INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THEORY – WEEK 5: FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE – ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS
15:00–16:30 @ Grassroots
This course is designed to introduce participants to some of the basic concepts of a number of modes of social and philosophical inquiry which are now generally brought together under the heading ‘critical theory.’ It aims to present an historical overview of leading figures of nineteenth and twentieth-century critical theory including Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida and Hannah Arendt. The course will also encourage participants to discuss the issues that these thinkers raise. Each week will focus in detail on a specific text by one of the authors mentioned…
1 Introduction: Modernity as an Age of Critique
2 Immanuel Kant – What is Enlightenment?
3 G. W. F. Hegel – Master/Slave Dialectic
4 Karl Marx – Alienated Labour
5 Friedrich Nietzsche – On The Genealogy of Morals
6 Gilles Deleuze – A New Image of Thought
7 Michel Foucault – The Subject and Power
8 Maurizio Lazzarato – Critique of Contemporary Capitalism
9 Judith Butler – Critique of Sex/Gender
10 Walter Benjamin – Critique of Violence
11 Jacques Derrida – Force of Law
12 Hannah Arendt – On Violence
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/362248990469860/
Facebook Group/ Occupii Group (including Course Description document and recordings)
NO PLATFORM FOR FASCISTS – DISCUSSION ABOUT FREE SPEECH
16:00-17:00 @ Workshop 1
Not a talk so much as a discussion about why we shouldn’t feel bound by the idea of ‘free speech’ to give a platform to fascists.
THE WEEK IN OCCUPIED NEWS/OPEN MIC DISCUSSION: TPPA
17:00 – 18:00 @ Workshop 1
This week we focus on the TPPA – what happened? What has Occupy Melbourne achieved through its protest of it?
FACT PRESENTS: STREET MEDIC WORKSHOP PART 3
18:00-19:30 @ Workshop 1
In this third workshop we examine how to perform street medicine in stressful, dangerous situations such as during a protest or when faced by police brutality.
Firstly we will explore the Street Medic ethos of: Do No Harm, Scope of practice, Consent and confidentiality.
This is followed by how to assess for Danger, checking casualties Responsive levels and how to Seek help.
Then using practical examples FACT members will demonstrate how to position and roll an unconscious person, how to deal with head injuries and there will be a practical workshop on how to deal with pepper spray (bring a change of clothes as this might get messy!)
In this workshop we will also discuss the effects of/and how to counter psychological violence of the state against protesters, post-traumatic distress syndrome and how to conduct a debrief.
Please note: these workshops are NOT a substitute for accredited first aid courses.
THIS WEEK IN THE UNIONS
18:00 – 19:00 @ Grassroots
Come to share news and information about things happening in the unions, from strikes, protests, go slows, lockouts, negotiations, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, elections, sackings, 457 visas, corruption, working conditions, and what’s happening where you work, from the Missos to the Nurses, the Miners to Transport Workers.
A snippet of what’s happened so far this week: We have nurses engaging in strikes outside at least 15 hospitals in Victoria whilst the ANF leaders are following the orders of the Fair Work courts to cease unlawful strikes; The Maratime Union Victoria Branch heard from a visiting Palestinian activist; whilst CFMEU President calls the environmental movement shortsighted in light of the new campaign of litigation against coal mining.
[www.labourstart.org] – summary of news about Australian and overseas unions.
[http://oz.labourstart.org/] – summary of news on Australian unions
Bring a picnic blanket or milk crate to sit on
FEMINIST DISCUSSION GROUP: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
19:00 – 20:00 @ Workshop 1
International Women’s Day: 101 years of resistance to sexist oppression
This week the Feminist Discussion Group will look at the history of International Women’s Day and discuss what it means today.
International Women’s Day has a long history as a significant day of struggle for everyday women for their basic rights to be free from violence, control their own bodies and have equal pay and democratic participation to men. In 2012, these struggles are far from over.
The 2004 International Violence Against Women survey found that 57% of Australian women surveyed had experienced at least one instance of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
Additionally, the average full-time wage of a woman in Australia is 17.8% less than that of a man. This gender pay gap has been rising over the past 17 years.
Since its beginnings in the 1930s, International Women’s Day in Melbourne has emphasized Aboriginal rights as a central concern of women’s liberation. Today, with suicide rates among Aboriginal girls climbing and Aboriginal communities impoverished by the government’s refusal to grant land rights, this concern is as relevant as ever.
What are the other issues relevant to International Women’s Day?
How can International Women’s Day provide an effective platform to address these issues?
Should International Women’s Day in the 21st Century primarily be a day of protest or celebration?
FILM SCREENING – OCCUPY MOVIE: WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT
20:15 – 20:45 @ Workshop 1
This inspiring documentary highlights the unified voices of Occupy movement participants. This compelling look into the perspectives of citizens rallying for change sits in stark contrast to the out of context portrayal of the Occupy movement falsely created by media corporations.
Occupy Movie has been released as a social film experience! You can also interact with each of the speakers in the film.
To learn more about Occupy Movie and social filmmaking, please visit: http://www.OccupyMovie.com/
FILM SCREENING – KONY 2012
20:45 – 21:15 @ Workshop 1
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
FILM SCREENING – RISE LIKE LIONS
21:15 – 23:00 @ Workshop 1
“Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number – Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you – Ye are many – they are few.’ – Percy Bysshe Shelley
Rise Like Lions pulls together a combination of internet and original footage to create the first feature-length documentary on Occupy Wall St, telling the story and motivation behind the movement in its own words. It is a treatise to the beautiful awakening of human heart and hope that has arisen in the people, capturing the imagination and dreams of a new generation’s struggle to create a better world.