Thoughts and Theories
Occupy Corvallis Reading Group for Dec. 4th Meeting Time & Place: 6:00 pm, Hovland 104 (OSU campus)
We agreed last week to continue exploring the “Beautiful Trouble” website http://beautifultrouble.org/. At our last meeting we wandered thoughtfully through the section on “Principles”, each choosing principles of More >
Our next lively conversation will be on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 PM, in our usual haven (Hovland 104 on the OSU campus). We’ll do something a little different for this next gathering. We have been reading far and wide for two years now (our on-going conversations began in November More >
For a radical democratic change to happen, there must be large popular movements demanding and struggling for this change. But unless ideas of direct and participatory democracy are known and familiar to most people, such movements will not emerge. So a first step, then, is to spread these ideas and More >
Wednesday, Aug. 28th, we will meet in our accustomed room (Hovland 104, OSU campus) at 6 PM. If we don’t have access, we’ll find another place on campus close by. There is parking directly behind Hovland for those who need it.
We agreed to read Judi Bari’s “Revolutionary Ecology” this More >
The reading group will be meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday, Aug. 14th, in our regular and accustomed place (Hovland 104, OSU campus). Once again, if for some reason we can’t gain entrance, after we gather, we’ll walk a short distance together to another meeting spot on campus.
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The reading group will be meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday, July 31, in our regular and accustomed place (Hovland 104, OSU campus). Once again, if for some reason we can’t gain entrance, after we gather, we’ll walk a short distance together to another meeting spot on campus.
Here’s are More >
Last time we met we agreed on the following as readings for our Wednesday, July 3 gathering (6 PM, Hovland 104). The first is a short poem, a kind of ‘declaration of interdependence’ (I proposed because of the proximity of July 4). The conversation between Angela Davis and More >
How should an economy, and work itself, be structured in a just and liberatory society? Is there even a place for “work” in such a society, or should we re-imagine and re-think that category of human activity? The Occupy Reading Group will be discussing Participatory Economics (known as “Parecon”), based More >
This week we will be discussing the second half (from p. 85 to conclusion) of the book, Anti-Capitalism by Ezequiel Adamovsky and the United Illustrators. We will be looking at historically recent anti-capitalist movements and what we are learning about challenging and changing the relations of power structuring life and More >
This week we continue our exploration of Anti-Capitalism by Ezequiel Adamovsky and the United Illustrators. We are concentrating on pp. 3-84, where the authors detail the historical growth and development of capitalism and the emergence of revolutionary ideas and movements that have challenged the system’s voracious capacity to shape the More >