Friday, March 21, 2008

March 27 - Jaggi Singh Talks

1) Our Terrain of Struggle: The Walls of Global Apartheid

This presentation is open to the public and features no borders, anti-capitalist, and social justice activist, Jaggi Singh. This presentation will explore the research and lived experiences that ground a "no one is illegal/no borders" analysis. Among the conclusions: all border controls are fundamentally racist; all nation-states are inherently oppressive; all human beings have the autonomous right to migrate, to resist displacement, and to return; and, in opposition to imposed notions of "race" or "community", we struggle to assert self-determined identities. In a context of global apartheid, there are very specific challenges for organizing on a shifting terrain of struggle that is rooted in the lived reality of those who daily confront oppression.

Date: March 27th
Location: Peterborough Public Library Auditorium
Time: 3pm - 5pm

Sponsored by: OPIRG, PCAP, CRRC, KWIC, Trent Women's Centre, Ploughshares, TCSA, and Council of Canadians

2) OPIRG Annual General Meeting

This is a public event. An evening of great food, performances, and community activism. The free food will be provided by Island Cream (Vegatarian and Vegan). The night will include performances by the Resource Sirens and others (open mic). As well, the keynote speaker for the evening is Jaggi Singh. Singh is a no borders, anti-capitalist, migrant and indigenous solidarity organizer, involved with No One Is Illegal-Montreal, Solidarity Across Borders and other groups; he is also active with the People's Global Action Bloc (PGA-Bloc). His talk for the evening is titled "Resistance 2010! Organizing & mobilizing against the G-8 and SPP". More information on the talk below.

Date: Thursday March 27th
Time: 6pm - 11pm (Singh's talk begins @ 8:30pm)
Location: Sadleir House Dining Hall

Resistance 2010! Organizing & mobilizing against the G-8 and SPP

In the year 2010, three major international events will be taking place in the Canadian state: the Winter Olympics in Vancouver/Whistler, the G-8 Leader's Summit and the meeting of the NAFTA leaders as part of the so-called "Security and Prosperity Partnership" (SPP).

Already, a convergence of groups on the West Coast, led by indigenous organizers, have come together under the banner of "No Olympics on stolen native land", calling on "all native warriors, anarchists, anti-capitalists, anti-poverty activists, environmentalists, and concerned individuals, to converge against the 2010 Winter Olympic Games."

With two years before the Olympics begin, there is a huge opportunity for coordinated and developed campaigns against the Olympics, G-8 and SPP: campaigns that are rooted in our every-day mobilizing, and survival; campaigns that understand that the institutions of oppression and power function daily in our own communities; campaigns based on direct action, disruption and popular education.

This presentation will explore some of the roots of anti-capitalist and anti-colonial resistance to the G8 and SPP, as we support our day-to-day organizing, reinforce our local campaigns, and build together towards Resistance 2010 and beyond.

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