Arun Gupta: Fear and Organizing in the Age of Obama
Tuesday May 14th – 6:00pm Potluck Dinner
ABQ Peace & Justice Center (Silver & Harvard)
We’ll be hosting journalist Arun Gupta, co-founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal, for a potluck and discussion at the P&J. He stopped by (un)Occupy last winter as well, and it will be interesting to hear the latest.
Indy journalist Arun Gupta will share his observations from reporting on the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the labor movement, and the Tea Party. His talk focuses on how fear generated by corporations and the state affects the ability to organize, and how we need to recognize the patterns of fear that limit political engagement in left and progressive politics.
Arun Gupta served as international news editor of The New York-based Guardian Newsweekly from 1989-1992. He is a co-founder of The Indypendent newspaper and The Occupied Wall Street Journal. He is a frequent commentator on Democracy Now, Al Jazeera and radio stations around the country, has appeared Bill Moyer’s Now, and has been profiled by Wired, Business Week and The New York Times. Mr. Gupta is a Lannan Foundation writing fellow.