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Occupy LA – Nov.5 & Nov.6

TEACH-IN: DAY 1

Submitted by daniil on Thu, 11/03/2011 – 9:31pm

Occupy LA – Nov.5 & Nov.6 Teach-In and More! is a weekend of actions, speakers, panel discussions and more created to educate, mobilize, unify and inspire people in regard to issues surrounding this amazing moment in history and the global Occupy movement. The teach-in is designed to discuss the existing conditions and systems which have led to the housing collapse,”recession”, the corporate control of our legislature, courts, media and regulatory agencies. It also continues the dialogue on organizing movements for social and economic justice and sustainable alternatives for people and the planet. There will be further discussions on how the wealthiest individuals and corporations have dominated other aspects of life.

2:30 – Introductory Remarks
2:45 – Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and former US Labor Secretary
3:15 – Robert Scheer, Executive Editor, Truthdig.org, author of The Great American Stick Up: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street
3:30 – 5:00 – Economics Panel:

William Black, professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri
Joel Rogers, professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin and president of the Center for Wisconsin Strategies in Madison, Wisconsin
Michael Hudson – (via livestream) President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street
Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Robert Scheer – Moderator
5:00 – Carol Wells, Executive Director of Center for the Study of Political Graphics
5:15 – George Lakoff – (via livestream) – Professor of cognitive linguistics at UC Berkeley and author of Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
5:30 – Closing Speaker TBA
6:00 – Music – Performers TBA
8:00 pm – Sneak Preview of Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? – a documentary film which reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy and gave rise to corporate power. The Director Donald Goldmacher will present the film.

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