Thanks to Bloomberg's insane attempt at eviction, things have heated up very dramatically in advance of this Thursday's mass non-violent direct action in New York City. This Thursday was already going to be epic—now, we can only expect the mindblowing. Visit http://occupywallst.org/action/november-17th/ for the partial schedule of events.
Towards the end of the day, if you need a short break to discuss what's happening, come see former Weather Underground member Mark Rudd, live, in "GRAMPA WAS A TERRORIST," at NYU's Steinhardt Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant Street, Room 105, at 7:30pm. Then head back into the fray, together with Mark.
Mark Rudd led the legendary 1968 occupation of five buildings at Columbia University, a dramatic act of protest against the university's support for the Vietnam War. As charismatic chairman of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, the largest radical student organization in the United States, Rudd became a national symbol of student revolt, and went on to co-found the Weathermen faction of SDS, which helped organize the notorious Days of Rage in Chicago in 1969 before going underground. Mark will speak about the intended and unintended humor of '60s activism.
Mark's talk is part of the "Revolutionaries Live!" lecture series, that examines both the successes and failures of revolutions and moments of social change by speaking with those in the thick of it. (RSVP on the Facebook page if you like.)