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Founder of Znet Michael Albert in Dublin 11th and 12th of October

category dublin | anti-capitalism | news report author Wednesday October 05, 2011 13:55author by Fintan Report this post to the editors

Michael Albert, writer, activist, author of 'Parecon - Life after Capitalism' and co-founder of ZNet, will be speaking at various locations in Dublin on 11th and 12th of October 2011 (details below).

Subjects include media, participatory economics, the creation of a new international organisation for a participatory society, and strategy for social change.

The events are part of a visit that involves UK, Ireland and Spain. Website and further info available here.

Attached are a flyer and poster if you wish to promote the events.

Please forward to anyone you think may be interested.

Michael Albert speaking engagements in Dublin for Oct 11th, 12th & 13th
Michael Albert speaking engagements in Dublin for Oct 11th, 12th & 13th

Tuesday 11th
Title: Alternatives to Capitalism and the IMF Bailout: Parecon – Participatory Economics
Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Address: Central Hotel, Exchequer St Dublin 2
Description:
Today's capitalist system has brought with it war, economic crisis, ecological decay, massive wealth inequality, alienation, authoritarianism and social breakdown. Are these problems inevitable, or could they be overcome in a different system? And if so, how? These issues, perhaps for the first time in history, have become a matter of survival.
Michael Albert, co-author of 'ParEcon: Life After Capitalism', co-founder of ZCommunications and leading US social activist will present 'Participatory Economics', a vision for a type of democratic economy based on equitable co-operation that is put forward as an alternative to capitalism and also to other 20th century systems that have gone under the label 'socialism'. It includes new institutions that seek to foster self-management, equity, diversity and solidarity. Parecon is a direct and natural outgrowth of hundreds of years of struggle for economic justice as well as contemporary efforts with their accumulated wisdom and lessons.

Wednesday 12th
Title: Social Media and Revolution: Znet/Zsocial and The Alternative to Corporate Facebook/Twitter
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Address: University College Dublin Check http://www.michaelalbert2011.info/ for room details
Description:
Michael Albert, co-founder of ZNet - one of the world's largest radical media websites, will discuss the role of social media and revolution in the light of the so called ‘facebook and twitter revolutions’ and will explain future projects including; ZSocial, a social network intended as a progressive alternative to corporate facebook/twitter and a tool for activists and organisations striving to build a better world

Time: 18:00 – 20:00(approx.)
Title: From Here to There: Building an Alternative Society
Address: Lecture Room 3106 Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Description:
Michael Albert, co-author of 'ParEcon: Life After Capitalism' will expand on the concepts Participatory Economics and discuss how a better world, based on the core values of solidarity, equity, diversity and self-management, can be achieved and explain a new project initiated by ZNet building on current attempts around the world to establish a new international organisation for a participatory society (IOPS).

Related Link: http://www.michaelalbert2011.info/

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author by STICKY movements...publication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:14Report this post to the editors

Micheal Alberts notes on #OccupyWallStret http://tinyurl.com/3zcoe4c Hes @ Dublin now 2 talk, hope 2 c him support #OccupyDameStreet #ireland #ie


Great times indeed, how it looks now that the capitalist system has fallen to its knees, and with more #occupywallstreet and #occupydamestreet might just be put to bed... How great that Micheal Albert will be over, when the #IRISHREVOLUTION is in its infant steps... There is tonnes we can learn from him and his knowledge of movements, Hes been involved since 1965...

Micheal Albert, founder of Zmag / Znet / Zcommunications, talks about the "The Stickiness Problem" in which he points out that many people have come and gone from the movement, why is this, how can it be remedied and what that might lead to. I feel we have a lot to learn from this and over the past year have made massive strides in creating spaces, acts, events, systems to allow us to get "stickier"... the whole OCCUPY movement seems to thrive on that

Heres an audio from the "Life After Capitalism" talk some years back, found at http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2004/08/2286.php
AUDIO FILE: http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/lifeaftercapitalism.ogg (OGG format)

Micheal Albert starts speaking at 20.15 mins into the file.

31.15 he talks about WINNING - and STICKINESS

Micheal Alberts notes on #OccupyWallStret http://tinyurl.com/3zcoe4c

As to communications, I hate Twitter. It is a corporate giant and not a friend of the left. Ditto for Facebook. But making good use of these otherwise vile institutions is like making good use of any alienated, profit seeking, vile aspect of society. It is just doing the best we can. And the one-liners emerging from Wall Street put to shame what typical movement stalwarts generate when they slap the keys. You know who I mean: we activists who have been around the political block so many times that we think we own it - we around-the-blockers.

On the other hand, we really could use some longer communications from Wall Street. Why leave telling the story of the events and teasing out its lessons to mainstream pundits who have their eyes in their pockets and their noses on the ground? Some occupiers who breathe the air of the events and know their byways, should find time to provide in depth accounts - especially regarding insights, problems, and solutions which people elsewhere eager to initiate their own efforts can benefit from.

Finally, to the Wall Street occupiers or soon to be occupiers who read ZNet, here are some obvious observations: Take your time. Energy, desire, and urgency, are great, but so is patience. Patience. Whatever else you do, keep prioritizing new people. And talking about outreach, tweets are okay, emails with substance are better, but the heart of organizing is still face to face.


Loads of his stuff at http://www.zcommunications.org/zspace/malbert

VID - Alternative Economy Cultures part 1 (2 hrs 42 mins)
http://vimeo.com/4041228

Micheal Albert: Making the movements STICKY
Micheal Albert: Making the movements STICKY


Caption: Micheal Albert: Alternative Economy Cultures

author by wageslavepublication date Tue Oct 11, 2011 05:49Report this post to the editors

If anyone is going along to these talks, it would be really great if you could record audio and post a link here for everyone who can't make it.

Even better write an article! ;-)

rgds
wageslave

author by micheal albert @ dame stpublication date Tue Oct 11, 2011 18:12Report this post to the editors

micheal albert is now speaking live in dame st, view live on live stream at http://www.livestream.com/occupydamestreet
expect vid online soon

author by #occupydamestreet stream viewerpublication date Tue Oct 11, 2011 19:07Report this post to the editors

Z.net founder Michael Albert has just been speaking live in dame st, Dublin, Ireland, where they are day 4 in an OCCUPATION outside the central bank.

View further LIVE streams at http://www.livestream.com/occupydamestreet and SUPPORT #occupydamestreet at Occupy Dame Street. Reports on Indymedia Ireland at http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100658

MICHEAL ALBERT has just been speaking live at #OccupyDameStreet
MICHEAL ALBERT has just been speaking live at #OccupyDameStreet

author by seedotpublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 15:15Report this post to the editors

James R interviews Michael Albert in the DCTV shopfront studio just before he heads down to Occupy Dame street. worth a look.


Caption: Michael Albert in the shopfront studio

author by Miriampublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 19:11Report this post to the editors

Shame Albert doesn't seem to have any mic.

author by Michael Albertpublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 23:27Report this post to the editors

Trade Union TV grabbed Michael Albert just after he spoke at the #occupydamestreet people's assembly Tuesday evening.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSRXVkf7cjg

Caption: Michael Albert at #occupydamestreet. (trade union tv)


author by more reportspublication date Fri Oct 14, 2011 14:11Report this post to the editors

http://vimeo.com/30518754

Public meeting tour with Michael Albert (founder of ZNet and prominent US anti-capitalist)
Wall St Occupied: Alternatives to the IMF, Austerity & Capitalism
8pm Tue 11th Oct, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, D2


Caption: Michael Albert in Dublin

author by PARECONpublication date Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:03Report this post to the editors

The basics of Participatory Economics
http://www.wsm.ie/c/introduction-participatory-economics




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