1. Human River to Occupy Wall Street


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    The creative political OWS movement demands to bring your own action. This video documentation shows the first public research act which helped me gain insight into my urgency questions: What is this OWS movement all about? How by dancing can we contribute to political practice. How to be an artist in the fluctuation of mobilization between private and public-the artist as reporter, as experiencer, as analyst, as activist? (Note: Based on Suzanne Lacy's chart of what are the possible roles of an artist from her book LEAVING ART, page 175). Dance Artist Edisa Weeks and Paloma Mcgregor received my invitation and joined me. The choreographic score to start the process was to be in a Line-Formation as a 'Human River' spilling out into the "Other" to find connection with the idea of leading and following. One turn around Zuccotti Park took about 30 minutes. We circled three times- each time re-evaluating the choreographic improvisational score to ensure that the follower took the initiative to engage the leader as the one who by leading must follow. Could we use this type of choreographic dance structure of leading and following as well in political practice? The performance happen at the one-month OWS anniversary. ---Andrea Haenggi

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    • Global Teach-In Promo


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      Promo for the upcoming Global Teach-In. For more info check out www.globalteachinpdx.org and www.globalteachin.com .

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      • City of Kent - Hunger


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        This project is sponsored by the City of Kent Arts Commission and produced by Reel Grrls, an award-winning media and technology program. Earlier this year, 8 high school students from Kent-Meridian and Kent Phoenix Academy attended a 3-day course in video production. During the 3-day workshop, Reel Grrls taught this co-ed group how to discuss a challenging topic, try basic stop-motion animation, use professional video production equipment and learn the process of planning and shooting a video. The finished films will be broadcast on publically operated stations such as Kent TV 21 and streamed on the internet. The Kent Arts Commission is proud to provide this opportunity for youth empowerment. The overarching goal is to increase community awareness about food security issues during these difficult economic times. New statistics reveal that 1 in 5 Kent residents are experiencing food scarcity. Furthermore, FEMA is no longer funding the Kent Food Bank because overall King County is faring better than other counties nationwide. The project is in partnership with the City of Kent Housing & Human Services Division, Communities In Schools of Kent, Kent Phoenix Academy and Kent-Meridian High School.

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        • Content Aware Anxieties: on the dangers of fracking 05:47


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          In our lust for more fossil fuels, ‘Content Aware Anxieties’ focuses upon fracking (a process of extracting natural gas from the ground) -- a process that is poisoning our water supplies, our bodies - the entire environment. As a glass of water is transparent, the public needs transparency concerning the fracking process which endangers the lifeblood of this planet. At what cost do we continue to allow the gas & oil industries to rape the planet?

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          • #ReGENERATION Official Trailer from Film Narrated by Ryan Gosling


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            http://ReGENERATION-themovie.com. Host your own screening @ http://tugg.com/regeneration. The latest trailer for the award-winning documentary film that explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism among today's youth. Narrated by Ryan Gosling, the film features leading social movement experts including Noam Chomsky, Adbusters' Kalle Lasn and the late Howard Zinn, as well as influential cultural activists including Talib Kweli with an original score by Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9). Produced by Anonymous Content's Matt DeRoss and Engine 7 Films' Joel and Jeremy Goulder. Directed by Phillip Montgomery. This is an Uprising! Get involved at http://ReGENERATION-themovie.com for exclusive content and info about theatrical screenings in your area this spring. #ReGENERATION.

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            • Marion Nestle: What to Eat - Science vs. Politics


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              Food expert Marion Nestle delivers the 2012 Distinguished Woman in Science Lecture, "What to Eat: Science vs. Politics." This event, recorded on March 1, 2012 is part of the Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Hughes Science Pipeline Project and BCRW.

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              • Eleanor Saitta (USA) - Networks and Nation States


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                Unlike Us #2: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives Session 6: Social Media Activism and the Critique of Liberation Technology Eleanor Saitta (USA) - Networks and Nation States Conference Day 2: March 10 2012 Amsterdam, 15.45 – 17.30 Moving from a centralized, institution-driven culture to a network structure would imply massive disruption even without the simultaneous failure of neoliberalized capital and onrushing climactic and resource catastrophe. As we understand of our current position, we must expect an unprecedented degree of societal disruption. The shape of that disruption is determined in part by the nature of institution to network transition. If we want to understand this disruption, we have to start here. In this talk, we’re going to look at a couple of specific, concrete projects that point to that shape, namely the Constitutional Analysis Support Team and our work in conducting a threat model of the Icelandic constitution and the Sukey project in London, a crowd-sourced, distributed, real-time activist counterintelligence system. With these projects, we’ll paint a picture of the structures of institutional failure and reconstitution and what a hollow institution looks like in practice. We’ll close with discussion of the problems of institutional discretion and the jurisprudence of networks. http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/unlikeus/2012/03/10/eleanor-saitta-networks-and-nation-states/

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                • Transgender Tuesdays, Veronica Klaus


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                  Transgender Tuesdays: A Clinic In the Tenderloin is a documentary film being made about the dire need for trans health care, and the first Primary Care clinic in the country that opened specifically to meet those needs. The film presents the unheard voices and amazing faces of the people that "came for the hormones and stayed for the health care." Here is a short clip featuring the film's narrator Veronica Klaus. Get involved today, at http://www.indiegogo.com/TransgenderTuesdays?a=513311, and make our production goals a reality! Learn more at http://www.transgendertuesdaysmovie.com/

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                  • Stefania Milan (CA) - Cloud protesting. How is protest changing


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                    Unlike Us #2: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives Session 6: Social Media Activism and the Critique of Liberation Technology Stefania Milan (CA) - Cloud protesting. How is protest changing Conference Day 2: March 10 2012 Amsterdam, 15.45 – 17.30 Social media are changing the way people organize, mobilize, and protest. Organizing has become easier and quicker. Organizational patterns have transformed, as individuals become more prominent at the expense of traditional movement organizations. Protest tends to be elusive. The narrative of the action is no longer centralized and controlled by movement organizations, but any activist can contribute, by producing, selecting, and diffusing texts and audiovisual material. Surveillance, too, has become diffused and can be outsources to the movement. Borrowing the metaphor from computing, I call this type of mobilizing “cloud protesting”. Contemporary mobilizations can be seen as a cloud where a set of soft resources facilitating mobilization coexist. They be selected by individuals who can tailor their participation. In this talk I will explore different aspects of the “cloud” seen in relation to the technical properties of social media, including organizational patterns, identity building, tactics and surveillance mechanisms. http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/unlikeus/2012/03/10/stefania-milan-on-the-notion-of-cloud-protesting/

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