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Direct Action, Occupy and the Power of Social Movements: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
Submitted by Shane Burley of Rochester Red and Black on Thu, 2013-04-18 19:37
Shane Burley of Rochester Red and Black interviewed Noam Chomsky for his upcoming housing documentary "Expect Resistance."
Original article can be found here:
As a commentator, educator, public intellectual, and one of the best known anarchist voices in the U.S., Noam Chomsky has become a defining perspective as social movements develop. His analysis of the shift in global capitalism, and our own role in its flux, has seen a recharge of importance as we entered the “new normal” of the post-2008 economy. Like was done with workplace struggles at the birth of the union movement, we are attempting to locate housing struggles out of the abstract legislative sphere and back into the neighborhoods. With the foreclosure crisis and the Occupy Movement that followed, a housing movement that saw occupation and defense as central began to be birthed against all conventional wisdom.
I sat down with Noam Chomsky to discuss the growing Take Back the Land and housing justice movements, the nature of the foreclosure crisis, the Occupy Movement, and what radical politics will look like in this new period of social movements.
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Panel Presentation from the
North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference
- Beck, Eric. “Beyond Coops and Currency Alternatives: Towards a Critical Anarchist Political Economy”
- Guldi, Jo. “Global Finance and the Rise of an International Squatter Culture, 1946-2012″
- Hayes, Ryan. “‘Nothing to show for it’: on archiving & amplifying social movement culture”
- Moderator: Len Krimerman
Discussion on Occupy Homes national gathering in August 2012, conflict over policy of restricted access . Anthony Newby from national gathering committee answers questions from Occupy Minneapolis & Occupy Homes members.
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program date:Fri, 03/16/2012
Short Description:Portland Housing Plans Tax Give Away Areas
The Portland Housing Bureau is proposing new tax free incentives for new housing development- as long as they include some affordable housing.
program date:Fri, 03/16/2012
Short Description:Portland Proposes New Tax Break Corridors in SE Portland
The Portland Housing Bureau has released plans for new tax-break corridors through South East Portland neighborhoods.
The proposal calls for government to forgo taxes for ten years in exchange for the inclusion of affordable housing.
For the neibhborhood perspective KBOO's Joe Meyer spoke with Susan Lindsay.
4:21 minutes (3.98 MB)
program: Evening News Book content: 0 program date: Wed, 02/01/2012 Short Description: The Right To Dream Too Fines And Rally Visibility Site category: News & Public Affairs KBOO Station News Featured content: Display this node in featured content lists on home & landing pages. Right 2 Dream Too, the homeless rest shelter assembled near Chinatown during the early days of Occupy Portland, is beginning to face legal troubles. The shelter refused to pay a fine due today and organized a rally outside city hall. KBOO’s Zeke Harrington has more. 3:43 minutes (1.06 MB)
Occupy Move-In Day Round One (1-28-2012)