for Non-violent Direct Action: The San Francisco Model
Speaker: Mr. Gopal Dayaneni
Topic: "Community Organizing for Non-violent Direct Action: The San
Date: Friday, October 24th, 2003
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland (The
Sponsor: Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
Gopal Dayaneni is an organizer with the San Francisco-based group
Action to Stop the War" (http://www.actagainstwar.org/). He will be
discussing the organizing model used to coordinate non-violent civil
disobedience actions that shut down the financial district of San
for a full day, resulting in the arrest of over 1,300 people, when the
attack on Iraq was initiated by the US this last Spring.
The PPRC is organizing this program to provide a setting within which
Portland peace and justice community can begin to develop a shared
perspective and understanding of non-violent direction civil
within the current context of resistance to US wars.
Mr. Dayaneni will also be conducting at spokescouncil facilitation
the following day, Saturday, October 25th. For more information,
call (503) 235-4986.
Gopal Dayaneni, a leading activist in the struggle for social, economic
environmental justice, is an impassioned speaker and organizer. He is
former Oil Campaign Coordinator for Project Underground, a human rights
environmental rights organizations which support communities resisting
and mining exploitation around the world. Since October, 2002, Gopal
been organizing and training in non-violent civil disobedience in
to the War on Terrorism at home and abroad. Gopal is an outspoken
U.S. foreign and domestic policies, the 'War on Terrorism", U.S.
government/corporate corruption, war profiteering and the systemic
between war and racism. Currently, Gopal provides progressive
with support in Strategic Communications and Campaign Planning through
Design Action Collective. He also sits on the board of Project
Since the late 80's, Gopal has been involved in fighting for social,
economic and racial justice through organizing, teaching, writing,
and non-violent direct action.
... The Spoils of War: How Corporations profit from the War on
... Oil and War: From the Arctic to Iraq
... Axis of Evil or Access to Oil? -- Motivations of the Bush Regime
... Human Rights, Environmental Justice and Oil
... War and Racism: who decides who dies?
... The Real Price of Oil: from militarization to catastrophic climate
- Life Blood of Globalization: The role of oil in the global economy
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