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Mar 31, 2007
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Freegan Forum

A Discussion on Sustainable Living Beyond Capitalism


When: April 12th 7-9pm (at  9PM we'll begin a walking tour of the useable retail waste of the West Village).
Where: The New School, Enter at 66 West 12th Street (East of 6th av), Manhattan
Sign in, go through courtyard to Lang Cafeteria (Room 100)
Additional Info: Call (347) 724-6954 or email ask@freegan.info.
Admission is free & Freegan refreshments will be provided!
Of ten misunderstood  to mean simply dumpster diving for food, freeganism is a holistic philosophy and way of living based on deliberate non-participation in the capitalist economy through labor or spending.

Join Freegan.info for an introduction to freeganism, addressing questions including:
   * What is freeganism?
   * Do "fair trade", "organic", "vegan" and other "responsible shopping" standards go far enough?
   * What is the connection between waste, hunger, globalization, and environmental destruction?
   * What  is "planned obsolesence" how do freegans challenge this cynical marketing strategy?
   * Is it possible to live without participating in capitalism?
   * What are mutual aid and gift  economics, and how do they  relate to freeganism?
   * What are the common practices of the freegan lifestyle?
   * Is freeganism just a lifestyle esthetic or a strategy for revolutionary change?
   * Can freeganism easy the transition to a post-petroleum society?
   * Does freeganism provide a provide a strategy for meeting people's needs and challenging the capitalist myth of scarcity in a class-based society where so many are deprived of daily  necessities?
   * What are current projects and activities in NYC that reflect a freegan ethic?
Sponsored by Freegan.info and the New School's  Direct Action Networking Collective.
To learn more about freeganism, visit <http://www.freegan.info/>www.freegan.info.
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