This Friday and Saturday Agitprop is looking for you to do your part in getting the “Lakoff Initiative” on the ballet. There is not much time so please stop by the space on Friday from noon to 5 or Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm to sign a form to get this initiative on the ballot.  WE print it out, WE stuff envelopes, YOU simply sign it.  We will also have a few snacks and some films on hand for you to enjoy.  Or you can sign and leave, or sign and just hang out for some good conversation…

Schedule of Films

Friday:

12:30 Killing Creativity: Are Schools or Parents to Blame

Looks at a group of 25 seven-year-olds and their families in order to study childhood creativity, why it frequently fades, and why it matters.

1:30 The Water is Ours, Damn It!

Tells the story of how the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia fought to take back control of their water after it was privatized.

2:00 The Corporation

Explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.

3:30 Capitalism Hits the Fan

University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself.

Saturday:

10:00 am- coffee and bagels

12:00 pm- Killing Creativity: Are Schools or Parents to Blame

Looks at a group of 25 seven-year-olds and their families in order to study childhood creativity, why it frequently fades, and why it matters.

2:00 pm- The Water is Ours, Damn It!

Tells the story of how the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia fought to take back control of their water after it was privatized.

3:00 pm- The Corporation

explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.

5:30 pm- Capitalism Hits the Fan

University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself.

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For more info on the Lakoff initiative click here

“The California Democracy Act, a non-partisan constitutional amendment authored by UC Berkeley Professor George Lakoff, consists in its entirety of a mere 14 words:

“All legislative actions on revenue and budget must be determined by a majority vote.”

California is one of the only states in the nation to constitutionally give a 34 percent minority of its state representatives direct control over all such legislation-thereby ensuring the budget and revenue gridlock we are experiencing.

California is in the middle of an unprecedented economic crisis requiring fundamental new approaches for resolution. Creativity is essential as we are currently unable to implement more obvious solutions to resolving the crisis. For example, we are also one of the only significant oil producing states that fails to charge oil companies an extraction tax on the oil they pump-even Governor Sarah Palin prided herself on taxing Alaska’s oil profiteers. …

George Lakoff gave a talk last week at UCSD.  As you may know, he is organizing a drive to put a proposition on the ballot that would end the 2/3 rule that currently makes it impossible for the state of California to raise revenue or to pass a budget without the consent of a militant Republican minority intent on starving the state to death. The initiative has 5 weeks to gather the necessary 1.2 million signatures.”