Thursday, August 09, 2012

The Occupy Movement and Anarchism: A Public Forum

The Occupy Movement and Anarchism: A Public Forum
Thursday 23 August 2012 10:00 am - 12:00 nn
Third World Studies Center Conference Area
Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall,
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City

Please click here for the playlist of the video recordings.


9:45 - 10:00        Registration

10:00 - 10:05      Maria Ela L. Atienza
                           Welcome Remarks
                           Director, UP Third World Studies Center

10:05 - 10:25      Chris De Vera
                           Local Autonomous Network

10:25 - 10:45      Baz Umali
                           Local Autonomous Network

10:45 - 11:05     Jo Mo
                          Occupy Seattle
                          Black Orchid Collective

11:05 - 11:20    Eduardo Tadem, PhD
                         Professor, UP Asian Center

11:20 - 11:55    Open forum

11:55 - 12:00    Ronald Molmisa
                         Assistant Professor, UP Department of Political Science


UP Third World Studies Center
Local Autonomous Network

About the forum

The impact and magnitude of the Occupy Movement deserves serious attention and reflection. From Occupy Wall Street in New York to over 600 cities and communities in the United States, Occupy protests have taken place or are still on-going in over 95 cities and across 82 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. In many of these Occupy protests, activists employed Anarchist tactics such as general assembly, general strikes, non-violent direct action and property destruction. This forum aims to provide a platform for grounded accounts of Occupy movements in various cities, including Manila. It will trace the Occupy movement’s historical roots and its potential impacts to social and political movements and expound on the theory and practice of Anarchism through the personal accounts of the occupiers themselves. Furthermore, the forum will trace the history of Anarchism in the Philippines by invoking and linking pre-historic social conditions, the 1898 Revolution, punk subculture/counter-culture ethics and practices, and other events with contemporary anti-authoritarian initiatives and campaigns. The forum features speakers from various Occupy protests from the Philippines and across the globe.

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