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Internet Tech: Celebrate World Plone Day

Friday, November 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NOTE: Location has changed: visit http://bostonworldploneday.eventbrite.com/ for details.World Plone Day is a free event open to anyone interested in the benefits of a Content Management System (CMS). Coming off the heels of the annual International Plone Conference in Washington D.C., The Boston Plone User Group will host seminars, talks, and demos of Plone in action. Speakers include Plone contributors and developers Nate Aune, Sally Kleinfeldt, Aaron VanDerlip of Jazkarta, Michael Trachtman of Vercadia Systems, Sid Koul of New England Wildflower Society, and Tatsu Ikeda of The Tatsu Co. (Watch http://bostonplone.org for updates!)

Reportback: 3rd Social Forum of the Americas

Friday, November 14, 2008, 6:00 p.m. The third Social Forum of Americas took place in Guatemala City during October. Gabriel Camacho, Saulo Araujo and Sergio Reyes attended this event to take part in the hemispheric strategizing for migrant worker rights. This report back will take place in both English & Spanish and provide translation into English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Drum Circle Celebrates 2nd Anniversary!

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 8:00 p.m. Join host Taina Vargas for a celebration of the 2nd year of the 3rd Sunday Batey. The program starts at 8:00 p.m. and runs till late. The night will feature: an art exhibit by local activists & visual artists, emcees & poets, drummers & musicians, dancers, a potluck dinner and much more. A $5 donation is suggested.

The Meltdown & the Solidarity Economy

Report from the European Social Forum

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Join trade unionist Pasqualino Colombaro for the second "Labor Leads Conversations" as he provides an account of the ESF 2008 held in Malmo, Sweden in September. Colombaro will organize his presentation around the collective international work being done to build alternative and sustainable economic institutions. Download the flyer here. Read the full report here

Ayisha Zaki: the Middle East in Crisis & the Socialist Alternative

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 7:00 p.m. The US occupation of Iraq is only the most recent chapter in the century-long struggle for the control of Middle East oil. The Bush administration claims the "surge" is working, but Iraq is in shambles. The entire region is threatened by further violence and destabilization. What will it take to stop US imperialism? Is there an alternative to the corporate domination of our world?

Software Freedom Day

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Software Freedom Day is an international celebration of software freedom. We'll be promoting computer user freedom with how-to's, activist updates, and interactive talks. Organizer: Free Software Foundation

Unions & Politics: Making the Right Choice

A Discussion with Michael Schippani

Thursday, September 4, 2008, 7:00 p.m. A leading researcher who worked for the United Auto Workers, Michael Schippani is also a long-time labor organizer and thinker about economics and workers' rights. A BC graduate, Schappani currently serves on a Michigan Workforce Development Board and has served Governors Dukakis and Cuomo on labor policy. This event kicks of the "Labor Leads Conversations" hosted by Massachusetts Global Action.