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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

WHEN : Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Encore Saloon | Hecho en Hawai‘i (10 North Hotel Street)

TOPIC : PRIMER ON OPEN SOURCE | FREE SOFTWARE | DIGITAL COMMONS

READINGS :  from Free Software Foundation, a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. It has successfully created a commons in the face of institutionalized possessive individualism. 

Mission statement and code of conduct
https://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:About#Founding_Documents

Definition of a software commons
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

How copyleft articulates with copyright laws
https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2014/spring/copyright-assignment-at-the-fsf

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

WHEN : Monday, May 21 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

TOPIC : SEX WORK 101 - Session II

READINGS : 

1. https://www.ted.com/talks/juno_mac_the_laws_that_sex_workers_really_want/up-next

2. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.commondreams.org/views/2018/04/11/no-one-wants-listen-sex-workers%3famp

3. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/fosta-sesta-anti-sex-trafficking-bill

4. "Anti-Trafficking Rhetoric and the Making of a Global Apartheid" by Nandita Sharma (download)

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
May
7
6:30 PM18:30
FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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WHEN : Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

READINGS : Chapters 6 + 7 of Dark Money by Jane Meyer (as epub and PDF)

and

"How to change the course of human history (at least, the part that's already happened)"

by DAVID GRAEBER and DAVID WENGROW

https://www.eurozine.com/change-course-human-history

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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WHEN : Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

READINGS : Chapters 5 of Dark Money by Jane Meyer (as epub and PDF)

and the following related articles:

Philanthropy In America Is Becoming 'Ideological Arms Race,' Author Says
https://www.npr.org/2017/04/16/522095087/philanthropy-in-america-is-becoming-ideological-arms-race-author-says

Is Philanthropy Bad for Democracy?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/10/is-philanthropy-good-for-democracy/381996/

Policy Plutocrats: How America’s Wealthy Seek to Influence Governance

And for folks who want to read a whole book on this topic, here's a review of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
 

The book is particularly good at capturing something that discussions of elite philanthropy often miss: The distance between elite “charity” and elite political influence is small and shrinking. The philanthropists profiled here are strategic actors trying to bring about particular outcomes, and they are eager to use their influence in a range of sectors to do so. Foundations interested in changing the educational sphere might spend money both to support charter schools and to lobby for school privatization policies. We often think of charitable donations and elite political influence as categorically distinct activities, but Callahan’s subjects are Good Samaritans and political animals at the same time.
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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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WHEN : Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

READINGS : Chapters 4 of Dark Money by Jane Meyer (as epub and PDF)

SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS + VIDEO:

Northern European models of government - 
https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21571136-politicians-both-right-and-left-could-learn-nordic-countries-next-supermodel

Nordic welfare model http://www.nordicwelfare.org/PageFiles/7117/Nordic_Welfare_Model_Web.pdf

Global inequality showing contrast between US & Western Europe https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/15/u-s-lawmakers-are-redistributing-income-from-the-poor-to-the-rich-according-to-massive-new-study/?utm_term=.c138d7c420c7

VIDEO : What’s Wrong with Capitalism Part 1  https://youtu.be/gJW4-cOZt8A

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FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB

WHEN : Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

As a continuation of our discussion on housing activism and making struggles visible, the readings are all about eviction struggles on O‘ahu

Two readings are in the Google Drive folder

• A zine on the anti-eviction struggles in Honolulu's Chinatown in the 1970s and 1980s

• A text excerpt from the 1970 special issue of the Hawaii Free People's Press on the Kalama Valley eviction struggle

+ A short article about Sand Island evictions on Flux Hawaii

+ 24-minute documentary The Sand Island Story (1981) which documents Sand Island residents attempts to forestall eviction by the State of Hawai'i.

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FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB

WHEN : Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

READINGS : (40 pages)

  1. Commanding a movement: the youth council commandos’ quest for quality housing

  2. http://200nightsoffreedom.org/

  3.  

    Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin's Black Against Empire 

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8r5chCTP5A-Yl9LWndLZ3NMNUZkM3k4aDQ0MHVfR0ZXbG5n

  4. Optional suggestion : skim this review of the book to get a sense of things overall

    http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/156405

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FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB

Continued Conversation on NO is not enough!, and more

WHEN : Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

 


READINGS : (20 pages)

1- out of the woods, On Climate / Borders / Survival / Care / Struggle (http://www.basepublication.org/?p=474)

2- Beautiful Trouble (download)

- principle: think narratively (p. 186-187)

- turn the tables (p. 190-191)

HOMEWORK : a demand for the j20+ manifesto

Questions raised from Aug 22 Book Club...

- What does a global commons look like specifically? What would a manifesto of such outline?

- What are the potential lines of power when we think of a global identity instead of a national identity?

- What can we take from Klein? Specifically I am conflicted about how to reconcile the need to leap forward rather than move incrementally

- Should we make a list of demands (per Nandita) and not settle a focus for J20+? And who or what are we demanding this of? 
- What is the power chain and where can we find our power in it?

- Don't people need boundaries to have some semblance of order as they exist in the world?

- Nonpartisan question campaigns (tag the streets with moral questions): 
What type of work is worth more and why?
What work is worth less and why? etc

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