Information About Sixth Gathering

When/Where: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM at The Commons Brooklyn (388 Atlantic Ave., 2nd floor)

For our sixth gathering, we will be focusing on direct action and labor. We will be viewing At the River I Stand (1993) about the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis.

Suggested Readings:

  • Georges Sorel, “The Political General Strike,” in Reflections on Violence (pp. 168-204) (1906/1916)
  • William Ernst Trautmann, “Direct Action and Sabotage,” in Direct Action and Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets from the 1910s, edited by Salvatore Salerno (pp. 19-56) (1912/1997)

Additional Suggested Readings (if you have the time):

Information About Fifth Gathering

When/Where: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 6PM at The Commons Brooklyn (388 Atlantic Ave 2nd Floor)

We will be discussing urban farming as direct action.We will be viewing the documentary Urban Roots by Tree Media.

Suggested Readings:

  • John Gallagher, “Shrinking Cities,” in Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City (pp. 5-20) (2010)
  • Peter Kropotkin, “Chapter Five: Food,” in The Conquest of Bread (pp. 44-62) (1906)

Information About Fourth Gathering

When/Where: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM at The Commons Brooklyn (388 Atlantic Ave., 2nd floor)

For our fourth gathering, we will be focusing on direct action as it relates to the Young Lords Party (Puerto Rican Revolutionary Party). We will be viewing ¡Palante, Siempre Palante!: The Young Lords (1996) by Iris Morales.

Suggested Readings:

Additional Suggested Readings (if you have the time):

  • Johanna L. del C. Fernández, Radicals in the Late 1960s: A History of the Young Lords Party in New York City, 1969-1974 (2004)

Readings about Sunset Park Rent Strike:

Information About Third Gathering

When/Where: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM at The Commons Brooklyn (388 Atlantic Ave., 2nd floor)

For our third gathering, we will be focusing on direct action as it relates to the Zapatistas (EZLN) in Chiapas, Mexico. We will be viewing A Place Called Chiapas (1998) by Nettie Wild.

Suggested Readings:

Additional Suggested Readings (if you have the time):