Presentation: "Rules for Radicals: Justification of (non)action"

Dienstag, 4 April bis Mittwoch, 5 April

Presentation: "Rules for Radicals: Justification of (non)action"

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Saul Alinsky was known as a community organizer and an enemy of the established social order in USA. Some communities invited him to help with the issues of exploitation, mismanagement and general poverty and some municipalities went as far as banning him from cities and declaring him a public enemy.

With his experience in community and labor organizing he started to systematize it into one publication "Rules for radicals" from which I suggest we draw some conclusions about organizing. In particular how actions and strategies are being considered by the "organized". How decisions are made and how they are justified.
In his text, ways to understand morality and justification are described as tools for taking political power, but I suggest to look at his analysis and understand how we are doing it unknowingly.

What kind of justifications and traps keeps organizers from progressing and planing strategically? And how one could use the shifting possibilities of organized action?

And you'll never guess what the suggested reading is:

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Dienstag, 4 April, 2017 - 21:00 bis Mittwoch, 5 April, 2017 - 00:00
Socialinis centras Emma
Mickeviciaus g. 35
Second floor


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Gyvenimas per brangus (eng. Life Is Too Expensive) Solidarity Network is an informal organisation of workers, tenants, and students.


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