1. The Economics of the WI Labor Struggle


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    The Labor & Working Class Studies Project presents a Teach-in on "THE ECONOMICS OF THE WISCONSIN LABOR STRUGGLE." Friday, March 11, 7PM. First United Methodist Church, Madison, WI With: * Monica Adams, Freedom, Inc. * Jim Cavanaugh, South Central Federation of Labor * Laura Dresser, Center on Wisconsin Strategy * Patrick Hickey, Workers Rights Center * Edo Navot, Teaching Assistants Association * Mark Brenner, Labor Notes With special musical guest Dan Bern www.danbern.com Topics: * Are public sector workers responsible for the state's fiscal crisis? Are they overcompensated? * Who's got a vested economic interest in this fight? Who benefits? Who loses? * What would an alternative budget that involves "shared sacrifice" look like? * What is the relationship among unions, the economy, and inequality? How would a revitalized labor movement help all workers? The Labor & Working Class Studies Project is a collaborative campus-labor-community initiative to connect the campus and the community in dialogue and action on issues related to labor and working class people. For more information, contact Patrick Barrett at barrettpatricks@gmail.com.

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    • The Great American Stickup ... Is Still Going On


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      Robert Scheer returns one year after publication of his book, "The Great American Stick Up". Things have only gotten worse. The economy continues to threaten to go completely off the rails. Wall Street bonuses are back -- big time -- and trading in exotic derivatives and the other financial gimmicks that caused the crash in the first place is back in high gear. Congress is still favoring Wall Street over Main Street. And people are still losing their homes and livelihoods. Will they ever be held to account? But some things have changed dramatically. A global and still-growing grassroots demand for accountability and a serious change in direction has emerged in the form of Occupy Wall Street. Can this astonishing movement -- which is pointing a laser-focused finger at Wall Street's criminals -- bring about substantive change? What changes, exactly, do we need?

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      • Exploring the Public Good in NYC


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        Panelists include John Blasco, Nico Fonseca, Ede Fox, and Robert Hawkins. Moderated by Gail Cooper. Introduced by Lee Bell. This panel was part of the For the Public Good Conference, held on March 28, 2014 at Barnard College. More information is available at http://bcrw.barnard.edu/event/for-the-public-good-conference/ In 2013, Bill de Blasio’s successful mayoral campaign was built on the idea that New Yorkers are tired of growing inequality and seek a city that supports and nourishes all its inhabitants. In 2014, community leaders and scholars of social issues gather to discuss what the agenda of such a city might look like. With over 21% of New Yorkers living below the federal poverty line, and many more grappling with a lack of affordable housing, police brutality, systemic racial profiling and homophobia, limited educational opportunities, and a robust school to prison pipeline, how can New York’s diverse population come together to develop an infrastructure based once and for all on the public good?

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        • No Economic Justice without Gender Justice: Building Inclusive Movements for Change


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          This is a film of a break out session at the Association for the Rights of Women in Development (AWID) forum in April 2012. The session was part of the BRIDGE Cutting Edge programme on gender and social movements. The speakers were Shalmali Guttal (Focus on the Global South), Yao Graham (Third World Network-Africa) and Atila Roque (Amnesty Brazil and World Social Forum founding member). The facilitator was Wendy Harcourt.

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          • Expanding Feminism: Collaborations for Social Justice


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            This plenary session featuring Ai-jen Poo, Sydnie L. Mosley, Amber Hollibaugh, Ana Oliveira, and moderator Janet Jakobsen was recorded on September 23, 2011 at Activism & the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship & Action, a conference in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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            • Why Economic Recovery for Bankers and Corporations But Not for Workers?


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              Political economist Jack Rasmus provides his latest update on the continuing global financial crisis. This time around, Rasmus focuses on the fact that Wall Street seems to be doing just fine once again -- announcing huge profits and paying out billions in bonuses -- while millions of average homeowners and the unemployed continue to suffer. Dr. Jack Rasmus has a Ph.D in Political Economy and currently teaches economics and politics at St. Mary's College and Santa Clara University in California. He is the author of several books, with a new one, Obama's Economy, on the way. Prior to a writing career, Jack was an economist and analyst for several global companies and before that, for more than a decade, a local union president, business representative, contract negotiator, and organizer for several labor unions.

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              • Using Knowledge, Advancing Activism


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                This panel featuring Rinku Sen, Jamia Wilson, Dean Spade, and moderator Laura Flanders was recorded on September 24, 2011 at Activism & the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship & Action, a conference in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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                • Other Voices TV: Occupy the Future


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                  Occupy Wall Street actions are spreading around the world. The rich and powerful are responding with increasing violence, only to be met with renewed and increased determination. What is it all about? Where is it all going? How do we turn our anger over flagrant economic inequality into meaningful changes in the system that has brought us to this point? A panel of activists and analysts gather to discuss the many aspects of Occupy Wall Street. Panelists include Hilton Obenzinger (author, "Busy Dying"), Joshua Schott (Occupy Stanford), Donni Wang (Occupy Stanford), and host Paul George (Peninsula Peace & Justice Center).

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                  • Outing the Oligarchy


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                    Increasingly few, stupendously wealthy plutocrats have lately made enormous strides toward dominating global governance, finance and national democracies, while actively undermining traditional democratic expressions, such as collective bargaining rights, clean air protections, and services for social safety nets. The wealth of these individuals is so great that we begin to see a kind of global “neo-feudalism” evolving, where they themselves become the pivotal arbiters and factors shaping economies, politics, media, and many other elements of once democratic systems. Victor Menotti was the International Forum on Globalization's first employee upon its founding in 1994 and in 2009 became its Executive Director. Victor has written and spoken extensively about the impact of globalization on ecosystems, and he has helped build international networks among the traditional farming, forest, fishing, and indigenous communities whose survival depends on them.

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                    • Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2011: 'Women Aren't the Problem ... They're The Solution!" International Perspective with Ritu Sharma


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                      Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & President of Women Thrive Worldwide, offers a perspective on issues affecting women and children worldwide, from international aid, to the International Violence Against Women Act. Seeking development, security and economic justice for all people and all communities means that together, men and women of faith must focus on the empowerment and education of women and girls. http://www.advocacydays.org Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.

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