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A World Beyond Capitalism 2005, An Annual International Multiracial Alliance Building Peace Conference Is Accepting Proposals...

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A World Beyond Capitalism 2005, An Annual International Multiracial
Alliance Building Peace Conference Is Accepting Proposals...

...and Online Registration is now available if you plan to table and
participate in the International Grassroots Exhibition:

http://www.lfhniivaaaa.info/awbcgrassrootsofpeace
We would greatly like some proposals from all people worldwide, especially
marginalized communities and minorities.

The Mission Statement:

A World Beyond Capitalism (AWBC) 2005 invites activists to come to
Portland, Oregon in August 2005 and engage in a weekend of educational
discussion and visionary dialogue.

We believe in the need to reflect and imagine the future of the world
beyond capitalism. We will emphasize the need for multi-lingual,
long-term

strategy through open dialogue and bridging political theory with
practice.

By building on the increasing number of conferences worldwide in which
people from diverse backgrounds, races and cultures discuss subjects
regarding world peace, we hope to build solidarity among diverse
organizing communities.

Over 1000 participants from Canada, Kenya, Mexico, Ghana, Germany, the
U.S. and all over the world will come together in harmony in Portland,
Oregon in August 2005 to share ideas regarding new visions, changing the
world, the
cooperative movement, intentional communities and much, much more. Come
and be a part of this tremendous occasion. Activist, Punks, Minority and
Marginalized

Communities from Alternative medicine healers and activists, Intentional
communities, Permaculture Homes, co-ops, independent publishing
communities, progressive activist groups and other equality seeking groups
are invited to volunteer, table, or just fellowship, network and learn with
every one from all over the world. There will also be a performance of
live, multicultural musicians and a theatrical debut prior to the
conference. August 26-28, 2005, Portland State University,

Portland, Oregon. Not only is this a conference, but it is a
multi-lingual, multi-racial alliance building experience. This conference
will create alliances in a manner which transcends the boundaries of the
English Language, Race, Class, Gender, Age, Ability, Sexual Orientation
and Endless Theory.

In addition, The Grassroots Exhibition enables non-government and
non-corporate people and groups of many different types the chance to
come
together in solidarity. The Grassroots Exhibition gives everyone the
opportunity to share information and items with people outside of their
usual circle of friends, yet still amongst those who desire to see a world
that is beyond forced corporate dependence and capitalism. Below are a few
of the different groups that you can look forward to seeing at the
Grassroots Exhibition:

(Listed in Alphabetical order)

Activist groups

Alternative media, small press and zine writers and creators

Alternative medicine activists and practictioners

All underrepresented, marginalized and minority groups

Co-ops and members of co-ops

Cohousing Groups

Collectives and members of collectives

Do-it-yourself (DIY) and independent musicians

FreeSkool, (Free School) free education supporters and groups

Independent creators and artisans of handmade art and items

Independent distributors

Independent film, documentary and theatre creators, dancers and
supporters

Independent music and independent non-music audio items

Independent press librarians, zine librarians and activist librarians

Indigenous and Native tribes

Intentional communities and non-corporate, community and family owned
farm

groups and farm workers

Mail-Art and international mail networks

Non-corporate, low power FM radio station creators and operators

Non-pharmaceutical, homeopathic, holistic and energywork groups

Online information and online discussion group creators and operators

Opensource Technology Activist or user

Punk Music and Art

Python/computer activists

Rainbow Gathering groups Selfschool and

homeschool supporters, teachers and students

Translation and handicapable access related services And many more groups
which are related to these groups.

Wicca Activists

Online Registration is now available if you plan to participate in the
International Grassroots Exhibition:

http://www.lfhniivaaaa.info/aw*bcgrassrootsofpeace
Location:

Portland State University Smith Ballroom Portland, Oregon 97208
Portland OR

Contact:

AWBC International Multiracial Alliance Building Peace Conference
Organizers. We are accepting proposals until August 10th, 2005 and we
greatly encourage people of all races, social classes and educational
backgrounds to submit a proposal. You may present workshops in your
native language as we will have translators. Volunteers needed
continuously.

Thank You,

Love And Solidarity Worldwide,

Volunteers for the AWBC 2005
http://www.CommonUnityPeaceCon*ference.org

or
http://www.awbc.lfhniivaaaa.in*fo
Thanks all, sisters and brothers.

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On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:30:19PM -0400, Jenta wrote:
A World Beyond Capitalism 2005, An Annual International Multiracial
Alliance Building Peace Conference Is Accepting Proposals...

This must be a joke (and please please be a joke like the recent viral website
competition[1] that featured "crying while eating" and "blogebrity")

In addition to ridiculous language and quotes like:
"Nothing could be more important than war if war could kill everything"
the website has no contact phone numbers, and requires singup before they will
even tell you the exact details of the location. The '.info' domain also defeats
the linux 'whois' command to dig for registrar info.

The spaminess of the advertising also marks it as a not-real conference.

I cry farce! Otherwise as a send up of prattle this is a very nice job.

-jackdied

[1] "Contagious Media" Competition
http://showdown.contagiousmedia.org/
Jul 19 '05 #2

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Take your political propaganda somewhere else.

DG

Jul 19 '05 #3

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Jack Diederich wrote:
The '.info' domain also defeats
the linux 'whois' command to dig for registrar info.


Maybe so, but it's always pretty easy to Google for "whois" plus the
domain to find a way of doing it via the web, in this case with
http://www.afilias.info/cgi-bin/whois.cgi .

(It's registered to something called the Institute of Pamela, which
seems to stand for "Peaceful Alliances facilitated by Multilingual,
multiracial Education, handicapable outreach and native Language
Accessibility". I think this thing really exists, making this spam and
not just a farce.)

-Peter
Jul 19 '05 #4

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On Wednesday 22 June 2005 08:23 am, Peter Hansen wrote:
Jack Diederich wrote:
The '.info' domain also defeats
the linux 'whois' command to dig for registrar info.


Maybe so, but it's always pretty easy to Google for "whois" plus the
domain to find a way of doing it via the web, in this case with
http://www.afilias.info/cgi-bin/whois.cgi .

(It's registered to something called the Institute of Pamela, which
seems to stand for "Peaceful Alliances facilitated by Multilingual,
multiracial Education, handicapable outreach and native Language
Accessibility". I think this thing really exists, making this spam and
not just a farce.)


Although there is something ironic about an organization that wants
to establish world peace through education and communication without
bothering to pay attention to netiquette. Seems like that would've
been an obvious first step in making peace on Usenet, anyway. ;-)

--
Terry Hancock ( hancock at anansispaceworks.com )
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.anansispaceworks.com

Jul 19 '05 #5

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Peter Hansen wrote:
Jack Diederich wrote:
The '.info' domain also defeats
the linux 'whois' command to dig for registrar info.

Maybe so, but it's always pretty easy to Google for "whois" plus the
domain to find a way of doing it via the web, in this case with
http://www.afilias.info/cgi-bin/whois.cgi .

(It's registered to something called the Institute of Pamela, which
seems to stand for "Peaceful Alliances facilitated by Multilingual,
multiracial Education, handicapable outreach and native Language
Accessibility". I think this thing really exists, making this spam and
not just a farce.)


It is not spam, it is actually on-topic for the Python list. If you read
through the message, you will see:

"Below are a few of the different groups that you can look forward to
seeing at the Grassroots Exhibition:

(Listed in Alphabetical order)
....
Opensource Technology Activist or user
Punk Music and Art
Python/computer activists
....
Wicca Activists"

Presumably the last-mentioned group writes code exclusively in hexadecimal.

One has to admire their goal (a world beyond capitalism), but given the
state of things in this post-end-of-history (as Francis Fukuyama put it
with an ugly flourish of triumphalism) world, I can't help thinking that
the Wicca activists are their best bet...

Tim C
Jul 19 '05 #6

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Interesting.

To anyone who didn't want to know about the conference, my apologies.

To everyone who was supportive, thanks. It is appreciated, because like
many activists, many python activists have skills which are able to
network people worldwide.

No matter who you are, thank you for working for a better world,

Love And Solidarity Worldwide,

Jenta,

Volunteer for the AWBC 2005

Jul 19 '05 #7

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Hi All--

Jenta wrote:

Interesting.

To anyone who didn't want to know about the conference, my apologies.

To everyone who was supportive, thanks. It is appreciated, because like
many activists, many python activists have skills which are able to
network people worldwide.


So, uh, what skills do "python activists" have? Why are their skills
able to network people when the people who have the skills can't? And
what defines a "python activist" anyway? Blowing up Perl installations
worldwide? That takes skill? I thought they could handle that
themselves.

Metta,
Ivan
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Ivan Van Laningham
God N Locomotive Works
http://www.pauahtun.org/
http://www.foretec.com/python/worksh...oceedings.html
Army Signal Corps: Cu Chi, Class of '70
Author: Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours
Jul 19 '05 #8

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Ivan Van Laningham wrote:
And what defines a "python activist" anyway? Blowing up Perl
installations worldwide?


+1 QOTW
--
Benji York
Jul 19 '05 #9

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You consider it spam because you don't agree with the political message or the idea of people working for a better world. However, if it had been a subject which was "acceptable" to your standards as a self-made moderator, then everything would have been wonderful in Kansas. Click your heels please, you're not in Kansas. People are going to work for a better world whether you like it or not.
Sep 24 '05 #10

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