LEFT FORUM: anarchists represent in two more presentations: What, me worry? The Rise of the Surveillance State / Black Flags and Windmills
<table><tr><td>For our anarchist (and other comrades) who are coming to the Left Forum at Pace University in NYC this weekend of March 16-18th.
Here are two workshops you might want to check out--or not.
** What, me worry? The Rise of the Surveillance State and What We Can Do About It**
Saturday, March 17 at 3pm in Room W608
This panel will examine the rise of the surveillance-industrial complex and its impact on social movements today. Panelists will place the current strategies and tactics of government and corporate surveillance into historical context; reflect on their personal experiences with surveillance, infiltration, & repression; and offer ideas for how to defend our movements.
scott crow, Scott Parkin and James Clark </td><td><img title="Quiet? Subtle? Awesome? Ah, I know... Society!" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2011/windmills.jpg"></td></tr></...
** Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective **
Saturday, March 17 at 5pm in Room E302
Sponsored by: PM Press
This presentation will show what ordinary people can do to change their own worlds when governments fail. This workshop draws from experiences of an organization called the Common Ground Collective which formed after hurricane Katrina in response to the disaster. It was an organization based on the ideas and practices of the Black Panther Party, the Zapatistas and anarchism which sought to build/rebuild infrastructure to address the immediate problems (creating medical clinics, free schools, women's centers, and eviction defense to worker coops and other service programs)as well as offering long term support to marginalized communities to build their own community based power.
scott crow, Kerul Dyer