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Alternativa 2013: Till tomorrow! Ideologies of city planning and the tactics of dwelling

Professional preview: May 23, 2013

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Latin American Social Movements 14 Years Later: Experiences and Perspectives since 1998

April 26th-28th, 2013, Historical Materialism Conference, New York City 2013
New York University, Silver Center, 31 Washington Place, New York, NY

Sunday, April 28th, 2013, 4pm-6pm, Session 6, panel C
Latin American Social Movements 14 Years Later: Experiences and Perspectives since 1998

Panelists: Marina Sitrin, Dario Azzellini, and Ximena García Bustamante
Chair: Greg Wilpert

What Next, Venezuela? A Roundtable Discussion

President Hugo Chávez was larger than life, stirring hope and controversy while helping to change the political trajectory of Venezuela and Latin America. His death raises pressing and difficult questions: what will become of his political project at home? What are the prospects for regional integration in his wake? How will the United States respond to a post-Chávez landscape?

Listen to the audio of the panelists answering these questions and discussing other topics related to the Venezuelan transition at the roundtable discussion that took place at NYU on March 13.

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The "New" Movements: "We won't pay for your crisis - we are your crisis"

"Rights, Solidarity and Justice. Working People Organizing, Past and Present"
LAWCHA (Labor and Working-Class History Association) National Conference, New York City, June 6-8, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2:15 - 4:00pm

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How to organize locally and nationally - Building horizontal organizational structures: The example of FelS and the IL in Germany

Why organize on a higher level? How to avoid or reduce informal power structures? Who is organizing? What structure is helpful in order to organize beyond certain social strata and age? What have been successes and failures in the organizing process?

Marcus Graetsch and Dario Azzellini have been long time activists in Berlin. They will share their experiences of organization and coordination as local group (FelS, about 80 activists) and as a nation wide coordination structure (the IL with some 800 activists).

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What Next, Venezuela? A Roundtable Discussion in Real Time

*What Next, Venezuela?  A Roundtable Discussion in Real Time*

As President, Hugo Chavez loomed larger than life, stirring hope and
controversy while helping to change the political trajectory of
Venezuela and Latin America. His death raises pressing and difficult
questions: what will become of his political project at home? What are
the prospects for regional integration in his wake? How will the US
respond to a post-Chavez landscape? Participate in a discussion about
these and other questions as we consider what Chavez's death means for

Venezuela With and Beyond Chavez

“Chávez was one of us”, say the poor from the barrios in Caracas, the people throughout Latin America, and Bronx residents together with probably two million poor people in the US, who now have free heating thanks to the Chávez government. Sean Penn said on Chávez: “Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion.” These are sad days.

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center Presents:

Ours to Master and to Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present, a conversation with Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini

Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. Tonight's discussion reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree. From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses.

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ECONOMY - Glasgow

In the 21st century the economy has come to provide the ground zero of our sense of self. But what does this experience of a life dominated by economic relations feel or even look like?

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ECONOMY - Edinburgh

In the 21st century the economy has come to provide the ground zero of our sense of self. But what does this experience of a life dominated by economic relations feel or even look like?

From Cooperatives to Enterprises of Direct Social Property in the Venezuelan Process

From Cooperatives to Enterprises of Direct Social Property in the Venezuelan Process

This book presents the cooperative economy as a viable alternative to the neoliberal capitalist and authoritarian socialist models currently in use around the world. The authors contend that the cooperative model is based on principles essential to building a more just and equitable society. The democratic decision making process is indispensable for advancing towards a society that can better fulfil material and spiritual needs, helping to motivate workers and promoting solidarity.

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The Community and the Commune

Historical Materialism 2012
Ninth Annual Conference (8-11 November, SOAS, London)

Weighs Like a Nightmare

Sunday 14.30-16.15  Room: KLT

Grounding the “New” Movements

Chair: Paul Reynolds

David Harvie, Emma Dowling, Keir Milburn, Gareth Brown – Careless Talk: Social Reproduction and Fault-lines of the Crisis in the UK

Massino DeAngelis – How to Change the World? Commons, Movements, and Revolutions

Dario Azzellini – The Community and the Commune

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The Presidential Elections in Venzuela

Historical Materialism 2012
Ninth Annual Conference (8-11 November, SOAS, London)


Weighs Like a Nightmare
Sunday 12.00-13.45  Room G50

2012 Venezuelan Elections and the Future of the Bolivarian Process

Chair: Jeffery Webber

Dario Azzellini – The Presidential Elections in Venzuela

Stephanie Pearce – Hugo Chávez’s Presidency and Anti-Imperialist Struggle in Latin America & the Caribbean

Sara Motta – The Women of the Bolivarian Revolution: Creating Voice and Strategic Silence

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"Private military contractors and mercenaries: The privatization of war in Latin America"

Intercontinental Conference

'Peace, Disarmament and Social - Alternatives to Global NATO'

Agenda - Deutsche Welle

Dario Azzellini about Venezuelan presidential elections

In this edition Chavez celebrates victory but where does Venezuela go from here? Currency woes trigger unrest in Iran but is the regime threatened? And two billion over 60s by 2050, is the world ready?
Chavez Victory - Socialist Revolution Rolling On?


Guest: Dario Azzellini, Political Scientist, University of Linz, Austria

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Forum on Venezuela's 2012 Presidential Election

PANELISTS

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Occupying Language: A Conversation with Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini

An Invitation to a Global Conversation
(Excerpt from the introduction)

    Occupying Language is an open conversation. Through it, we invite you to join us to explore insurgent movements that have been organizing in Latin America over the past twenty years, and to connect key concepts and language from those struggles with what is new and beautiful in the social relations being created by people’s movements in the United States today.

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Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini present "Occupying Language"

An Invitation to a Global Conversation
(Excerpt from the introduction)

Videos

Conference in Chicago about communal socialism in Venezuela

Videos of the conference with Dario Azzellini about communal socialism in Venezuela hold at the Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela of Chicago, on March the 24th 2011.

This event was the occasion to watch Comuna under construction (94 min., 2011), a film about local self government in Venezuela by Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler, followed by a discussion in English/Spanish in presence of the co-director Dario Azzellini and by the book presentation of El negocio de la guerra about Private Military Contractors an paramilitaries around the globe.

Pace University, NYC, USA - march 17th, 11:39 min

Dario Azzellini about Venezuela - Left Forum 2012

Panel: Social Movements, the State and the Question of Autonomy

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"In, Against and Beyond the State" - Social Movements & Autonomy in Venezuela and Argentina

I have the pleasure to invite you to assist to

Social Movements & Autonomy in Venezuela and Argentina:

"In, Against and Beyond the State"

Occupying Language

Occupying Language

While the global Occupy movement is widely seen as unprecedented, its language and organizing practices are shaped and inspired by diverse historical precedents in the United States and around the world. Sitrin and Azzellini introduce the reader to the theory and practices of the movement and explore linkages and connections toward the dream of a common language of struggle, justice, democracy and liberation.