- FINAL SCHEDULE -

"Big corporations and commerce are again the undisputed overlords of politics and government. The White House, the Congress and, increasingly, the judiciary reflect their interests. We appear to have a government run by remote control from the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute. To hell with everyone else."
-- Bill Moyers

CHAUTUAQUA EVENINGS
TECH WORKSHOPS
ISSUE WORKSHOPS
COLLABORATION WORKSHOPS

For more info, see speaker & performer bios here


CHAUTAUQUA EVENINGS

< FRIDAY 9/21: 6:30~10:00 PM> Unity Performing Arts Center (UPAC)

Ethan Miller & Full Circle
Populist Era Labor Songs & Anthems

Richard Grossman
History of the Human\Corporate Confrontation - how they got the upper hand...

Jim Hightower
The Modern Populist Renaissance: why this time's different, why this time we win.

Full Circle & Inanna, Sisters of Rhythm
A Cappella World Music Magic & Drums in Excelsis!!!

David Korten
Emergencies at Hand & the Work Ahead: Security too demands a post-corporate world (Now attending by phone...)

Ronnie Dugger
Corporate America vs. Human America - New Paradigms for Nonviolent Revolt

< SATURDAY 9/22: 6:30~9:30 > Unity Performing Arts Center

The Raging Grannies
Radical Grandmas know, sing, stomp best!

Doris "Granny D" Haddock
- Politically Gelding Big Bodies - snicking corporate wealth, noise and power out of democratic politics for once and for all

Spiracle Twine
High energy Bangor folk troupe brings the beat to the environment, activism, and workers' rights...

Carolyn Chute
Not Right or Left, but Up and Down - Bringing the Force back down to the People.

Rev. Billy
Decolonize thy Mind and the Commons - Resisting the Suction of Corporate Life


WORKSHOPS

TECH WORKSHOPS

< Sat AM > Unity Community Center & UPAC

FOCUS
USING ALTERNATIVE MEANS & MEDIA TO EXPOSE
THE CORPORATE COUP AND WHAT CAN\MUST NOW BE DONE

<< 9:00 - 10:30 >>

Countercoup Radio:
- - Jim Hightower, Cathy Melio (Grassroots Radio Coalition), Meredith DeFrancesco (WERU Radio Activism), Claire Holman (WMPG, Maine Youth Radio Project)...

Countercoup Video:
- - Rob Fish (Independent Media Center - Maine), Paul Drinan (Portland Public Access)...

Countercoup Press Work:
- - Lance Tapley (Portland Phoenix), Burt Wartel (Maine Labor News)...

<< 11:00 - 12:30 >>

Countercoup Electioneering:
- - Ronnie Dugger, John Rensenbrink...

Countercoup Ed & Teach-ins:
- - Tom Fusco (Maine Independent Green Party), Matt Schlobohm (Maine Global Action Network), Ethan Miller (Maine Youth Campfire Collective)..

Countercoup Performance & Direct Action:
- - Granny D, Jim Freeman (Native Forest Network), Rev. Billy...


ISSUE WORKSHOPS ( led by Maine NGOs )

< Sat PM > Unity Community Center & UPAC

FOCUS
WHO ARE THE BIG PLAYERS IN EACH ARENA?
HOW DO THEY ENFORCE THEIR WILL??
WHERE ARE THEY STILL VULNERABLE???

<< 1:30 - 3:00 >>

Big Corporate Power vs. Peace
Defense, Peace & Justice Arena

Rosalie Tyler Paul (Peace Action Maine), Jack Bussel (Veterans for Peace - Maine), Debbie Leighton, Witness for Peace - Maine

BigCorPow vs. Labor
Union, Human Rights & Sweat Shop Arena

Dennis Norton (Greater Portland Labor Council), Peter Kellman (Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy), Jose Soto (Maine Rural Workers Coalition), Jack McKay (Greater Bangor Labor Council and Bangor Clean Clothes Campaign)...

BigCorPow vs. Medicine
Health & Body Politic Arena
Special Introduction of the Community Power Analysis
- a potent new technique to plan and execute effective grassroots actions

Tammy Greaton (Maine Peoples Alliance), Susan Longley (Maine State Senate)...

<< 3:30 - 5:00 >>

BigCorPow vs. the Environment (at Common Ground Fair*)
Agro-industrial Rape & Pollution Arena

Jim Freeman (Native Forest Network), Tom Fusco (Maine Green Independent Party), Mitch Lansky (author of Beyond the Beauty Strip), C.R. Lawn (MOFGA)...
* Youth Enterprise Zone tent at MOFGA fairgrounds

BigCorPow vs. Consciousness
Education, Media & Corporate Conditioning Arena

David Solmitz (author of Schooling for Humanity: When Big Brother Isn't Watching), Carole Taylor (Media Watch 101, Bates College), Lance Tapley (former writer/editor with the San Francisco Chronicle, Providence: Journal-Bulletin & Portland Press Herald)...

BigCorPow vs. Democracy
Referendum/Election/Legislator Buyout Arena

Jonathan Carter (Forest Ecology Network), Claire Gelinas (INVERT/ROSC), (Tammy Greaton (Maine Peoples Alliance), Cindy Hoeh (Alliance for Democracy), Roxanne Munksgaard (Maine Citizen Leadership Fund & Dirigo Alliance)...

COLLABORATION STRATEGY WORKSHOPS

< Sun PM > Unity Performing Arts Center

FOCUS
Finding cooperative inter-group approaches to the
very new and old threats we will face in 2002

Don't blow 'em up, shrink 'em!


<< 1:30 - 3:00 >>

SESSION I: ESSENTIAL NEW QUESTIONS

  • How do we present our resistance to corporate war in its true patriotic tones? (How can we expose the central corporate role in this unfolding tragedy while not impugning honest love for the red, white & blue?)
  • How do we make people see what real US security would entail? (cf, Michael Moore, "How can we ever be secure as long as we keep half the world in poverty so we can have cheap running shoes?)
  • How can we stay effective in our issue areas while corporate/military/media forces continue to attack our civil liberties and demonize dissent?
  • How can we support and strengthen each other in the long hard winter to come?
  • In shorter words, where do we go from here?
<< 3:30 - 5:00 >>

SESSION II:NEW PARADIGMS & PROPOSALS FOR LONG HAUL GRASSROOTS COLLABORATION
- Current candidate recommendations -
Corporate Code Revision (expand directors'
legal duties far beyond profit maximization)
Corporate Personhood Revocation (strip away
their illicit First Amendment and political rights)
Direct Democracy Enhancement (enact easier,
more muscular Swiss-style direct democracy - click here!)

Debate, Decide and Vote!



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