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Economy

Privatizing Happiness: the lives of today's young workers

Date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St., Harlem
Contact: 

As the new generation of workers weathers a sea of economic insecurity and disappearing safety nets, how have millennials coped with a world in which the American dream is out of reach?

Political Cartoonist Benefit For the Bangladesh garment workers union

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
303A 16th Street, Brooklyn ( Prospect Ave R stop or 15th St Prospect Park F stop)
Contact: 

718 768 6171

Political comix will be for sale to benefit the Bangladesh sweatshop garment workers union. Copies of recent issues of World War 3 Illustrated, the longest running political comic book in the US and copies of the graphic novel Wobblies! A History of the Industrial Workers of the World will be for sale with 100% of the money going to the National Garment Workers Federation in Bangladesh. Before the NGWF union was formed the garment workers were paid an amount equal to $10 per month with no days off . After a bitter long strike the union got wages of $20 per month and a national holiday off .

Political Illustrator Nancy Doniger Shows her work

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
7 Windsor Place, Park Slope/ Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Nancy Doniger invites the public into her studio to see her work first hand. Doniger will be selling the very popular NO WAR t-shirts that she created for Brooklyn For Peace. BFP also printed them as window posters and posters for anti war protests. Nancy will be selling these to benefit Brooklyn For Peace. We need these Say NO to WAR t-shirts now more than ever, as wars and the threats of wars escalate from Iraq , Afghanistan, Syria and the Ukraine and elsewhere. Prints of Nancy's editorial illustrations from the NY Times will also be for sale.

Political Satirist Bob Hagan's art studio open to the public

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
202 17th Street , Brooklyn, NY

Bob Hagan is a political satirist painter and photographer. Bob's photo are often manipulated on his computer to emphasize the strange political culture we live under. Bob's powerful political paintings can be seen at the Reframes.wordpress.com political blog.
Hagan is opening his studio to the public Nov 8 & 9 from noon to 7 pm. He is at 202 17th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues. in the Park Slope/ Greenwood Heights section of Brooklyn. He is close to the R train Prospect Ave stop.

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: 
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Join us for a day of thought-provoking and constructive talks on our multiple crises and how we can solve them. “Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis will bring together visionary thinkers and activists—from the fields of economics, environmental justice, local business, farming, art, story-telling, spirituality, development, and politics. Speakers will include Chris Hedges, Laura Flanders, Charles Eisenstein, Helena Norberg-Hodge and more. For a full list of speakers and topic, visit http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/economics-of-happiness-nyc.

Cuomo Is Destroying Our Schools - The Green Alternative

Date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
The Commons Brooklyn 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Millions are fed up with Governor Cuomo and his disastrous education and labor policies. Brian Jones, the Green Party Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, joins parents, teachers and students to discuss an alternative vision for public education in our city and state. The time is now to bring together anger and organization.

Back to school, back in action!

Featuring:

  • Brian Jones is the Green Party Candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

From NAFTA to TPP: A Panel on the The Zapatista Uprising at 20 and Free Trade Resistance in Mexico, Peru, and the United States

Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Interference Archive. 131 8TH ST NO. 4 (between 2nd and 3rd Aves), Brooklyn
Contact: 

TradeJustice New York Metro Phone: (718) 218-4523 Email: info@tradejustice.net

A Panel Discussion Featuring:
- Malú Huacuja del Toro, Editor, Salinas Reloaded” (“Salinato Versión 2.0”)
- Bill Weinberg, World War 4 Report; author, Homage to Chiapas
- Elliot Sperber and David Valle, Occupy Wall Street Zapatista Solidarity Network
- Adam Weissman, TradeJustice New York Metro

Added! Presenting remotely from Mexico:

- Manuel Perez Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies, Network for Justice in Global Investments, Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC)

Interference Archive. 131 8TH ST NO. 4 (between 2nd and 3rd Aves), Brooklyn

JULY 28, 1915-JULY 28, 2014: 99 YEARS OF IMPERIALIST DOMINATION IN HAITI

Date: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
La Difference Auto School, 836 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Contact: 

ONE STRUGGLE

Imperialist domination and occupation are major obstacles to the liberation of the Haitian popular masses from the shackles of oppression, extreme poverty, repression and exploitation. The Haitian popular masses have to fight imperialist domination and occupation and its local ruling class allies. The toiling masses are the backbone of this fight, under the leadership of the working class. Workers all over the world want to live in a world liberated from the yoke of capitalism and war-mongering imperialism.

Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy

Date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
The Commons Brooklyn 388 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217

As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. Join us in welcoming him for rollicking tales of his travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracanã Stadium. Zirin will break down how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.

DAVE ZIRIN is the sports editor for the Nation and the author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “Fifty Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN, and Democracy Now! He also hosts the weekly Sirius XM show Edge of Sports Radio and has been called "the best sportswriter in the United States," by Robert Lipsyte.

"People think speaking truth to power is easy, but if it was easy everyone would do it. This book does it... It speaks truth to the powers that be, from Brazil to the US to FIFA to the IOC. It hits you like an uppercut that rattles your brain and sets it straight. I cannot recommend this book highly enough."
—John Carlos, 1968 Olympic medalist

"Dave Zirin has long stood on the edge of the sports writing world, exploding topics many of his colleagues are scared to approach. With Brazil's Dance with the Devil, he puts to bed any notion that the IOC and FIFA have the best interests of their host countries at heart. Brazil is a special country and Dave Zirin honors its people and history while mercilessly going after those who would undermine its people. This book is a remarkable mix of investigative sports journalism and insightful social history."
—Glenn Greenwald, author, No Place to Hide

The Politics of Inequality Discourse

Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave. (35-36th St.), Manhattan, Rm. 403 OR YOU CAN LIVESTREAM

The economy remains very sluggish, ve years after the ocial end of the Great Recession. Leading
economists warn about the prospect of long-term stagnation. Mass unemployment has led
to stagnant wages and income and to rising poverty, and more than 5 million homes have been
lost to foreclosure. Yet in much liberal and left discourse, these problems are increasingly
ignored, crowded out by concern over inequality. Why is this happening?
This meeting will explore the politics behind the inequality rage. In his opening talk, Andrew

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