============================================================================ Delivered-To: •••@••.••• Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 16:43:41 -0800 To: •••@••.••• From: Carol Brouillet <•••@••.•••> Subject: [ATTAC CHAT] US- March 2-11 Anti FTAA Organizing Extravaganzas Excellent networking, educational, organizing, networking opportunities, in preparation for April!!! 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. http://www.chicagocalltoaction.org/ 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/ 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 •••@••.••• ph) 917-560-3609 JC, The Ruckus Society •••@••.••• ph) 510.848.9565 Apply online now at http://www.ruckus.org/ or http://www.ran.org/ Labor in the Americas: Globalization, Inequality and the Challenges for Activism March 23-24, 2001, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA http://www.gened.arizona.edu/jstillerman/labconf.htm ============================================================================ Delivered-To: •••@••.••• Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 19:09:43 -0800 Subject: 3 Bay Area Educational Events: Stanford, UCSC, UCB From: Sandra Alvarez <•••@••.•••> To: GX Colombia Listserve <•••@••.•••>, <•••@••.•••> Sender: •••@••.••• Three Events Toward Community Education and Discourse on Colombia This Week: 1. At Stanford, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 27-28: On behalf of the Colombian Students Association and the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, we are pleased to invite all of you to the upcoming forum: COLOMBIA - A DIALOGUE IN THE MIDST OF TURMOIL to be held at the Stanford Law School on February 27th and 28th. We are bringing to this conference a very interesting group of scholars, policy analysts, negotiators, journalists and other practitioners from a variety of international institutions and organizations, who will discuss the complex situation Colombia presents not only for people and government, but also for the country's regional neighbors and other members of the international community. February 27, 2001 Stanford Law School Room 190 (view Map Location) 8:30 doors open, coffee available 9:00-9:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Roots of the Conflict (Terry Karl; Director, Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University) 9:45-12:00 Panel - The Culture of Violence* (Introduction/commentator: Maria Elena Rueda, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University) Jesus Martin Barbero; founder of the Department of Communication, Universidad del Valle, Colombia; former president, Latin American Society of Communication Researchers (ALAIC); current visiting professor, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico * This panel will be in Spanish 12:00-3:00 Lunch Break 3:00-5:00 Panel - War & Economy (Moderator - Monica Hurtado, MA, Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame; MA Candidate, Latin American Studies, Stanford University) Eduardo Sarmiento; Former Dean of Economics, Universidad de los Andes; current Dean of Economics, Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria Leslie Wirpsa; CLAS Human Rights Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University Marcelo Bucheli, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Stanford University Evening Reception February 28, 2001 Stanford Law School Room 290 (view Map Location) 8:30 doors open, coffee available 9:00-11:00 Panel - Accountability & Press Freedom (Moderator-Robert Collier, SF Chronicle Latin American correspondent) Tim Johnson; John S. Knight Fellow, Stanford University; former Bogota correspondent, Miami Herald Clara Ines Rueda; John S. Knight Fellow, Stanford University; former Managing Editor, Gerente business magazine, Bogota 11:00-1:00 Lunch Break 1:00-3:00 Panel - Conflict Resolution: Efforts towards Peace (Moderator - Professor Jonathan Greenberg, Stanford Law School) Rafael Pardo; Former peace counselor & defense minister, Colombian government Carlos Jaramillo; Former peace counselor & negotiator, Colombian government Carlo Nasi; MacArthur Affiliate, CISAC, Stanford University 3:00-3:30 Break 3:30-5:30 Panel - Drugs, Human Rights, and US policy (Moderator - Terry Karl; Director, Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University) Ignacio Gomez; director of investigations at El Espectador; recipient of the Journalist of the Year award in Colombia and the Amnesty International Human Rights Special Award for Journalists under Threat in 2000. Winifred Tate; Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) Fellow for Colombia Michael Kenney; Doctoral Fellow, CISAC We gratefully thank the co-sponsorship of: Stanford Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS) Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation (SCCN) Department of Spanish and Portuguese Mid-Peninsula Chapter of the World Affairs Council For more information contact: Sandra V. Chaparro President •••@••.••• Andrés E. Mantilla Vicepresident/Financial Officer •••@••.••• For more information, please visit the following link: http://www.stanford.edu/group/colombians/forum.html 2. In Santa Cruz, Thursday and Friday, March 1-2: Come hear activists, experts, professors, journalists, and students from the U.S. and Colombia speak about and discuss the issues at hand and learn about how to get involved in campaigns to help the people of Colombia. -----SCHEDULE OF EVENTS----- Thursday, March 1st: Introduction -- 10 minutes ---Panel One: Colombian Culture and History; The Roots of the Conflict -- 1 hour David Sweet, Professor of Latin American History, UC Santa Cruz Michael Stanfield, Professor of Latin American Studies, USF ---Panel Two: The Drug War and Plan Colombia -- 1-1.25 hours Moyara Reuhsen, Graduate Professor, Monterey Institute for International Studies Andrew Miller, Advocacy Director for Latin America, Amnesty International Alexandra Arango, Graduate Student, Scripps College <-- she may speak on first panel... Friday, March 2nd: Introduction -- 10 minutes ---Panel Three: Human Rights and the Environment: A Crisis -- 1 hour Carwil James, Project Underground Esteban Panilla, Colombian Human Rights Committee --Panel Four: Efforts for Peace and the Future of Latin America--1 hr. Ron Smith, Independent Filmmaker and Peace Brigades participant Adam Smith, Colombian Support Network <---he may speak on Drug War/Plan Colombia Panel ***Each Panel will be accompanied by a short documentary about the topic in question*** --------------------------------------- For more information, Contact SMAC at •••@••.••• For press inquiries, please write to Sky Gilbar at •••@••.••• 3. In Berkeley, Friday, March 2: A groundbreaking conference bringing together leading Experts from both Latin America and the United States to discuss both the roots of the current Colombian crisis, and the future effects of US strategy in the region. The one day event will have two panels. The first will focus on the historical context of the political and economic turmoil in Colombia; and the second will examine the current peace process, the Colombian and United States' government policies, and human rights concerns. This is a rare opportunity to hear prominent scholars, policy Analysts and journalists engage in an open dialogue about the volatile situation in Colombia. Friday, March 2, 2001 First panel: 9 am to 12pm Second panel: 2 pm to 4:30 pm The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way University of California, Berkeley For information and updates, see the "Colombia in Context" Website: http://socrates.berkeley.edu:7001/colombia/index.html Center for Latin American Studies University of California 2334 Bowditch Street Berkeley, CA 94720-2312 E-mail: •••@••.••• Tel: 510-642-2088 Fax: 510-642-3260 URL: http://www.clas.berkeley.edu/clas ============================================================================ Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 14:32:19 -0500 From: Nurev Ind Research <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• Subject: Shrewd politicians all. Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and George W. were kidnapped and brought to a small country in Central America where they were charged with war crimes. They each were sentenced to death by firing squad. Clinton was put up against the wall first. As the squad lifted their rifles, he yelled EARTHQUAKE!!! The squad hit the ground, and Clinton ran away. Next, Gore was put up against the wall. After watching Clinton lie his way out of trouble for 8 years, he also learned a thing or two. As the squad raised their rifles Al screams TORNADO!!! The squad scrambles for cover and Al slinks away. Then they get George W. Not being as stupid as most people think he is, he understood that yelling out a natural disaster will distract the shooters and allow him to run away. As the squad raised their rifles, George W. screams " FIRE!!! FIRE!!!" ------------------------------------- Old joke. Reworked by me. 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