For those who couldn’t make it on Saturday 10/22/11 to hear Noam Chomsky speak, here is the first of three videos of The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series of FSU:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olxp34z_Mns by Doug Greene
Wednesday is the 10th anniversary of the USA Patriot ACT: Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. Should be called: ‘The Expand Surveillance, Search, Seizure and Indefinite Detention Act’
FSU classes meet at the Wall (north end of Dewey Square: at the bright, orange Soap Box, unless otherwise noted).
The most up to date class schedule and expanded descriptions are at: http://www.occupyboston.org/calendar/
5:30 – 6:30pm Money and Politics: Professor Tom Ferguson
3-4pm THE USA PATRIOT ACT AND YOU
The USA PATRIOT Act (“Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism”) will be ten years old on October 26. It was passed by Congress without going through the usual legislative procedures and with virtually no debate. It might not have passed so quickly if it had a name that reflects what it really does: something like “The Expand Surveillance, Search, Seizure and Indefinite Detention Act.”
Over the past ten years, how has the PATRIOT Act undermined fundamental freedoms? What should activists know about the expanded powers it gives to law enforcement? This session will feature cases of people targeted by the PATRIOT Act, efforts that have been made to roll back PATRIOT Act powers and how we can fight it in its second decade.
Nancy Murray has been Director of Education at the ACLU of Massachusetts since 1987. She also taught at the University of Nairobi (Kenya) for 7 years and directed a nationwide program to combat racism in the media at London’s Institute of Race Relations. After 9/11, she helped get 53 Massachusetts cities and towns to pass resolutions against the PATRIOT Act. She has written widely on the post 9/11 attack on civil rights and civil liberties and on the emerging national security surveillance state
6:00pm – 7:00pm The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series: Chand Montrie (UMass Lowell) author, A People’s History of Environmentalism in the United States.
11:00am – 12:00pm Van Jones at Occupy Boston
5:00pm – 6:00pm The Perils of American Democracy, The Institutional Basis Behind Our ‘Broken Politics’: Professor Luis Jimenez
4:00pm -5:00pm Glenn Greenwald: With Liberty and Justice for Some
1:00pm – 3:00pm How To Run For Office
FSU is looking for: a canopy, bull horn, sheet protectors and clip board as well as bright orange fabric, paper … to designate the FSU space.
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To schedule presentations email Rachel@FreeSchoolUniversity.org