Today’s uprisings may be the harbinger of a new era of radical democratic aspirations in which autonomous movements could come to play a central role. We Are Everywhere! The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement By Jérôme E. Roos and Leonidas Oikonomakis European University Institute ABSTRACT: The years since 2011 have witnessed the (re-)birth [...]
A team of Denver based Occupiers are conducting a large scale research project to understand Occupy GAs around the country. How many are still going? What are they like? Who attends them? What do they do? Take our survey The Project: The purpose of the research is to gather information about the practices and developments [...]
When: Every Friday night, 5:30 p.m. Where: 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202 Every Friday we Boycott at the Tattered Cover Bookstore. They have refused to come out against the Urban Camping Ban. They have taken a side in support of the Ban by refusing to do so and by being a member of [...]
From the Arab Spring to the protests against austerity in Greece and Spain, and from the Occupy Movement to discussions within the global justice movement, people are increasingly asking whether there is a viable alternative to capitalism. This is connected to a resurgence of interest in heretofore neglected aspects of Marx’s work. Join us for [...]
4/3: Report from the Streets
posted Mar 9, 2013 • Impact of the Unauthorized Camping Ban on Denver’s Homeless Community Download Flyer (pdf) Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) invites the public to the release of a survey on the impact of the City of Denver’s Unauthorized Camping Ban on 500 homeless people living in Denver. The ordinance allows the police to require the homeless to ...
3/7: Digital Security for Activists (and Democracy)
posted Feb 27, 2013 • When: Thursday, March 7 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Where: the Deer Pile (13th and Sherman – above City o’ City – 206 E 13th Ave). This teach-in will introduce the basics of digital security. There will be live demonstrations of packet sniffing and encryption to gain a working understanding of the risks of communication on networks, ...
2/21: Teach-In – Student Activism
posted Feb 21, 2013 • As media pundits, former participants, and observers continue to proclaim that the Occupy Movement is dead, a new generation of youth and student activists catalyzed and politicized by their experiences in the Occupy movement is building momentum. Following the wave of movement energy that rippled in 2011-12 from Tunisia to Egypt to Spain and the US, the Quebec Student Strikes grew into the Maple Spring - an anti-austerity movement spearheaded by the Quebec Student Union's bold call for a province-wide university student strike in response to the Quebec government's new 75% tuition hike. The success of the Quebec Student Movement inspired many American students and young Occupy supporters to begin organizing toward their own educational movement, and that organizing manifested concretely for the first time with the National Student Power Convergence of August 2012 in Columbus, OH. Since then, American student activism has been undergoing an important shift that has the potential to fundamentally alter the face of one of the most stalwart pillars of the status quo - the education system.
2/23 1000 Days Too Many – Free Bradley Manning Rally
posted Feb 15, 2013 • When: Feb 23rd 12-3:30pm Where: State Capitol 200 East Colfax Join the facebook event! Exposing war crimes is a duty, not a crime! Feb 23rd marks 1000 days that Bradley Manning has been in prison without a trial for doing the right thing and exposing war crimes against innocent civiliansCome together with us in downtown Denver ...
2/27 Social Forum: End Debt Slavery
posted Feb 14, 2013 • When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 5:45-8:00pm Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, CO Join an expert panel featuring Donna Smith from the film “SICKO” and others on Medical and Student Debt, including Strike Debt Denver. PDF Flyer for this event.
Reading Group: The New Jim Crow (starting 2/19)
posted Feb 14, 2013 • When: Every Tuesday from 5:30-6:45pm, starting February 19th, 2013 Where: the Deer Pile (13th and Sherman – above City o’ City – 206 E 13th Ave). The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked ...
2/16: Teach-In – Aesthetics of the Social
posted Feb 11, 2013 • The purpose of these lectures will be to examine the intersections between notions of the political, art, and social movements. These lectures explore the questions: How does aesthetic perception and production hinder or facilitate social change? What is the importance of talking about art and politics anyways?
2/17 #ForwardOnClimate Solidarity Rally in Denver
posted Feb 8, 2013 • On Sunday February 17th, over 20,000 people are expected to flood Washington DC to demand a halt to the construction of Transcanada’s Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline in what could be the largest climate rally in American history. Sierra Club, one of the organizers of the DC rally, released a statement announcing they will be ...
Occupy Denver Stands with Anti-Fracking Dissenters in Sierra Club
posted Feb 5, 2013 • In Fort Collins, CO the Poudre Canyon chapter of the Sierra Club, with support of other chapters and members across the nation, has officially asked Michael Brune, the national director of Sierra Club, to call for a nationwide ban on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” is an oil & gas extraction technique that is ...