Lisa Fithian

#S17 #OWS Birthday Party

One year ago a small group of predominantly Anarchists sparked a horizontally organized movement to level the playing field in the game of Corporations -vs- The People of the United States.  Today we celebrated our success and contemplated our future.  We licked old wounds and created new ones.  We turned a critical eye to the process that has guided us and acknowledged it's short comings so that our second year of existence will be one of effectiveness even if it means dropping the verb.  To Occupy.

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Tools for a Movement of Leaders: Tactics & History of Social Movements

This is an in intimate discussion with Lisa Fithian & Jason Ahmadi conducted Oct 31st 2011 over coffee, early in the morning.  None of us had had much sleep in the previous 6 weeks.  Get Lisa's insight on the history of violent and non violent protest.  Also, a detailed analysis of the potential pitfalls of the Occupy Wall Street movement and how they can be avoided.
http://organizingforpower.org
http://globalrevolution.tv

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Tools for a Movement of Leaders: Lisa Fithian OWS Facilitator Workshop

Lisa Fithian has been working for nonviolent social change since the mid  1970's.  Over the years she has been a student, labor and community organizer on a broad range of issues.  From environmental justice to student and worker rights, from peace and global justice to immigration and housing, Lisa continues to use a wide range of strategies and tactics and encouraged nonviolent direct action as one of the most effective strategies for change.
http://organizingforpower.org

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Tools for a Movement of Leaders: How to Negotiate with the Police

This video from the 2004 G8 Summit in Brunswick Georgia is an excellent case study of successful negotiation with the police.  A small Black Bloc marches off on a breakaway march to an intersection that would block the only way on to Sea Island, where the Summit was being held.  Watch Lisa Fithian and a group of rambunctious, ballsy youth navigate this potentially disastrous maneuver.  
http://organizingforpower.org

... Why did the Anarchist cross the road?  .... Cause the Pigs were blocking it.

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