Meeting # 3,519 - Refuse Fascism Chicago presenting organization, with Jay Becker presenting, who says:
“It has been more than 100 years since International Women's Day was first celebrated. Its observance on March 8th has spread to many countries around the world, and in 1975 it was adopted by the United Nations. In light of this anniversary, I will assess whether women are actually more able to play a full role in society today and look at the implications for women of the rise of fascist movements and regimes in countries around the world, with particular emphasis on women's right to control when and if they have children and all that means for their overall role in society.”
Graffiti Art in Chicago
Meetings # 3,521 - Flash ABC speaks
I GRAFFITI ROOTS.
1). New York influence. Kids being sent back and forth (mostly Hispanics)
2). Gang influence.
3). 1rst Writers from New York and other early influences
3). Logan Square and the mega mall and the blue line.
4). First street artist KLTA.
II CITY ATTACK’S ON MORAL GROUND
1) Ban on Spray Paint and Markers
2) CTA competition
3) Etching Fever
4) The Buff (STREETS AND SANITATION GRAFFITI
5) The Trains and Stainless Steel.
III RETURN OF THE OLD SCHOOL
1) The Internet and Radio Shows.
2) Daley Gone
3) Meeting of Styles and other permission walls
4) PROJECT LOGAN
Understanding the Scientific Method for Social Concern
The Zeitgeist Movement, a Sustainability Advocacy Organization
Meeting # 3,520 - Anthony Blue - program includes a powerpoint presentation with handouts
The Movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be “Symptoms” born out of an outdated social structure.
While intermediate reform steps and temporal community support are of interest to The Movement, the defining goal here is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible Resource Management, Allocation and Distribution through what would be considered The Scientific Method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions.
This “Resource-Based Economic Model” is about taking a direct technical approach to social management as opposed to a Monetary or even Political one. It is about updating the workings of society to the most advanced and proven methods Science has to offer, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions which are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profits, corporations and other structural and motivational components."
Farewell America: How Our Society is Unraveling and
Being Replaced by the Corporate State
Meeting # 3,518 - college regular Jonathan Barton reviews the new book by public intellectual Chris Hedges
"Chris Hedges argues that the United States shows unmistakable signs of a dying culture. Across the country Americans are suffering from chronic unemployment, declining wages, and a morbid despair. Xenophobia has become rampant as a desperate and bitter underclass searches for scapegoats. America's social fabric is unraveling, while at the same time we face global upheaval caused in part by catastrophic climate change. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet.
Donald Trump rode this disenchantment to power. Neither political party, now captured by corporate power, will address our systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d'état is reversed, our problems will grow and ravage the country."
Frederic Bastiat and "The Law"
Meetings - # 3,522 - Justin Tucker, Chair, The Libertarian Party of Chicago