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Saturday, December 3, 2011, 6:00 p.m. As discontent with the economic and political status quo mounts in the wake of the “great recession”, America Beyond Capitalism is a book whose time has come. Gar Alperovitz’s expert diagnosis of the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system is accompanied by detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society. Unlike many books that reserve a few pages of a concluding chapter to offer generalized, tentative solutions, Alperovitz marshals years of research into emerging “new economy” strategies to present a comprehensive picture of practical bottom-up efforts currently underway in thousands of communities across the United States.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 7:00 p.m. A wave of revolt is sweeping the world. In North Africa, uprisings topple dictators; in China, mass strikes defy repression; in Wisconsin, workers occupy the capitol building for weeks; and as European capitalism plunges deeper into crisis, workers and youth are responding with general strikes, mass occupations, and powerful protests. Meanwhile, the super-rich demand even more tax cuts, budget cuts, and layoffs. But a growing majority in Europe are declaring “We won’t pay for your crisis!"
On May 13, 2011, Dan Rasmussen visited with the e5 community and spoke to his recent book: American Uprising. We will soon upload a second video featuring the lively conversation between Dan, Marilyn Frankenstein, Dorotea Manuela and our audience. Video by Charngchi Way.
Friday, May 13, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Join author Dan Rasmussen for a discussion of the largest American slave uprisng and its suppressed history. Speaking to his book, American Uprising, Dan will tell a story that reveals the strategic and intellectual creativity of a multinational slave population in rebellion.
Monday, November 8, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Join Uruguayan activist-intellectual and journalist, Raúl Zibechi, for a wide-ranging conversation about social movements and social change. The point of departure is his latest work, Dispersing Power: Social Movements as Anti-State Forces. It considers the largely indigenous social movements organizing in El Alto, Bolivia that both brought Evo Morales to state power and continue their challenges to the state. This event is co-sponsored with Boston Bolivarianos, the Global Economic Alternatives Network and the journal Socialism and Democracy.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m. The NAACP, SEIU 1199, La Raza and Green Jobs for All have called upon the peace and justice movement to join a mass mobilization in Washington DC, October 2. This is a large national protest demonstration for jobs, justice and progressive change, and to counter the right wing. It will be the largest progressive mobilization in years.
Friday, July 17, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Join Chris Spannos and Nick Stylopoulos to look back at the Greek uprising triggered by the police killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.
Nick moved to the USA from Greece, 10 years ago and he is now an Instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. His passion and pleasure is being an activist, a grassroots media reporter and a blogger. He is a member of the Greek antiauthoritarian movement and the Greek antiauthoritarian newspaper "Babylonia", which translates and publishes in Greek, many articles from ZNet/ZMagazine every month. He is an advocate of Participatory Society and Participatory Economics and works on the Hellenic Project for Participatory Society.
Chris Spannos is fulltime staff member with Z Communications and ZNet. He is editor of the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, 2008).
Monday, July 13, 2009, 6:30 p.m. On June 1st President Mauricio Funes of the FMLN took office, bringing El Salvador into a growing community of Latin American nations seeking to chart their own, independent economic and political course.
Boston CISPES - Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador - proudly presents Breny Massiel Herrera, long-time member of the FMLN and leader of the FMLN Women's Secretariat, who will discuss the platform, plans, and strategy of the new FMLN government...And what WE can do in the U.S. to support the strengthening of REAL democracy in El Salvador!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 6:00 p.m. Please join the Radical Education Project for a screening of Salud" (the documentary on Cuba's health system) followed by a discussion of how the left can intervene in the current health debate in the US to promote the ideas that health care is a human right; that health should not be a commodity; and that a healthy society would mean a lot more than universal access to a doctor.
Saturday, February 7, 2009, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. As the Obama Administration takes office, the peace movement has both new opportunities to seize and growing crises to confront. Join us to discuss emerging peace priorities, from stopping a military escalation in Afghanistan to finally advancing a nuclear weapons free world. Let's gather together, share insights, inspiration, and action ideas, and strengthen our movement for peace. For more information, visit the Mass Peace Action website or click on "read more."
Final Event Video by Mark Quevillon
Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 6:30 - 8:50 p.m. Major economic, environmental and global security crises are upon us! They demand our movements’ full engagement. At the same time, majorities of the public support the effective solutions to these crises being offered by our social movements: a single-payer universal health care system; bring all the troops home; a stimulus package based on investing in the lives and economic security of our people; debt relief to homeowners and families; and confronting climate change head-on, renewable energy and green jobs.
Friday, December 12, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join Alyona Roshko to discuss the state of human rights organizing in the Former Soviet Union. This event is part of a regular series of small group discussions that address issues of both global and local organizing. A transcript and podcast will be available after this event.
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. If you could actually take action that would impact the U.S. war effort in a tangible way, would you?
Hidden away in Northwest Missouri, the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant is one of the most integral mechanisms of the U.S. war machine. Producing over 90% of all small arms ammunition for the U.S. Military, Lake City is a linchpin in the U.S. war effort in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries.
This essay explains the place of the "What's Next?" conversation in our overall goal of building greater progressive unity.
C. Why this matters! [full essay]
On the eve of his 80th birthday, Noam Chomsky is taking the time to sit down with all of us and reflect on the election and what comes next. More than a fundraiser or a thinking session with a great mind, this is also AN ORGANIZING MEETING: we plan to use this event to connect with people interested in the many campaigns and structured conversations that Mass Global Action and its many partners have been organizing but that may not be so well known. [*]