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 Other Voices, Other Choices 
 State of the Struggle: Reflecting on "Resistance”
 Nancy Romer, Tithi Bhattacharya, Cinzia Arruzza, LA Kaufman, Madonna Thunder Hawk
 Essential Dissent  
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Activists, community organizers and grassroots leaders have vowed to continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Acting on an order from president Trump, the Army Corps of Engineers said it would grant the easement that Energy Transfer Partners needs to finish the final stretch of the pipeline. It also canceled an environmental review the Corps said it would undertake while President Barack Obama was still in office. Some might say the resistance fight was lost!

This plenary attempts to answer the following questions; did or does resistance alone work towards the ultimate goal of social change? Women seemed to be at the forefront of the Standing Rock struggle, are women rising up and taking the lead in our social struggles? The Women's March in January 2017 saw massive protests around the country and around the world. On March 8, women from 30 countries participated in the Women's Strike; organization for a May Day general strike is building on that momentum. Could this be a sign of things to come? Do we need more than resistance? What are the lessons learned? How can we build a global movement of resistance which brings together movements fighting similar issues and eventually leads to a new society?
OVOC Producer: Wilton Vought (Last name rhymes with taught.)

Please credit my YouTube channel, Other Voices, Other Choices.

This is LO RES audio of this event. Please contact me if you want the high quality .mp3 and/or a .wav, and I'll send you a link.
Moderator: Immortal Technique

00:00:00 Unknown Intro Speaker
00:02:05 Immortal Technique
00:07:23 Nancy Romer
00:17:15 Tithi Bhattacharya
00:33:22 Cinzia Arruzza
00:45:02 L.A. Kauffman
00:57:19 Madonna Thunder Hawk
01:12:08 Q&A

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01:38:55 English 2017-06-03
 John Jay College, New York City, NY, USA
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