Thursday, May 13 2010 - Get Involved
Santa Cruz 'Understanding Deep Politics' Conference Pursues Broad Spectrum Antidotes (Live streaming available)
Revealing the Hidden Forces Behind World Events and Offering Creative Solutions
Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010 -- Organizers of the May 14-16 Santa Cruz "Understanding Deep Politics" conference have announced a three-day summit of engaged scholars and activist leaders to shed new light on the corrupt forces driving current events, expose the corporate media's complicity, and craft tenable strategies of response.
According to "Understanding Deep Politics" coordinator Gabriel Day, "We believe the most powerful catalyst for positive social change would be a widespread understanding of deep politics and a corresponding outpouring of courageous activism addressing the real roots of our crises. We think that all participants will emerge from this weekend considerably smarter, better networked, and more hopefully prepared for the great challenges we face."
EVENT: "Understanding Deep Politics" Conference
SPEAKERS / SOLUTION SESSION PANELISTS (alphabetically)
Ellen Brown - attorney/forensic economist focused on the
crimes of the Federal Reserve
AGENDA: The speakers at this unprecedented gathering promise to expose the roots of our current crises with despotic governance, financial plunder, imperialism, loss of civil liberties, and assaults on public health as well as the corporate media's role in maintaining a lethal status quo.
The weekend culminates with two interactive solutions-focused panels where these diverse authorities will explore common denominators behind their respective issue areas and try to define powerful new collaborative remedies.
OTHER FEATURES: The Understanding Deep Politics conference is set in the vibrant city of Santa Cruz and its schedule spans three days, including an early Friday evening meet and greet reception. A large discussion and resource room will be available throughout the weekend for speaker and participant interactions and self organized discussions to develop new societal strategies and solutions.
The public is invited to visit the conference website at http://understandingdeeppolitics.org for more details.
Live Streaming Video of Understanding Deep Politics conference - Two streams; Free Friday Night only or $10 Full Weekend.
Be there, or be there virtually.
Understanding Deep Politics convenes May 14-16, 2010
Can't make it to the Understanding Deep Politics conference? We can offer an online look into the conference with streaming video! Purchase your online access ticket here: www.understandingdeeppolitics.org (link is in column on right of webpage)
All Access Online - Live Video Pass $10
LIVE FROM SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.-- Keynote Speakers -- Fridat Night Only
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Project Censored Peter Phillips -- 'Rampant Media Consolidation'
A Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and President of The Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored for 15 years, Professor Philips will discuss rampant media consolidation and the direct correlation of what it means to have an informed public as a requirement for a democratic republic to remain a free state. Peter Phillips (Editor) is a Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and former Director of Project Censored. He teaches classes in Media Censorship, Investigative Sociology, Sociology of Power, Political Sociology, and Sociology of Media. He has published thirteen editions of Censored: Media Democracy in Action from Seven Stories Press. Also from Seven Stories Press is Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006) and Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism (2003). Website: www.mediafreedominternational.org
Former British Spy Annie Machon - 'Using Our Intelligence'
Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service, who resigned in 1996 to blow the whistle on the spies' incompetence and crimes with her former partner, David Shayler. As a result she has had to go on the run around Europe, live in exile in France, face arrest and imprisonment, and watch as friends, family and journalists were arrested and sometimes convicted. Annie is an author, media pundit, journalist, campaigner, and prominent public speaker on a variety of issues: security and intelligence, the war on terror, press and media freedoms, secrecy legislation and government accountability. She talks about what it is like to be a spy, blow the whistle and go on the run. She also uses her insider's knowledge to look at the current use and abuse of intelligence, which has resulted in the unending "war on terror" and the erosion of our civil rights and traditional freedoms. Annie read Classics at Cambridge University and then began a career in publishing. In 1991 she was recruited by MI5 where she was posted to their political and counter-terrorism departments. Website: http://understandingdeeppolitics.org
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