Globalization and Resistance Conference 
Globalization and resistance conference

Friday, November 16 – Saturday, November 17, 2001
9:30 am – 6:00 (BOTH DAYS)
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. (@ 34th Street), NYC


8:30 am – Registration

9:30 – Plenary: Neo-liberalism and the New World Order
Speakers: Susan George; Stanley Aronowitz; Tariq Ali

11:15 – 1:00

1) Neoliberalism: Old imperialism or new capitalism?
Speakers: Doug Henwood; Silvia Federici

2) Free trade, the welfare state and wages
Speakers: Bill Tabb; Francis Piven

3) IMF, World Bank & the WTO: Can they ever change?
Speakers: Robert Naiman; Barbara Garson

4) Debt, Structual Adjustment and the Global South
Speakers: Dennis Brutus; Forrest Hylton;, Carmen

5) Globalization, the state, and imperialism
Speakers: Michael Hardt;, Peter Bratsis

6) Environment on the edge: The politics of global warming & GM food
Speakers: Jonathan King

7) Corporate rule and the erosion of democracy
Speakers: Rob Weissman; Bill DiFazio

1:00 – 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 – 3:45

8) The culture of neoliberalism
Speakers: David Harvey; Randy Martin

9) The Corporate University
Speakers: Barbara Bowen; Clyde Barrow

10) The US, Islam, and Terrorism
Speakers: Tariq Ali; Stuart Schaar; Ellen Willis

11) The War at Home: Surveillence, Civil Liberties, and Dissent
Speakers: Cory Robbin; Norman Siegel (invited)

12) Is Capitalism Sustainable?
Speakers: Stanley Aronowitz;, Manuel DeLanda

4:00 – 6:00 Plenary: Alternatives to Globalization & War
Speakers: Manning Marable; Mike Davis; Rabab Abdulhadi


9:30 Plenary: The shape of the resistance
Speakers: Leslie A. Kauffman; Kim Moody; Michael Letwin

11:15 – 1:00

1) From anti-capitalism to anti-war: Where do we go next?
Speakers: Marina Sitrin (People’s Law Collective/Anti-War Activist) Leslie Woods (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) Laura Fantoni (Italian Anti-Capitalist

2) Breaking the Two Party System
Speakers: Howie Hawkins (Green Party) Joel Kovel (Green Party)

3) Grassroots Media
Speakers: Arun Gupta (NYC-IMC/Former Editor of the Guardian Newsweekly) Ana Nogueira (NYC-IMC/Founding member of IMCs in Argentina and Brazil) Chris Strohm
(DC-IMC/Reporter, DC Free Press newspaper)

4) Patents that Kill: Intellectual Property and the AIDS Epidemic
Speakers: Asia Russell (ACT UP-Philadelphia) Mark Milano (ACT UP-New York)

5) Direct Action Gets the Goods
Speakers: David Graeber (Direct Action Network) Brooke Lehman (Direct Action Network)

6) Fault Lines of Empire – Colombia, Vieques, and Palestine

1:00 – 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 – 3:45

1) The Prison-Industrial Complex: Social Control and Profit
Speakers: Luis Lopes (Critical Resistance – East) Pilar Maschi (CriticalResistance -East)

2) Organizing the Unorganized – UNITE Local 169
Jose Schiffino

3) Targeting the Corporations – Rainforest Action Network

4) Organizing Against Police Brutality: From Cincinnati to PG County
Speakers: Life Allah (Cincinnati Cop Watch) Karen Allen (Sister of Caesar Allen, killed by PG County Police)

5) Globalization on the Shop Floor
Matt Noyes

4:00 – 6:00 Final Rally: Directions: The future of the movement
Speakers: Jeremy Brecher; Alex Callincos; Dennis Brutus


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