News & Events the Week of February 2nd
The Next Monday Meeting is: Monday February 19th!
We are hosting speaker: U.S. Congress 2018 Candidate Attorney Tahira Amatul-Wadud
Where: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Pathway’s Co-housing Florence, MA 01062
When: 7:00 PM
1.) Protecting Democracy
2.) Medicare for All
3.) Human Rights
Please come and vote for delegates in your ward to get gubernatorial candidates on the ballot!
Monday February 5, 2018 Northampton Democratic City Committee
Annual Caucus Meeting
Where: JFK Middle School
Come if you are a registered democrat in the City Of Northampton
Kate and Debby are asking to be voted for by you. As Ward 2B Delegates
Resistance Film Series:
“The Accidental Anarchist”
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
@ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Forbes Library, downstairs community room
The Accidental Anarchist is a (2017) documentary about the radical-feminist-anarchist democracy formed in Rojava, Syria that is currently under military assault by the Turkish government.
It is told through the story of one man’s journey from British diplomat based at the United Nations to his discovery of what he sees as a stable, successful democracy in Rojava, or Syrian Kurdistan in the north. He likes what he sees in an anarchistic government where there is no hierarchy, self-government, decisions made by the people, no state. The local defense militia, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), is an army that fights Isis, and has lots of women but no military ranks.
This people-powered revolution promotes women’s leadership, ecological principles and popular democracy. It has links to the Institute for Social Ecology in Western Mass and Vermont.
Post-film speakers include members of the local Rojava Initiative, a Western MA based committee with ties to the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont:
- Eleanor Finley, UMass Ph.D. Anthropology candidate, recently back from Rojava.
- Stefan Ward-Wheten, Patrick Burke and Bob Gardner, active members.
Stefan Ward-Wheten , Patrick Burke, and Bob Gardener, active members