2010 Video Archive

2010 Presentations, Panels, Workshops, Skillshares

World War 3 Illustrated: Art and Politics
Hella Occupy: The California Education Crisis Revolt
Human Rights on the Line: Direct Action in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands


World War 3 Illustrated: Art and Politics
Saturday, 6:00-7:30
Judson Assembly Hall

World War 3 Illustrated is North America's longest running political comic book. Founded in 1979-1980, WW3 is celebrating our 30th year and our 40th issue.
While there is no set ideology to WW3, the magazine has often been a platform for anarchist views and played a pivotal role in the Lower East Side squatters movement of the 1980s and '90s. More recently we have provided props and street theater to the anti-war movement, worked with Common Ground in New Orleans, and are now starting work around foreclosures.
We are still independently published and collectively run. The magazine is organized by an editorial board of about 10 editors who are also artists for the magazine. Artists are eligible to join the editorial board on a sweat equity basis. Neither editors nor contributors are paid. All funds generated by sales go toward publishing future issues. This structure has allowed WW3 to be an independent but also stable and consistent voice in radical politics.
World War 3 Illustrated cartoonists will show slides of their work and discuss the intersection of art and politics.

Hella Occupy: The California Education Crisis Revolt
Sunday, 2:00-3:30
Judson Assembly Hall

Since September of 2009, students, faculty, and workers on campuses throughout the state of California have been in a state of revolt. Following massive budget cuts, tuition hikes, furloughs, and layoffs in the public university system, people have organized walkouts, sit-ins, building occupations, strikes, riots, and freeway blockades. They have continually been met with state repression further intensifying and radicalizing their struggle. On March 4th, 2010, this expanded into a national movement encompassing all sectors of public education as community colleges, high schools, and even elementary schools joined in to protest the massive wave of austerity measures sweeping across the state and country.
Tim Simons and Brandon Jourdan have been at the center of California's emerging student and worker based movement participating in, documenting, and helping to popularize the growing struggle in California. They will be leading a multi-media discussion on the situation in the Bay Area with movies, propaganda, photos, and communiqués from the front lines of the movement.

Human Rights on the Line: Direct Action in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Sunday, 5:30-7:00 Judson Garden Room With 213 bodies recovered in the Sonoran desert this fiscal year alone and 4,000 deaths in the desert since 1994, with 13 humanitarian aid workers facing criminal charges in southern Arizona, with immigration reform looming in Washington's docket for 2010, never before has the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border been so dire and thus in need of so much attention, education, and action. It is in this spirit that a group of young volunteers with No More Deaths – an on-the-ground, direct action-focused, humanitarian aid group in Arizona – are conducting a tour of the East Coast. Presenting direct action responses and alternatives with regard to U.S. immigration policy and constructs for change, their tour provides an opportunity to mobilize a wide range of allies in an important humanitarian movement of our time. Offering a workshop on the history of the region and the attendant border militarization industry, No More Deaths volunteers will use multimedia resources and personal accounts of their experiences providing aid along the Arizona-Mexico border to illustrate the necessities of challenging dominant constructions of "the border" and humanitarian aid. In doing so, they seek to illustrate how direct action in the service of human rights can provide a necessary link between critical analysis and tangible social change in resisting the militarization of the borderlands and the dehumanization of people on both sides of the line.