalization or Earth Wisdom? Creating Just and Sustainable Communities
    July 14-16, 2000, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA
      There will be dialogues, workshops, open space- hopefully good processes, unlike the horrendously hierarchically structured conferences that are too common. I will be speaking and doing a workshop on community currencies on Sunday, and participating the other days, if I can find someone to watch my children!

  • Active-fest
    July 14-16, 2000, Mendocino fairgrounds in Boonville, California, U.S.A.
      "No fees charged for entrance, camping, or dinner
      We will gather to educate, motivate, celebrate and open the gate to a collective vision of a wholesome life resonant with the life force of Mother Earth. We welcome those of you who work to redress social injustices and heal environmental degradation, and those who share the spirit of healing, peace, and right livelyhood and advocate for appropriate technology and resource sustainability to share your concerns and your ideas."

    July 16-22, 2000, Toronto, Canada

  • The Millennium Connection Shaping Profound Societal Change
    July 30 - August 5, 2000, Denver, Colorado U.S.A.

  • AWAKE 2000 Quantum Consciousness for The New Millennium
    August 8-11, 2000, Nelson, BC, Canada
      2nd annual international conference on consciousness and business. If expansion and transformation of the personal and professional mind is your soul's mission, we invite you to bring your most inspired ideas and feelings to this conference, and together we can create a sustainable and meaningful. Organized by the Institute for Transformative Leadership
      mailto: info@transform.bc.ca.

    August 15-17, 2000 Istanbul, Turkey
      Bringing together new and innovative insights from various disciplines to contribute to the development of feminist approaches to economics.

      Funds are available to cover expenses for selected paper presenters from countries of the South, Eastern Europe and former USSR for travel. While papers on any topic will be considered, the submission of papers with an international awareness, including those which explore the connections between first world/third world issues. Please contact-
      Prue Hyman, Women's Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
      PO Box: 600, Wellington, New Zealand.
      Tel: +64 4 4955285 (or 4721000 ext. 5285); Fax:+64 4 4955046
      Conference link-http://hamlin.cc.boun.edu.tr/~iaffe
      I.A.F.F.E.- http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/jshackel/iaffe/

  • The World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Developmen
    August 17-22, 2000, Kananaskis Village, Canadian Rockies, Canada
      Global Community Action- Global Dialogue on the management of global changes of environment, people, economic development, and availability of resources.
      Contact: Germain Dufour, Chairman or Virginie Dufour, Secretary General, gdufour@globalcommunitywebnet.com

  • Globalization or Earth Wisdom? Creating Just and Sustainable Communities Summer 2000
    May 31, August 25th, 2000, San Francisco, California and Michigan, USA
      Presented by The Institute for Deep Ecology in collaboration with California Institute of Integral Studies, Cultural Conservancy, Global Exchange, New College of California, Youth for Environmental Sanity

  • The People's Summit: Making the United Nations accountable to the peoples of the world
    September 6-8th, 2000, New York City, USA
      ATTENTION ALL ANTI-GLOBALIZATION, PRO-DEMOCRATIZATION ACTIVISTS! This is the largest gathering of heads of state in history, and it demands the energetic attention of all those fighting against the continued path of the globalization, militarization and de-democratization of the world.
      September 6th will feature demonstrations targeted at pressuring the UN and member states to sign, ratify, and implement several specific treaties that will be considered at the Summit.
      September 7th is a day to demand that the increasing militarization of the world must stop, and that the people do not tolerate games such as Star Wars to be played out between the elites at the expense of humanity. Rather, attention, research and money must be funneled toward the development of energy-saving, environment-protecting technologies that will keep the earth safe and sustainable for future generations.
      September 8th will be the culmination of the weeks events, with attention directly aimed at the non-democratic structures of all international institutions that keep the will of the people from being implemented.
      Please join S8-Mob@topica.com
      Our Current List of Endorsers and Steering Committee members are: 50 Years is Enough; Jubilee 2000 Global South; Corporate Watch; Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy; Economic Justice for Africa Now; the Free Burma Coalition and the Coalition for Dignity & Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants.
      Telephone- voicemail number at (212) 894-3761 x1207


    September 11-13, 2000, Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia
      On September 11-13th, the World Economic Forum (WEF) will hold its Asia-Pacific Economic Summit. Like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the IMF/World Bank, the World Economic Forum is a means of promoting economic and social policies that will benefit the rich and the powerful at the expense of the majority of the world's people and the environment.
      Participants are being lured to the summit with the opportunity to meet "at a time when the eyes of the world will be fixed on Australia, and coordinate their participation in the Summit with the Olympic Games."

      s11 will be a kaleidoscope of actions, conferences and workshops united in opposition to the current policies of corporate globalization and the WEF.

  • MARXISM 2000
    September 21-24, 2000 University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA

  • Global Day of Action against Capitalism
    September 26, 2000, Prague, Czech Republic
      September 26-28 the IMF and World Bank are holding their 55th annual summit in Prague. A mass mobilisation of people to Prague is beginning. On September 26 peoples of the world will express their opposition to the World Bank and the IMF and their policies. Peoples of the world will join together in an expression of solidarity with the demonstrators in Prague.

  • Transcending Boundaries: Positive Visions of the Future
    September 25th through October 5th, 2000, Internet
      Organized by- Renaissance Universal, publisher of the International Quarterly "New Renaissance"
      Partial Schedule-
      Macrohistory (September 26-27)
      Gender, Ethics and Politics (September 28-29)
      Science, Technology and Consciousness (September 30-October 1)
      Science, Microvita, Health and Food (October 2-3)
      To contribute pre-conference articles relating to the above-mentioned themes, write to newren@ru.org

  • Festival of the Globalphobics: Cry of the Excluded Ones
    October 12 ­ 15, 2000, Tijuana, Mexico/San Diego, California, USA

      A festival in celebration of international solidarity and opposition to corporate globalization on the U.S.-Mexican border between California and Baja California Norte.
      To join us contact: Festival de los Globalifobicos in Tijuana
      Adriana O¹Sullivan
      Or: Global Exchange
      Dan La Botz
      415-558-9486 or 415-558-8682, ext. 229.

  • Expo 2000, the World Exposition, Global Dialogue
    June 19, 2000- October 19, 2000, Hanover, Germany, Global Internet Dialogue
      The Global Dialogue themes are-
      1. Natural Resources: The Sustainability Challenge
      2. Responsible Governance in a Global Society
      3. Science and Technology
      4. Fighting Poverty: Social Innovations and New Coalitions
      5. The Role of the Village in the 21st Century: Crops, Jobs and Livelihood
      6. Health - The Key to Human Development
      7. Building Learning Societies - Knowledge, Information and Human Development
      8. Culture on the Move
      9. Future Works - Labour, Sustainable Business, and Social Responsibility
      10. Shaping a Future of Global Partnership

  • Seoul Day of Action Against Neo-Liberal Globalization
    October 20, 2000, Seoul, Korea
      It will be held at the same site where the Asian financial crisis swept through 3 years ago and left much of the region in ruin, it will be organized by the people who have lost the most and suffered the most from the direct impacts of the neo-liberal restructuring program.
      Regular updates on the preparations for the ASEM action can be heard through the internet broadcasts at:
      Contact- kopa@jinbo.net

  • The Bioneers- Visionary Solutions for Restoring the Earth
    October 20-22, 2000 San Raphael, California, U.S.A.

      http://www.bioneers.org ( My favorite conference- very hopeful, inspiring, fun. I'll be doing a workshop on local currency, again)

  • National Community Land Trust Conference 2000
    November 9-11, 2000 Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

      Hosted by Sawmill Community Land Trust, Presented by Institute for Community Economics
      Telephone Julie Orvis at 413-746-8660 ext. 118 for more information

  • New England Global Action Conference
    November 11 and 12, 2000, Worcester State College, Worcester, Mass. U.S.A.

      -potential leading analysts/critics of global capitalism from the global South to speak.
      -panels and workshops on our movement -- its roots, its vision, and how to build it here.
      -planning for a major cross-border action: the FTAA summit meeting in Quebec next April. (FTAA, the Free Trade Area of the Americas, would expand NAFTA to the whole western hemisphere.)
      -skills-sharing workshops and time to meet activists from across New England.
      -a direct action in Worcester as part of the conference.
      Contact Cassie Watters, 617-524-8778,

  • Another World is Possible
    December 6 & 7, 2000, Nice, France
      Between 60 000 to 100 000 demonstrators are awaited in Nice from all over Europe December 6th and 7th. Initiated by Unions, NGOs, citizen movements, this demonstration will aim the European Summit (the last under French presidency) and try, for us and others, to fight against corporate globalization within the European Union, and against the European Union as a promoter of it especially within the WTO.

  • Dakar 2000: From Resistance to Alternatives
    December 11-16, Dakar, Senegal

    January 25-30, 2001, Porto Alegre, Brazil

      The World Social Forum will be a new international arena for organizing against neoliberal policies and for building economic alternatives that prioritize social justice.
      It will take place every year in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, during the same period as the World Economic Forum, which happens in Davos, Switzerland, at the end of January.
      The World Social Forum developed as a consequence of a growing international movement that has gained greater visibility since the mobilizations against the Multilateral Agreement on Investments (MAI), which happened in Europe in 1998, the demonstrations in Seattle, during the WTO meeting in 1999, and the recent protests against the IMF and the World Bank in Washington, DC, among others.
      The Brazilian Organizing Committee invites international networks of NGOs, unions and social movements to help us build the World Social Forum.
      We have negotiated conference rates for U.S. participants through a U.S. Travel Agency. Call Travel Management Inc. 1-800-975-7775, Fax: 1-208-664-5107 or brazil@travelmgmt.com Ask for Terri Mills for low airfares with add-ons and stopover fares offered to participants of the World Social Forum, January 25-30, 2001 Port Alegre, Brazil.
      There is also a discussion list for U.S. participants moderated by Carol Brouillet cbrouillet@igc.org, if you wish to join the list.

  • Globilisation or Localisation-reclaiming the economy for the community
    March 3, 2001 , (Saturday) Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
  • The Global Justice Tour Conference
    Friday, March 2 - 4, 2001, University of Chicago, in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
      A group called Call To Action (CtA), a collective of young, inspiring activist organizers who have worked with the Rainforest Action Network, Ruckus Society, Earth First!, Greenpeace, the Student Alliance to Reform Corporations (STARC), the War Resisters League, Direct Action Network, Inner City Press/Community on the Move and many community groups, are going to be leading the Global Justice Tour 2001 conference here in Chicago, a MIDWEST GATHERING for their caravan across the northern US, as they make stops at campuses along the way enroute to Quebec City for the April meeting of the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
      CtA is giving grassroots issue and skills training to activists and organizers nationwide, and is devoted to:
      1) building a new generation of environmental and social justice activists with the skills and vision necessary to create fundamental social change;
      2) fostering networks between traditionally isolated movements including the environmental, human rights, social justice, globalization and labor movements, by including activists from a wide range of backgrounds;
      3) highlighting local connections by giving Chicago-based organizations a space to talk about their own campaigns and actions; and
      4) focusing on Citigroup as one of many multinational beneficiaries of FTAA talks, to increase awareness about its policies of redlining and predatory lending; private prison construction and strike breaking; environmental destruction and forced relocation; as well as its influences in international trade policy and third world debt, through grassroots campaigning, media campaigns, and non-violent civil disobedience.

  • The South East Turning Point Roadshow
    February- March 2001, FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, KY, AL, MS, TN, USA
      The Roadshow will be touring the American southeast focusing on corporate globalization as well as the secret negotiations currently being drafted between all 34 nations in the western hemisphere, to construct a Free Trade Area of the Americas by the year 2005.
      Through the Turning Point Roadshow on Globalization, we intend to contribute to the further development of the anti-corporate globalization movement in the American southeast by providing education, inspiration, and networking. The Roadshow will specifically be focusing on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

    We have decided on a basic route, but our schedule is still open to add stops. If you are interested in hosting a stop please contact us.

  • The People's Summit on Globalization
    March 8-11, 2001, Boulder, Colorado, USA
      This conference aims to bring speakers, panelists, community members, students, workers, educators, and other global citizens to learn about the effects of globalization and to change the power structures that affect our world. More than just a "conference" in the traditional sense, we will be training, planning and networking with each other to better organize and mobilize ourselves for future action. In the spirit of democracy, the planners and the participants of the conference echo the cries of our forefathers in their attempt to escape the imperialist grip of England: NO GLOBALIZATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION! http://www.colorado.edu/StudentGroups/summit/

  • The Global Justice Conference
    March 9-11, 2001, University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, USA
      Organizing against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and Citigroup, the largets financial institution in North America. The conference will feature workshops on Globalization, the Prison Industrial Complex, Predatory Lending and Redlining, Global Forest Destruction, Anti-Racism, Gender Issues, Political Theater, Direct Action, Media, and many more. The Global Justice conference features the mobile training collective Call to Action and is organized by Free State Action, a group of local activists working to promote social action and education in the community.
      Contact- Markus Weyel markus_weyel@hotmail.com 785-232-4388

    March 9-10, 2001, University of Arizona,Tucson, Arizona, USA
      Film Screening: "OUT AT WORK: LESBIANS AND GAY MEN ON THE JOB" (Friday, March 9, 7:30 pm Modern Languages Auditorium) followed by a discussion with: KIPUKAI KUALI'I, President, Pride at Work (AFL-CIO). TAMI GOLD and KELLY ANDERSON, filmmakers.
      Plenary Panel
      (Saturday, March 10, 10am-12pm, MLB, Room 311) featuring: KITTY KRUPAT, Co-editor of "Out Front: Building a Gay-Labor Alliance." ISABEL GARCIA, Co-Chair of Derechos Humanos. ANDREA SMITH, (Cherokee), Co-founder of the Chicago chapter of Women of All Red Nations, former Women of Color Caucus chair for the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault DAVID ROBINSON, Professor of English, UA, and Co-founder of OUTRAGE
      Workshops: 1-3pm, Modern Languages Building (various rooms)
      1) How Money Shapes Our Movements
      2) Media Activism
      3) Dealing with the Mainstream Media
      4) State Violence and Domestic Violence: Prisons, Border Militarization and Violence Against Women
      5) Labor and the Academy: Sweatshops, Graduate Student Unions and the Labor Movement
      6) Sex and Freedom
      For more information and directions, please call 626-3431 or lgbs@u.arizona.edu

  • A Grassroots Teach-in and Conference
    March 9-11, 2001, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Pavillon Hubert Aquin, metro Berri-UQAM, Canada

      A teach-in and conference on the FTAA, the Summit of the Americas, struggles against capitalist globalization and radical alternatives. Includes over 35 speakers from Quebec, Ontario and Latin America. Special guests from the autonomous movements of Afro-Colombian communities who are currently on tour in Canada to denounce Plan Colombia. Panel topics include: No One is Illegal: Immigrants, Refugees and Racism; Latin America: Tierra de sangre et de resistencia; Radical Workers' Struggles; The Invisible Struggles of Resistance in Colombia; Barricades Against Poverty; Social Marginalization; Native Struggles of Today for Tomorrow; and Public Education, Popular Education and Globalization. FREE. Childcare available. French, English and Spanish whisper translation for all panels.
      Organized by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) with the support of the Latin American Convenors of People's Global Action (PGA).
      clac@tao.ca ph) (514)409-2049

  • 2nd Annual Ruckus Society Alternative Spring Break : 'Spank the Bank!' Action Camp
    March 11-18, 2001, Arcadia, Florida, U.S.A.

      'Spank the Bank!' A week-long intensive skill-share in the strategies and tactics of nonviolent direct action for student organizers and activists engaged in campus and youth organizing for fundamental social change. The theme is SPANK THE BANK! focusing on the campaign to confront the world's most destructive financial institution-- Citigroup: an effort to unite different social movements to attack the corporate globalization problem at its roots - the banks!
      Unless of course all of us get together and STOP them!
      For more information contact:
      Beka Economopoulos, Rainforest Action Network beka@ran.org ph) 917-560-3609
      JC, The Ruckus Society jc@riseup.net ph) 510.848.9565
      Apply online now at http://www.ruckus.org or http://www.ran.org

  • Everybody's Business: A Teach-In on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

    March 16th - 18th, 2001, Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St. (off Victoria Ave.), Vancouver, B.C., Canada
      Mobilization for Global Justice Vancouver (MobGlob), one of a number of independent MobGlob groups throughout North America, was formed in October 2000 by grassroots activists and concerned community members to sound the alarm about the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
      CONTACT: (604) 623-5333

  • A Teach-In on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

    March 16th - 18th, 2001, Ottawa, Canada
      Friday March 16th 7:30 - Communities Rising Up Ottawa Public Library (Metcalfe and Laurier) Included in this opening panel is a woman who is currently on a tour to raise awareness about the effects of "Plan Colombia" on Colombia's indigenous people and how they are struggling to oppose it. Following the panel, there will be a screening of the one hour film "Zapatista", from the makers of the WTO Seattle documentary, "This is What Democracy Looks Like"
      Saturday March 17th - Education for Action 10 a.m. Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave.)
      10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Panel Overview of the FTAA and its effects on various communities
      1:00p.m. - 4:45p.m. Interactive Workshops
      5:30p.m. 6:30p.m. Supper
      7:00p.m. . Panel on Local and Global Actions
      8:00p.m.10:00p.m. Reports from Quebec
      Sunday March 18th 10:00 a.m. - A full day of non-violent direct action training.
      Everyone is welcome to be a part of this awareness-building event and please feel free to come to all or parts or it.
      http://www.flora.org/ftaa to register and for more information on organizing and events happening all over Ottawa!
      ottawaftaa@riseup.net to register or for additional information. (contact Dan at 565-3776 to register by phone)

  • Atlantic Activist Teach-In on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

    March 16th - 18th, 2001, Halifax, Canada
      In addition to information on the FTAA itself, training is being offered on everything from civil disobedience to direct action to street theatre. On Saturday evening speakers from Oxfam, Students Taking Action in Chiapas, Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, Council of Canadians, and Alternatives (a Quebec organization) will speak in a panel discussion entitled Whose Americas? Our Americas!
      All events are at the North Street Church at 5657 North Street.
      For further information please contact: Cassin Elliott 449-0373 or Anna Hunter 425-4584
  • The CZC FTAA-May Day Workshops and Trainings

    March 17th & 18th, 2001, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

      *Housing will be provided.
      Contact miriamczc@yahoo.com to set up housing. Please list all specifics (allergies, etc).
      *There is no cost to attend the trainings and workshops, but donations would be appreciated to help us pay for trainers, space, materials, and flyers.
      *Cincinnati Food Not Bombs will provide free food the whole weekend.
      *Handbooks, info packets, and flyers to help you prepare for FTAA and May Day will be available at the trainings.
      Cincinnati Zapatista Coalition
      PO Box 30401, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

  • Labor in the Americas: Globalization, Inequality and the Challenges for Activism
    March 23-24, 2001, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

    March 24-25 2001, Milan, Italy

  • World Citizen's Assembly 2001

    March 30- April 3, 2001, Taipei, Taiwan

  • TO WHOM DOES WATER BELONG? Water and Free-Trade Agreements
    April 6-7, 2001, Montreal, Canada

      The global management of our most precious resource is currently being negotiated strictly within the context of trade agreements. Who is allowed input into these decisions? Who is profiting from our water resources? Are they managing water in the interest of profit or conservation and equality? What impact is this having on human and environmental health? What are people throughout the Americas doing about it?
      Speakers will include Riccardo Petrella of the International Committee for a World Water Contract, Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians and many more. Organized by Enviro-ACT, GRIP UQAM, QPIRG McGill, ACME, the Urban Ecology Center, Alternatives and the Council of Canadians.
      Tickets-(514) 790-1245
      ***free childcare provided if you notify us before March 30***
      For more information contact Amanda at (514) 398-7432 or amandasheedy@hotmail.com

  • The Second Annual Solidarity Conference
    April 6-8, 2001, State College, Pennsylvania, USA

      Keynote Speakers Jello Biafra and Howard Zinn
      The Solidarity Conference seeks to join together activists from numerous political and social movements to learn about a variety of topics. Successful social change will not occur on a broad scale until activists get their shit together, establish goals, and cut down on fighting amongst themselves. We hope that the conference will not only encourage individuals to discover the workshops subject-matter, but to also gain a familiarity with different movements and the similar goals that they all share. Due to time constraints we will never be able to cover every important issue, but we will do our best to cover a variety of topics of interest to activists with the resources that we have.
      For more information contact robyn at (814) 880-8826 or

  • Trinational Conference Against Deregulation/NAFTA/FTAA
    May 26-27, 2001, Mexico City, Mexico

      Appeal for a Tri-National (Mexico, Canada, United States) Workers' Conference Against Deregulation and Privatizations and for the Repeal of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) We propose that this Tri-National Workers' Conference take place as a stepping stone to build the International Workers' Conference Against Deregulation and For Labor Rights For All, which will be held in Germany in February 2002 at the initiative of the International Liaison Committee for a Workers' International (ILC), the Continuations Committee of the Open World Conference (OWC), and a number of German trade unions.
      In light of the dramatic situation, we call on working people, students, youth, activists, retirees, to join in Mexico City on May 26-27, 2001, at a Tri-National Workers' Conference to help advance the fightback around the following demands:
      o Repeal NAFTA!
      o Stop the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)!
      o Stop Deregulation!
      o Defense of PEMEX and of the national electrical industry in Mexico!
      o No to the privatization of the public services and enterprises (health care, education, social security, etc.)!
      o Amnesty for all undocumented immigrants in the United States!
      o Solidarity and unity of working people across North America and throughout the hemisphere!
      o Full Labor Rights for All!
      o For the right to self-determination for all the oppressed peoples of the continent!
      The Tri-National Conference will be held in the Auditorium of the SUTIN union in Mexico City. (The SUTIN is the union of workers of the nuclear industry.) The SUTIN Auditorium address is:
      Auditorio del SUTIN Av. Río Becerra 139 Col. Nápoles, Mexico, DF, Mexico
      The organizers of the conference are: Humberto M Brizuela, Tel. 011-525-547-0161, and Profr. Romeo M. Ramírez, Secretario de Alianzas de la Sección 22 del SNTE, Oaxaca, Tel. 011-52-951-670-33 ext. 111 or fax 951-45-966
      LODGING: All conference participants who need lodging will stay at the nearby Hotel Pasadena, which is located on Av. Revolución No. 826, Col. San Juan Mixcoac.
      More info available through- http://www.owcinfo.org

  • Peoples'GLOBAL ACTION North American meeting
    June 1st June 3rd 2001 Amherst, Massachusetts, u.s.a.

      PGA is an umbrella network of grassroots peoples' organizations worldwide that are building alternatives to neo-liberalist policies. Last September, PGA held an international meeting of continental convenors in Prague, Czech Republic. This meeting was in conjunction with the protests against the IMF and World Bank meetings there, as part of the call that PGA put out for the Global Day of Action Against Capitalism on September 26. Convenors, representing peoples' grassroots movements around the world, met to discuss PGA's goals for the future. From this meeting emerged a plan for two sustained global actions: a) building a movement to stop Plan Colombia, and b) linking the struggles of people to reclaim our water and land rights.
      To have a voice organizing this meeting-pga-request@riseup.netinclude [subscribe] in the body of the message. Or call 727-896-TBAG or write La CLAC, 2035 St-Laurent Boulevard, 2nd floor, Montreal (Quebec) CANADA, H2X 2T3.
      Website- http://www.agp.org

  • A Teach-In on Globalization, FTAA, and 3rd World Debt
    June 2nd, 2001 First Unitarian Church, San Jose, u.s.a.
      Featuring speakers & workshops from 9am to 4:30pm....

      From Seattle to Prague, from Quebec City to Qatar, there is a worldwide movement to challenge corporate globalization, as found in the destructive policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA/FTAA).

      The morning program begins with Founder and Acting Director of International Forum on Globalization (IFG), Jerry Mander who will clarify the links between a multiplicity of issues including trade, technology, poverty, and corporate power. Antonia Juhasz, IFG Project Director, will address the FTAA, the General Agreement on Trades and Services (GATS), and the Threat to the World's Water. Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley De-Bug, a leading activist, highlighted in the film- Secrets of Silicon Valley, will reveal how the world's shiny capital of hi-technology has overshadowed a darker reality for many youth of color working not "on-line" but "on the line" of chip manufacturing plants, where temporary status and dangerous working conditions are the consequences of the computer revolution. Sasha Khokha, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, will explain how globalization displaces people from their homelands and how export-oriented production zones, create new waves of refugees who are denied the most basic human rights. Victor Menotti, IFG Environmental Director, will look at the policies of Free Trade and the Debt Trap that are pitting local communities against global corporations in a struggle for the control of natural resources.

      Following these leaders of the worldwide movement to challenge corporate globalization, in the afternoon there will be a variety of workshops by South Bay organizations and activists working for peace, justice, the Earth, and confronting economic globalization.

      For more info contact Billie Wachter at 408-258-0439 or Paul Burks at 650-960-1767.
      - --Fee, Lunch, Registration: The admission fee will be $5.00 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. A box lunch will be available for an additional $5.00. You can bring your own lunch if you prefer. To REGISTER, make checks out to Southbay Jubilee Campaign and mail to Southbay Jubilee Campaign, 160 N. Third Street, San Jose 95112. Tickets can be purchased at the door but your advance registration helps us plan.
      Register early since we expect over 300. And plan to use public transportation or car-pool; parking is available

    Creating Understanding and Co-operation between Different Concepts for a Sustainable Monetary System

    June 7-10, 2001, at Lebensgarten Ecovillage Steyerberg, Germany

      1. Taken all the relevant indicators together, it seems as if there is very little time left to avoid a financial crash of global dimensions
      2. There is no historic precedent for what will happen in such a situation and there is no global institution with the power to ameliorate the consequences of such an event
      3. There are a number of proposals for practical solutions to avoid a crash or to help create a just and environmentally sound sustainable monetary system after the crash
      4. Since nobody knows which idea may be successful and will be applied, it is desirable that everybody who is willing and capable of assisting in this change process understands the main alternatives.
      The discussion is aimed at identifying the differences and commonalities between the various concepts - and how the initiators and proponents may co-operate to achieve the common goal: solving the current monetary problems and contributing to the alleviation of environmental degradation, poverty and the third world debt.
      Invited Speakers
      Ruth Anderson, Perth, Scotland, Barataria Community Network *
      Prof. Giacinto Auriti, Italy, Inventor: "bank-note of the people" SIMEC*
      Viviane Forrester, Paris, Author: Le Terreur de l'Economie
      Prof. Wolfgang Gebauer, Frankfurt, Author: Geld und Wahrung *
      Dr. Hugo T.C. Godschalk, E-money expert, General Manager PaySys *
      Prof. Josef Huber, Berlin, Co-Author: Creating New Money *
      Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy, Author: Interest & Inflation Free Money *
      Prof. Bernard Lietaer, Author: The Future of Money *
      James Robertson, London, Co-Author: Creating New Money
      Roland Spinola, Fulda, Paradigm Schift, Managment Trainer, Hermann Institute *
      Lepre Viola, Damanhur, Italy, Creating Local Money in Ecovillages *
      (* accepted to-date)
      The conference language is English.

  • Socialist Summer School
    June 14-17, 2001,Chicago, Illinois
      No other event in North America brings together activists from the labor movement, the global justice movement, the abortion rights struggle, the Palestinian solidarity movement and many others to debate and discuss the vital issues facing all of our struggles.

  • Towards a Different Europe

    June 14-16, 2001, EU Summit, Gothenburg, Sweeden

      A large demo against the European Union and the upcoming Euro. Lots of focus on the racism and borders in the EU. these folks have been planning for about a year. They write: "We are mobilising to the EU Top meeting in Gothenburg in June 2001 for two major reasons. The first reason is to strengthen the Swedish and Scandinavian left.... The second reason is that we want to continue the traditions that we in Sweden have had of participating in international mobilisations.... The network is based upon three main social questions; environmentalism, anti-racism and the feminist struggle.


  • Democracy Summer 2001

    June 17-23, 2001, Florida A &M University,Tallahassee, Florida

      A Democracy Institute on democratic reform and organizing skills. Following the Institute, participants will have the opportunity to spend time working with on-the-ground projects and campaigns on electoral reform in Florida and elsewhere.
      Workshops On:
      -Butterfly Ballots, Roadblocks & Pregnant Chads: the Florida Election
      -Historic Voting Rights Struggles & How They Continue Today
      -Overt & Discriminatory Actions Against Voters of Color
      -How Electoral Issues Connect w/ Other Struggles for Social & Economic Justice
      -Public-not corporate!-Financing of Political Campaigns
      -Opening Up the System & Making Voting Easier
      -Equal Access for Third Party & Nontraditional Candidates
      -Why 50% of the Population Has Dropped Out of Politics
      -and every point of the Voters' Bill of Rights*
      -Creative Action for Electoral Reform
      -Lobbying Do's and Don'ts
      -Community Outreach and Organizing
      -Building a Diverse Movement
      -How to Talk to, Influence and Spin the Media
      -Organizing in and Beyond College Campuses
      -Arts and Activism
      -Roundtable: What Works/What Doesn't

    Sustainable Development: Reality or Dream 10 Years after the Rio Summit

    June 18-22, 2001 , Havana International Conference Center, Cuba

      The Convention will provide a historic continuity to the previous events, with a view to fostering scientific exchange of knowledge and experiences, sharing technologies, facilitating dialogue among governments, industry, academicians, educators, consultants, NGOs, community leaders, farmers, and all those who are involved in the promotion of environment protection initiatives and actions on scientific and sustainable bases.

  • Globalize Resistance and Solidarity/Celebration!

    June 25-27, 2001, Barcelona, Spain

      Originally- "From June 25th to 27th the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics of the Worldbank was to take place in Barcelona." Deterred by the mobilization efforts of civil society, the World Bank has cancelled the physical meeting and decided to hold an exclusive high tech- cyber conference. Rejoicing in blocking the original meeting, now groups are thinking of turning the mobilization into a celebration/counter-conference/revolution.... Anticapitalistic and autonomous collectives, organisations and individuals are organising a joint "alternative event" instead.... The urls below are the original calls for action and the New one is for turning this into something beyond a protest.
      New! http://www.geocities.com/barcelonaj25/

  • Bioneers Conference- Revolution from the Heart of Nature
    October 19 - 21, 2001, Marin Center, San Rafael, California, USA

      The most inspiring, hopeful conference with a deep spiritual foundation, a great understanding of the depth and dimensions of the world's problems, and incredible, visionary, practical, solutions from an extraordinary range of people looking at an array of areas.

    November 8-10th 2001, New York City, New York

      Attention All Anti-Corporate Globalization, Pro-Democracy Activists! In response to the global call for actions at major international financial centers to protest the Fourth WTO Ministerial meetings, Nov 9-13th in Qatar, a broad-based coalition of student, grass-roots, labor and activist organizations is planning a week of events in New York City with direct actions focused on Wall Street.
      We all want to expand our strategies and continue to build momentum. To do so we need to create a space where diverse groups within the anti-corporate globalization movement can find common ground and work together. Ending corporate rule here at home will help to liberate billions abroad. We propose this summit to explore how we may work in unison to disable the IMF, WTO, FTAA, NAFTA and all the other alphabet arms of the corporate coup, and even more, to explore strategies to disarm their masters- the corporations themselves.
      It will be three days of discussions around short term goals, long term strategies, and broad visions for a post corporate/ post capitalist world. The final structure of all three days is still undergoing some revisions, but it is based on a democratic spokes council model rather than any teach-in style conference that has been more typical up to now for this content. Everyone who comes participates on an equal footing.
      We are specifically not proposing this as a one time conference, but with a (hopeful) stated goal of coming out of these three days with some agreements that lay the groundwork for future gatherings of this kind that share this specific agenda. Hopefully another city's local progressive coalition will agree to host the next meeting of this kind, and perhaps we will even consense to create a newly named alliance to further this work, if that seems necessary.
      We have set up a listserv to facilitate development of the summit's content and structure. If you would like to participate in the online discussion, you can subscribe to the list by sending a blank email to wto-nyc-summit-subscribe@topica.com
      We have already enlisted support from a wide range of grassroots activists and progressive policy experts. A list of endorsers is forthcoming. Please lend us your support in any form possible and help make this USA strategy building summit against the WTO and all forms of corporate governance yet another watershed in our liberation from corporate rule.

  • Globalize Justice Not War
    Friday November 9, 2001, 12 Noon , Justin Herman Plazza, San Francisco- foot of Market St. (Embarcadero BART) , California USA
    Saturday November 10, Noon, Gather: Richmond Bart, Downtown Richmond, March to Cevron Refinery 2PM: Action & Festival, Chevron Refinery, Point Richmond, California, USA
      Two years after its defeat in Seattle the World Trade Organization (WTO) will meet again, November 9-12, in Doha, Qatar, an isolated Persian Gulf dictatorship, in the hopes of shutting out massive global opposition. In response, people across the globe are localizing their resistance to once again stop the WTO's destructive "free trade" agenda.

      After the tragedies of September 11, as the world mourns, as the US government prepares for war, as racist attacks take place, as our freedoms come under fire, and as the government manipulates this tragedy to push free trade --including dangerous new WTO agreements-- at the November meeting, it is now more important than ever to stand up for global justice as the foundation for peace. Even if the WTO delays its meeting in Qatar, we will go ahead with our actions. Our work for global justice is inseparable from our local community efforts against the day-to-day impact of the global system at the root of our social, economic and ecological problems: environmental racism, skyrocketing incarceration, attacks on immigrant rights, housing displacement, low wages, lousy working conditions and cuts in social services.

      On Sat. Nov. 10 we will support the local environmental justice movement's fight against toxic pollution from Chevron and other industries in Richmond, and for zero dioxin emissions, meaningful local control through an Industrial Safety Ordinance and compensation for damage to residents' and workers' health. Petrochemical giants like Chevron epitomize the corporations that benefit from the WTO and its "free trade policies, devastating local communities and environments across the globe from Richmond and the Bay Area to Nigeria and around the world. Nov. 10 is the anniversary of the execution of Nigerian environmentalist and Ogoni leader Ken Saro Wiwa. On the agenda for the WTO meeting in November are ways to expand corporate control over energy -- including oil.

      Another world is possible and a global & local movement is rising up to make it happen. Join us!

      Action for Local/Global Justiceaction4justice@onebox.com
      Telephone: (510)343-2139 x5462

  • World Assembly
      December 2-11, 2001, Lille, France
      Invited by the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation (FPH), 400 people from every walk of life and every part of the world, messengers from myriad groups and movements, will meet for one week. They will seek to formulate perspectives for the 21st century, translated in the Dossiers of Proposals, and a Charter. They will symbolize the chance for another type of globalization, one with a human face and a new form of world governance based on dialogue between all the players composing society and different cultures. This world assembly will join together all the initiatives and considerations generated in recent years in the framework of the Alliance and in association with it.

  • March and Delegation in San Francisco to Demand Congressional Inquiry of 9-11
    January 8, 2002, San Francisco, California, USA

  • Globalizing Justice - A Call for a WEF Counter-Summit and National Student Mobilization
    Thursday, January 31, 2002 - Sunday, February 3, 2002,at Colombia University, New York City, New York
      Join us to say
      -- NO to the War on Terrorism,
      -- NO to the WEF,
      -- NO to the global economic conditions that foster terrorism,
      -- and, YES to a world organized around principles of democracy, equity, sustainability and solidarity.
      What is the goal of the conference?
      The four-day conference will comprise of two days of workshops and panels, from Jan. 31st to Feb. 1st, so as not to conflict with direct actions to shut down the WEF being planned in the city over the weekend.
      We expect hundreds of students from all over the nation, from California, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, the South and the East Coast. We’re in contact with students abroad in Canada, Europe and Asia. Together, and in solidarity with other initiatives against the WEF, we will seek to model the world we wish to create.

      Globalizing Justice http://www.studentsforglobaljustice.org/

      Another World is Possible http://www.anotherworldispossible.com/textonlyA.html

      Davos on the Hudson http://www.citizen.org/hot_issues/issue.cfm?ID=173

      Public Eye on Davos http://www.davos2001.ch/

      People's Struggle versus The World Economic Forum http://www.internationalanswer.org/anti-wef/index.html

  • World Social Forum
    January 31-February 5, 2002, Porto Alegre, Brazil
      Held while the World Economic Forum is being held in Switzerland, this forum is open to the diverse social movements from around the world working for systemic change. "Another World is Possible" is the theme.
      To join the US organizing committee or learn more about logistics, participating from the U.S. please contact me, Carol Brouillet cbrouillet@igc.org

  • Democracy Symposium
    February 16-18, 2002, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
      A pivotal event in an evolutionary process to enact a National Initiative for Democracy which will create a Legislature of the People. http://www.democracysymposium.org/

  • Truth and Lies about 9-11 with Mike Ruppert
    February 21, 2002, San Francisco, California, USA
      Mike Ruppert whose work on exposing the Bush/CIA complicity with the 9-11 attacks has been invaluable will present details of his analysis. In addition Darryl Cherney of Earth First will open with songs and an update on the Judy Bari versus the FBI case. Judi was bombed in Oakland, California and falsly accused and arrested for "being a terrorist" by the FBI. Questions, discussions,organizing to follow. Staff of our Senators and Congress have been invited. Doors open at 6, program begins at 7. Golden Gate Room, Building A, Fort Mason.

  • Permanent International Camp for Social Justice and the Dignity of the Peoples
    14th to 20th of March, 2002
      From Quito, Ecuador, in the middle of the planet, we send you greetings of solidarity. We are calling on you to be part of the Permanent International Camp for Social Justice and the Dignity of the Peoples, whose aim is to develope a space of action and encounter between persons, organizations and social movements that dedicate ourselves to the construction of a world in which we can all be a part of.

      We struggle against all forms of exploitation, domination, discrimination and against all forms of power that sustain themselves in inhumane, unequal and unjust relationships. Due to its disasterous results that exclude the majority of humanity from the right to a dignified life, we oppose capitalist globalization, neoliberalism and the strategy of annexation and genocide that Plan Colombia and the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) represent for our peoples.

      Our struggle is against the imposition of a uni-polar world where the economic interests of a fistful of multinational corporations have exclusive priority, while the great majority of the population of the planet is forced into poverty, lacking true democracy and without the most elemental human rights. Therefore, we find it necessary to confront the neoliberal globalization from the perspective of world resistance. The era of communications opens up new possibilities of exchange, debate, criticism and the coordination of our local and regional struggles in a new international context.

      With the fall of the Berlin Wall, they proclaimed the end of history. Supposedly, there was no longer any space for utopias, diversity or hope. Nevertheless, all over the world different forms of struggle and anti-hegemony resistance are emerging, expressed by a wide panorama of organizations, projects and mobilizations that, in spite of their differences, share the same paths. The possibility to construct our utopias has been and continues to be possible.

      Plan Colombia is a Plan of War. Down with the FTAA!

      Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador...
      this is the long and incomplete list of North American colonial interventionism in Latin America that has not ended with the end of the Cold War, nor did it begin during said period. Under the pretext of the war on drugs, Plan Colombia is a continuation of this historical process of interventionism, this time under the neoliberal logic. This long term plan intends to "resolve" the Colombian conflict by way of a military solution that justifies the inversion of billions of dollars, which in the end are going to return to the treasuries of the United States through the selling of high technology weaponry and military assesment.

      The effects of the application of Plan Colombia are already being felt in the region with the implementation of the Andean Regional Initiative (ARI): the militarization and expansion of violence, which combined with forced fumigations, instead of affecting the coca crops, is provoking the destruction of regional bio-diversity, the living conditions of the population, and their consequent displacement.

      The interest of the United States and the globalized capitalist project is the control of the natural resources of the Amazons, a large reserve of sweet water, genetic bio-diversity, petroleum and other minerals, as well as the establishment of strategic military positions in the heart of South America in order to contain the growing resistance and mobilization of our peoples.

      The dollarization in Ecuador and Central America and the convertibility in Argentina are the most recent steps in this context, which continue the process of foreign indebtedness and colonial dependency with the long-known outcomes of poverty, social inequality, the concentration and exportation of wealth, all in detriment of millions of human beings.

      In Ecuador, the government of Jamil Mahuad and Gustavo Noboa was overthrown by the indigenous and popular insurection of the 21st of January, 2000. The implementation of the dollar was the last act of Mahuad and the first of Noboa, who was handed over the presidency by the military hierarchy in the Defense Ministery under the supervision of Arturo Valenzuela, the presonal advisor of Bill Clinton.

      Noboa is continuing the neoliberal project, obeying to the letter the orders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, in agreement with the oligarchic groups of the Highlands and the Coast. The result has been the application of a series of tragic measures such as the insertion of Ecuador in Plan Colombia, the bank bailouts, the increase in the VAT (Value Added Tax), the process of the privatization of strategic sectors of the economy - social security, electricity, communications, water, etc. - and the dollarization of the economy.

      With the new foreign currency, Ecuador finished the year 2000 with an inflation rate of 91%, the highest of the continent. The richest 10% of the population controls 60% of the income, while the poorest 10% subsists with barely 0.6%. Almost 80% of the workers, including children, adolescents and women, are either unemployed or under-employed. According to the World Bank, more than half of the Ecuadorians live in conditions of poverty. Nevertheless, the actual statistics are much more alarming: 80% of the population is poor, which is more than 9 million people, 3 million of which live in extreme poverty. The other side of poverty is expulsion: approximately 25% of the population has migrated in the last five years, primarily to Spain and the United States. The migrants, many of which are professionals, work as "illegals" in inhumane conditions, generating with their economic remittances more earnings than the entire export sector with the exception of petroleum. These are the real results of the recipes imposed by organisms such as the World Bank and the IMF.

      With the militarization of the northern border and the concession and installation of a North American military base in the city of Manta - at the backs of the parliament and without consulting the population -, Ecuador has become involved from head to toe in Plan Colombia, in which the country now plays a crucial role. The neoliberal forces, primarily of the United States, are the ones who impose these politics that affect the region, while at the same time strengthening their own interests.

      The Permanent International Camp for Social Justice and the Dignity of the Peoples ...

      ...is a space of civil resistance that seeks to articulate a wide array of persons, organizations and movements that together reject Plan Colombia, the FTAA and the neoliberal globalization in all of their manifestations. We are going to come together in order to share direct actions, exchange experiences of resistance and to construct alternatives. But this call to mobilization is not limited to a determined place and time: our struggle and our engagement are permanent.

      We believe that another world is indeed possible. Defeating the plans of war we can achieve, with our dedication and hope, the world that we have dreamed since the beginning of our history.

      No More War! Our Cry Will Be Heard!

      The sovereignty of the peoples of Latin America is being violated, the political decisions have a clear direction of exclusion of the majorities, the capitalist economic project does not bring about prosperity, they are selling us war as a viable alternative. It is time to articulate our resistances.

      Quito, July, 2001.


      Acción Ecológica
      Alianza por un Mundo Plural, Responsable y Solidario (Sede Ecuador)
      Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos (APDH)
      Asamblea de la Sociedad Civil de Sucumbíos (ASCIS)
      Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Sociales Agustín Cueva
      Centro Segundo Montes Mozo S.J. (CSMM)
      Club de Periodismo "La Pluma de Búho"
      Colectivo Pro Derechos Humanos (PRODH)
      Comité Andino de Servicios (CAS)
      Comité por la Paz y la Soberanía
      Comité Permanente por los Derechos Humanos de Guayas
      Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Milagro
      Confederación de las Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE)
      Confederación Nacional Campesina de Afiliados al Seguro Campesino (CONFEUNNASC)
      Coordinadora Política de Mujeres Ecuatorianas
      Federación de Barrios Suburbanos de Milagro
      Federación Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indígenas y Negras (FENOCIN)
      Federación de Estudiantes Universitarios del Ecuador (FEUE)
      Federación de Estudiantes de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (FEPON)
      Frente de Defensa de la Amazonía
      Foro Ciudadano
      Fundación Regional de Asesoría en Derechos Humanos (INREDH)
      Iglesia de San Miguel de Sucumbíos (ISAMIS)
      Grupo de Objeción de Conciencia del Ecuador (GOCE)
      Liceo Líderes del Nuevo Milenio
      Movimiento Mi Cometa
      Periódico El Sucre
      Red Amazónica
      Red de Hermandad Colombo-Ecuatoriana
      Servicio de Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ)


      Asociación Ecuador Llactacaru (Barcelona, España)
      Agencia de noticias - Avispar (Argentina)
      AVISPAR (Argentina)
      Caravana por los Derechos de los Refugiados y Migrantes (Alemania)
      Centro RUNA (Lima, Perú)
      Comite de Solidaritat amb els Pobles de l' Equador (Barcelona - Catalunya, España)
      Colectivo de Abogados de Derechos Humanos "José Alvear Retrespo" (Colombia)
      Colectivo Amauta (Lima, Perú)
      Colectivo Comuna (Bolivia)
      Colectivo La Hormiga (Cuzco, Perú)
      Coordinadora Cultural Simón Bolívar 23 de Enero (Venezuela)
      Consejo Regional Indígena de Cauca (CRIC) (Cauca, Colombia)
      Directorio Ecológico y Natural de la Web(Ecoportal.net)
      Francia América Latina (FAL) (París, Francia)
      Fundación Friedrich Ebert de Colombia (FESCOL)
      Howard County Friends of Latin America (EEUU)
      La Resistencia (Perú)
      Mujeres sin Fronteras (Montreal, Canadá)
      Organización Continental Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Estudiantes (OCLAE)
      Proceso de Comunidades Negras (Colombia)
      Revista Autodeterminación (Bolivia)
      Solidaridad.Ecuador (Francia)
      Vientos del Sur (Suecia)
      The Voice-Africa Forum (Alemania)
      Los Latinos en Montreal - Societe de Promotion culturelle et social de la communaute Latina (Montreal, Canadá)
      Cine Clubs Disorgano (Colombia)
      Comuna Universitaria (Colombia)
      Nueva Colombia - información alternativa, Berlin, Alemania
      Revista Kabai (Medellín, Colombia)
      Please send your decision to adhere to this call to mobilization to :campamento@ecuanex.net.ec.

    • Radfest- Midwest Social Forum
        RadFest 2005: June 3-5
        Lake Geneva in Williams Bay, WI

          The Havens Center seeks to promote progressive social and political change through engagement with the activist community in Madison and beyond. The principal vehicle for this effort is RadFest/Midwest Social Forum, an annual conference for progressive activists and academics held the weekend after Memorial Day.

          The central goal of the conference is to contribute to social movement building by providing organizers, activists, community members, and intellectuals the opportunity to come together to discuss issues, strengthen networks, and devise strategies for progressive social, economic, and political change. In recent years, the conference has grown considerably, averaging approximately 400 participants, 100 speakers, and 50 panels and workshops covering a wide array of topics of local, national, and international importance

        For more info: (608) 262-0854 or info@radfest.org

    • "Unite or Die"- Non-Profits Conference
        June 17-19, 2005, Astoria, Oregon
          The Titanic Lifeboat Academy will host a three-day workshop designed to unite non-profits and individuals around the common theme of sustaining our work after peak oil. While all environmental, animal, and cultural progressive causes are essential, they can serve to divide our focus and distract us from the larger looming issues which affect us all.

          Kevin Danaher, author, professor and founder of Global Exchange, will give the keynote address, focusing us on the challenges ahead. David Room of the Post Carbon Institute and View From The Peak, attorney Matt Savinar, author of The Oil Age Is Over (www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net) will speak, as well, on topics relating to the changes we can expect over the next 5 to 10 years.

          These three noted speakers will be among the facilitators who will help non-profits and individuals plan ways to preserve existing programs and their work not only through the current administration's onslaught, but beyond the day when economic and other resources evaporate. Conference participants should leave with information and the outline of a plan for their home organizations, as well as an extended support network.

        Details at http://lifeboat.postcarbon.org/page4.html
    • Solstice Healing Fest
        June 19-22, 2005, Astoria, Oregon
          Dovetailing with the Unite or Die Conference, a second three-day workshop will focus on healing and recharging ourselves as children of the Earth. All who realize the challenges of the next decade and who must watch the compounding of those challenges by governments and the global corporatocracy, feel a little overwhelmed these days. What we're experiencing is similar to burnout or even post traumatic stress, and it's often accompanied by feelings of being alone in our realizations.

          What can we do?

          Luna Crow, teacher of women's Native American practices, and George McClendon, psychologist and facilitator for men's groups, will lead participants in activities designed to draw strength from Nature and each other, to renew and recharge our spirits and our creativity for the work ahead.

        Details at http://lifeboat.postcarbon.org/page4.html

    • School of Living
        Anniversary Gathering
        June 24-26, 2005 at Heathcote Community, Freeland, Maryland
          Register by June 1st to help us plan for a great gathering.
          Sliding scale fee $70-$120 includes workshops, concert, food and lodging. Paying in the upper region of the sliding scale helps subsidize those who can afford less. Fee for children under 14 is $20 for the weekend.

          For more information:

            Anniversary Gathering
            School of Living
            215 Julian Woods Lane
            Julian, PA 16844

          814-353-0130, Mail Gathering@SchoolofLiving.org

    • Generally Every Wednesday, (June 29, 2005 will be a little different from normal)

        I am organizing weekly "Listening for Peace" events in downtown Palo Alto, 11-1 pm at Lytton Plaza.
        We ask the public three questions-

          What do you think of the events of September 11th and the U.S. government's response?
          How could we defuse terrorism?
          How could we create a "safer," better, world for our children and all children?

        We have chairs, food (except June 29th), information, (often music!), banners, and people who come to discuss and dialogue issues that concern us. Sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. All welcome.

        June 29th- We will be participating in a Solidarity Fast with Jubilee Iraq and Voices in the Wilderness who will be Fasting in Geneva, Switzerland-


          Chicago, Illinois, United States; & Baghdad, Iraq - International social justice activists (from Iraq, the U.S., the U.K., and elsewhere) will fast at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from June 16th to June 30th, to demand economic justice for Iraqi citizens. The fast will address the key issues of war reparations claims imposed against Iraq, debt cancellation and reconstruction. Hans von Sponeck will join those conducting the fast on June 16. Mr. von Sponeck resigned as director of the United Nations Humanitarian Assistance program in Iraq in 2000 in opposition to the economic sanctions.

          The fast will coincide with the final meeting of the United Nations Compensation Commission (U.N.C.C.), which takes place from June 28th to 30th in Geneva. The U.N.C.C. will determine how much of a remaining $65 billion in war reparations claims will be imposed against Iraq. These claims relate to the invasion and occupation of Kuwait in 1990-91 by Saddam Hussein's regime. Iraq has paid $19 billion in reparations claims, including over $2 billion since the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime. The U.N.C.C. imposed an additional $33 billion in war reparations claims against Iraq, which are yet to be paid. Virtually all unpaid claims are owed to oil companies or governments. Virtually all claims of individual people are settled and paid.

          Those fasting will present five key demands which must be met, for there to be economic justice for Iraqis:
          1) An immediate moratorium on war reparations payments and claims;
          2) A new U.N. Security Council resolution which cancels all unpaid war reparations already imposed against Iraq;
          3) The elimination of all odious debt, comprising most of the more that $100 bn. of foreign debt, incurred by Saddam Hussein's regime; as determined by an odious debt arbitration tribunal in which Iraq has full due process rights;
          4) The stipulation that no economic conditions be imposed upon Iraq through such mechanisms as an International Monetary Fund (IMF) stand-by-agreement, or otherwise;
          5) Full funding for the reconstruction of Iraq which focuses on the social needs of the Iraqi people, is directed by Iraqis, and without any strings attached.

          In announcing the fast, organizers from Jubilee Iraq and Voices in the Wilderness state:
          "As international social justice activists, including citizens of Iraq, the U.S., and the U.K., we stand united and resolved to seek an end to the ongoing economic exploitation of Iraq. Such exploitation is a form of violence which must be resisted. Those of us who are citizens of the U.S. and U.K. bear a special responsibility as it is our respective countries which created and held firm to the economic sanctions regime which devastated Iraq's health care, education, water, and electrical infrastructure.

          "Iraq is saddled with enormous foreign financial claims incurred by Saddam Hussein and his regime. These claims take the form of war reparations imposed against Iraq for Saddam's invasion of Kuwait as well as the odious debt, coming from loans which financed his regime from 1981-90. These war reparations and this odious debt ought to be canceled without limitations and without any conditions attached.

          "It is neither right nor just that the Iraqi people be required to pay in perpetuity for the regime of Saddam Hussein."

          Jubilee Iraq and Voices in the Wilderness are initiating the fast. Jubilee Iraq was formed in March 2003 as a network of Iraqis and internationals (including lawyers, economists, politicians and aid workers) dedicated to ensuring that the Iraqi people are not unjustly forced to pay Saddam's bills. It is independent and involves people of diverse political opinions who are all united on this issue. In 2004 it organized demonstrations at two UNCC meetings as well as at the Paris Club and the IMF autumn summit in Washington. It organized a conference of Iraqi economists in Berlin, and conducted in-depth consultations with Iraqi civil society and political parties, culminating in a bill which passed unanimously in the Interim National Assembly in November 2004, condemning the odious debt and reparations.

          Voices in the Wilderness was formed in 1996 to challenge and oppose the economic sanctions imposed against the people of Iraq. Voices was formed as a campaign of active nonviolence. Delegations traveled to Iraq, bringing medicine and other humanitarian supplies to Iraqis in violation of the economic sanctions and U.S. law, acts for which the U.S. government seeks to penalize Voices. Voices believes the imposition of war reparations claims against Iraq; demands for repayment of "odious debt," and forced restructuring of Iraq's economy to benefit the IMF and non-Iraqi financial interests, continue the economic and military warfare waged against Iraq since 1991. Voices opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the current occupation of Iraq. Voices also calls for full funding for the reconstruction of Iraq, without strings attached; funding determined by the Iraqi people to be to their benefit and not for the benefit of multinational corporations.

        li>Seeds of Change
        Saturday, August 6 at 5 PM

        William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd., Livermore, CA.
          On the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima...
          ACT to abolish nuclear weapons and war
          PROTEST new, earth-penetrating nuclear weapons at Livermore Lab
          CELEBRATE your vision of a just and nuclear-free world- Potluck- BRING FOOD TO SHARE!

          Details posted at- http://www.trivalleycares.org/aug6-2005.asp

          NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION: There will be nonviolent direct action on Tuesday, August 9. Meet at 8 AM at William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Take I-580, exit on Vasco Rd; go South 2 miles. August 9 is the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing. This action is to honor all the victims of nuclear weapons-from mining to designing to testing to use. NAGASAKI NEVER AGAIN!!!

          AUG 6 AND 9 NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION: August 6 and 9, 2005 mark the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. Join with people at four central U.S. nuclear weapons sites in major actions calling for an end to the development and production of nuclear warheads. Activities will recognize the devastation caused by nuclear weapons and memorialize the many victims of bomb production at every step - from uranium mining to design, to production, to testing and use. Join the global majority to say NO! to militarism, war and oppression, and YES! to nonviolence, justice and a more secure world for all.

          Aug 9, we are calling for candlelight vigils to be held at City Halls in communities across the country. In addition, we encourage people to organize readings, lantern lighting ceremonies, shadow projects and more. For more information: http://www.abolitionnow.org/augustactions.html

      • American Monetary institute 2005 Monetary Reform Conference
          Thursday Sept. 29 - Sunday Oct. 2
          Essex Inn, 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

            The Monetary Reforms: The main focus of this conference - Researchers will describe and make the case for the kind of monetary reforms advocated, presenting both the logical and historical basis for them, and the mechanics of implementing them. Extensive question and answer periods and panel discussions can air doubts or concerns regarding the desirability of the reforms and suggest refinements. Included will be discussions of research and thinking methodology. Comment will be invited on a proposed monetary reform bill which attendees will receive in advance.

            Achieving the Reforms: Selected Political and Social and Monetary Activists will give the benefit of their years of experience in educating, raising public awareness, organizing and motivating people and governmental bodies to influence public policy decisions.

            Using the Reforms: Presentations on how a properly reconstituted money power within government will be effectively used to “promote the general welfare.” These will focus on several areas: Infrastructure Programs including education, upgrading America’s crumbling infrastructure, including futuristic designs well within the reach of today’s technology and economy, to create hospitable, clean, cities of the future. Farming Parity proposals for maintaining a balance between family controlled environmentally sound farming and the large farm corporations. Each area identifies another constituency which will support monetary reform.


      • The Bioneers Conference
          October 14-16, San Rafael, California
            The Bioneers Conference is a hub of practical solutions for restoring the Earth – and people. It’s a thriving network of visionary innovators working with nature to heal nature. The Bioneers draw from four billion years of evolutionary intelligence and apply the knowledge in practical ways to serve human ends harmlessly.

      • Friday, October 14, 2005
          Peace and Pizza: 9/11 and the American Empire
          7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Straw Hat Pizza in Castro Valley
          Free Showing of “9/11 and the American Empire”. David Ray Griffin at the University of Wisconsin, Madison April 18, 2005. As seen on C-span!” with Special Guest Appearance of Ken Jenkins, Producer and Editor of the film for questions and answers.

          All are welcome. Straw Hat Pizza is in the Village Shopping Center off of Castro Valley Blvd. Peace and Pizza is a monthly Community Event on the second Friday of every month showing movies you won’t see on corporate TV.

          Come for pizza, a movie and good discussion and company. Co-sponsored by the South Alameda County Peace and Justice Coalition and Code Pink Hayward.

          For more information, please call John Bass (jbdharma@hotmail.com)- 510-432-9493

      • Saturday, October 15, 2005
          Teachers 4 Social Justice
            9 am - 4 pm, Mission High School,
            18th and Church Street, San Francisco
            For teachers and educators from the Bay Area and beyond
            To explore empowering learning environments through curriculum and practice and to provide a forum for networking and community building. Register, it is free and lunch provided. Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance will be tabling at the event.

            Details at http://t4sj.org/

      • Saturday, October 15, 2005
          2nd Annual George Bush Going Away Party

          (Our friend- Comedian Bill Santiago will be in the show. Our new "Behind Every Terrorist- There is a Bush" DVDs will be available. (Since Bill is in it). Benefits go to our friend's- Central Committee for Conscientious Objector's "Military Out of Our Schools" campaign. (This event sold out last year, and was great!)

      • An Evening of Dialogue and Live Music about War and the Media
          The role of the media during a time of war and national disasters
          Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 7:30pm
          National Radio Project and La Peña Cultural Center present
          Norman Solomon, C.S. Soong, David Rovics
          La Peña Cultural Center
          3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
          $10-$15 sliding scale
          All proceeds benefit National Radio Project and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

            Norman Solomon- Senior advisor of National Radio Project, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death.”

            C.S. Soong- Host and producer of “Against the Grain,” heard on KPFA Radio 94.1 FM Monday through Wednesday at noon.

            David Rovics- Internationally known folksinger and cultural activist.David Rovics is the featured musician in Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance's new film- "Behind Every Terrorist- There is a Bush." The Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance will be tabling at the event and have the new DVD available.


          Sunday, October 30, 2005
          10am to 5:30 pm
          Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
          FREE Admission
            The Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance will have a booth at the "Stomp" which is in memory of the legendary Chet Helms-

              Chet Helms was one of the founding fathers of the psychedelic movement from the 1960's. As promoter for the "Family Dog", Chet developed the concept of the modern rock concert and was one of the founding fathers of the 1960's peace movement that swept the nation and made waves around the world. Chet was also the catalyst that brought together Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, which helped shape the San Francisco sound. Without Chet Helms, as many have said, there would be no Grateful Dead, no Jefferson Airplane, no Big Brother and the list goes on and on. He promoted other acts like the Charlatans, the Great Society, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Peter Tosh, The Clash and countless others. Chet Helms continued promoting pivotal concerts through four decades. In the 60's at the Avalon Ballroom, Family Dog at the Beach, S.F. Golden Gate Park, Denver Dog, and Crystal Ballroom in Portland.


  • Complementary Currencies: Money for Local Living Economies
      June 8- June 10, 2006
      Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont

        It is nearly two years since the E. F. Schumacher Society convened the conference "Local Currencies in the 21st Century." The event drew 300 participants from thirteen countries to Bard College on the Hudson River. It is widely agreed that the conference was a landmark event.

        The sense of community that was engendered was clearly a major cause of its success. But for many its success was that the program illuminated in a new way one of the most mystified subjects of all time: money. Margrit Kennedy demonstrated in her opening presentation that the monetary system in its current form, by its very nature, creates a wealth disparity of class. By the end of the conference those attending understood that money can actually take many forms and the social and economic effect of a system is dependent on its form. Currencies can be invented for the purpose of building a community or for mobilizing unused resources. If shaped correctly a currency can be a tool to empower the small economy: the economy of community and family.

        Those who missed the 2004 E. F. Schumacher conference will have another chance to learn about the new frontier of money. The E.F. Schumacher Society will be co-sponsoring the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) pre-conference on June 8th at Champlain College in Burlington VT, entitled, "Complementary Currencies: Money for Local Living Economies." The national BALLE conference follows on the 9th and 10th. The pre-conference will feature many of the same speakers that made their local currency conference at Bard so inspiring, including Bernard Lietaer, author of "The Future of Money;" Edgar Cahn, founder of Time Banks and author of "No More Throw Away People;" Paul Glover, creator of Ithaca HOURS: and Tom Greco, author of "Money: Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender" among many other inspiring and dedicated individuals. Susan Witt will speak on "BerkShares," the Berkshires local currency that is scheduled for launch in the fall of 2006. To register please go to:


  • American Monetary Reform Conference
      Chicago, Sept. 21-24, 2006

        Our money system clearly needs an overhaul to secure economic justice and peace as we enter the 3rd Millennium of the Christian period. It’s evident that true reform, not palliatives, are necessary to move humanity back from the brink of nuclear war; away from a World dominated by fraud and ugliness and toward a World of justice and beauty. The conference formulates minimum initial steps to begin this process and put time on the side of humanity instead of against us. You may receive this announcement amidst very depressing news and events, but we urge you to avoid discouragement and instead join with us in this adventure to achieve positive results for America and the world.

        A Different Kind of Monetary Conference

        The situation in which knowledgeable monetary reformers find ourselves is that after years of studying monetary history and theory, we already know many if not most of the broad shapes that monetary reform should take. We know from experience that these views have stood the test of time and many challenges from those with less experience in the field or operating under misconceptions or pursuing non-reform agendas. Rather than merely arguing over these main themes, it is time for those of us who understand, to move forward to implement those elements that we know must be a part of good reform.

        What are these broad national parameters supported by over 3000 years of history? That the control of money systems should shift away from private control toward governmental control. Away from commodity money notions; away from fractional reserve banking – monetizing private credits and loaning them into circulation at interest. Towards money issued interest free by government and spent into circulation for the common good. The system must be morally grounded in fairness.

        Not seeking blind trust, we’ll continue educating and explaining why the proposals are beneficial and moral and continue to present the historical evidence demonstrating that. We’ll answer any serious challenges, and those arising from plain misunderstanding. We may invite selected spokesmen for differing reforms to succinctly present their case. But we’ll do it within a context of advancing the reform agenda, making necessary adjustments as we proceed. Dissenters obviously don’t have to join in the reform phase; but neither need we procrastinate, waiting for all to experience their monetary epiphanies, before moving forward. The direction of world events requires that we begin a solid program now.

        Themes of the Conference

        Therefore the AMI annual conferences focus on three broad areas:
        The Monetary Reforms: The main focus of the conferences - Researchers will describe and make the case for the kind of monetary reforms advocated, presenting both the logical and historical basis for them, and the mechanics of implementing them. Extensive question and answer periods and panel discussions can air doubts or concerns regarding the desirability of the reforms and suggest refinements. Included will be discussions of research and thinking methodology. A monetary reform bill – The American Monetary Act, ready for introduction into congress will be analyzed including strategies for getting it supported.

        Achieving the Reforms: Selected Political, Social and Monetary Activists will give the benefit of their experience in educating, raising public awareness, organizing and motivating people and governmental bodies to influence public policy decisions

        Using the Reforms: Presentations on how a properly reconstituted money power within government will be effectively used to “promote the general welfare”. These will focus on several areas:
        Infrastructure Programs including education and health, upgrading America’s crumbling infrastructure, including futuristic designs well within the reach of today’s technology and economy, to create hospitable, clean, cities of the future.
        Farming Parity proposals for maintaining the existence of family controlled environmentally sound farming.
        Educational proposals providing funding from sources other than middle-class property taxes.
        Medical Care proposals which more effectively and fairly distribute the benefits of our medical technologies.
        Each area identifies another constituency which will support monetary reform.


  • Candidates Forum
    14th Congressional District: 4 Candidates (Including Carol brouillet and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo)
    Friday, October 06, 2006

    7:30- 8:30 p.m. Saratoga Library
    13650 Saratoga Ave.
    Saratoga, CA

      Candidates each get a two minute Statement. Questions are oferred by the voters. Candidates get a minute each to respond to questions raised. At least that is the usual format, I believe.

  • Documentary: "Grassroots: Contesting Ohio" (produced by Pam Walton)
      Saturday, October 21, 7:30 pm Located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
      505 E. Charleston Rd. in Palo Alto

        The film features local activists- including City Councilman Peter Drekmeier, the Raging Grannies, and 9-11 Truth Congressional Green Party Candidate- Carol Brouillet
        $5-$10 suggested donation
        For more information, contact Pam Walton at pamwalton@comcast.net

        There's a good article/Cover Story about this documentary (and another excellent locally produced one) in the Palo Alto Weekly at http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=2998

  • The 17th Annual Bioneers Conference
      OCTOBER 20 - 22, 2OO6

      The Annual Bioneers Conference is a hub of practical solutions for restoring the Earth — and people. It’s a thriving network of visionary innovators who are working with nature to heal nature. The bioneers draw from four billion years of evolutionary intelligence and apply nature’s operating instructions in practical ways to serve human ends harmlessly. We herald a dawning age of interdependence founded in nature’s principles of diversity, kinship, community, cooperation and reciprocity.

      Take part in this fertile network, rich with inspiring ideas, models, tools, and resources — and powerful connections.


  • 8th International Permaculture Conference - IPC 8
      May 16-18, 2007, São Paulo, Brazil

        The Theme of the Conference will be: Greening our Economy with the Principles of Permaculture.

        Permaculture is an ecological design science for creating efficient, productive, and self-sustaining systems that serve human communities and evolve into dynamic and regenerative relationships with the surrounding environment. As such, the promise of Permaculture extends far beyond food production systems to our entire economy. How we can use the principles of permaculture to green the global economy will be the theme of the 2007 Permaculture Convergence in São Paulo, Brazil. By linking the Permaculture concept to the emerging field of green economics we can begin defining what a sustainable global economy might look like and how it can be practically adapted to ensure that human welfare and ecological imperatives are rooted at the center of the model. The theories and language of green economics provide sustainable policies with a compelling argument couched in the powerful language of money and economics.

      • 5th Annual BALLE Conference
          May 31-June 2, 2007
          University of California, Berkeley

            BALLE- Business Alliance for Local, Living Economies includes- entrepreneurs, innovators, community organizers, government officials, investors, and green business pioneers to explore cutting-edge social and environmental innovations, learn practical business skills, share best practices for network development, and connect with others.


            Kenny Ausubel, Bioneers

            Bo Burlingham, Inc. Magazine; author, Small Giants

            Michael Dimock, Roots of Change Fund

            Malaika Edwards, People's Grocery

            Laury Hammel, Longfellow Clubs, author, Growing Local Value

            Thomas Harttung, Aarstiderne ("the seasons" in Danish) and DARCOF Paul Hawken, Natural Capital Institute

            Jeffrey Hollender, Seventh Generation

            Van Jones, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

            David Korten, Yes! Magazine, author, The Great Turning

            Winona LaDuke, Native Harvest

            Michelle Long, Sustainable Connections of NW Washington

            Jeff Mendelsohn, New Leaf Paper

            Joanne Neft, Placer Grown

            Denise O’Brien, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Candidate 2006

            Paul Saginaw, Zingerman’s Delicatessen

            Simran Sethi, Ethical Markets

            Don Shaffer, BALLE, Comet Skateboards

            Michael Shuman, author, The Small-Mart Revolution

            Jack Stack, SRC Holdings, author, The Great Game of Business

            Judy Wicks, White Dog Cafe

            And more!


      • AMI 2007 Monetary Reform Conference
        Sept. 27–30, 2007
        Roosevelt University in Chicago

          The American Monetary Institute is proud to announce its 3rd annual Monetary Reform Conference in Chicago. Our conferences have launched the modern grass roots movement for U.S. monetary reform and thereby World reform. Make your plans now to attend this important meeting in beautiful downtown Chicago. Our money system clearly needs a serious overhaul to secure economic justice and peace as we enter the 3rd Millennium. It’s evident that true reform, not palliatives, are necessary to move humanity back from the brink of nuclear war; away from a World dominated by fraud, warfare and ugliness and toward a World of justice and beauty. The conference focuses on minimum initial steps to begin this process and put time on the side of humanity instead of against us. You may receive this announcement amidst very depressing news and events, but we urge you to avoid discouragement and instead join with us in this adventure to achieve positive results for America and the world.

          Because the world is sliding into an unimaginable disaster in the Middle-East, this conference will especially focus on how a privately controlled money system such as we presently have in the U.S. leads to warfare by providing the financial motivation for starting unnecessary wars. Several presentations will describe the banking mechanisms that lead to war and how to eradicate those flaws. Everyone has heard that banking and wars are related, but only a handful of people understand how.

          Details posted at www.monetary.org/2007conference.html

      • World Social Forum - 2008 - Another World is Possible! - Global Call for Action
        January 26, 2008

        Decentralized local events are happening throughout the world in continuity with the theme and goals of the World Social Forum-

          "The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. Since the first world encounter in 2001, it has taken the form of a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies. This definition is in its Charter of Principles, the WSF’s guiding document.

          The World Social Forum is also characterized by plurality and diversity, is non-confessional, non-governmental and non-party. It proposes to facilitate decentralized coordination and networking among organizations engaged in concrete action towards building another world, at any level from the local to the international, but it does not intend to be a body representing world civil society. The World Social Forum is not a group nor an organization."

        In San Francisco- January 26 - 9:00 am

          On Saturday, January 26, at New College, in the Mission district of San Francisco, the Global Commons Foundation and partners will be hosting a large community discussion on the topic of the World Social Forum, global coalition movements, and local activism. The event will begin with a keynote address by leading world-systems and anti-systemics movements scholar Immanuel Wallerstein on the WSF in historical perspective, and will be followed by a dozen respondents (independent activists as well as individuals affiliated with organizations) from the San Fransciso Bay area who can speak strongly to the question of organizing within global movements such as the WSF. Following the respondents the conversation will open up to everyone in the room.

          In addition to being a discussion on the role of the WSF and other anti-globalization, alternmondialisme, and global justice movements, this gathering will serve as a first encounter among individuals interested in forming a Bay Area Social Forum. To this end we will hold an organizing meeting sometime in Februrary, at the same location. To be kept informed on this please email kathellenw@aol.com.

        In Fremont- January 26 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
        East Meets West: 800th Anniversary of Rumi, Awakening to the Challenges of 21st Century Afghanistan

          City of Fremont Senior Center
          Lake Elizabeth at Fremont Central Park
          (between Stevenson Blvd. and Mission View Dr.)
          40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont

            ...global citizenry, immigration, education, race/ethnicity, gender and religious apartheid, cultural heritage, and economic development... Speakers include:
            Dr. Mo Qayoumi • Deputy Minister Mazari Safa • Dr. Edna Mitchell • Dr. Ron Takaki • Dr. Rauf Roahsan • Dr. Ramón Grosfoguel • Dr. Hatem Bazian • Dr. Saleema Waraich • Mr. Iqbal Tokhi • Ms. Hanifa Tokhi • Director Tom Lorentzen
            All guests will receive complimentary meals, including: continental breakfast, hot and cold beverages, and a scrumptious lunch catered by the Afghan Village! RSVP at the website- www.efsr.org

        SC truthemergency.us link

      • Santa Cruz Media Strategy Summit
          January 25-27, 2008
          Santa Cruz

            A Collaborative Strategy Summit for Media Pros, Scholars, Activists and Whistleblowers Working for Truth, Transparency and an Informed Resurgent Democracy

            Website: www.truthemergency.us

      • UnMoney Convergence

          A Conference on Money, Liberation and Systems Change
          Mexico- March 3rd- 9th, 2008

            ...money is about to undergo a fundamental evolutionary step into community currencies. Conventional money as we know it has a built in architecture that leads to scarcity and centralization, and is not appropriate for dealing with today’s global systemic challenges. Just as there are now millions of media outlets today, currencies will follow this same evolution by shifting from centralized authoritative models to distributed ones that generate sustainability, and can handle to complexity of the modern world. Communities of all types will then be able to create their own currencies for their own marketplace and thereby liberate their wealth potential. This will become the most important evolution for society in the coming years.

            The open money project aims to create the global infrastructure, tools, governance mechanisms and platforms that will give communities this capacity.


      • CodePink and Democrats.com present a Town Hall Forum
          "Are Peace and Impeachment Possible?"
          April 24, 7-9 p.m.
          Grand Lake Theater
          3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland*

          Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the door; donations encouraged; no one turned away

          Special Guest: Prominent Peace & Impeachment Activist David Swanson (afterdowningstreet.org & democrats.com)

          Invited peace and impeachment leaders (not all confirmed):
          Congress members supporting impeachment Barbara Lee, Pete Stark, and Lynne Woolsey; Medea Benjamin, CodePink; Cindy Sheehan, Candidate for Nancy Pelosi's seat, Nov. '08; Shirley Golub, Candidate for Nancy Pelosi's seat, June '08; Col. Ann Wright, Ret.; Daniel Ellsberg; Danny Glover; Elizabeth De La Vega, former federal prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney, author United States v. George W. Bush; Cynthia McKinney, Candidate for President; Amy Goodman, "Democracy Now"; Ron Dellums, Mayor of Oakland; Reverend Gregory Stewart, Unitarian Universalist Church, SF; Stephanie Tang, World Can't Wait; Rabbi Michael Learner, "Tikkun"

          Do you want the war over and Cheney impeached first? If you think it can't happen come to our April 24 Town Hall to hear how it can. Prominent peace and impeachment leaders will discuss promising strategies and will ask our Bay Area Congress members -- Lee, Stark, Woolsey, Lofgren, Pelosi, Miller, Eshoo, Tauscher, McNerney, Honda, and Lantos' replacement-- to vote NO on Bush's demand for another $102 billion for war, and to file their own resolutions for immediate impeachment hearings.

          Event includes celebrities, authors, peace and impeachment leaders, youth performers, honors for local activist heroes, information tables, and door prizes! We expect to fill the theater and make it a night to remember. Get your tickets and mark your calendar now. Advance tickets @$8 available April 7 at local outlets or call the Grand Lake to reserve seats for will call:
          (510) 452-3556. *Map/Directions: www.renaissancerialto.com/masters/grandl%7E1/GLDirect.htm

          Co-sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America, Gold Star Families for Peace, Win Without War, AfterDowningStreet, FireDogLake, Hip Hop Caucus, Cities for Peace, Velvet Revolution, The Nation, The Backbone Campaign, Brad Blog ,Clout on Air America, TrueMajority, Willie Nelson Peace Research, Voters for Peace, Code Pink, Democracy Cell Project, Veterans for Peace, Global Exchange, Liberty Tree, Filibuster for Peace, Silicon Valley Impeachment Coalition, East Bay Impeach Bush-Cheney, Northern California Impeachment Coalition, Brad Newsham- Beach Impeach, Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance

    • Building a New World Conference

  • "The Global Financial Crash and a Sustainable Future for Humanity"
  • Just Money!
  • Greening India- Best Practices
  • Eighth Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network
    Wednesday March 4th, 2009, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan, Chicago
    2nd floor, Spertus Room

  • Bay Area Community Exchange Organizing Meeting
  • Forum on the Solidarity Economy: Building Another World
  • Our World, Our Planet: the Financial Crisis

  • FREE MONETARY SEMINAR with Stephen Zarlenga
  • Our World, Our Planet: the Financial Crisis
  • Stephen Zarlenga presents: The American Monetary Act - legislation which fundamentally reforms our private credit system, replacing it with a government money system

  • End the Fed Rally/March
  • Facing Global Crises & Re-Inventing the World
  • MotherSpeak: Book Launch Celebration! With Music, Art, Poetry, and Refreshments!
  • FREE MONETARY SEMINAR with Stephen Zarlenga
  • Our World, Our Planet: the Financial Crisis
  • The 5th Annual AMI 2009 Monetary Reform Conference

  • Seeding Gift Culture
  • The Money Fix: Local Currency Film Screening and Discussion
    Sunday, April 25th, 6-9pm
    Freedom Archives, 522 Valencia St. SF

  • The Future of Money and Technology Summit

  • U.S. Social Justice Forum
  • American Monetary Institute's 6th Annual Monetary Reform Conference
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