All FSU classes meet at the FSU tent, end of the garden, street side of Dewey Park.
Special Offering from Effective Deep Green Resistance:A Strategy Conversation
Friday, October 7 — 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Deep Green tent, tent #P1 on the gravel walk
Discussion: Leaders of the deep green resistance movement in New England are calling for a conversation and strategy meeting. All interested are invited to join us in the conversation. This will be the first of several at Dewey Park.
Austerity Games and the Global Impacts of Wall Street
Friday, October 7 — 1:30-2:30 pm
Lecture and discussion with Mark Blyth and Kevin P. Gallagher
Blyth and Gallagher will discuss how Wall Street interests have hijacked the debates of crisis and debt in the US and across the globe and in so doing have duped publics into thinking that austerity is the route to recovery and growth. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Mark Blyth is professor of international political economy at Brown University and fellow at the Watson Institute for International Affairs.
Kevin P. Gallagher is associate professor of international relations at Boston University and research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University. Blyth and Gallagher both blog at Triple Crisis (www.triplecrisis.com);, a global blog of political economists writing about the crises in finance, development, and the environment.
From the Battlefield to the Home Front: Technologies of Control in America
Friday, October 7 — 3:00-6:00 pm
License plate readers. High tech surveillance cameras. Biometrics. All of these technologies were developed for use in the field by the US military, and have migrated home to survey and police the domestic population. Learn about how databases, surveillance technologies and relaxed rules against domestic spying are threatening democracy at home, and what you can do to fight back.
Kade Crockford, Privacy Rights Coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union – MA
[email protected] 617.482.3170 x346
Anarchism, Psychology, and Law
Saturday, October 8 — 1:00-2:00 pm
Anarchists traditionally want both autonomy (individuality, independence, personal liberation) and community (cooperation, connection, mutual aid). Underlying their political and philosophical critiques of capitalism and the state are psychological assumptions about power, hierarchy, and similar dynamics. In this discussion we will explore anarchist thinking about human nature and the nature of society, focusing especially on the development and purpose of law.
How to Have a Friendly Disagreement
Monday, October 10th — 3:30-4:30 pm
If you want to be heard, then it’s important to learn how to make someone else feel heard. The mutual practice of active listening will make conversations/arguments more peaceful and productive.
Matthew Lowe (www.theemptythrone.blogspot.com) for a lesson with interactive exercises.
To schedule a class, contact [email protected]