Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!
Ryan Rising & Zaigham Kabir
Creating the World We Want to See
This Forum picks up where we left off in Ryan’s and Zaigham’s recent OccupyForums. Subjects up for discussion are building momentum through direct actions, thinking beyond left and right, creating coalitions across political spectrums.
We’ll also discuss building local food and energy independent systems for our communities through local organizing such as advocating and creating urban agriculture and community choice energy, while also connecting discussion to the ‘national security state’ and ‘war on terror’ as these apparatuses of power seek to stifle dissent and continue economies based on extracting resources, perpetual growth and destroying the Earth.
We will discuss the “Block the Boat” action that is happening on Saturday as that will be fresh in people’s minds and connects directly to all these issues as well.
Ryan Rising is a permaculture designer, community organizer, and direct action advocate living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ryan recently returned from the first grade of the Zapatista Little School in Chiapas, Mexico where he learned about the power of the connection to the landbase.
Zaigham Kabir recently addressed OccupyForum on the surveillance state and OccupyGoogle. “With our basic liberties, such as right to assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of Privacy and the right to a jury trial all under a concerted attack by the government, it should be of increasing concern that the companies we depend on for communicating and accessing information are also dependent on Defense establishment contracts and ties to appease their shareholders and continue their monopolies.”
Q&A and Announcements will follow.