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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Emergency Teach-In NYC: October 30: It's worse than you think

Spread the word:

World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime
Emergency Teach-Ins Nationwide Oct. 26 - Nov. 5:
It's worse than you think: where the Bush regime is taking the world and why it must be stopped

NYC flagship teach-in Monday 10/30
Synod Hall at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
110th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
Doors open: 6:30pm
Program starts: 7:00pm (don’t be late)
Donation: $10-20
With Les Roberts (an author of study revealing 655,000 Iraqis killed by war), Chris Hedges, Bill Goodman, Cristina Page, & Larry Everest.

For outreach email

Friday, October 27: Union Square in the evening, focus on getting the word out about the Teach-In, 5:30-9:00pm

Saturday: Meeting Union Square, 1-7pm

Sunday: Meeting Union Square, 1-7pm

Check with Sabina or the local chapter, probably will focus more on the Upper West Side and around Columbia University.

Events to get out Revolution:

1) “Letting Go of God” runs through Sunday at Ars Nova, 511 West 54th Street, Clinton; (212) 868-4444.

Can an atheist lift the spirit? In her searing and bracingly funny solo show “Letting Go of God,” Julia Sweeney traces her bumpy journey away from religious faith in an accessible, no-frills format that suggests the kind of inspirational self-help lecture you might see around PBS pledge time. [NY Times Review, 10/24/06]

2) Who Killed Bob Marley?

Off Broadway, The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse, [former pumping station] 150 Convent Avenue at 135th Street, now performance space for Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, at CCNY

"Who Killed Bob Marley" is Roger Guenveur Smith's new multimedia meditation on the power of water, scored by Marc Anthony Thompson. Smith journeys to hurricane-swept Jamaica to make a film about a suicidal American poet. His fiction then reveals a strange and dangerous truth. — TheaterSource

Opening Date: Oct. 24, 2006Closing Date: Oct. 28, 2006Remaining Shows:Oct. 26, 2006 7:30 p.m.Oct. 27, 2006 7:30 p.m.Oct. 28, 2006 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: $35; $150 on 10/24Ticket Information: Box Office: 212-650-7100; Ticketmaster: 212-307-7171,

Wednesday, November 1

6:00 p.m. - Democracy, Pluralism, and Religion. The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. Admission: $8 Webcast to be posted following the event. The Wolfson Center for National Affairs presents a panel exploring whether religious fundamentalism can ever live with the pluralist paradigm and vice versa. Moderated by Sondra Myers, co-editor of The Pluralist Paradigm: Democracy and Religion in the 21st Century, the panel will include: Robert J. Drinan, S.J., former Massachusetts Democratic congressman; Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, vice president of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership; Dr. Munir Jiwa, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School; and Patrice Brodeur, Canada Research Chair on Islam, Pluralism, and Globalization at the Université de Montréal.
6:30pm-8:00pm - Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution- 92nd Street Y. Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. Renqiu Yu. From 1966-76, Mao mobilized the revolutionary fervor of his youthful Red Guards to attack old customs, habits, culture and thinking. This complex era destroyed many lives yet lifted many peasants out of extreme poverty. Renqiu Yu, a professor at the State University of New York at Purchase, teaches modern Chinese history. Tickets are $25; $20 for China Institute members.


11:00 AM. Thomas Jefferson: The Intellectual as Politician, Libertarian and Slaveholder. The Original “Greatest Generation”Founding the American Republic. What explains the simultaneous emergence of Washington, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison? Why was virtue more important than power to their self-image? How did they address the tortured issue of slavery, and where did they stand on church and state? These and other questions will enliven the discussion as we explore both myth and reality in the founding generation. Does Jefferson live up to the Jeffersonian myth? Suggested reading: Bailyn, To Begin the World Anew, chapter 2. Inquire about the series discount for all six sessions of The Original "Greatest Generation." Patricia Bonomi is Professor of American History Emerita at New York University. She is the author of books on colonial New York, and religion and politics in early America, as well as co-editor of The American Constitutional System Under Strong and Weak Parties.

Friday, November 10

6:30 p.m. - As Opposed to What? Lewis Lapham and Gary Younge on Creating a Real Opposition Force in American Politics. The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street. Admission: $8. After the midterm elections have passed, what will really change? While electing Democrats is the establishment's only prescription for six disastrous years of Republican control in Washington, few people have any illusions that the Democratic Party represents a true opposition force in U.S. politics. Join two of the country's favorite columnists, Gary Younge, the Guardian newspaper's U.S. correspondent, and Lewis Lapham, longtime editor and now editor emeritus of Harper's magazine, to discuss what it will take to create a real opposition movement in America today. Co-sponsored by The New School and The New Press.

Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1, 2006

Punishment: The U.S. Record. The Land of the Free? A conference on who, what, why and how we punish. Our nation's prison population has soared by more than 600% since the 1970s, despite a drop in crime rates. As of 2005, over two million people were imprisoned in this country: almost one in every 136 U.S. residents.
Black men, who make up 6% of the U.S. population, comprise over 40% of our prison population. A black male born today has a 32% chance of spending time in prison.
Eleven states do not allow ex-cons to vote. Nearly 2,800,000 American children have at least one parent in prison or jail.
What does this mean for our democracy? Where do our concepts of punishment come from? What is the effect on our families, communities and the economy of our staggeringly high incarceration rate?
Join us as we examine the foundations of our ideas of punishment, explore the social effects of current practices and search for viable alternatives to our carceral state.
This conference is supported by the Russell Sage Foundation, The Open Society Institute’s U.S. Justice Fund, the Ford Foundation and The J.M. Kaplan Fund and is also cosponsored by the ACLU.


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