“Unfuck The World!” Resistance Activist Weekend
An inspiring weekend (Easter Fri + Sat) of workshops, talks, discussions, food and fun
* Friday March 21 (Easter holiday) from 12:30pm-6pm, then film night, all @ Brisbane Activist Centre, 74B Wickham St, Fortitude Valley (in Metro Central building)
* Saturday March 22, cars leave Brisbane from 9am to head to the Sunshine Coast
Friday March 21 – lunch from 12noon
12:30pm: Revolution: How can we transform a world in crisis?
From Iraq to Palestine, from economic crisis to the question of the survival of humanity and our planet….the need for change is urgent.
But not every country is going down the road of exploitation, war and racism…..how are Venezuela, Cuba, and Bolivia empowering the poor, and what are the lessons for Australia?
2:30pm: 160 years of the Communist Manifesto – how relevent is Marx today?
160 years ago, the most famous revolutionary thesis of Marx and Engels analysed a brutal profit-first, capitalist system. In 2008, the world is
even more divided between the tiny few corporate rich, and the billions of ‘wage slaves’. Moreover, the world is also divided into 80% who live
in attrocious 3rd-world conditions, and the 20% of us living in the exploiter countries that feed off 3rd-world labour and resources.
4:30pm: Feminism & Socialism – liberation in the 21st century
How is the struggle for women’s liberation linked to the struggle for the liberation of humanity as a whole?
+ short hands on sessions Art Resistance sessions through the day
6:30pm: Cheap yummy dinner
7pm: Feminist film screening (Donation entry $6/3)
North Country (Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sissy Spacek)
A powerhouse film based on the true story of the first major sexual harrassment case in the United States – Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines. A single mother endures terrible abuse in a male-dominated industry and takes a stand for all women.
Saturday March 22 – Sunshine Coast
9am: Depart from Brisbane for street campaigning at spots on the Sunshine Coast (Maleny, Eumundi markets, Caloundra + more) – transport provided
12:30pm Lunch by the beach then discussions:
* Youth culture today – rebels with a cause?
Is “Gen Y” a symbol of social decay, or ridiculous label to scapegoat young people for Capitalism’s problems? What young people have to rebel against today, and how to take our culture back!
* The struggle for socialism in Australia today
Think we need to take this planet back? How can we move from today’s corporatised Australia to a socially just, environmentally-
3pm – finish up with a swim or relax on the coast before heading back to Brisbane!
Hope everyone can make it! If you’re interested in hitting the coast on Saturday, please give us a call to get a space in a car! (0401 234 610 or 3831 2644)
Brisbane Activist Centre, 74b Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
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