MA: Revolution is in the air ~ A reception with the Liberty Tree

Date: 
October 31, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Friends Meetinghouse
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA

Where do the movement to abolish corporate personhood, the Wisconsin protest wave, global resistance to austerity, and the voting rights, election integrity, anti-war, and campus democracy movements come together? Beneath the branches of Liberty Tree, committed to "building a democracy movement for the U.S.A." since 2004.

Liberty Tree: Building a democracy movement for the U.S.A.
Please join us on Monday, October 31st, at 7pm at the Friends Meetinghouse in Cambridge (5 Longfellow Park) as we meet and mingle with leading activists from the Wisconsin uprising, including Ben Manski, executive director of the Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution. Tax-deductible donations to Liberty Tree are welcome at the door, or online (click here), and are sliding scale.
 
Maybe you already know of Liberty Tree, or know of Ben. If you don't, you may have heard about some of the incredible initiatives where Liberty Tree has led:
 
  --> Move to Amend, the nation's largest and most diverse coalition dedicated to overturning Citizens United v. FEC by amending the Constitution to make clear that the Bill of Rights protects natural people, not corporations, and speech, not money, and the right to vote and to have our votes count. 
 
  --> The Wisconsin Wave, a leading coalition of student, labor, farm, and community unions and organizations that continues to organize mass rallies, civil disobedience, election protection and more in the state Keith Olbermann calls "Democracy's Firewall."
 
  --> The Democratizing Education Network, which has helped students, faculty, and staff in the U.S. connect with their peers around world, and inspired projects like the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts.
 
  --> The No More Stolen Elections! campaign, which in 2004 became the Ohio presidential recount, and in 2011 forced the WI Supreme Court recount. 
 
  --> The Democracy Convention, which in August brought 1,000 together to celebrate the emergence of the U.S. democracy movement, and which follows in Liberty Tree's work in establishing the Democracy Track at the 2007 and 2010 U.S. Social Forums.
 
And there's much more -- national guard reform, participatory budgeting, expanding home rule -- all of it dedicated to building the democracy movement here, in the U.S., where perhaps it is most needed.
 
This organization has strategy. These people are dedicated. We hope you will join us in celebrating their work and reconnecting with this incredible Wisconsin-based strategy center that has helped inspire this long wished-for moment of democratic opportunity.
 
Hosted by:
 Paul Shannon, American Friends Service Committee
 Suren Moodliar, Majority Agenda Project
 Dr. Jill Stein, Green presidental candidate
 Prof. Victor Wallis, Editor, Socialism & Democracy
 Mary Zepernick, Program on Corporations Law and Democracy
 Carl Williams, Attorney at Law 
 . . . and friends.